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Planting in August - Gardenate

Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for September

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 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
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent comments/tips

  • 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
  • 22 Aug - Mike
    I grew mammoth melting snow peas from March this year and plants grew 7' high in my own garden. At the school gardens I grew snow peas from Bunnings and only grew about 3-4' high with heaps of pea...
    in Snow Peas
  • 22 Aug - Mike
    I'm in sub tropical. I have zucchini plants about 4-5 weeks old - planted from seedlings. I have other zucchini plants - from seeds just coming up now. I have the round white cucumbers seeds germi...
    in Zucchini
  • 22 Aug - Mike
    Improving soil condition is about adding good soil if possible or adding organic matter - compost, manures, plant residue, grass clippings, veggie scraps etc to the soil and letting it all decompo...
    in Cucumber
  • 22 Aug - Mike
    Website - sustainable gardening Australia says beans are good neighbors of cabbage. It also says don't grow beans next to beetroot - and I have that happening - all going good so far. Most to do w...
    in Cabbage
  • 22 Aug - Mario Skapin
    Hi John I planted my seeds on the 4th of april and they are now 400-600 mm high will do the next stage this week, this is my first time so i hope it works out cheers Mario
    in Chicory
  • 21 Aug - Alex Little
    Why should you avoid growing beans next to cabbages?
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