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Planting in February - Gardenate

Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Basil Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Brussels sprouts Plant in garden.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant in garden.
Celeriac Plant in garden.
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant in garden.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant in garden.
Dill Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
French tarragon Plant in garden.
Garlic Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Potato Plant in garden.
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant in garden.
Watermelon Plant in garden.

Planning for March

Angelica Plant in garden.
Basil Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant in garden.
Celery Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant in garden.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Plant in garden.
Dill Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
French tarragon Plant in garden.
Garlic Plant in garden.
Horseradish Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant in garden.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Parsnip Plant in garden.
Potato Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant in garden.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.

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