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Planting in December - Gardenate

Angelica 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.
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.
Leeks Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 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.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Tomato Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.

Planning for January

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Basil Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
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 Plant in garden.
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) 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

  • 30 Mar - Fadeela
    What type of soil does garluc need to be planted ? D
    in Garlic
  • 30 Mar - Leonora
    Livingseeds Heirloom Seeds P.O.Box 1421 Henley-on-Klip 1962 Tel: 016 365 3873 or 0731417101 [email protected] Elouise or Sean Give them a call. Very helpful.
    in Garlic
  • 30 Mar - Mike
    Well we have just had our rain down pour. I had a tarpaulin over our young plants to keep the rain off. The wind became too strong, so had to take it down. We have just had 3 1/4 inches of rain in...
    in Broccoli
  • 30 Mar - sue
    hi plant is getting a brown spot on its leaf then it spreads to the stems & dies can you give me some idea what the problem is thanks
    in Rhubarb
  • 30 Mar - Akbar Ally
    Is ocra leaves edible? How do you cook same?
    in Okra
  • 30 Mar - Jack
    You could divide and replant the suckers in winter. Give them a good 'blanket' of straw or old sacking to protect them if you get frosts. If the shed wall is metal try hanging hessian sacks behind...
    in Artichokes (Globe)
  • 30 Mar - John
    I would try - www.organicseeds.co.za They do not list it but may know who would have it. All the best in your search. Maybe a South African gardener will read these pages and help.
    in Yacon

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