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Planting in May - Gardenate

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed. Will need supports if windy weather
Brussels sprouts Sow seed. keep well watered
Cabbage Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks 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
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
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for June

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves
Kale (also Borecole) 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
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) 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

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Recent Comments

  • 24 May - Chap
    Halloween in the states is when their pumpkins are ready. in australia the seasons are opposite
    in Pumpkin
  • 24 May - Margaret
    Can you get a basil that grows in winter I get morning and northern sun my other herbs are growing great
    in Basil
  • 23 May - Kat
    Thanks. I have read elsewhere that it may be too warm here to grow it successfully. I hope not tho as my son has been eagerly looking forward to seeing this rather unusual veggie growing. :)
    in Kohlrabi
  • 23 May - Bill Govender
    II live ion the north coast of KZN. When can I plant garlic for home use
    in Garlic
  • 23 May - Pattie
    I've bought some Halloween pumpkin seeds to grow for Halloween 31/10) this year, it's late May now, when's the best time to plant these so they're ready a few weeks before Halloween?
    in Pumpkin
  • 23 May - Mike
    It says 7-10 weeks - give it some time if it is only 1 mth old.
    in Kohlrabi
  • 22 May - Deloris
    Can I grow horseradish here
    in Horseradish

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