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Planting in December - Gardenate

Angelica Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Asparagus Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for January

Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Asparagus Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Basil Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Broccoli Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon 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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