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Planting in Canada - Zone 8a Mild Temperate regions

Planting in December - Gardenate

Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Shallots (also Eschalots) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

Planning for January

Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Asparagus Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) 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
Brussels sprouts Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cabbage 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
Cardoon 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
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Leeks Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Peas Sow seed
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Shallots (also Eschalots) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) 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 Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks

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Recent Comments

  • 18 Dec - Mike
    Kings seeds sell a lot of seed in NZ by the look of it.
    in Luffa
  • 18 Dec - Mike
    You pick it, the size you want. An example is - zucchini 3 to 8-9 inches . Marrow 12-18
    in Zucchini
  • 18 Dec - Gary
    Hi did you have any luck finding asparagus crowns been looking for years -fa in Atlantis if you found some please share info many thx
    in Asparagus
  • 17 Dec - Jean Mutch
    Never tried lookups before. Need hints Where to get good seeds. Thanks
    in Luffa
  • 17 Dec - Laraine wright
    If a courgettes grows into a marrow when is it ready to pick.
    in Zucchini
  • 17 Dec - Mike
    The best way to find where to buy something is to google it - buy luffa seeds inNZ -
    in Luffa
  • 17 Dec - Mike
    Never heard of them - looks like a sugar loaf cabbage. Look up some seed selling companies.
    in Cabbage

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