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Planting in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions

Planting in August - Gardenate

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for September

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed. Sow after frost
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed. broadcast sow
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. After risk of frosts
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Bring on in pots - need a long growing season
Endive Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mint (also Garden mint) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) 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
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Protect from frost
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

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Recent Comments

  • 18 Aug - Jane
    Hi Ken, sorry to hear you're having mold problems with yr strawberries. I', not in your zone and although I am currently growing 4 strawberry plants that were a gift to me (I have them under a rou...
    in Strawberry Plants
  • 18 Aug - Jane
    Sorry, no idea. I'm from way down South originally and can't remember a time when we did not have rhubarb growing. I've planted a few rhubarb seeds and planted them out where I live in the sub-tro...
    in Rhubarb
  • 18 Aug - Jane
    Hi. I'm growing peas at the moment. I have never grown them (or much else) before and they are such a beautiful plant. I have about 18 peas at the moment, and don't know when to pick them. Some of...
    in Peas
  • 17 Aug - John McGregor
    Hi You say sow bean seeds at soil temps between 16 - 30C or August to April. Our soil temp, in Auckland, wont get to 16C until late October. Will it still be OK to sow in late August. Thanks...
    in Beans - climbing
  • 17 Aug - Jenelyn
    I bought my okra seeds from trade me but I saw okra seed selling at bunnings warehouse and ordering garden centre
    in Okra
  • 16 Aug - KOBAMO NTWAETSILE
    greetings farmers. I need advice on how and when to produce broccoli vegetable in Botswana. the good responsive type for our climate condition. thanks in advance
    in Broccoli
  • 16 Aug - Sofoa
    Hi, I planted an asparagus plant last year (2017) in July. Cut back the ferns in August this year (2018) and topped with compost. There are a few spears that have come through now. What should I...
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