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Planting in October for Australia - temperate regions

Amaranth
(also Love-lies-bleeding)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Angelica Plant in garden. Harvest from 18 months
Artichokes (Globe) Plant in garden. Harvest from September
Asparagus Plant in garden. Harvest from 24 months
Asparagus Pea
(also Winged bean)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from December
Beans - climbing
(also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Beans - dwarf
(also French beans, Bush beans)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Beetroot
(also Beets)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Borage
(also Burrage, Bugloss)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from December
Burdock
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from December
Cape Gooseberry
(also Golden Berry, )
Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Capsicum
(also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from January
Carrot Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from February
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from March
Chicory
(also Witloof, Belgian endive)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Chilli peppers
(also Hot peppers)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from December
Chinese cabbage
(also Wong bok, wong nga pak)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Chives
(also Garden chives)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Coriander
(also Cilantro, Chinese parsley)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Cowpeas
(also Black eye peas)
Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Cucumber Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Daikon
(also Japanese radish, Lo Bok)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Dill Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Eggplant
(also Aubergine)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from January
Endive Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Fennel
(also Bronze fennel)
Plant in garden. Harvest from February
French tarragon Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Horseradish Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Jerusalem Artichokes
(also Sunchoke)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Kohlrabi Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from January
Lemon Balm
(also Sweet balm, Bee balm (USA))
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Lettuce Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Luffa
(also Loofah, plant sponge)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from January
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from February
Mint
(also Garden mint)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from December
Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
NZ Spinach
(also Warrigal greens)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from January
Okra
(also Ladyfinger, gumbo)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from February
Oregano
(also Pot Marjoram)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Parsley
(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Parsnip Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Potato Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Pumpkin Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Radish Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Rhubarb Plant in garden. Harvest from 12 months
Rocket
(also Arugula/Rucola)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Rockmelon
(also Canteloupe)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from January
Rosella
(also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle)
Miust be started under cover- in mini-greenhouse Harvest from April
Rosemary Plant in garden. Harvest from 12 months
Sage
(also Common Sage)
Plant in garden. Harvest from 18 months
Salsify
(also Vegetable oyster)
Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Savory - summer savory
(also 'Bean Herb')
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Savory - winter savory
(also Savory)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from December
Silverbeet
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Spring onions
(also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Sunflower Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Sweet corn
(also maize)
Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Sweet Marjoram
(also Knotted marjoram)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from January
Thyme
(also Common thyme)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from August
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from December
Turnip Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from January
Yacon
(also Sunroot)
Plant in garden. Harvest from May
Yam/Oka
(also Oca)
Plant in garden. Harvest from February

Planting in December

Amaranth
(also Love-lies-bleeding)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Asparagus Pea
(also Winged bean)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from February
Beans - climbing
(also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Beans - dwarf
(also French beans, Bush beans)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Beetroot
(also Beets)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Borage
(also Burrage, Bugloss)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Burdock
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))
Plant in garden. Harvest from May
Cape Gooseberry
(also Golden Berry, )
Plant in garden. Harvest from April
Capsicum
(also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from March
Carrot Plant in garden. Harvest from April
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from April
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from April
Chilli peppers
(also Hot peppers)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Chives
(also Garden chives)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Choko/Chayote
(also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton)
Plant in garden. Harvest from July
Cowpeas
(also Black eye peas)
Plant in garden. Harvest from April
Cucumber Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Eggplant
(also Aubergine)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from March
French tarragon Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Kohlrabi Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from April
Lettuce Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Luffa
(also Loofah, plant sponge)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from March
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from April
Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Plant in garden. Harvest from February
NZ Spinach
(also Warrigal greens)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from February
Okra
(also Ladyfinger, gumbo)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from March
Oregano
(also Pot Marjoram)
Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Parsley
(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Pumpkin Plant in garden. Harvest from April
Radish Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Rockmelon
(also Canteloupe)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from March
Rosella
(also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle)
Plant in garden. Harvest from June
Sage
(also Common Sage)
Plant in garden. Harvest from 18 months
Silverbeet
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Squash
(also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from February
Sunflower Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Sweet corn
(also maize)
Plant in garden. Harvest from April
Sweet Marjoram
(also Knotted marjoram)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from February
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from March
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from February
Turnip Plant in garden. Harvest from March
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from March
Zucchini
(also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash)
Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from February

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Australia - cool/mountain,   Australia - temperate,   Australia - sub-tropical,   Australia - tropical,   Australia - arid  

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