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Planting in May for the New Zealand - cool/mountain zone

EASY Broad beans
(also Fava bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from July - November
EASY Brussels sprouts Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from July - August
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from July - September
EASY Corn Salad
(also Lamb's lettuce or Mache)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Garlic Cloves.   Harvest from November.
EASY Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvesting from June - August
EASY Mitzuna
(also Japanese Greens, )
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Onion Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from October - January
EASY Pak Choy Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - August
EASY Peas Sow in garden.   Harvesting from July - August
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Shallots
(also Eschalots)
Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvesting from July - September
EASY Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from July - September
EASY Spinach
(also English spinach)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - August

Preparing for June

EASY Broad beans
(also Fava bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from July - November
EASY Garlic Cloves.   Harvest from November.
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Onion Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from October - January
EASY Peas Sow in garden.   Harvesting from July - August
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Shallots
(also Eschalots)
Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvesting from July - September
EASY Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from July - September
EASY Spinach
(also English spinach)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - August

See planting calendar for these climate zones

New Zealand - cool/mountain,   New Zealand - sub-tropical,   New Zealand - temperate  

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