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

EASY Broad beans
(also Fava bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - December
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from August - September
EASY Onion Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from December - March
EASY Peas Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
EASY Shallots
(also Eschalots)
Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvesting from September - October
EASY Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - October
EASY Spinach
(also English spinach)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from August - September

Preparing for August

EASY Broad beans
(also Fava bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - December
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from September - October
EASY Kohlrabi Sow in garden.   Harvesting from August - September
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from August - September
  NZ Spinach
(also Warrigal greens)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from August - September
EASY Onion Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from December - March
EASY Parsnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from October - November
EASY Peas Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
EASY Shallots
(also Eschalots)
Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvesting from September - October
EASY Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - October
EASY Spinach
(also English spinach)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from August - September
EASY Swedes
(also Rutabagas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - October

See planting calendar for these climate zones

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

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