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

  Amaranth sp
(also Love-lies-bleeding)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from November.
EASY Asparagus Sow in garden, or plant as crowns.   Harvest from 2-3 years.
EASY Asparagus Pea Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
  Basil (herb) Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Beetroot Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Broccoli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Burdock
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))
Sow in garden.   Harvest from January.
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from December - January
EASY Cape Gooseberry
(also Golden Berry, )
Sow in garden.   Harvest from January.
  Cardoon Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from May.
EASY Carrot Sow in garden.   Harvest from December.
  Celeriac Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from April.
  Celery Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from January.
  Chicory
(also Witloof, Belgian endive)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from 4-6 months.
  Chilli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from December.
EASY Chives Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Climbing beans
(also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from December.
EASY Coriander Sow in garden.   Harvesting from October - November
  Cucumber Sow in garden. After risk of frost. Harvesting from November - December
EASY Dwarf beans
(also French beans, Bush beans)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
  Eggplant
(also Aubergine)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from December - January
EASY Endive Sow in garden.   Harvest from December.
EASY Globe artichokes Sow in garden.   Harvesting from July - November
EASY Kohlrabi Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Leeks Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from January - February
EASY Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvesting from November - December
  Luffa
(also Loofah, plant sponge)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from December.
  Marrow Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. After risk of frost. Harvesting from December - January
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
  NZ Spinach
(also Warrigal greens)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - December
  Oregano Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.   Harvest when plant reaches the flowering stage
EASY Parsley (herb)
(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from December - February
EASY Parsnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - February
EASY Peas Sow in garden.   Harvest from December.
  Potato Plant tuber.   Harvesting from January - February
  Pumpkin Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - February
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvest from November.
EASY Rocket
(also Arugula/Rucola)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from October - November
  Rockmelon
(also Canteloupe)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from December - January
EASY Salsify
(also Vegetable oyster)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Shallots
(also Eschalots)
Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvesting from December - January
EASY Silverbeet
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from December - January
EASY Spring onions
(also Scallions, Bunching onions)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from February.
  Squash
(also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - December
  Sunflower Sow in garden.   Harvest from December.
  Sweet corn
(also maize)
Sow in garden. After risk of frost. Harvesting from December - January
  Tomato Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - January
EASY Turnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
  Watermelon Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from December - January
  Zucchini
(also Courgette/Marrow)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - December

Preparing for November

  Amaranth sp
(also Love-lies-bleeding)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from November.
EASY Asparagus Sow in garden, or plant as crowns.   Harvest from 2-3 years.
EASY Asparagus Pea Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
  Basil (herb) Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Beetroot Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Burdock
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))
Sow in garden.   Harvest from January.
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from December - January
EASY Cape Gooseberry
(also Golden Berry, )
Sow in garden.   Harvest from January.
  Cardoon Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from May.
EASY Carrot Sow in garden.   Harvest from December.
  Celeriac Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from April.
  Celery Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from January.
  Chicory
(also Witloof, Belgian endive)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from 4-6 months.
  Chilli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from December.
EASY Chives Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Climbing beans
(also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from December.
EASY Coriander Sow in garden.   Harvesting from October - November
  Cucumber Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Dwarf beans
(also French beans, Bush beans)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
  Eggplant
(also Aubergine)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from December - January
EASY Endive Sow in garden.   Harvest from December.
EASY Globe artichokes Sow in garden.   Harvesting from July - November
EASY Kohlrabi Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
EASY Leeks Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from January - February
EASY Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvesting from November - December
  Luffa
(also Loofah, plant sponge)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from December.
  Marrow Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from December - January
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
  Oregano Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.   Harvest when plant reaches the flowering stage
EASY Parsley (herb)
(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from December - February
EASY Parsnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - February
  Potato Plant tuber.   Harvesting from January - February
  Pumpkin Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - February
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvest from November.
EASY Rocket
(also Arugula/Rucola)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from October - November
  Rockmelon
(also Canteloupe)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from December - January
EASY Salsify
(also Vegetable oyster)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Silverbeet
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
  Squash
(also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - December
  Sunflower Sow in garden.   Harvest from December.
  Sweet corn
(also maize)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from December - January
  Tomato Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - January
EASY Turnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from November - December
  Watermelon Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from December - January
  Zucchini
(also Courgette/Marrow)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from November - December

See planting calendar for these climate zones

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

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