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Planting in February - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) 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
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cardoon Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Celery 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) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Endive Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
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 Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce 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) 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
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
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 Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sunflower Sow seed
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
Watermelon Sow seed
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for March

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
Beetroot (also Beets) 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
Celeriac Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsnip Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 30 Sep - Sylvia Wong
    Hi Merril, May I share some yacon starter plant from you pls. I live in Auckland wish to grow that in my garden. I can buy from you so pls let me know the cost. Looking forward for your r...
    in Yacon
  • 30 Sep -
    Try seed selling companies on the internet.
    in Okra
  • 29 Sep - Mai
    I've just purchased yesterday, 4 of the 2 yr crowns from Guilford Garden Centre in Perth. This is my first time growing asparagus so I'm very curious, have lots of questions to ask......Now one of...
    in Asparagus
  • 29 Sep - Andrea
    I have been growing coriander in Middlemarch for the past three years, and it gets through the winter with no damage. Plants from seed direct sown in autumn, while small, have handled frosts of mi...
    in Coriander
  • 29 Sep - THUSO
    I stay in kimberley (south africa) where can i get okro?
    in Okra
  • 29 Sep -
    The planting guide at the top of the page says to plant Oct to Feb, the reason probably is the soil temp. It needs warmer soil temp to germinate. Why because it is a summer crop NOT a winter crop.
    in Okra
  • 28 Sep - Joe Trzcinka
    I have had excellent luck planting just about 2 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches apart. I do cover with a few inches of chopped leaves or straw to protect from freeze
    in Garlic

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