Keep your garden growing - see what to plant right now

  • 1Set your climate zone What is my climate zone?
  • 2Print out this page, go find some seed, and get planting...
  • 3Subscribe to our free email reminders of what to plant each month or buy our mobile app to track your plantings and harvests!

Planting in May - Gardenate

Asparagus Plant crowns
Basil Sow seed
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) 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
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

Planning for June

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) 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
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings

Planting Reminders

Join 30,000+ gardeners who rely on Gardenate. Subscribe to our free planting reminders email newsletter


Gardenate App

Put Gardenate in your pocket. Buy the app for iPhone, iPad or Android to add your own plants and record your plantings and harvests

Recent Comments

  • 16 Feb - Peter
    my roma tomatoes have got a big brown spot on the very end just as it starts to show colour, what would you say that is ?
    in Tomato
  • 16 Feb - Emma
    Hello, How can I find/buy dill flowering heads?? I live in Dunedin....
    in Dill
  • 15 Feb - TOMMY
    please advise where i can buy rhubarb crowns for planting this year, what is best type for western cape conditions,what quantities would you suggest for home produce market sales in two years time
    in Rhubarb
  • 15 Feb - Vera
    Hi, I would love to plant horseradish in my Waihi garden. Is there anyone in the area who can spare a piece of root? Cheers, Vera
    in Horseradish
  • 15 Feb - Peter
    I grow ginger successfully in 'foam' boxes from the green grocers. I use a shallow style box with good drainage holes. Use a good potting mix and I mulch the top. I water regularly and liquid fert...
    in Ginger
  • 14 Feb - mike
    You have worked out your temperate - looking under onions - it is in the calendar months near the top of the page.
    in Onion
  • 13 Feb - robert samuel walker
    when is the best time to put in red onion in christchurch
    in Onion

Read all recent comments

Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About Gardenate | Contact us | Privacy Policy

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. Gardenate is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.