Hope you enjoyed the April Gardening Matters and explored your back yard. Exploring the yard provides an opportunity to really look at see what is around you – plants, insects, birds, or other wildlife.
May is a time when many things happen in the garden. More plants are in bloom. Some vegetables are harvested making room in the garden for planting additional vegetables. You may also see more insects.
This month we are looking at plants parts and their functions. As we garden, it is important to know what a plant needs to grow. The Junior Master Gardener® program has an easy way to remember – you just need to know how to spell plants! How does that help us? Well, we say “Plants need P.L.A.N.T.S.” Each letter stand for a plant requirement. For example, P stands for place – every plant needs a place in the garden or a container.
For more information and activities including Build a Plant and Color my Flower visit May 2020 Gardening Matters.