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Planting in May - Gardenate

Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns

Planning for June

Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns

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Recent comments/tips

  • 20 Jul - Mike
    What variety of tomato have you planted. No, they will flower as they grow. If it is a bushy type of tomato most of the fruit will ripen at the same time. If it is an indeterminate type of tomato...
    in Tomato
  • 19 Jul - muchaco
    Need to shake the pollen out of the flowers. Probably not many bees around
    in Chilli peppers
  • 19 Jul - Colleen
    What is the best corn variety for Victoria... Gippsland?
    in Sweet corn
  • 19 Jul -
    never heard of this before only leaves are poisonous
    in Rhubarb
  • 19 Jul - Terry Forster
    I am looking for Gramma Pumpkin seeds. I Grew some of these years ago near Beaudesert.Has any body heard of these we made dessert pumpkin pie with them.
    in Pumpkin
  • 18 Jul - Vanessa Davis
    Hello !!! Can Strawberries grow as a creeper on the fence (or will it spoil the growth...... or must it be flat on the ground ?
    in Strawberry Plants
  • 18 Jul - Taro
    Planted a whole bag of fijian pink in coromandel in may. Cut the corms up into chunks followed all instructions, but unfortunately they all rotted. Transplanted another variety that was growing be...
    in Taro

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