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Planting in August - Gardenate

Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for September

Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves. Garlic can overwinter. Cover with a good layer of mulch . In areas where frost persists into March/ April, expect to harvest your garlic in June/July.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 03 Aug - Anonymous
    My daughter recommends a big container, about 30+ liters. A general all round garden fertiliser, make sure you mix about 2-3 handfuls into the soil before you put the soil in the container.
    in Tomato
  • 03 Aug - Anonymous
    Look at the monthly calendar at the top of the page, set your climate zone, it tells you the best months to start planting - NOV.
    in Chilli peppers
  • 03 Aug - Anonymous
    You can do this with a few vegetables, carrots, onions, shallots, celery etc. Look up a website PINTEREST it has lots of this stuff or google it.
    in Celery
  • 03 Aug - Anonymous
    Maybe if it is totally air tight. You are really stacking the odds up against yourself. It is recommended to start planting seeds in Oct/Nov in cool/mountain NZ and you are trying to grow them in ...
    in Tomato
  • 03 Aug -
    Look up seed selling websites in NZ.
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 03 Aug - Anon
    Look up seed selling website in NZ.
    in Horseradish
  • 03 Aug - Anonymous
    A good idea to do this anytime. And to do it when transplanting seedlings especially when the seedlings are bare rooted (no soil around them). I have a 2m x 2m x .4m high frame with 30% shade clot...
    in Carrot

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