What to plant in May

What to plant in May

It may not be winter officially but it sure feels like it! Watch the forecasts carefully and make sure you harvest all your summer vegetables before the frosts hit.

The soils will be cooling rapidly so unless you have a really warm courtyard or a polytunnel or glass house to help you out you will want to concentrate on planting the winter crops from here on in.

If you are planning to plant Garlic do it this month before the cold really sets in. Don’t use supermarket bought garlic as it has often been treated with a chemical to stunt the shoots and may spread disease. Purchase organic bulbs and separate the cloves then plant the pointy side up around 3cm into the soil and at least 10cm apart.

Planting in May

  • Broad beans (seed)
  • Peas (seed)
  • Lettuce
  • Salad greens
  • Spinach
  • Asian greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Turnip
  • Garlic (bulbs)
  • Onion (sets)
  • Radish (seed)
  • Globe artichoke
  • Rhubarb

Want more advice on what to plant in your veggie patch and how? Take a look at our Grow your own planner or if you’re in Canberra sign up for a home visit

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