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Planting in February - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Artichokes (Globe) 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.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Cardoon Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Celeriac Plant in garden.
Celery 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) Plant in garden.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant in garden.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Plant in garden.
Dill Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
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 Plant in garden.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
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.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
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 Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Rosemary Plant in garden.
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant in garden.
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
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.
Watermelon Plant in garden.
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.

Planning for March

Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Plant in garden.
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.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant in garden.
Celeriac Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant in garden.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant in garden.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant in garden.
Endive Plant in garden.
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
French tarragon Plant in garden.
Horseradish Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant in garden.
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Parsnip Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant in garden.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Plant in garden.
Rosemary Plant in garden.
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant in garden.
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant in garden.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant in garden.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant in garden.
Tomatillo Plant in garden.
Tomato Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.
Watermelon Plant in garden.
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant in garden.
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 26 Feb - Mateke
    Can I just grow garlic and store for more than 6 weeks?
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  • 26 Feb - John
    I am in southern Australia but my research tells me that you could grow them in 5a. you would need to get the seedlings started inside in trays or pots in April for transplanting outside in June. ...
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  • 26 Feb - John
    Watermelons generally like a long hot season. Next season look up some of the heritage seed companies and get seed of varieties that are 'short' season or cooler climate. This may solve your probl...
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  • 26 Feb - caroline
    what time of the year can i plant yacon in the westerncape?
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