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Planting in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions

Planting in April - Gardenate

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cabbage Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for May

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves
Lettuce Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 23 Apr - Shane Rudolph
    Hi Helen, could I get your contact number please.
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 23 Apr - Maria Agenbag
    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...
    in Artichokes (Globe)
  • 22 Apr - Robyn Vaughan
    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 ...
    in Asparagus
  • 22 Apr - Robyn
    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...
    in Pumpkin
  • 21 Apr - Mulysa
    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...
    in Rosella
  • 21 Apr - liz Burke
    hello catherine. i live in the yarra valley of victoria and, at the end of last year i planted a piece of supermarket ginger. i'm not a great gardener but have managed to produce some plants fro...
    in Ginger
  • 21 Apr - Geoffrey Wilson
    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...
    in Tomato

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