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Planting in May - Gardenate

Beetroot (also Beets) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Broccoli Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Endive Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kale (also Borecole) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Kohlrabi Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for June

Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Beetroot (also Beets) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Endive Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Garlic Plant cloves
Horseradish Plant crowns
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Kohlrabi Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lettuce Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 28 May -
    Moist plants have a life cycle. Plants generally have a temperature range they grow in.
    in Basil
  • 28 May -
    3 days before the full moon.
    in Okra
  • 28 May -
    Check the planting guide. That is what it is there for.
    in Collards
  • 28 May -
    Not the crop to grow in a small area.
    in Choko/Chayote
  • 28 May -
    For best results it is best to plant seeds when they suggest.
    in Watermelon
  • 28 May -
    Seeds are probably useless after 10 years. For beans germinate rate decreases after 3 years.
    in Broad Beans
  • 27 May - Michael hornick
    can i plant a second snow pea crop? i live in n.j., zone 6a.
    in Peas

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