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Planting in December - Gardenate

Angelica Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Cardoon Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for January

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Basil Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celeriac 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
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Endive Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Thyme (also Common thyme) 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 Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 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
  • 16 Dec - Jill green
    Where /who can i buy luffa seeds from in new zealand as i wish to try growing some in my tunnel house next season
    in Luffa
  • 16 Dec - Patricia
    Would like to know which variety to plant. Summer rainfall. Hot summer. Pretty cold winters. Highveld . Eastern Mapumalanga.
    in Daikon
  • 16 Dec - Patricia Trollip
    Would like to grow them for cattle. Remember them as a child. But dont know anything else. Any advise welcome.
    in Daikon

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