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Planting in March - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Asparagus Plant crowns
Basil Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cabbage 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 Plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
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 Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) 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
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) 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 Sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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

Planning for April

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Celeriac Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Endive Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
Horseradish Plant crowns
Leeks 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) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) 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 Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Tomatillo Sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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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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