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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH

Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.

MAY

Just in case this summer is as bad as it has been in the past couple of years, I am building raised beds with varying amounts of protection!  

Here are some jobs you can be getting on with in May:

 

MAY: WHAT I'M GROWING IN MY RAISED BEDS

My raised beds have been designed so that I can add my two polytunnel tops to them, and the others will be fitted with fleece. This way I should get a constant supply of good

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MAY: GROWING IN THE SHADE

When considering crops for shade, think about what the plant has to do to make the crop. Leaves are sometimes enhanced by shade - they fill up with chlorophyll in order to co

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MAY: CONTAINER CROPS

In my new garden I don’t have room for loads of potatoes and root crops, so they get spread about the place in containers of all kinds. I usually plant potatoes in May

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MAY

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