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Planting in January - Gardenate

Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomato Sow seed

Planning for February

Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) Plant tubers

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Recent comments/tips

  • 19 Jan - Rachel Rushton
    I ordered & received some Yams this week & wondered when is the best time to plant them. We are on the Gold Coast. Many thanks Rachel Rushton
    in Yam/Oka
  • 19 Jan - Mike
    Give it a try - put about 8-10" of the vine in the water. Change the water each 3 days - it might take 2-4 weeks for roots to shoot. I'm doing Malabar Spinach at the moment.
    in Cape Gooseberry
  • 19 Jan - Mike
    This site is a self help site. It is for people to look up when how and why to plant vegetables in the their part of the world and their climate zone. Go to the home page and work it out. Go to ve...
    in Garlic
  • 18 Jan - Joanna
    Is it to late to plant pumpkins,
    in Pumpkin
  • 18 Jan - Doug
    Planting lettuce indoors and will transplant outdoors after last frost in May. Keeping some of the plants indoors and will move to larger containers before the roots bind up. My starting mix wil...
    in Lettuce
  • 18 Jan - Andi
    Hi PA -Donna, I'm in Sequim!! Do you start from seed? No greenhouse here...just raised beds.
    in Celeriac
  • 18 Jan - Helen Brown
    I have painted Borage flowers with egg white and then sprinkled them with fine sugar, very pretty cake decoration, they will last a long time in air tight container if perfectly dried before stora...
    in Borage

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