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Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Asparagus Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Basil Plant in garden.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Brussels sprouts Plant in garden.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, ) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant in garden.
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant in garden.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant in garden.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Plant in garden.
Dill Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Plant in garden.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant in garden.
French tarragon Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant in garden.
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Parsnip Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Potato Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant in garden.
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant in garden.
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant in garden.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant in garden.
Strawberry Plants Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Potato/Kumara Plant in garden.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant in garden.
Tomatillo Plant in garden.
Tomato Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.
Watermelon Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

Planning for June

Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Brussels sprouts Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Parsnip Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant in garden.
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant in garden.
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant in garden.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) 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.
Tomato Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

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