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Planting in November - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Angelica Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
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
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosemary Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberries (from seeds) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomatillo Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for December

Angelica Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Basil Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
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
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Dill Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberries (from seeds) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomatillo Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Watermelon Sow seed

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