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Planting in January - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Plant in garden.
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Plant in garden.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant in garden.
French tarragon Plant in garden.
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant in garden.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Plant in garden.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Turnip Plant in garden.
Watermelon Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

Planning for February

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Plant in garden.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Plant in garden.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant in garden.
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Onion Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Plant in garden.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

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