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Planting in March - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Asparagus Plant in garden.
Basil Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant in garden.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant in garden.
Cardoon Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant in garden.
Celeriac Plant in garden.
Celery Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant in garden.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant in garden.
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Plant in garden.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Plant in garden.
Dill Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
French tarragon Plant in garden.
Garlic Plant in garden.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Onion Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Parsnip Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Peas Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant in garden.
Rosemary Plant in garden.
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant in garden.
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant in garden.
Tomatillo Plant in garden.
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Turnip Plant in garden.
Watermelon Plant in garden.
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant in garden.
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

Planning for April

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Plant in garden.
Basil 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.
Brussels sprouts Plant in garden.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant in garden.
Celeriac Plant in garden.
Celery Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant in garden.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Plant in garden.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant in garden.
Horseradish Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant in garden.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Parsnip Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant in garden.
Rosemary Plant in garden.
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant in garden.
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant in garden.
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant in garden.
Strawberry Plants Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant in garden.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant in garden.
Tomatillo Plant in garden.
Tomato Plant in garden.
Watermelon Plant in garden.
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 28 Mar - Nomzamo Ntshisela
    I live in the Eastern Cape (former Transkei), can I plant and grow potatoes in winter? I have heard there are potatoes that are winter resistant. Can you advise on that?
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    I sow carrots every year but since living near the sea most of my biggest carrots split. I can make soup of the split carrots as they are tender but that is all. I do not put them in manured are...
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  • 27 Mar - damian levvell
    yes as long as no insects have eaten it
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  • 27 Mar - Jo
    It sounds a bit like too much water when you mention that the plants grow well for a while then wilt and die. Dill likes good soil and manure but does not like to be wet. Wilting and then dying is...
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  • 27 Mar - Jeanne Prinsloo
    Where can I buy yacon to plant? Jeanne
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  • 27 Mar - Erica Nielson
    Since globe artichokes don't like the cold, should I wait until after winter to divide the suckers? I use living mulch and hay to protect them from the cold I'm in Esperance, which has a fairly m...
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