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Planting in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions

Planting in August - GardenGrow

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for September

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed. Sow after frost
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed. broadcast sow
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. After risk of frosts
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Bring on in pots - need a long growing season
Endive Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mint (also Garden mint) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Protect from frost
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

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Recent Comments

  • 15 Nov - Wendy
    I would love the pickling recipe too using olive oil. thanks
    in Artichokes (Globe)
  • 13 Nov - Yolandi
    Mine germinates so well and then I loose about 3/4 of them in the first 4weeks. The leaves die.... They re inside. Not sure whats going on
    in Basil
  • 13 Nov - Mike
    The onions that are big and going to seed need pulling out now. In fact any that are going to seed need pulling out now. Look up the internet for more info.
    in Onion
  • 12 Nov - John
    My onions growing in Napier are sprouting seed heads. Some are large seeming perhaps fully grown or close but some aren�t. Should I nip the heads and leave them or pull them immediately?
    in Onion
  • 12 Nov - Alison
    With regard to the parsnips I would recommend you try germination before planting them. Lay the seed on paper hand towel or similar. Lay seeds onto paper and cover with another paper towel. Dampen...
    in Parsnip
  • 09 Nov - Mike
    Suggest you try a different variety. Try the internet for different seeds.
    in Coriander
  • 07 Nov - Ingo
    I have grown Coreander now 3 times but the leaves are tasteless no coriander tast. Can someone explain please.
    in Coriander

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