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Planting in August - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) Plant tubers
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

Planning for September

Basil Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) Plant tubers

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Recent comments/tips

  • 21 Jul - Rob
    Not realy a good plan, the old leaves both provide some nutrients and protect the flower from sun damage insects even bird guanu and if you've got kids they find it good fun to keep looking for th...
    in Cauliflower
  • 21 Jul - Mike
    I would have a guess and say it probably doesn't matter what variety you plant but more when you plant it. Temperate - Sept to Jan and Cool - Oct to Jan. I tried a heirloom variety and it didn't t...
    in Sweet corn
  • 21 Jul - Mike
    Google "Gramma Pumpkin seeds" and you will find where to buy them. I can't put other company names on here. .
    in Pumpkin
  • 20 Jul - Mike
    What variety of tomato have you planted. No, they will flower as they grow. If it is a bushy type of tomato most of the fruit will ripen at the same time. If it is an indeterminate type of tomato...
    in Tomato
  • 19 Jul - muchaco
    Need to shake the pollen out of the flowers. Probably not many bees around
    in Chilli peppers
  • 19 Jul - Colleen
    What is the best corn variety for Victoria... Gippsland?
    in Sweet corn
  • 19 Jul -
    never heard of this before only leaves are poisonous
    in Rhubarb

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