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Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Plant in garden.
Basil Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Dill Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Parsnip Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Plant in garden.
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant in garden.
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant in garden.
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant in garden.
Strawberry Plants Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant in garden.
Sweet Potato/Kumara Plant in garden.
Tomato Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

Planning for June

Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Potato/Kumara Plant in garden.
Tomato Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 21 May - kathy Lawrence
    We have just moved to Tully North Queensland and was thinking of putting in some Ginger on our acreage , would you think it could be too wet up here, and where could we purchase some
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  • 21 May - Chelle
    I would really like to grow Cavalo Nero in South Africa. Anyone know where I could get seeds? Thanks in advance for any help.
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    I can grow rhubarb very well, but it is really tasteless. Can anyone tell me way?
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  • 19 May - Marina
    Swede are to be sown direct into the soil just like carrots. They don't like to be transplanted.
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