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Planting in Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer regions

Planting in April - Gardenate

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cucumber Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Garlic Plant cloves
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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
Mint (also Garden mint) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Shallots (also Eschalots) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) 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 Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
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
Turnip Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for May

Asparagus Plant crowns
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
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 Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celeriac Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Horseradish Plant crowns
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) 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
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 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) 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
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
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) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

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    Hi Helen, could I get your contact number please.
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