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Planting in December - Gardenate

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
Dill Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
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
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
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
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

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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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