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Planting in October - Gardenate

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for November

Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 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
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 17 Oct - Vincenzo gattellari
    When the time for plants the grey pumpkin
    in Pumpkin
  • 17 Oct - Tony
    As an expat Pom 52 years in South Australia, the only thing I still miss is is traditional "new" potatoes, with thin papery skins that can be removed with a fingernail.. They had a wonderful text...
    in Potato
  • 17 Oct - Jul
    If you still have some going to seed, let them, and then collect the ripe seed for sowing later.
    in Brussels sprouts
  • 16 Oct - Catherine
    In answer to those seeking advice about where to buy Jerusalem artichokes in Cape Town: I bought some Jerusalem artichokes at the Vineyard Deli, Kenridge, chopped them into small pieces and plante...
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 16 Oct - Marie
    Godfrey, did you know that you can harvest some of the leads and cook them like spinach? Watering depends on your soil type. Keep the soil moist, but never too wet, since your tubers will not.
    in Sweet Potato
  • 15 Oct - Susan harrer
    Do you plant elephant garlic the same time and way as regular garlic ? Is elephant garlic is actually leeks ?
    in Garlic
  • 15 Oct - Tessa
    Lemongrass has silicone intheir leaves- nasty papercuts! So I chop n drop them when I thin them out :)
    in Beans - dwarf

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