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Planting in August - Gardenate

Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed. Bring on in pots
Asparagus Plant crowns. frost tender
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow in pots
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. sow in pots
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) 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
Sunflower Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Frost tender. Start undercover
Watermelon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Frost tender Start under cover

Planning for September

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed. sow after risk of frost has gone
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. sow after frost
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed. sow after frost
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 Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 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
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed. Bring on in pots
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
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Horseradish Plant crowns
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
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
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Frost tender
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
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. Frost tender
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Frost tender
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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. Frost tender
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed. sow after risk of frost
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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. Frost tender

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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?
    in Cabbage

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