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Planting in March - Gardenate

Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Brussels sprouts Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Cauliflower Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Endive Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Lettuce 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.
Mint (also Garden mint) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Parsnip Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Peas Plant in garden.
Pumpkin 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) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Tomatillo 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.

Planning for April

Artichokes (Globe) Plant in garden.
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) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant in garden.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
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) Plant in garden.
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 in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
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 in garden.
Horseradish Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
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) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Onion Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Potato Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
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) Plant in garden.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.
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 Plant in garden.
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.

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