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Planting in August for Australia - temperate regions

Artichokes (Globe) Bring on in pots Harvest from July
Asparagus frost tender Harvest from 24 months
Beetroot
(also Beets)
Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from November
Cape Gooseberry
(also Golden Berry, )
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Capsicum
(also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers)
Sow in pots Harvest from November
Chilli peppers
(also Hot peppers)
sow in pots Harvest from November
Eggplant
(also Aubergine)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Kohlrabi Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Lettuce Plant in garden. Harvest from October
Mint
(also Garden mint)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from November
Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Plant in garden. Harvest from October
Onion Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Parsnip Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Peas Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Potato Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Radish Plant in garden. Harvest from October
Rocket
(also Arugula/Rucola)
Plant in garden. Harvest from October
Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Spring onions
(also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion)
Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from 12 months
Sunflower Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Thyme
(also Common thyme)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from July
Tomato Frost tender. Start undercover Harvest from November
Watermelon Frost tender Start under cover Harvest from November

Planting in September

Amaranth
(also Love-lies-bleeding)
sow after risk of frost has gone Harvest from December
Artichokes (Globe) Plant in garden. Harvest from August
Asparagus Plant in garden. Harvest from 24 months
Asparagus Pea
(also Winged bean)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Basil Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Beans - climbing
(also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners)
sow after frost Harvest from December
Beans - dwarf
(also French beans, Bush beans)
sow after frost Harvest from December
Beetroot
(also Beets)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Burdock
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))
Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Cape Gooseberry
(also Golden Berry, )
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Capsicum
(also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Carrot Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from January
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from February
Chicory
(also Witloof, Belgian endive)
Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Chilli peppers
(also Hot peppers)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Chives
(also Garden chives)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Coriander
(also Cilantro, Chinese parsley)
Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Corn Salad
(also Lamb's lettuce or Mache)
Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Cucumber Bring on in pots Harvest from December
Daikon
(also Japanese radish, Lo Bok)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Dill Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Eggplant
(also Aubergine)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from January
Endive Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Fennel
(also Bronze fennel)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Horseradish Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Jerusalem Artichokes
(also Sunchoke)
Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Kohlrabi Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from January
Lettuce Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Luffa
(also Loofah, plant sponge)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from January
Marrow Frost tender Harvest from January
Mint
(also Garden mint)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Plant in garden. Harvest from November
NZ Spinach
(also Warrigal greens)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Oregano
(also Pot Marjoram)
Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Parsley
(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Parsnip Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Peas Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Potato Plant in garden. Harvest from February
Pumpkin Frost tender Harvest from January
Radish Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Rhubarb Plant in garden. Harvest from 12 months
Rocket
(also Arugula/Rucola)
Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Rockmelon
(also Canteloupe)
Frost tender Harvest from December
Sage
(also Common Sage)
Plant in garden. Harvest from 18 months
Salsify
(also Vegetable oyster)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Silverbeet
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Plant in garden. Harvest from January
Spring onions
(also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion)
Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Squash
(also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash)
Frost tender Harvest from December
Sunflower Plant in garden. Harvest from December
Sweet corn
(also maize)
sow after risk of frost Harvest from January
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Turnip Plant in garden. Harvest from November
Winter Savory
(also Savory)
Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December
Zucchini
(also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash)
Frost tender Harvest from November

See planting calendar for these countries and climate zones

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

Canada,   New Zealand,   South Africa,   United Kingdom,   USA  

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