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Planting in December - Gardenate

Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed

Planning for January

Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomato Sow seed

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Recent comments/tips

  • 19 Oct - Allan
    Do you progressively mound up Kumara like growing potatoes?
    in Sweet Potato
  • 19 Oct - Samantha
    We have just moved to a little old (ish) cottage in Maldon Victoria and to my delight have just discovered asparagus growing in the back yard. It is not in a "garden bed" as such, but obiously on...
    in Asparagus
  • 19 Oct - Robyn
    Hi there, I'm not sure if this answer helps but I have not long come back from spending the summer in Indianapolis with a friend. We canned ( bottled) lots of veges, she had three large pickings o...
    in Beans - dwarf
  • 18 Oct - Micheal Ntisetsang
    I've planted watermelon on 09/09/17 and it is still developing vines and they are 50 to 60 cm long but surprisingly they are flowering at the same time pls advise on what to do
    in Watermelon
  • 18 Oct - Geoff
    I was going by the planting guide on the back of the seed packet, which, north of approx Qld/NSW border, said planting all year round. That doesn't seem to be the case, I tried too many varieties ...
    in Beans - dwarf
  • 17 Oct - Danie
    Do I have to roll the leaves of the plants to enhance bulb forming at this time before they are harvested to prevent new growth?
    in Onion
  • 17 Oct - Miriam Blye
    Yes above the ground in garden beds
    in Kohlrabi

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