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Planting in January - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 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
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

Planning for February

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 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
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 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
Cucumber Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 17 Jan - Mike Logan
    Look up website biobees about pollination of capsicums. No don't pick fruit off.
    in Capsicum
  • 17 Jan - Mike Logan
    Celery is grown close together to stop the sunlight from reaching the stalks and lower leaves. If it receive lots of sunlight the stalks go green. You can use different ways to stop it as you said...
    in Celery
  • 17 Jan - Alan Jorgensen
    Hi, you can try Kings Seeds in Kati Kati Bay of plenty they have a mail order system. Good luck.
    in Collards
  • 16 Jan - Mike Logan
    Are they from the same packet as last year? Could be a mix up of seeds in the packet. I ordered boy choy last year and received Chinese cabbage.
    in Zucchini
  • 16 Jan - Graham Bower
    If the stems haven't dried off fruit will be immature and tasteless. They will not keep .Leave on the ground. Risk of rotting is slight and worth the risk. If you are unduly concerned you could al...
    in Pumpkin
  • 16 Jan - Tonimarie Heron
    Hi. I would be really grateful if yo had any advice on to grow celery all year round. It sells all year in the super market, so I'm assuming it is possible? Many thanks, Toni.
    in Celery
  • 16 Jan - Shirley
    I have two very healthy looking plants but they only have one large capsicum on each plant even though there were more flowers...should I have picked the fruit when small to encourage more to grow...
    in Capsicum

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