Tasks to do in May

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Tasks to do on your allotment or vegetable plot in May

At a glance

* Continue with successive sowings of lettuce, French beans, Carrots, turnips etc...

* Sow beans Bean Sprouts

* Plant Brussels sprouts

* If early potatoes are through protect them by earthing up the soil around the crowns

* Thin lettuce, onions & turnips

* At the end of the month plant out tomatoes, marrows, cucumbers, spring cabbage, celery & cauliflower

* Pinch out the tips of broad beans to help prevent blackfly

* Stake peas & beans

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