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Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Basil Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Brussels sprouts Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celeriac Sow seed
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for March

Angelica Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Carrot Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Sunflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 22 Feb - Anonymous
    Lucky for you, you're in the same climate zone as the famous garlic producing town of Gilroy, CA. I understand they plant around late October/November and harvest in June or July. I'm not sure wha...
    in Garlic
  • 22 Feb - Charles Bracun
    what species are quickest to mature?
    in Beetroot
  • 22 Feb - Anonymous
    It could be too hot at the moment. Wait until mid March and grow into the cooler Autumn and Winter.
    in Peas
  • 22 Feb - Anonymous
    Depends what variety they are - some don't flower until 4-5' some about 3'. I grow Oregon Giant .
    in Snow Peas
  • 22 Feb - Anonymous
    Look up seed selling companies on the web,like Boondie Seeds, Eden Seeds etc.
    in Daikon
  • 22 Feb - Anonymous
    Work out your climate zone from the BLUE TAB and then check the planting calendar for potatoes for your zone.
    in Potato
  • 22 Feb - colleen
    I have not found the roots to be invasive at all. They tend to form a main tap root with tiny roots branching out from it.
    in Rosella

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