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What to plant in May

So What Vegetables should you plant In May??

 

Now that the temperature has improved and you don’t have to worry about the frost. (Well hopeful Not, but keep an eye on the forecast) Now is the time to start planning to grow all your favourite vegetables from seed, May temperatures should have made the soil perfect for sowing seeds. The warmer soil will allow for fast germination and growing plants outdoors. If you have a greenhouse or polytunnel the seed can be started in seed trays.

But just watch out for the cold nights after planting as some cold night you may have to cover the seed/plants.

Some Ideas on what to start with, and remember start off with a small amount of seed.

Cabbages, cauliflowers, sprouts, and broccoli as very easy to grow if planting outdoors watch out for slugs and snail, and as the plants get bigger some netting maybe needed to keep other pests away.

Peas are another great vegetable to plant and are so easy to grow the will have to support the plants when they start growing this can be done with some wire or just some netting.

Sowing lettuce& rocket is very easy, again go easy on the seed as you don’t want to end up with way too much and your lovely produce going to waist, Sow under cover if the weather is still cold

Root vegetables

Carrots, beetroot and turnips can be sown outdoors. Beetroot seed can be hard to germinate so maybe starting them off indoor might help. Also raised beds are really great for growing carrots.

If you don’t want to wait for the seed you can just buy the plants and put the direct into your garden remembering to keep the plants well apart. As always you will need a good fertiliser and always we would recommend Betterplants liquid and dried fertiliser as we don’t want to be using any fertiliser with chemicals in them.

 

These are just a few ideas of what to start with remember keep your plants watered and don’t let the weeds take over. Again you don’t need a load of space to start a garden start off small and take it from there.

 

Always follow the instructions on the seed packet or do some research

Cultivate and prepare the soil well, digging and taking out big stone and weeds, using a good quality fertilizer

If the soil is really dry it is best water it before seeding, the seeds can be sprayed with liquid seaweed after planting this will help germinate them.

Mark the rows of seed with twigs or pop sticks so you know where everything is planted.

If you are sowing carrots or beetroot seeds make a shallow trench then fill in after you put the seeds in. Carrots like sandy soft soil.

Make sure your hands are dry when handing the seed so they don’t stick to you.

Outdoor seeding should need less watering

Make sure to check them regularly

Good luck and happy growing!!!!

Remember a happy Veg is a betterplants Veg.

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