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Planting in December - Gardenate

Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 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
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
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
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomato Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 19 Nov - Liz
    Edible Angelica usually grows to about a metre high and spreads a bit. Make sure that you have the edible variety, not the one with shiny leaves. Regular watering should keep it growing through th...
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  • 19 Nov - Milena
    I'm in 10b (not so huge difference), I sowed directly in a container outside, also late June and they are doing awesome :)
    in Okra
  • 19 Nov - Angela
    Hi there Im keen to grow some Yacon where would I be able to buy some tubers
    in Yacon
  • 19 Nov - natalie
    My hanging baskets never survive or thrive, yet planting in large pots that already have a plant, and they have taken off!! Seperate them from the hanger and plant in pots
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  • 19 Nov - anon
    Too much water.
    in Watermelon
  • 19 Nov - anon
    I suggest you phone your agricultural department and ask. Generally it comes down to what kind of melon you want to grow, seeded, seedless, big, small. Check out a few internet seed selling compa...
    in Watermelon
  • 19 Nov - Another gardener
    When the tassel (the flowery part that comes out the top of the plant) comes out the top, pollination will take place for the next 4-6 days. A rule of thumb is 21 days after pollination. The silky...
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