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

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

Preparing for October

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

See planting calendar for these climate zones

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

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