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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.
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

  • 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...
    in Potato
  • 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?
    in Rockmelon
  • 20 Jan - lucy
    I have been trying to grow an Okra plant many times &I'm very devastated when it's time of flowering, it seems, ants attract the flower ,ended up no produce at the end...what is the best advise u ...
    in Okra
  • 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...
    in Sunflower
  • 20 Jan - Jackie Klever
    I live in Ahipara, 90 Mile Beach. Where can I buy the seeds or seedlings? Cannot find any up here.
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 20 Jan - Bill Gee
    See Otago Daily Times Friday 20 January, "plant early maturing potatoes now for harvest at Easter."
    in Potato

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