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Planting in Canada - Zone 8a Mild Temperate regions

Planting in January - Gardenate

Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Asparagus Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Broccoli 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
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
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cauliflower Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Leeks 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
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) 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
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
Peas Sow seed
Rosemary 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
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) 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 February

Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Asparagus Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Broccoli 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
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 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
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 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
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Garlic Plant cloves
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
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
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosemary 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) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo 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

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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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