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Planting in December - Gardenate

Angelica Plant in garden.
Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Asparagus Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant in garden.
Cardoon Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant in garden.
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant in garden.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant in garden.
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Turnip Plant in garden.

Planning for January

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Asparagus Plant in garden.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cauliflower Plant in garden.
Celeriac 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.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant in garden.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Endive Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Kale (also Borecole) Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks 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.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Potato Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
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 Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 20 Jan - Sam
    Hi Jody, I'm growing it in zone 4b. I just start it early indoors and then plant it outside. I will probably have a piece or two for you to start with. [email protected]
    in Yacon
  • 20 Jan -
    Thank you Sandra re my question as to whether seed potatoes can still be planted in January where I live in the Dandenong Ranges Melbourne. I will give it a go then if you have successfully plant...
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  • 20 Jan - Ron Leggett
    I am trying manual pollination. Not a lot of success. Do I need to pinch out the leaders to promote more lateral growth and more flowers?
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  • 20 Jan - Ken Adams
    My English friend is not very good at gardening and has some sunflowers she is wondering if she can substitute some time each day in the oven instead of direct sunlight as her apartment is quite s...
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  • 20 Jan - Jackie Klever
    I live in Ahipara, 90 Mile Beach. Where can I buy the seeds or seedlings? Cannot find any up here.
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  • 20 Jan - Bill Gee
    See Otago Daily Times Friday 20 January, "plant early maturing potatoes now for harvest at Easter."
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