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What to do this month

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Tasks for April

Plant spring flowering bulbs as soon as possable. Many bulbs planted in the previous will be advanced in leaf growth.

Chrysanthemum plants should be fed and debudded to get the best flowers.

Dahlias that are still in flowershould be continually dead-headed to encourage on going flowering.

Start a new compost heap; make the most of the extra suitable material at this time of year. Don't use diseased materialin your compost heap.

Plant new fruit trees.

Start a new strawberry bed by prepareing the grownd.

collect any remaining veg crops and store for winter use.

 

 

I have found a very good garden nursery in south Auckland Shed16 garden centre and cafe on Jesmond Rd in Drury it is well worth a visit.  it is a small localy owned an owner operated garden center and the owners aim to sell only organic products as well as keeping prices very low hear is a link to thier website www.organix.net.nz                                    

Discussion Forum

Flowes to plant in January 1 Reply

Seeds to sow in JanuaryAgeratum, Alyssum, Cineraria*, Cyclamen, Dahlia, Linaria, Lupin, Mignonette, Nasturtium*, Nicotiana*, Opium poppy, Pansy, Iceland poppy, Primula, Stock, Sweet pea, Viola, Wallflower.Seedlings to sow in JanuaryAster, Celosia, Cosmos*, Gazania*, Gerbera, Ivy, NAsturtiam*, Petunia*, Phlox, Rudbeckia, Salpiglossis,  Sunflower*,  Viscaria, Zinnia.Bulbs, Corms, and tubers to plantAgapanthus, Belladonna, Clivia, Crinum, Colchicum, Crocus (autumn-flowering), Cyclamen, Eranthis (winter aconite), Erythronium, Freesia, Fritillaria, galanthus, Gladiolus, Habranthus*, Ipheion, Iris, Lachenalia, Leucojum (snowflake), Lycoris, Narcissus (plant now in cold climates, later in warm climates), Nerine, Oxalis*, Sternbergia, Watsonia*.*only practicable in warm areas.Continue

Started by Matt Moir. Last reply by Pam Jan 26.

Vegetables to plant in January 1 Reply

Seeds to sow this monthBean*, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels sprout, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery*, Cucumber*, leek, Lettuce, Marrow*, Melon*, Parsnip, Radish, Silver beet, Swede, Turnip.Seedlings to sow this month.Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussles sprout, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery*, Cucumber, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Radish, Silver beet.*Only Practicable in warm areas.Continue

Started by Matt Moir. Last reply by Pam Jan 26.

Vegetables to plant in April

Seeds to sow. Beetroot*, Broad beans, Broccoli*, Cabbage, Carrot*, Cauliflower*, Celery*, Celeriac*, Leeks, Lettuce (winter), onion, Potato*, Spinich, and Turnip. seedlings to plant. Broccoli*, Brussles sprout, Cabbage, Cauliflower*, Celery, Leek, Lettuce, Silverbeet*, and Spinich.(* Only practicable in warm areas.)Continue

Started by Matt Moir Mar 29, 2012.

Flowers to plant in April

Sow these seeds. Alyssum, Calendula, Cornflower, Dianthus, Lobelia, Lupin, Snapdragon, Stock, Sweet pea, Viola. Seedlings to plant. Anemone, Hollyhock, Iceland poppy, Larksspur, Pansy, Polyanthus, Primrose, Ranunculus, and Snapdradon.Bulbs, Rhizomes, and tubers to plant. Allium, Anemone, Camassia, Chionodoxa, Crosomia, Freesia, Galtonia, Gladolus, Hyacynth, Hyacinthoides (bluebell, endymion, scilla), Ranunculus, Romulea, Sparaxis, Trillium, Tritonia, and Tulip.Continue

Started by Matt Moir Mar 29, 2012.

A few more seeds /seedlings to plant in March

Planting now in March for the New Zealand - sub-tropical zoneAmaranth(also Love-lies-bleeding)Sow in garden.Harvest from July.Beetroot(also Beets)Sow in garden.Harvest from July.Broad beans(also Fava bean)Sow in garden.Harvest from August.Burdock(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))Sow in garden.Harvest from September.CabbageGrow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from July.Cape Gooseberry(also Golden Berry, Chinese Lanterns)Sow in garden.Harvest from August.CarrotSow in garden.Harvest from August.CauliflowerGrow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from September.CeleriacGrow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from August.CeleryGrow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from September.Chives(also Garden chives)Sow in garden.Harvest from July.Climbing beans(also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners)Sow in garden.Harvest from July.Collards(also Collard greens, Borekale)Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from July.CucumberSow in garden.Harvest from July.Daikon(also Japanese radish, Lo Bok)Direct in garden.Harvest from July.DillSow in garden.Harvest from July.Dwarf beans(also French beans, Bush beans)Sow in garden.Harvest from July.Florence Fennel(also Finocchio)Sow in garden.Harvest from August.Kale(also Borecole)Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from July.KohlrabiSow in garden.Harvest from July.LeeksGrow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from August.LettuceSow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..Harvest from July.Mustard greens(also gai choy)Sow in garden.Harvest from June.Oregano(also Pot Marjoram)Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.Harvest from June.Parsley(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)Sow in garden.Harvest from July.PotatoPlant tuber.Harvest from September.RadishSow in garden.Harvest from June.Rocket(also Arugula/Rucola)Sow in garden.Harvest from June.Salsify(also Vegetable oyster)Sow in garden.Harvest…Continue

Started by Matt Moir Mar 16, 2012.

Vegetables to plant in March

Seeds to sowBeetroot*, Broccoli*, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower*, Celery, Cress, Leek, Lettuce(winter), Parsnip*, Peas,*, Radish, Silver beet*, Spinich, Spring onion, Sweede*, Turnip.Seedlings to sowBeetroot, Broad bean, Broccoli, Brussels sprout, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Leek,          Lettuce (winter), Parsnip, Pea, Silver beet, Spinich, Spring onion, Sweede.* Only practicable in warm areasContinue

Started by Matt Moir Feb 29, 2012.

Flower seeds, Seedlings, and bulbs to plant in March

Seeds to sow.Ageratum*, Alyssum, Anemone, Antirrhinim, Aquilegia, Calendula, Candytuft, Canterbury bells, Carnation, Cineraria*, Clarkia, Cyclamen, Forget-me-not, Helichrysum, Hollyhock, Lobelia, Mignonette, Pansy, Polyanthus, Russell lupin, Snapdragon, Statice, Stock, Sweetpea, Viola.Seedlings to plant.Ageratum*, Alyssum, Anemone, Anthirrhinum, Aquilegia, Calendul, Candytuft, Canterbury bells, Carnation, Cineraria*, Clarkia, Cyclamen, Forget-me-not, Helichrysum, Hollyhock, Larkspur,Lobelia, Mignonette, Pansy, Polyanthus, Russell lupin, Snapdragon, Statice, Stock, Sweet pea, Viola.Bulbs, Rhizomes and Tubers to plantAllium, Anemone, Camassia, Crocus, Clivia, Dutch iris, Galtinia, Gladiolus cardinalis,               G. carinatus, G. alatus (winter growing types) Habranthus, Hyacinth, Hyacinthoides (scilla, blubell, endymion), Ipheion, Ixia, Lachenalia, Moraea, Muscari, Narcissus, Ornithogalum, Ranunculus, Romulea, Sparaxis, Trillium, Tritonia, Tulip.*Only practicable in warm areas.Continue

Started by Matt Moir Feb 29, 2012.

Vegetable seeds/seedlings to plant in Febuary

Seeds to plantBean, Dwarft*, Beetroot, Brussels sprout, Carrot*, Leek, Lettuce* Parsnip*, Radish*, Spinich*, Spring onions, Swede*, Turnip.Seedlings to plant.Broccoli*, Cabbage*, Carrot*, Cauliclower*, Celery*, Chicory, Endive, Lettuce*, Parsnip*, Purslane, Radish*, Silverbeet, Spinich*, Swede*.* Onlypracticable in warm areas.Continue

Started by Matt Moir Jan 27, 2012.

flower seeds/seedlings to plant in Febuary

Seeds to plantAgertaum, Alyssum, Antirrhinum(snapdragon), Aquilegia, Campanula, Candytuft, Carnation, Cineraria*, Cosmos*, Cornflower, Cyclamen, Delphinium, Dianthus, Foxglove, Gypsophila, Hollyhock, Honesty, Iceland poppy, Larkspur, Lupin, Marigold*, Mignonette, Nigella, Pansy, Polyanthus Ranunculus*, Scabious, Shirley poppy, Stock, Sweet william, Sweet pea, Verbena, Viola, Wallflower.Seedlings to plant.Aquilegia, Aster, Carnation, Cineraria*, cornflower, Cosmos*, Dianthus, Dimorphotheca*(African daisy), Foxglove, Gerberia*, Hollyhock, Iceland poppy, Lineria, Lupin, Marigold*, Pansy, Primula, Statice, Stock, Sweet pea, Sweet william, Verbena, Viola, Wallflower.Bulbs, Corms, and tubers to plant.Agapanthus, Anemone, Babiana, Clivia*, Convillaria (lily of the vally), Crocus, Daffodil, Dutch Iris, Eranthis (Winteraconite), Erythronium, Fritillaria, Gladiolus, Harbranthus, Hippeastrum, Hyacinth, Ixia, Lachenalia, Leucojum (Snow drop), Lycoris, Nerine, Ranunculus, Sparaxis, Spekelia, Sternbergia, Triteleia, Veltheimia.* Only Practicable in warm areas.Continue

Started by Matt Moir Jan 27, 2012.

Vegetables to plant in December

Seeds to sow now.Artichoke (globe), Aubergine (eggplant)*, Beetroot, Broadbeans*, Broccoli*, Cabbage, Capsicum*, Carrot*, Cauliflower, Celery*, Cucumber*, Fennel, Kumera*, Leek, Lettuce, Marrow, Melon*, Onion, Parsnip, Pea, Pumpkin, Silverbeet, Spinich*, Squash*, Swede, Sweet corn*, Tomato* Turnip, Zuccini*Seedlings to plant now.Artichoke (globe)*, Cabbage, Capsicum*, Cauliflower, Leek, Lettuce, Onion, Silver beet, Spring onion.* Only practicable in warm areas.Continue

Started by Matt Moir Nov 29, 2011.

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Comment by Matt Moir on September 7, 2011 at 3:47pm
I have Quite a few tomato seedlings ready to go. Verity Subarctic these are said to be very early fruiting plants and tolerate cool weather I am in Ellerslie Auckland if anyone is interested> I am asking a dollar donation per plant as the donations go to the Christchurch members of a spiritual group I belong to these donations help the members threw financial hardships they are experiencing from the earth quakes. I also have guite a few flower, herb, and veg seedlings on offer as well.
Comment by Matt Moir on September 3, 2011 at 3:01pm

If you would like to have a more extensive list of what to plant this month geard to your area hears a website that you can subscribe to. http://www.gardenate.com/

Comment by Matt Moir on August 19, 2011 at 9:31am
After the cold snap we have just had it is not a good idea to clean up frost damaged plants just yet the to remove frost and cold damaged leafs now could put new or young groath at risk wait until all danger of frost has past.  
Comment by Matt Moir on August 15, 2011 at 10:08am

Its still too cold and a couple months early however its a good time to get Capsucum seeds planted in hot house or indoors or you can also buy seedlings and pot them in herb pots in a hot house enviorment this will give them a head start so they will be much further along when warm enough to plant in garden to ensure good frueting earlier in the season.

Comment by Matt Moir on June 3, 2011 at 10:50am

The month of June in Auckland is a good time to start planting new roses most garden nurserys should be getting their roses in stock now.

Comment by Matt Moir on June 2, 2011 at 9:57am
Dont forget that even though the need to water is reduced due to the rain fall it is still very important to keep an eye on plants and shrubs onder eves and over hangs these beds often dry out even in the wet months
Comment by Matt Moir on April 28, 2011 at 5:12pm
Hear is a link to one of my faveorate garden centers in Auckland http://www.organix.net.nz/  organic seeds that are very affordable
Comment by Matt Moir on April 20, 2011 at 3:37pm
http://www.gardenate.com/ hear is a good link for planting reminders this site covers all reagons of New Zealand and they also send you weekly/monthly reminders of what to plant in your regin
Comment by Matt Moir on April 18, 2011 at 6:39pm
as i learnd today dont let the fair weather make u complacient the 1st bad weather day of autumn we had strong wimds heavy rain and hale time to get delacate frute and vege crops under cover if you are tryin to grow them threw the autumn into winter
 

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