Planting by the Month

Source: Gardenate.com

The below list are suggestions for our semi-tropical/tropical region.

There are many other plants that will grow well provided they are grown in a micro climate which suits.

What to plant in January:

Basil Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns

What to plant in February:

Basil Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns

What to grow in March:

Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns

What to grow in April:

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
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
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
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
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Ginger Plant root
Kale (also Borecole) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Leeks need moist soil throughout their growth.
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) 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
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
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
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
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

What to grow in May:

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 Sow seed
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
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Ginger Plant root
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kale (also Borecole) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed. Best grown in large pots or planter boxes as sage cannot cope with very wet soil.
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
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
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
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

What to grow in June:

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 Sow seed
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
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Ginger Plant root
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

What to grow in July:

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Ginger Plant root
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
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) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Watermelon Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

What to grow in August:

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed

Basil Sow seed

Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed

Cabbage Sow seed

Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed

Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed

Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed

Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed

Cucumber Sow seed

Ginger Plant root

Kohlrabi Sow seed

Marrow Sow seed

Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed

Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed

Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed

Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed

Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed

Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed

Sunflower Sow seed

Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed

Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns

Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) Plant tubers

Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers

Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

What to grow in September:

Basil Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) Plant tubers

What to grow in October:

Basil Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns

What to grow in November:

Basil Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns

What to grow in December:

Basil Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns