Planting in August - GardenGrow

Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for September

Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves. Garlic can overwinter. Cover with a good layer of mulch . In areas where frost persists into March/ April, expect to harvest your garlic in June/July.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 17 Sep -
    Buy a cheap pH tester. If you have heavy soil, lighten it up a bit with sand or compost. Start with with good rich soil and MAYBE a light fert when plants are 8 weeks old. DON
    in Celeriac
  • 16 Sep - Liz
    The answer might be in your soil. It would be worth testing to see how acid it is . Most NZ soils tend towards acidity. Your limestone soil in Kent was more alkaline than acid.
    in Celeriac
  • 16 Sep - Michelle Tanner
    I grew wonderful celeriac in Kent,UK on limestone soil but here in the Waikato I have much less success. If they grow at all they are much smaller (golf to tennis ball rather than the small footba...
    in Celeriac
  • 15 Sep - Anon
    I suggest you read as much as you can. That will give you clues when to plant and harvest.
    in Squash
  • 14 Sep - David Robson
    Advice of growing Japanese squash
    in Squash
  • 02 Sep - Srini K
    Thanks for your response. The guide for sub-tropical climate suggests to plant in Aug, Sep. Great news all seeds germinated in approximately 22 days :) Cant wait to plant these outside.
    in Eggplant
  • 01 Sep - Anonymous
    Google seed selling websites in NZ.
    in Asparagus

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