May

May is the month when everything takes off in the garden as the days are getting longer and the weather is warming up.

You could be harvesting:

  • Rhubarb
  • Radish
  • Salad leaves
  • Herbs
  • Early garlic
  • The last of the kale
  • Purple sprouting broccoli

Go Wild...

Whilst we all want our vegetable growing spaces to be weed free and tidy, it’s really good to let a small area at the edges of the garden go wild with long grasses and native plants. This provides a fantastic home and habitat for wildlife and insects.

To Do List

  • Keep weeding
  • ‘Earth-up’ potatoes if you have them growing in open ground or raised beds.
  • Plant out lettuce, parsley, peas, beans if you have been growing them inside – remember to harden them off first (as in April).
  • Plant seeds of pumpkins or courgettes inside in 9cm pots.
  • Harvest herbs – chives, thyme, rosemary, parsley
  • Plant edible flowers – nasturtiums and violas
  • Sow kale and purple sprouting broccoli

Curriculum Resources

May Key Stage 1
PDF - 2.8 MB

May Key Stage 2
DOC - 1.1 MB