Wayback when I created a handy little chart of growing times for common food plants which proved quite popular. So let’s put it in immediate terms- What can you plant this Labour weekend and when will you be able to eat it?
~~A reminder that this is for a guide for temperate New Zealand.~~
Plant now for December harvest
Leaf lettuce, Mustard greens, Radish, Rocket, Coriander, Parsley
Plant now for January harvest
Beans, Beetroot, Bok Choy, Broccoli*, Cabbage*, Capsicum, Chillies, Cucumber, NZ spinach, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Basil, Dill, Sunflowers
Plant now for February harvest
Aubergine, Carrot, Corn, Leeks, Zucchinis, Pumpkin
Plant now for March harvest
Celery, Parsnips, Potatoes, Yams/Oca
* Yes, you can grow these now but I don’t advise it because of whitefly.
Buy seeds online
You can buy quality vegetable and herb seeds online right now at Trade Me and I’ll make darn sure they get to you ready to sow next weekend.