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22 December 2020

Grow your own jobs for May

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.