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Planting in May - Gardenate

Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) 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
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

Planning for June

Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomato Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 24 May - Anne
    Have been growing Broad Beans for many years. The past couple of years germination has been problematic, but this year is the worst ever. Have planted seeds dry, soaked overnight in water, also we...
    in Beans - broad beans, fava beans
  • 24 May - Yvonne Hermann
    I bought a large bag of salad(red) onions but due to unfortunate circumstances didn’t get use a lot of them. I now have approx 70 shooting onions. Can I plant these and will they produce new on...
    in Onion
  • 24 May - Chris
    I would just put a few back in the ground. They'll regrow in spring. Very hard to kill.
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 24 May - Chris
    I just leave a few tubers in the ground. They regrow in the spring so long as they get a bit of water. Frost doesn't stop them.
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 23 May - Liz
    Have a look at the information on this page www.gardenate.com/plant/Beetroot?zone=3
    in Beetroot
  • 23 May - Liz
    Tomatoes are frost tender, so yes you need some sort of protection for them, if you want to grow all the year round.
    in Tomato
  • 23 May - Brod
    How can i grow Tomatoes all year round in CHB Do i need a Greenhouse?????? In winter we get regular frosts
    in Tomato

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