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Planting in May - Gardenate

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

Planning for June

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

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Recent Comments

  • 26 Mar - Clarkee
    I wonder, if I sow Swiss Chard (above it says a good companion to parsnips) then once the card reaches a height that shades the soil around it, I then sow the parsnips amongst the chard, will that...
    in Parsnip
  • 26 Mar - Sally
    Hi, you can get organic garlic now from Green Harvest: greenharvest.com.au They also provide lots of information on growing.
    in Garlic
  • 25 Mar - Annika Irving
    Hi! If I put a polypropylene tunnel over the rocket, will it survive during winter? I'm in Nelson. We do get morning frosts in my area. Cheers, Annika
    in Rocket
  • 25 Mar - Sally
    My asparagus plants were planted as crowns last winter and have flourished as great big ferny bushes all summer. I'm a bit puzzled as to why they are still pushing up big fat shoots in early autum...
    in Asparagus
  • 25 Mar - Tessa
    I just read a story about a farmer who said you should never plant Roselles in the same place as last season, they dont do well for some reason
    in Rosella
  • 25 Mar - Peter
    I have found that using an ant spray on the ground under the bush works. The spray I use is called
    in Rosella
  • 24 Mar - Liz
    Have a look at this site https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-earth-up-potatoes/
    in Potato

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