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Planting in August - Gardenate

Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for September

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

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    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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    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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