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Planting in April - Gardenate

Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Asparagus Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Basil Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) 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
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cucumber Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Endive Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
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
French tarragon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Garlic Plant cloves
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 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
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
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Thyme (also Common thyme) 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 Sow seed
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for May

Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cardoon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Endive Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsnip Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

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Recent Comments

  • 08 Apr - Hugh Thenasia
    Sounds normal to me, but without a picture I cannot be sure. However, my bushes have also started this and it's normal as the cold weather hits. (You might want to prune the bush back in a month...
    in Chilli peppers
  • 08 Apr - Hugh Thenasia
    50cm between plants is not even close to sufficient IMHO. I have 2.5m between plants and can only just harvest comfortably...
    in Cape Gooseberry
  • 08 Apr - KArin Duthie
    I have asparagus seeds - when should I plant the seeds? What is the best orientation and spacing?
    in Asparagus
  • 08 Apr - Anon
    What about growing rhubarb in the San Francisco Bay Area - Oakland - South/across the bay from SF?
    in Rhubarb
  • 08 Apr - Hugh Thenasia
    Bright sunlight is best and no need to water heavily. ;-)
    in Cape Gooseberry
  • 08 Apr - Harpreet Kaur
    If you sow seeds of red onion indoor in April and wait till it can be transplanted outside..say in June.. Can it stay in the ground in cold winters harmlessly..n mature in summers to come around ...
    in Onion
  • 08 Apr - Anon
    Plant spring and summer in warm areas. Look up Boondie seeds or Eden seeds on the internet and look up bottle gourd.
    in Gourd

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