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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

  • 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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