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Planting in October - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) 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
Tomato Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for November

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) 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
Tomato Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 17 Oct - Vincenzo gattellari
    When the time for plants the grey pumpkin
    in Pumpkin
  • 17 Oct - Tony
    As an expat Pom 52 years in South Australia, the only thing I still miss is is traditional "new" potatoes, with thin papery skins that can be removed with a fingernail.. They had a wonderful text...
    in Potato
  • 17 Oct - Jul
    If you still have some going to seed, let them, and then collect the ripe seed for sowing later.
    in Brussels sprouts
  • 16 Oct - Catherine
    In answer to those seeking advice about where to buy Jerusalem artichokes in Cape Town: I bought some Jerusalem artichokes at the Vineyard Deli, Kenridge, chopped them into small pieces and plante...
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 16 Oct - Marie
    Godfrey, did you know that you can harvest some of the leads and cook them like spinach? Watering depends on your soil type. Keep the soil moist, but never too wet, since your tubers will not.
    in Sweet Potato
  • 15 Oct - Susan harrer
    Do you plant elephant garlic the same time and way as regular garlic ? Is elephant garlic is actually leeks ?
    in Garlic
  • 15 Oct - Tessa
    Lemongrass has silicone intheir leaves- nasty papercuts! So I chop n drop them when I thin them out :)
    in Beans - dwarf

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