Get ready, get set . . .garden
Host Dorothy Dobbie interviews T&T Seeds owner Kevin Twomey about getting ready to garden in early May. Manitobans find it hard to believe that gardeners from coast to coast to coast wait until the May 24th long weekend to start their gardens in earnest. Beginning earlier for many plants, both flowers and vegetables, can result in failure or at least stunted plants. That is because the soil may still be too cold or because little plantlings are sensitive to conditions that extend beyond the temperature. They can get chilled from cold winds. Fungus can grow and kill delicate stems if the ground is still too wet. Kevin advises to curb your enthusiasm. He often doesn’t get his crop of veggies in until June because he is busy in the store, but he ends up with a great harvest.