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

  Basil (herb) Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from March - April
EASY Beetroot Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Burdock
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))
Sow in garden.   Harvest from May.
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from March - May
EASY Carrot Sow in garden. water well. Harvesting from March - April
EASY Chives Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Collards
(also Collard greens, Borekale)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from March - April
EASY Dwarf beans
(also French beans, Bush beans)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Endive Sow in garden.   Harvest from March.
EASY Kale
(also Borecole)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Kohlrabi Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Leeks Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from April - June
EASY Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvesting from March - April
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - March
  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 March - June
EASY Parsnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
  Potato Plant tuber.   Harvesting from April - June
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - March
EASY Salsify
(also Vegetable oyster)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from April - June
EASY Silverbeet
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Swedes
(also Rutabagas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from March - May
  Sweet corn
(also maize)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from March - May
EASY Turnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April

Preparing for February

EASY Beetroot Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Broad beans
(also Fava bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from April - July
EASY Burdock
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))
Sow in garden.   Harvest from May.
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from March - May
EASY Carrot Sow in garden.   Harvesting from March - April
  Cauliflower Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from April - June
EASY Chives Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Collards
(also Collard greens, Borekale)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from March - April
EASY Endive Sow in garden.   Harvest from March.
EASY Florence Fennel
(also Finocchio)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from April - June
EASY Kale
(also Borecole)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Kohlrabi Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Leeks Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from April - June
EASY Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvesting from March - April
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - March
EASY Onion Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from June - September
  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 March - June
EASY Parsnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from May - June
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - March
EASY Rocket
(also Arugula/Rucola)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Salsify
(also Vegetable oyster)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from April - June
EASY Shallots
(also Eschalots)
Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvesting from March - May
EASY Silverbeet
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Swedes
(also Rutabagas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from March - May
EASY Turnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - April

See planting calendar for these climate zones

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

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