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Planting in April for the New Zealand - cool/mountain zone

EASY Beetroot Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Broad beans
(also Fava bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - September
EASY Broccoli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from May - July
EASY Brussels sprouts Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from June - August
  Cauliflower Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from July - September
EASY Chives Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - July
EASY Collards
(also Collard greens, Borekale)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from May - July
EASY Corn Salad
(also Lamb's lettuce or Mache)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Garlic Cloves.   Harvesting from July - October
EASY Kale
(also Borecole)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvesting from May - July
EASY Mitzuna
(also Japanese Greens, )
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Onion Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from September - December
EASY Pak Choy Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - July
EASY Parsley (herb)
(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - September
EASY Peas Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Shallots
(also Eschalots)
Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvesting from June - August
EASY Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Spinach
(also English spinach)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - July
EASY Turnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June

Preparing for May

EASY Broad beans
(also Fava bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - September
EASY Brussels sprouts Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from June - August
EASY Corn Salad
(also Lamb's lettuce or Mache)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Garlic Cloves.   Harvesting from July - October
EASY Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvesting from May - July
EASY Mitzuna
(also Japanese Greens, )
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Onion Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from September - December
EASY Pak Choy Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - July
EASY Peas Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Shallots
(also Eschalots)
Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvesting from June - August
EASY Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from June - July
EASY Spinach
(also English spinach)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - July

See planting calendar for these climate zones

New Zealand - cool/mountain,   New Zealand - sub-tropical,   New Zealand - temperate  

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