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Planting in December - Gardenate

Angelica Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
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
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
French tarragon Sow seed
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed

Planning for January

Basil Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
French tarragon Sow seed
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent comments/tips

  • 11 Dec - Val
    Wash, cut into cubes put in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Just bring to the boiling stage and drain off the excess water. Add sugar to taste PLUSS a mashed banana or some cooked apple. I f...
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  • 11 Dec - Gary
    Hi Cheryl, pumpkins and the like start off with plenty of male flowers, so that when the female flowers form (which should be any time now) there are plenty of male flowers to be able to pollinate...
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  • 11 Dec - Michelle
    Usually the first flowers on a plant are male - be patient! These are used to pollinate the female flowers that will form shortly.
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    I plant my carolinacross watermelon on 20nvember 2017 it ryte time or wat?
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  • 10 Dec - Hamsa
    When it gets hot, rocket goes to seeds, collect the seeds when they dry and sow them in autumn and you will have rocket in autumn, winter and spring
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  • 10 Dec - Hamsa
    I live in the cool mountains but I manage to grow chillies and bitter melon. It is best to start the seeds in a green house, if you don’t have one, cover the pots with plastic sheets but remember ...
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  • 09 Dec - Kenneth Chagunda
    thanks John for reply for your on beet root diseases
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