While in the Northern Hemisphere the May garden is full of the promise of summer, here in the south we’re bedding down for winter.
But because it doesn’t snow in Adelaide and frosts are rare, winter can be an extraordinarily productive time of year. That is, if you actually spend time in the garden.
I have to admit that my gardening time in April was limited, to say the least. I seem to have done most of my outdoor work in very, very short bursts of time.
On the plus side, April brought good rain (over 50mm — yay!) and the garden looks much happier than it did in March. I can almost see it smiling.
This post is part of a monthly Garden Share Collective where participants write about what they’re harvesting, planting, and a to-do list.
In April I planted rocket, lettuces, cabbages, silverbeet (Swiss Chard), broccoli, black Tuscan kale, onions, garlic and various other greens.
I’m currently harvesting limes, early greens, herbs, garlic scapes, spring onions, lemongrass, horseradish, eggs, chillies and kale.
Things to do in the kitchen garden in May
In May my secateurs and rake are my best friends as I tidy up the garden borders and rake up fallen leaves. I’m constantly on the lookout for gall wasp on my young lemon tree and other pests like snails and caterpillars attacking the vegetables.
What’s happening in your May garden?