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Planting in Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer regions

Planting in May - Gardenate

Basil Plant in garden.
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Plant in garden.
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.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant in garden.
Brussels sprouts Plant in garden.
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Plant in garden.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant in garden.
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant in garden.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant in garden.
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Plant in garden.
Dill Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
French tarragon 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.
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant in garden.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) 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.
Potato Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rhubarb Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant in garden.
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant in garden.
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 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.
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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Strawberry Plants Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant in garden.
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Turnip Plant in garden.
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.

Planning for June

Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Asparagus Plant in garden.
Basil Plant in garden.
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Plant in garden.
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.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant in garden.
Brussels sprouts Plant in garden.
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Plant in garden.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant in garden.
Celeriac Plant in garden.
Celery Plant in garden.
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Plant in garden.
Dill Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Endive Plant in garden.
French tarragon Plant in garden.
Horseradish Plant in garden.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant in garden.
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Parsnip Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Potato Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rhubarb Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant in garden.
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant in garden.
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Strawberry Plants Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant in garden.
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Turnip Plant in garden.
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.

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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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