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Planting in October - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Angelica Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
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) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Horseradish Plant crowns
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) 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
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed. Miust be started under cover- in mini-greenhouse
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers

Planning for November

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Angelica Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Horseradish Plant crowns
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

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Recent Comments

  • 20 Oct - Carine
    Hi Jill Would also be interested in some yacon seed/crowns whatever you may still have available, please? Many thanks.
    in Yacon
  • 20 Oct - Kay
    I have strawberry plant in terracotta pot. huge number of berries but they get soft patches before ripening and taste awful, sour but juicy. They are beautiful in colour and smell very berry like...
    in Strawberry Plants
  • 19 Oct - Anna Frampton
    I’ve just acquired some in Southland. I’ll grow it up this season and can pass some root on to you in autumn/winter if you’d like? If you send me your email address, I can let you know when I harv...
    in Horseradish
  • 19 Oct - Deb
    What month should strawberry plants be planted. I've noticed they are in the nurseries now.
    in Strawberry Plants
  • 18 Oct - Anon
    A few tips on growing tomatoes - make sure you have good rich prepared soil. Dig a hole 50cm deep and 60cm diameter. Put compost/manure into the soil or a hand full of fertiliser and mix it in. Pl...
    in Tomato
  • 18 Oct - anon
    Read the notes here about growing it. The first short sentence.
    in Ginger
  • 18 Oct - anon
    15-20weeks from planting. Read up on the internet. HOW TO GROW POTATOES
    in Potato

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