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UK Fruit & Vegetables In Season In May

fruit and vegetables in season in May

Want to know which fruit and vegetables are in season in May in the UK? Check out my full guide below.

Last year I told you what to sow now, but what about what fruit and vegetables to buy now?  Our garden is tiny and not anywhere near large enough to sustain the three of us in fruit and vegetables all year round. As such, we turn to the shops for most of our supply at the moment.  

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it hard to remember what fruit and vegetables are in season just now as it’s so easy to buy what you want, regardless of the season, anytime you want from the supermarket.

Seasonal fruit and vegetables grown in the UK are so full of flavour, compared to say tasteless strawberries bought in January.  But it’s not just the taste that’s better: seasonal fruit and veg are often cheaper than their out-of-season counterparts.  And, another huge plus point: their carbon footprint is often considerably lower than unseasonal fruit and vegetables.

Rhubarb and asparagus are at their best in May, but here’s a little run-down of what other fruit and vegetables are in season in May in the UK.  I’ve also put together a printer-friendly PDF version of this guide so can print it off and pin it to your fridge or keep in your bag when you head out to the shops.  Download the Fruit and Veg in Season in May now!

fruit and vegetables in season in May

The Fruit to Eat Now

There’s very little fruit in season right now. But don’t worry, May sees the end of the hungry gap. Next month we’ll see a lot more British fresh fruit available.

  • Rhubarb – try this delicious boozy rhubarb cordial if you fancy something a bit different to making crumble with your rhubarb.

The Vegetables In Season in May

The Herbs to Eat Now

After looking at all these lovely vegetables in season in May I’m hankering after a nice spring potato salad topped with spring onions or chives!  What’s on your menu this month?

 ps: don’t forget to download and print the PDF!  

weekend links

Weekend Links – 3rd May 2014

Hello, how have you been?  It’s been a busy few weeks here: nothing like a nice relaxing weekend full of toddler birthday parties ahead of to rest and revive me, right?!  If you’re up to something a bit more relaxing this weekend then let me know in the comments so I can live vicariously through you!

Here are some weekend links for your reading pleasure:

It’s been a few years since I last swam in the sea, but after seeing this I’m feeling a tiny bit sick when I think about all those mouthfuls of seawater I’ve probably swallowed over the course of my life!

Can’t stop thinking about this tiny house that Andrew and Gabriella Morrison built and live in.  I think it’s amazing!

I feel like I eat the same things every morning so I’ve been looking for some healthy breakfast alternatives.  I think this berry bircher recipe from A Girl Called Jack might hit the spot.

Let’s be honest, some environmental news can be a bit dry or depressing.  So I really enjoyed this light-hearted and amusing look at reducing carrier bag usage by Craig Shattner:

IF you’re reading on a mobile or via email subscription then here’s the link here.

An incredibly polite elephant.

I’ve started reading this book* by John Jackson on smallholding – so far so good!  “You don’t know what you can do until you try to do it” is such a good motto for life!

From the archives – what to sow in your garden or allotment in May; how cooking can change your life; and now the sun is making an appearance – a guide to eco-friendly sunscreen.

Don’t forget to enter the Cred Jewellery giveaway – it’s only open until Wednesday!

That’s it – enjoy your bank holiday weekend and see you next week!

Image by Ennor.

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ps: catch up on the previous Weekend Links here.