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Grow your own jobs for May

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The danger of frost passes in many areas of the UK during May so we can finally plant tender veg out doors, such as courgettes, runner beans and tomatoes.

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What to do in May


  • Plant tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and aubergines


  • Plant French and runner beans
  • Weed around onions
  • Earth up potatoes
  • Plant sweetcorn
  • Sow and plant winter crops
  • Plant courgettes and tomatoes
  • Keep sowing catch crops
  • Deal with slugs
  • Care for strawberries

The rest of the garden

Read our guide to gardening jobs for May.