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Planting in January - Gardenate

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

Planning for February

Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant in garden.
Strawberry Plants Plant in garden.
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) Plant in garden.
Tomato Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 20 Jan - Sam
    Hi Jody, I'm growing it in zone 4b. I just start it early indoors and then plant it outside. I will probably have a piece or two for you to start with. [email protected]
    in Yacon
  • 20 Jan -
    Thank you Sandra re my question as to whether seed potatoes can still be planted in January where I live in the Dandenong Ranges Melbourne. I will give it a go then if you have successfully plant...
    in Potato
  • 20 Jan - Ron Leggett
    I am trying manual pollination. Not a lot of success. Do I need to pinch out the leaders to promote more lateral growth and more flowers?
    in Rockmelon
  • 20 Jan - lucy
    I have been trying to grow an Okra plant many times &I'm very devastated when it's time of flowering, it seems, ants attract the flower ,ended up no produce at the end...what is the best advise u ...
    in Okra
  • 20 Jan - Ken Adams
    My English friend is not very good at gardening and has some sunflowers she is wondering if she can substitute some time each day in the oven instead of direct sunlight as her apartment is quite s...
    in Sunflower
  • 20 Jan - Jackie Klever
    I live in Ahipara, 90 Mile Beach. Where can I buy the seeds or seedlings? Cannot find any up here.
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 20 Jan - Bill Gee
    See Otago Daily Times Friday 20 January, "plant early maturing potatoes now for harvest at Easter."
    in Potato

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