The Fruit Garden in May

The Vegetable Patch in May
Other Gardening Jobs in May

Autumn Bliss Raspberry CanesPlant strawberries in hanging baskets
Strawberries grow very well in hanging baskets. They look pretty and the fruit is away from slugs and snails. Learn more about growing strawberries in hanging baskets.

Protect fruit blossom from late frosts
Fruit blossom (such as strawberries, blackcurrants, and cherries) can be damaged by frosts so protect by covering with horticultural fleece.

Protect strawberries on the ground
Place clean straw beneath strawberry plants. This keeps the fruit clean and dry, preventing soil splash when it rains, and also helps to discourage slugs. Cover with fleece or netting to protect agains birds.

Open greenhouse doors on warm days
Greenhouses can get very hot when the sun is shining. Open the doors to allow cooler air and pollinating insects inside.



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