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Planting in May - Gardenate

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

Planning for June

Artichokes (Globe) Plant in garden.
Asparagus Plant in garden.
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant in garden.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant in garden.
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Dill Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
Garlic Plant in garden.
Horseradish Plant in garden.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Mint (also Garden mint) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant in garden.
Parsnip Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant in garden.
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Strawberry Plants Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 22 May - hornz
    try companion planting with spring onions, shallots &/or garlic
    in Kale
  • 22 May - Sabena Winston
    Grew enormous beetroot in our wicking bed. Good luck.
    in Beetroot
  • 22 May - Mdumiseni Patrick Khawula
    can i p lough potatoes in June ?
    in Potato
  • 22 May - John
    It sounds like a fungal disease. Celery prefers foll sun and good drainage with good air circulation. Fungal problems are exacerbated in wet soils, high humidity and poor airflow. The fungal spore...
    in Celery
  • 22 May - Sean
    Egg plant, tomatoes, potatoes and capsicums are in the same family as deadly nightshade and produce an alkaloid called Solanine which can be toxic. An average adult would need to consume 400 mg of...
    in Eggplant
  • 22 May - Maureen
    I have been harvesting my capsicum since early summer. They still have fruit and flowers. Should I pull up when I have picked the capsicums that are nearly ready. I want to start my winter gar...
    in Capsicum
  • 22 May - John
    All peppers need the same soil. well manured soil and an even supply of water will give you a good crop. If you leave the green ones on the plant they will go red and the yellow ones will go orange.
    in Capsicum

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