May is one of the busiest months on the allotment as the days continue to lengthen and grow warmer. There are lots of jobs to do including sowing the last of the summer crops, such as courgettes and runner beans, earthing up potatoes, planting and, of course, harvesting.
Even if the days are warm, it can still be cold at night, so resist the temptation to sow or plant if the weather is bad. Protect outdoor sowings with fleece.
Here are some key allotment jobs for May.