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Planting in December - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Ginger Plant root
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

Planning for January

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 09 Dec - Brian Cossill
    is there any sense in using a rhubarb forcer to increase the length of the stalks during the growing season in NZ cheers Brian
    in Rhubarb
  • 09 Dec - Donna Georgiou
    I would like to grow black eye beans (cowpeas) for family use as we like them fresh as well as dry , would I be able to purchase seeds . [Gardenate: we don't sell any seeds or plants]
    in Cowpeas
  • 09 Dec - Linda
    Hi Grahame, can you tell me what type of seeds you used please where they from a packet or out of a fresh melon? Thanks
    in Watermelon
  • 09 Dec - jenny mullins
    I was told never to trim the ferny bits as they harness strength for the crown & help develop bigger & better spears for the following season. Is this incorrect. I bought crowns from K-Mart over 1...
    in Asparagus
  • 08 Dec - Susan in Canberra
    Hi Allan, is it possible that the thinnings were stressed by being pulled out & replanted and this caused them to bolt ahead of the original plantings?
    in Onion
  • 08 Dec - Julie
    something is eating my tomatoes as soon as they get a bit if pink on them. Any advice or assistance. We have put up netting to stop the birds but still happening
    in Tomato
  • 07 Dec - Jo
    I’ve noticed my capsicum is very small this year same as last year. Has been in for about 6 wks and is only about 6-7 inches tall. Been regularly watered and fertilised?
    in Capsicum

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