Annual section - Photo by Helen Krayenhoff

Gardener’s Calendar

May Checklist

  • It’s safe to plant warm-season veggies in the Bay Area now.
  • Loosen or remove stakes from trees planted in winter.
  • Select succulents now.
  • Support or cage tomato plants early.
  • Deadhead and groom geraniums for longer flowering.

June Checklist

  • Prune fruit trees for a dwarfing effect.
  • Check your automatic watering systems for leaks.
  • Finish planting summer veggies.
  • Aquatic plants look best now, and are in good supply.
  • Feed ornamental grasses with an organic all-purpose fertilizer.