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Planting in May - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Angelica Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) 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 Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cucumber Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 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
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Ginger Plant root
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kale (also Borecole) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
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
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) 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
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
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) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Peas Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sage (also Common Sage) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed. Best grown in large pots or planter boxes as sage cannot cope with very wet soil.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 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
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 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
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomatillo Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed

Planning for June

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Angelica Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cucumber Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Endive Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Ginger Plant root
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kohlrabi Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) 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
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
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) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Peas Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Pumpkin Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 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
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Tomato Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Yam/Oca (also Oka) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed

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    what days in the moon sign for okra in 6b to plant which best days
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  • 19 May - s ott
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  • 18 May - Lea
    Can watermelon seeds be left in the ground once plant dies off . Never tried planting watermelon before and not a huge success so far
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