Each month during the past year I have written a page describing what I do in the Kitchen Garden in that month. You will find them on both my side bar and above under Planting Notes. I have written one for every month except for February and March which I will get around to soon hopefully – or at the very least before February next year…
The information is designed for a southern hemisphere temperate garden. If you can add any info to my pages then I would love to hear from you. What do you do in your garden in May (or November for the Northern Hemisphere equivalent)? What do you/have you planted and what do you harvest?
This is what I have written for May so far:
May, to me, is about watching garlic grow, seeing the broad beans shoot up, wondering whether the capsicums will ripen and eating bowl after bowl of pumpkin soup.
Seeds to Sow:
Broad Beans, Cabbage, Carrot (not all varieties), Chives, Garlic, Kohl Rabi, Lettuce, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Oregano, Onions, Parsley, Peas, Potatoes, Radish, Rocket, Shallots, Silver Beet, Spinach, Spring Onions, Watercress
Seedlings to plant out:
Bok Choi, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cavolo Nero, Cauliflower, Leeks, Lettuce, Pak Choi, Parsley, Silver Beet, Spinach, Watercress,
Garden maintenance to perform:
- Order seed potatoes.
- Prune Tamarillo, after harvesting all fruit.
- Tidy up Autumn fruiting plants as they finish.
Seasonal Plants Harvesting now:
Beans, Capsicum, Citrus, Chillies, Eggplant, Feijoa, Ginger, Pumpkins, Sweet Potatoes, Tamarillos, Turmeric, Tomatoes (although mine have usually finished)
The following plants should be able to be harvestable all year round if planted in succession throughout their growing season:
Broccoli (but it is very susceptible to pests during the warmer months), Beetroot, Carrots, Celery, Lettuce, Mint, Parlsey, Radish, Sage, Silver Beet, Spring Onion, Thyme