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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/tips

  • 21 Feb - Masego
    Hi, I live in Kimberley, Northern Cape. Is it a good time to buy strawberry plants or should rather wait for August?
    in Strawberries (from seeds)
  • 21 Feb - John
    We grow a variety called Biet Alpha and picked copious amounts of cucumbers off it. It is a more traditional green cucumber with bristle patches on the skin. The cucumbers were about 15-18 cm long...
    in Cucumber
  • 21 Feb - Sandy
    Just bought a property with what was told is asparagras. seems to be all fern its Febuary. From what i hv read in previous posts you let the fern dye down & fertilize but when does it come back to...
    in Asparagus
  • 21 Feb - Gaurav
    Hi Francie, I am not sure of the variety though I've seen something in Bunnings couple of months ago and that was specific to tomatoes. May be worth going/asking there? Not sure if this is of a...
    in Tomato
  • 20 Feb - Mike
    I suggest you read the commenst here about growing and harvesting ginger - it has it all here.
    in Ginger
  • 20 Feb - Mike
    Go to internet seed selling companies - Boondie Seed, Collection, New Life and look through the varieties there. You need a burping variety I have read.
    in Cucumber
  • 20 Feb - Mike
    Yes - make sure it has established itself a bit first - a few leaves. That stops it taking from the older plant. Next year cut all the runners off before they establish - or start a new lot. After...
    in Strawberry Plants

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