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Angelica Sow seed
Asparagus Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
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
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Endive Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

Planning for June

Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cucumber Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 15 Feb - Liz
    Rot in young flowers usually means that they have not been pollinated. You might have to try hand pollination
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  • 12 Feb -
    May be no bees - try hand pollination in the mornings.
    in Eggplant
  • 10 Feb - paul swan
    why does the young growing marrow/zucchini go brown or rot on the flower end of the vegetable before maturity.
    in Zucchini
  • 10 Feb - Rob Taege
    After last year's disappointment of being so wet, this year has had lots of sun hours with intermittent rain. However, a few weeks ago I noticed two watermelon fruits had their skin punctured. I j...
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  • 05 Feb - Annette James
    I have 2 healthy looking plants of the large purple variety. They are producing flowers ok but no fruit. Any ideas on why this is happening?
    in Eggplant
  • 30 Jan -
    Yes
    in Sweet corn
  • 27 Jan - Mike
    Have had limited success growing in a greenhouse in Christchurch - poor harvest despite healthy plants
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