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Planting in Canada - Zone 5b Temperate Warm Summer regions

Planting in March - Gardenate

Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Asparagus Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Brussels sprouts 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.
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.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant in garden.
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
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.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) 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) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
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) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Pumpkin 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.
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.
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 April

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) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Brussels sprouts Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
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 Plant in garden.
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) Plant in garden.
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.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Garlic Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
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) Plant in garden.
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) Plant in garden.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Rhubarb Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 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) Plant in garden.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 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) Plant in garden.
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.
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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Recent comments/tips

  • 30 Mar - Fadeela
    What type of soil does garluc need to be planted ? D
    in Garlic
  • 30 Mar - Leonora
    Livingseeds Heirloom Seeds P.O.Box 1421 Henley-on-Klip 1962 Tel: 016 365 3873 or 0731417101 [email protected] Elouise or Sean Give them a call. Very helpful.
    in Garlic
  • 30 Mar - Mike
    Well we have just had our rain down pour. I had a tarpaulin over our young plants to keep the rain off. The wind became too strong, so had to take it down. We have just had 3 1/4 inches of rain in...
    in Broccoli
  • 30 Mar - sue
    hi plant is getting a brown spot on its leaf then it spreads to the stems & dies can you give me some idea what the problem is thanks
    in Rhubarb
  • 30 Mar - Akbar Ally
    Is ocra leaves edible? How do you cook same?
    in Okra
  • 30 Mar - Jack
    You could divide and replant the suckers in winter. Give them a good 'blanket' of straw or old sacking to protect them if you get frosts. If the shed wall is metal try hanging hessian sacks behind...
    in Artichokes (Globe)
  • 30 Mar - John
    I would try - www.organicseeds.co.za They do not list it but may know who would have it. All the best in your search. Maybe a South African gardener will read these pages and help.
    in Yacon

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