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Planting in March - Gardenate

Angelica Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Asparagus Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Basil Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Brussels sprouts Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Endive Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
French tarragon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Horseradish Plant crowns
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) 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
Onion Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Parsnip Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Peas Sow seed
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for April

Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cardoon Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Endive Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsnip Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 19 Nov - Liz
    Edible Angelica usually grows to about a metre high and spreads a bit. Make sure that you have the edible variety, not the one with shiny leaves. Regular watering should keep it growing through th...
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  • 19 Nov - Milena
    I'm in 10b (not so huge difference), I sowed directly in a container outside, also late June and they are doing awesome :)
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  • 19 Nov - Angela
    Hi there Im keen to grow some Yacon where would I be able to buy some tubers
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    My hanging baskets never survive or thrive, yet planting in large pots that already have a plant, and they have taken off!! Seperate them from the hanger and plant in pots
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  • 19 Nov - anon
    Too much water.
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    I suggest you phone your agricultural department and ask. Generally it comes down to what kind of melon you want to grow, seeded, seedless, big, small. Check out a few internet seed selling compa...
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  • 19 Nov - Another gardener
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