Category: What To Do Now

WHAT TO DIVIDE IN MAY?

AgastacheMost summer-blooming hardy perennials, such as yarrow (Achillea), Jupiter’s beard (Centranthus ruber), and hummingbird mint (Agastache), can be divided at this time, before they have developed too far.

Have your new planting hole ready before you take your divisions. Make sure you cut through the rootball cleanly, with a sharp spade, as far down as you can, so that you lose as few roots as possible.

Plant the division immediately (the longer you wait, the more likely it will suffer from transplant shock) in soil that has been enriched with compost, well-aged manure, and/or a slow-release plant food.

To guard against transplant shock, water in your transplant with a solution of 1 teaspoon per gallon Super-Thrive® or Root Stimulator; repeat the following week. Keep the transplant well-watered until it has had a chance to establish a good root system.

ZODIAC SIGNS AND GARDENING? HERE’S THIS CYCLES PROFILE.

by The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Here’s THIS MONTHS ZODIAC SIGN PROFILE AND HOW IT CAN HELP YOU GARDEN:


TAURUS (April 21 to May 20)
Taurus settles, or deepens, the spring. Practical and value oriented, you like consistency and stability. Your garden preferences are also deeply rooted: Carrots, beets, potatoes, and turnips appeal to you and flourish under your care. With your heightened sense of taste and touch, you prefer comfort foods to faddish fare. All forms of potatoes (chips, fries, baked, or mashed) might be found as staples of the evening meal. You love to feel the earth under your feet and will kick off your shoes whenever possible. Taurus likes the tried-and-true, so heirloom varieties of plants that bloom in any color grace your gardens.