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Planting in April - Gardenate

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Brussels sprouts allow 60-75 cm each way between plants
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Plant in garden.
Cabbage 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.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Lettuce 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 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.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) 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.
Turnip Plant in garden.

Planning for May

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Will need supports if windy weather
Brussels sprouts keep well watered
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Plant in garden.
Garlic Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant in garden.
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.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 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.
Turnip Plant in garden.

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