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Planting in February - Gardenate

Artichokes (Globe) 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.
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Horseradish Plant in garden.
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.
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.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
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.

Planning for March

Angelica Plant in garden.
Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
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 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.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Carrot Plant in garden.
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.
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 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) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 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.
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.
Horseradish Plant in garden.
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.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Onion Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) 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.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rhubarb Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant in garden.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Plant in garden.
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Strawberries (from seeds) 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.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 25 May - John
    In your area strawberries would normally be planted from August to November but I suggest you could plant them most times. They take about 11 weeks to begin fruiting. Make sure you plant your str...
    in Strawberries (from seeds)
  • 25 May - John
    Chokos are frost-tender perennials. To establish a choko plant choose or buy a couple of good sized, smooth skinned chokos and leave them on a bench until they begin to sprout. Stem and leaves wil...
    in Choko/Chayote
  • 25 May - dee
    which region suits strawberries farming in around Mpumalanga, mbombela?
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  • 25 May - Daisy Ann Cumming
    What's the time to plant chocos?
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  • 24 May - Jonno
    You would normally plant the seeds from August through December but you could start them in June or July in a hot house ready for a good start in spring.
    in Cape Gooseberry
  • 24 May - Ken
    Sweet potatoes would normally be harvested when the leaves of the vine start to turn yellow or when frosts begin. You can carefully remove them as soon as they are big enough if you want to but tr...
    in Sweet Potato
  • 24 May - Sean
    I live in the Latrobe Valley (Gippsland) and we usually leave the stalks for the winter. If you get severe frosts or a bit of snow you could do what you have suggested and then cover the plants w...
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