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Planting in May - Gardenate

Angelica Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Sow seed
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 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
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

Planning for June

Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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