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Planting in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions

Planting in May - GardenGrow

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Plant in garden.
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Plant in garden.
Garlic Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant in garden.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.

Planning for June

Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Garlic Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 19 May - David
    My celery is growing quite well in Auckland but is getting this brown fungal problem (I think) - the leaves wither and the stems go brown . Is there any safe spray,etc to use? Thanks David
    in Celery
  • 17 May - Tony Robinson
    I live just out of Dunedin where we get frosts and occasional snow storms, our winters could be classed as severe. Garlic is similar to shallots in that it was regarded years ago to plant both sha...
    in Garlic
  • 15 May - Jack
    I suggest you increase organic matter in the soil by growing green manure crops or old manure and digging it in. Adding washed sand will also help. Not many plants like to sit in soggy soil so any...
    in Silverbeet
  • 15 May - Derek
    Hi. Thanks for the info which was informative. I tried last year to grow tomatoes and failed miserably. The bottom of the fruit was black and I have been advised this was overwatering and lack of...
    in Tomato
  • 15 May - Ken
    I normally plant mine point end up about 25-30 mm below the surface. They can take a while to come up just like other bulbs such as daffodils.
    in Garlic
  • 15 May - John
    Parsnips like deep friable soil to get long roots. Too much manure will give you twisted and forked roots. Planting them after a crop like lettuces, cabbages, beans, tomatoes, pumpkins, etc is goo...
    in Parsnip
  • 15 May - Heather
    I live in the centre of north island and have shifted to a sloping veg garden. All sorts of beans grow but not much else. Silverbeet does no thrive cucumbers tomatoes all a bit sad. We have plan...
    in Silverbeet

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