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Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Plant in garden.
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant in garden.
Garlic Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Strawberry Plants Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.

Planning for June

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Endive Plant in garden.
Garlic Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Onion Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Parsnip Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.

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