Friday, May 3, 2013

What to sow or plant in May



It's definitely autumn in our neck of the woods, with shorter days and those cooler nights that make the deciduous trees decide to drop their bundles.


The soil is still pretty warm, though, and we haven't had much rain, so while it's great for planting, it may take a little more watering than usual to get your seedlings growing strongly.

Here are some of the vegetables you can plant or sow now:


  • Bok choy 
  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli 
  • Brussels sprouts (seedlings, but check the label - it may be getting too late)
  • Cabbage (seedlings, rather than seed)
  • Carrot (seedlings, but check the label - it may be too late for some varieties)
  • Cauliflower (seedlings)
  • Celery 
  • Chicory & radicchio
  • Endive (seedlings)
  • Garlic 
  • Jerusalem artichoke (tubers or seedlings)
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi 
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce 
  • Mizuna 
  • Mustard greens 
  • Onions 
  • Parsnips 
  • Peas 
  • Radishes 
  • Rocket 
  • Silver beet or rainbow chard
  • Snow peas 
  • Spinach 
  • Swedes
  • Tatsoi 
  • Turnips.


It's also a terrific opportunity to plant some herbs such as:

  • Chives
  • Coriander 
  • Dill
  • Mint (in a pot, as it can ramble)
  • Oregano
  • Parsley 
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary. 


But most importantly, this is one of the loveliest times of the year for gardening.

So what are you waiting for?

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