What to Plant With the Kids in May and June

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May is here and we’re edging ever closer to summer (and hopefully the end of this lockdown). The change of season doesn’t mean that the growing season is slowing down; actually, now is the best time to be planting some types of plants outside. For those of you who have been patiently caring for your plants on the windowsill and in the greenhouse, now the weather will be getting warm enough for them to make their own way outside. (For information on when to do this, see our Growing Guide).

If you’ve yet to start planting anything, or you’re still in the planting mood, then you may be wondering what you can still plant in May and June. But never fear - we’ve made a handy list for you!

Flowers such as poppies, wildflowers and the beloved sunflowers are all still good to go at this time of year, and can be planted successfully from seed until mid-June. They should flower in the summer and up until the autumn sets in.

Although it’s a little late for some veggies like tomatoes and peppers, for many others it’s prime time. Sweetcorn, butternut squash, broccoli, beans, peas, carrots, radishes, aubergines etc etc are all perfect to be planted from seed into June and even July. Strawberries are great to grow at this time – they won’t produce fruits this year, but planting now ensures strong, healthy plants in time for the autumn.

 

We’ve posted links to our kits that are perfect for planting at this time of the year, so take a look and get growing!

What to plant in with the kids in May

Bulbs
Sunflowers
Nasturtiums
Pumpkins
Poppies
Windowsill Flower Garden
Strawberries
Edible Flower Kit
Mexican Kitchen
Italian Kitchen
Seedballs
Blue, Pink and Wildlife flower mixes

What to plant with the kids in June

Runner beans
Butternut squash
Broccoli
Cucumber
Carrots
Peas
Windowsill Vegetable Garden
Yellow, Orange, Green Collections
Seedboms

Happy growing!

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  • Sarah Edgeworth
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