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Planting in December - Gardenate

Asparagus Plant in garden.
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Onion Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Yacon (also Sunroot) Pots rather than seedtrays to start new plants

Planning for January

Beetroot (also Beets) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
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.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 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.
Kale (also Borecole) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Lettuce 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) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Onion Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Parsnip Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Peas Plant in garden.
Potato Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) 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

  • 26 Mar - Liz
    Hi Adam, the planting instructions overlap a bit. We suggest that seeds are started in boxes in March and April, so those seedlings should start to be ready to plant out in May and June - but als...
    in Capsicum
  • 26 Mar - may
    my silverbeet has been thriving but now new leaves are coming up small and very dark leaves (NOT SPOTTED)
    in Silverbeet
  • 26 Mar - hugh avey
    my dill plants, from seeds or transplanted seedlings, grow well briefly, then wilt and die - suggestions please
    in Dill
  • 26 Mar - Kylie
    I've just received a shopping bag full of runners from a friend. It is now Autumn in Ballarat Victoria, how should I plant these now? Thanks
    in Strawberry Plants
  • 26 Mar - Jo
    I just purchased salsify seeds produced by Bairnsdale seed company, Goodman Seeds. I picked them up in the local IGA supermarket!
    in Salsify
  • 26 Mar - Diane
    I planted my broccoli in January it's getting big enough but it's seems to be taking awhile to fruit it gets full sun and the leaves are good maybe I planted too soon
    in Broccoli
  • 25 Mar - adam
    hello just had a question for the pepper plant. it says to plant this plant in the garden in May then to transplant in June. would you be able to explain this to me cause im a little confused to ...
    in Capsicum

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