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Gardening Tips

May In The Vegie Patch – Sow

Old sacks protect direct sown greencrop seed for faster germination and bird protection

Direct sow


  • Greencrops – lupins, broadbeans, phacelia, wheat, oats, mustard or barley. Kings Seeds Autumn Manure Mix is awesome. Grow as many greencrops as you can fit. Here’s how to sow a greencrop.
  • Corn salad and miners lettuce – sweet little winter/ spring cut and come again greens. Sow them once, let them self seed and have winter greens every year.
  • Broadbeans, peas, snow peas, spinach, bok choy, rocket, kale, coriander, radish.
  • In the greenhouse sow salads, leafy greens, beetroot and plant potatoes.
  • Good companions like calendula, poppies, cornflowers, larkspur and sweetpeas (must have sweetpeas!)

Tray sow


  • Onions. If you get the chance to play with growing onions – go for it! There’s no greater sense of pride than in your home grown onions.
  • Salads. Plant them under cover where they’ll grow nice and quickly. Use a cloche, a bit of frost cloth, an old window, a greenhouse or on the porch.
  • Broccoli and cabbage. Even though growth slows right down from now in its still worth it to keep planting brassicas.

Plant


  • Strawberries if you raised your own plants from runners. Plant into raised ridges if you have heavy soil. May plantings have all winter to grow lovely big roots. Big roots = bigger plants = more cropping. For big juicy fruits use rotten manure in your soil preps.
  • Garlic. My garlic is already in, but May is still a great time to plant out. Part of our rust prevention strategy is going to be finding varieties that are less prone. Heritage is going to be a big player here. Hardneck garlic’s are hardier than softnecks though they don’t store as well. If you team them up with an early garlic you’ve got your season covered.
  • Lettuces – under cloches or in the greenhouse.
  • Brassicas for spring eating.
  • Lots of silverbeet, perpetual beet, chard, kale and parsley – our kitchen cornerstones.
  • Lots of flowers like stock, primula, tulips, snapdragons
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