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Planting in United Kingdom - cool/temperate regions

Planting in May - Gardenate

Angelica Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Plant out after frosts finish
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
Kale (also Borecole) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. start under cover
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for June

Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cardoon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lettuce Sow seed
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosemary Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings

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