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Planting in Canada - Zone 7b Mild Temperate regions

Planting in May - Gardenate

Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Asparagus Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Start in seed trays or 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
Broccoli Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 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
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 or sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
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
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Horseradish Plant crowns
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, ) Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Watermelon Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Yam/Oca (also Oka) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

Planning for June

Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Asparagus Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Start in seed trays or 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
Broccoli Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 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
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Horseradish Plant crowns
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Watermelon Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Yam/Oca (also Oka) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

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Recent Comments

  • 26 May - Lee
    I am in zone 10a & 10b. Last year I started my watermelons on memorial day, not intentionally, and they grew really well. Today is memorial weekend and I'm planting mine now. I wouldn't say wait o...
    in Watermelon
  • 25 May - Peter
    Yes, I think you are right anyhow, I have plenty of Tomato Stakes, will just get em out and go for it. Thanks for the Reply. Cheers. Pete.
    in Broad Beans
  • 24 May - Anonymous
    Is the end of May too late to start sunflowers in Zone 9b?
    in Sunflower
  • 22 May - Madeleine
    I planted my seeds directly in the garden over the May long weekend. Will they grow?
    in Broccoli
  • 22 May - Barbara
    Varieties of Jerusalem artichokes available at Livingseeds
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 22 May - Sheree Boyd
    You can buy burdock seeds from Kings Seeds online, product code #6500.
    in Burdock
  • 21 May - Texas Grown
    I've never tried growing artichokes but I get a lot of wind here too. Even in sheltered spots, the wind can really dry out a plant fast. Use enough mulch and water using soaker or drip under the m...
    in Artichokes (Globe)

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