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Planting in February - Gardenate

Basil Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Cardoon Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celeriac Sow seed
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for March

Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves
Horseradish Plant crowns
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 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) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers

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