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Planting in April - Gardenate

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Brussels sprouts Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Shallots (also Eschalots) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for May

Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cucumber Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Dill Sow seed
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

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    Hi Helen, could I get your contact number please.
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    Hi. I'm in the Barossa where we have really hot summers up to 45c in Feb and really cold winters. I want to plant seeds I got hold of. When would you suggest I do that. I do have a small green hou...
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    When I lived at the Mid North coast of NSW my asparagus didn't die down until May/Jun, when it became quite cold. Leave it be as these fronds are putting energy into the base and to cut them will ...
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    Depends what climate zone you live in, what type they are and if you have cold conditions and frost. They probably germinated due to the warmth of the compost so if they are in a warm sheltered po...
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    Not such a dumb question, we are SA temperate and depending where you are in it can have a 4 to 8 week difference on sowing and harvesting times. Through experiance over 10 years we have learned...
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    I have tried to grow tomatoes at Palm Beach Gold Coast for many years. They will grow nicely up to when they start to form fruit and then the bush starts dying off from the bottom up until there...
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