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Planting in United Kingdom - warm/temperate regions

Planting in May - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Angelica Plant in garden.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Plant in garden.
Basil Plant out after frosts finish
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 out (transplant) seedlings.
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Plant in garden.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant in garden.
French tarragon 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.
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Parsnip 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 in garden.
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 out (transplant) seedlings.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.

Planning for June

Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant in garden.
Cardoon Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant in garden.
French tarragon Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
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.
Pumpkin Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant in garden.

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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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