the 1st month of our beloved Spring season! The atmosphere smells so nice from all beautiful flowers that bloom, and all lands of Mykonos gets green! Other than that, March is also a crucial month of all gardening works, because it is our last chance for decisive interventions in plants or in our garden in general.
The first works of March
To start with, we need to check our garden for any damages that may have been caused during winter’s bad weather. We clean the area from dead plants and start with the pruning. During the flowering period, it is more likely to meet all unwanted visitors that cause diseases to the plants and we need to be prepared. We continue to clean our garden by spraying our plants with the hose, removing any insect eggs that may have survived the winter and remained on them, pick up all fallen leaves or fruits in order to diminish the possibility of creating outbreaks of more insects and diseases. It is also important to dig ditches to remove water that may stagnate after rain. A check after every rain will definitely help in the proper preparation of our garden.
Before the new planting season, we dig our garden meticulously when the soil is not so wet, we add manure and we leave it to “sit” for a few days. Make sure to add a little sand to the soil where needed, so as to ensure a good drainage in the flower beds. An important part of the renewal of the garden is the aeration of the soil and the destruction of the weeds. It is better and easier to weed partially than to wait to do it when our garden is full of weeds.
A) Soil Fertilization
B) Plants Protection from diseases and insects
C) Plantings and Transplants
In the island of Mykonos, and in coastal areas in general, there are several plants and trees that can endure regardless the climate, plants that are resistant to salinity, such as: Metrosideros, Hibiscus, Ivy, Bougainvilleas, Prickly pear, Rosemary, Lavender, Fig tree, Locust tree, Mulberry tree, Eucalyptus etc.In our next article you can read many things about planting. When, how and why we plant any kind of plant or tree and which season. Stay tuned…