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Horticulture 1000
HT1021 - Practical skills - Seasons
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Most of New Zealand has a  temperate climate. A temperate climate means there are four distinct seasons in  a year. Some areas at the top of the North Island have a subtropical climate  with less defined seasons, warmer air temperatures and not such a big  difference between summer and winter air temperatures.

Activity 3

Click on each season to discover what happens to plants in that season.


Complete 3A in your workbook

Complete Activity 3B in your workbook

Key points

  • Seeds  are sown or plants are transplanted when soil temperatures are warm and moist,  usually in autumn or spring.

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