Planting in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions

Planting in August - GardenGrow

Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for September

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed. Sow after frost
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed. broadcast sow
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. After risk of frosts
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Bring on in pots - need a long growing season
Endive Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mint (also Garden mint) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Protect from frost
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

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Recent Comments

  • 29 Jul - Tim
    I've grown it in Chch before. It grew well (lots of vegetation) but I didn't get a very big harvest off it.
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  • 29 Jul - Allykat
    I brought yams at mitre 10. The packet says planr July/August but all online info says plant in Spring. I live inland Tasman area if that helps.
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  • 27 Jul - Deb
    Thanks that info is helpful!
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  • 21 Jul - mini me
    I get my elephant garlic cloves started in egg trays, with a little water in the bottom . too get them to start rooting before i plant them. Its Way quicker then the fridge method. Also nothing wo...
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  • 15 Jul - Joanna
    Has anyone grown Okra in Christchurch? I bought seeds coz I'm curious about them but it doesn't look like they grow in our Temps?
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  • 14 Jul - Deb
    I tried to grow yams last year without success but leaves shot up this year. I noticed some yams have grown but they have some green skin as they were on the surface or partially exposed. Are gree...
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  • 30 Jun -
    Buy a choko and put it in your pantry until it starts sprouting.
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