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Planting in May - Gardenate

Asparagus Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') 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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

Planning for June

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
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cucumber Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings

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