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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/tips

  • 14 Dec - john bennett
    can I grow asparagus in cooktown fnq temp 16-35c if so what Varity
    in Asparagus
  • 14 Dec - M Bray
    Could I plant rhubarb now & where can obtain estabilished crowns.
    in Rhubarb
  • 14 Dec - josephine
    Does horseradish need full or filtered sunlight to grow well on eyre peninsular and how often does it need watering.
    in Horseradish
  • 14 Dec - Brenda
    Same of the Lebanese cucumbers different colours bit lighter are they still okay to eat .
    in Cucumber
  • 13 Dec - Mike
    Just a point, pumpkin female flowers only open one day - until about mid arvo. If no bees, break off a male flower and pollinate the female flower with it. I did this the other week - two differen...
    in Pumpkin
  • 13 Dec - Mike
    From Houzz Fennel is allelopathic to most garden plants, inhibiting growth, causing to bolt, or actually killing many plants. Like black walnut or elder, it produces some chemical or other which ...
    in Florence Fennel
  • 13 Dec - Mike
    From any shop that sells them - supermarkets etc. Plant around June.
    in Garlic

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