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Planting in December - Gardenate

Asparagus Plant crowns
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Pots rather than seedtrays to start new plants

Planning for January

Beetroot (also Beets) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cabbage Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cauliflower Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celery 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
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kale (also Borecole) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Lettuce Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Parsnip Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) 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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