Keep your garden growing - see what to plant right now

Planting in May - GardenGrow

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed. Will need supports if windy weather
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings. keep well watered
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lettuce Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) 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
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for June

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lettuce Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planting Reminders

Join 30,000+ gardeners who rely on GardenGrow. Subscribe to our free planting reminders email newsletter


Gardenate App

Put GardenGrow in your pocket. Get our app for iPhone, iPad or Android to add your own plants and record your plantings and harvests

Recent Comments

  • 23 May - Liz
    Tomatoes are frost tender, so yes you need some sort of protection for them, if you want to grow all the year round.
    in Tomato
  • 23 May - Brod
    How can i grow Tomatoes all year round in CHB Do i need a Greenhouse?????? In winter we get regular frosts
    in Tomato
  • 22 May - Mark Taylor
    Onions are hardy plants and so frost tolerant, they will survive the winter. My understanding is If you plant them in Autumn you can harvest them in spring as spring onions but you won't get bulbs...
    in Onion
  • 21 May - Gaye
    Planted bb plants in Invercargill a few weeks ago as climate autumnal. I think they will be good early spring. Often whatever is at garden centres will be an indication on what to put in. Also p...
    in Beans - broad beans, fava beans
  • 19 May - Liz
    Mike, you can leave the tubers in the ground in warmer areas of NZ, we have done that in Northland. In fact it is difficult to find all the tubers, so they will probably shoot up in the Spring ev...
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 19 May - Ame
    Kings Seeds have corn salad, and also a winter mesclun mix which is good for cool planting
    in Corn Salad
  • 17 May - Mike
    So if I've just been given tubers (good gardener but never grown them before), they need to be stored like other tubers (spuds/kumaras) over winter? I have a couple of areas on the north side of a...
    in Jerusalem Artichokes

Read all recent comments

Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About GardenGrow | Contact us | Privacy Policy

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. GardenGrow is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.