First May sowings
Courgettes, French beans and sweetcorn sown in their final location will germinate quickly. Water the ground with warm water before sowing.
Beetroot, spinach and small salad crops will germinate and grow very fast.
It's time to plant tomatoes and cucumbers - warm water before planting. Sweet Million, Bejbino, Bottondoro, Sweet Olive and Miele are good cherry types; Vanessa is our favourite slicing tomato.
Salad on May 2nd from February sowings
Sow your favourite cherry tomato now for a delicious and prolific harvest in September and October. The cherry types are good frozen for cooking in the winter.
May 2nd sweet peas sown in October.
Also picked first strawberries