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Planting in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions

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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

Planning for October

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed. After risk of frost
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Endive Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. After risk of frost
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) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed. After risk of frost
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

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Recent comments/tips

  • 18 Sep - John Hann
    I have trouble with germination in seed trays.Any tips ? Much appreciated.Thanks P.S I have a hothouse
    in Celeriac
  • 15 Sep - Heather
    Hi. I have never grown potatoes, I would like to try is it time now central north island, Jersey Bennie seem to be popular early potatoes? Heathet
    in Potato
  • 28 Aug - Angela Chang
    I bought it from bunnings. mr-fothergill-s-seed-chinese-cabbage-nagaoka_
    in Chinese cabbage
  • 22 Aug - Eileen Stowers
    Just a query. How is celery grown in NZ. ? When we lived in UK (many years ago) we used to dig a trench and when the celery was showing above the ground it was wrapped in news paper up to the leav...
    in Celery
  • 21 Aug - Eileen Stowers
    My Grandfaher told me to empty the tea pot round the mint when the tea is cold and it will thrive. I tried it and got three times the size of the leaves that I got before with only water !! Has an...
    in Mint
  • 09 Aug - Rana
    I heard that is has something to do with uneven watering or spurts of drought.
    in Pumpkin
  • 05 Aug - e1ijah
    Silverbeet is the same as Swiss Chard (American name for silverbeet)
    in Silverbeet

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