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Planting in December - Gardenate

Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomato Sow seed

Planning for January

Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') 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) Sow seed
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 19 Feb - John Kelly
    I've grown pumpkins which have fruited nicely ,havent harvested all of them,the vines are slowly dying back but now the plants are re shooting quite nicely ,will they produce fruit ?
    in Pumpkin
  • 19 Feb - Mike
    Depends on the soil type. Small plants need small waterings regularly - each day in summer especially. Larger plants need a bigger watering less often - each 2-3 days. Pushing your finger in the s...
    in Chilli peppers
  • 19 Feb - mike
    I don't believe they will ripen if picked unless they have started to ripen already. Rockmelons will break from the vine fairly easily when starting to ripen. A rather gentle pull and they will co...
    in Rockmelon
  • 19 Feb - Carmen J.
    Looks like is lacking calcium, normally we put fertilizer but we forget to put calcium, get some dolomite or some rock dust.
    in Tomato
  • 19 Feb - Carmen J.
    Your peppers and chillies will do better with some shade cloth on top, not more than 50% shade, they are stress with the heat and they start to drop leaves and flowers.
    in Chilli peppers
  • 18 Feb - Edith
    I have a patch of garden that was covered by polythene due to illness and I planted 3 rock melons into small holes that I made. They have flourished and there are melons galore. I think the heat...
    in Rockmelon
  • 18 Feb - Geoff Baker
    Do chilli plants need plenty of water? My bushes look healthy but the leaves and flowers keep falling off. Thanks
    in Chilli peppers

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