■ Some Early potatoes are ready for harvesting – a probe is no harm.
■ Meanwhile continue to earth-up the rest of your potato crops – leave about 4-5cm of shoot uncovered to continue growing.
■ The weather is good enough now to plant out tomatoes. Cordon tomatoes will need their side-shoots removed to improve their yield. With indoor specimens and later on, with outdoor ones do pinch out the growing point just above the highest truss once four flower trusses have formed.
■ Strawberries generally start producing runners in June and its decision time - do you want to layer a few to get new plants or cut off the runners to ensure the energy remains concentrated on fruit production. So is there a bumper crop in there or is time to refresh the crop?
■ Speaking of runners - Encourage your runner beans to climb up their supports and be vigilant to pests. Runner beans actually naturally twist clockwise, that is the opposite way to most other beans.