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

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

Preparing for September

  Amaranth sp
(also Love-lies-bleeding)
Sow in garden. Sow after frost. Harvest from September.
EASY Asparagus Sow in garden, or plant as crowns.   Harvest from 2-3 years.
EASY Beetroot Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - November
EASY Broad beans
(also Fava bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from October - February
EASY Burdock
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))
Sow in garden.   Harvest from November.
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from October - December
EASY Carrot Sow in garden. broadcast sow. Harvesting from October - November
  Chilli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. After risk of frosts. Harvesting from October - November
  Eggplant
(also Aubergine)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Bring on in pots - need a long growing season. Harvesting from October - December
EASY Endive Sow in garden.   Harvest from October.
EASY Globe artichokes Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - October
EASY Kohlrabi Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - November
EASY Leeks Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - January
EASY Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvesting from September - November
  Luffa
(also Loofah, plant sponge)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from October.
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - October
  NZ Spinach
(also Warrigal greens)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from September - November
EASY Onion Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from January - April
EASY Parsnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - January
EASY Peas Sow in garden.   Harvesting from October - November
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - October
EASY Rocket
(also Arugula/Rucola)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from August - October
EASY Shallots
(also Eschalots)
Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvesting from October - December
EASY Silverbeet
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - November
EASY Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from October - December
EASY Spinach
(also English spinach)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - November
EASY Spring onions
(also Scallions, Bunching onions)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from December.
EASY Swedes
(also Rutabagas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from October - December
EASY Turnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from September - November
  Watermelon Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from October - December

See planting calendar for these climate zones

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

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