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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

  • 18 Sep - Cynthia
    I peel and grate the celeriac in then sautee in a skillet for a replacement of potato hash browns.
    in Celeriac
  • 18 Sep - Andrew
    What types of amaranth grow in radford Virginia
    in Amaranth
  • 18 Sep - Irene kerford
    Beef steak does not have hardly any seed in them
    in Tomato
  • 18 Sep - John Hann
    I have trouble with germination in seed trays.Any tips ? Much appreciated.Thanks P.S I have a hothouse
    in Celeriac
  • 17 Sep - Tony
    As the garlic profile says above, planting time was autumn. Pay attention to the saying: "Plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest".
    in Garlic
  • 17 Sep - Julie
    I have been growing one rhubarb crown in a pot for 12 months. The stalks are very thin but tasty. Just bought a much bigger pot & some compost to replant it into. Should I put the pot up on bricks...
    in Rhubarb
  • 17 Sep - Margaret
    Hi Peter, I have had a similar problem with tree roots invading my vege beds. I put so much effort into making my soil rich and friable and next door's Pittosporum trees enjoy it all!!!! I have ...
    in Beans - climbing

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