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Planting in April - Gardenate

Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for May

Basil Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns

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Recent Comments

  • 12 Nov - Anon
    You plant a knob of it. (One with a shoot helps)
    in Ginger
  • 12 Nov - Another gardener
    Probably not being pollinated. Do it by hand. e g just take one of the "male" flowers (the ones on stalks - and a single stem inside the flower), peel the petals off the male flower to make it ea...
    in Squash
  • 12 Nov - Another gardener
    Hi I'M from Australia. I comment on Aust and NZ Gardenate questions. This website tells you when to plant and provides information about growing the crop. If there is not enough info here go onto...
    in Watermelon
  • 11 Nov - Liz
    Most curcubits (cucumbers, courgettes etc) produce male flowers first. If the weather is cool, no female flowers appear for a while. If the immature cucumber falls off it has not been fertilised. ...
    in Cucumber
  • 11 Nov - Bhaidas Bhula
    Sometimes the cucumber plant only has male flowers. Is this normal? and sometimes the female flower forms a cucumber and shrinks and falls off.Why is this?
    in Cucumber
  • 11 Nov -
    Try an on-line search 'Growing ginger in NZ'
    in Ginger
  • 11 Nov - anon
    Search for some seed selling companies on the internet in NZ.
    in Horseradish

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