Planting in August - GardenGrow

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
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
Marrow 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
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 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
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato 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

Planning for September

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Angelica Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Horseradish Plant crowns
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed. Must be protected from cold nights
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') 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
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

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Recent Comments

  • 08 Aug - Richard Grevers
    I'd go with the online info. We plant October/November, harvesting May/June (better after the first frost). They can take their time to really take off - ours had minimal foliage until March.
    in Yam/Oca
  • 05 Aug - Anthony
    I agree .best to plant a new one each year, fruit is bigger. Ive done lots of growing experiments with chillies in Auckland i had a jalapeno plant kept for 4 years in a pot which was babied the w...
    in Chilli peppers
  • 05 Aug - Anthony
    The birds will eat the red berries on the female asparagus and they flick the seeds all over the place .. also could be you moved some soil from around the asparagus and moved it to another part o...
    in Asparagus
  • 05 Aug - Anthony
    buy a whole choko from the store set aside indoors ( maybe in a fruit bowl ) and it will sprout a vine on its own Then plant the whole thing .. i have a posting becoming available, that will exp...
    in Choko/Chayote
  • 05 Aug - Anthony
    Best to plant the whole choko after it has sprouted. I have heard, that just planting the seeds is not as successful .But you can always try right.
    in Choko/Chayote
  • 05 Aug - Anthony
    i Buy a choko from the store and leave it on top of my fridge or in a fruit bowl on the table .The choko will sprout from one end. Once sprouted it is ready to plant out. Plant the whole vegeta...
    in Choko/Chayote
  • 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.
    in Okra

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