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Gardening Calendar (Australian Temperate Climate) – May

May is the last month of autumn, when the weather starts cooling down. This is a time for pruning, taking cuttings for propagation, divide perennials, and t put in new trees, shrubs and vines. The soil is also still warm enough for moving and relocating plants around the garden.

It’s also the time to clean up the garden, to remove all the dead and dried leaves, branches and plants, which is a great source of organic matter for mulching and composting!

Things to Do This Month:

Vegetables and Herbs to Sow:

Sow in May Harvest (weeks)
Broad beans d 12-22
Carrot d 12-18
Chives ds 7-11
Corn Salad d 5-8
Florence Fennel d 14-20
Garlic d 17-25
Kohlrabi d 7-10
Lettuce ds 8-12
Mizuna d 35-50 days
Mustard greens d 5-8
Onion ds 25-34
Oregano s 6-8
Pak Choy d 6-11
Parsley ds 9-19
Peas d 9-11
Radish d 5-7
Rocket d 21-35 days
Shallots d 12-15
Silverbeet ds 7-12
Snow Peas d 12-14
Spinach d 5-11
Strawberry Plants d 11

Key:
d = sow directly into ground
s = sow in seed tray
ds = sow directly into ground or seed tray

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