May Tips

Below is a checklist of jobs that need doing in the fruit garden in May.Be guided by the weather and soil conditions of your own plot. Gardens in cold, exposed regions may be a few weeks behind those in warmer, more protected regions and jobs may need to be delayed.

Each month has its own set of jobs to do to ensure a productive fruit garden. Pruning, feeding, watering, planting, training and harvesting are activities that can bring immense satisfaction as you watch your efforts pay off - and bear fruit! Unlike vegetable gardening where crops are cleared annually, the fruit garden matures over years, resulting in a continually productive plot.