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Planting in May - Gardenate

Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cardoon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Endive Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsnip Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Watermelon Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Yam/Oca (also Oka) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for June

Asparagus Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Brussels sprouts 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 Sow seed
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cucumber Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed

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