Below is our straightforward guide to which fruit & veg you can plant in May – as well as which will be ready to harvest if you’re already growing.
For instructions and advice on how to grow fruit and veg in containers and small spaces, read our guide.
Sow indoors in pots (windowsill, greenhouse or conservatory will all work well):
|French and runner beans||Sweetcorn||Tomatoes|
Sow outside directly into soil (containers, beds and borders will all work, whether in a garden or on a balcony):
Note: if you've already sown these indoors and they've sprouted, it'll be time to move them outside providing the weather is good.
A lot of fruit tends to ripen nearer the autumn, but April is a great time of year to plant young fruit trees and bushes in time for the harvesting season. Take a look at our guide to growing fruit at home to find out more. Some great ones to start with include apples, pears, strawberries and raspberries.
Ready to harvest
If you already have crops growing, or if you’re just interested to know what’s in season, the fruit and veg usually ready to harvest in April are:
|Spinach||Spring cauliflowers and cabbages||Spring onions||Turnips|