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Planting in December - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Plant in garden.
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant in garden.
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Plant in garden.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant in garden.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
French tarragon Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Plant in garden.
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant in garden.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Turnip Plant in garden.
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.

Planning for January

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Plant in garden.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Plant in garden.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 06 Dec - Narelle
    I've been trying to get some seeds to germinate, without success. Do you have any advice, please? Perhaps I just need to be more patient, though - had them in a heated propagator for a couple of w...
    in Sunflower
  • 06 Dec - Tom
    I planted Snow Peas early November, and I'm not getting much growth and are slightly yellow at base of stem. I'm getting flowers and fruit but not many. What can i do to get them to grow better, t...
    in Snow Peas
  • 05 Dec - Julie
    I picked my first capsicum they looked fine on the outside but when i cut them they were full of small maggots what should i do.
    in Capsicum
  • 05 Dec - lucy piejko
    My coriander has really shot up like a bush but full of flowers - how do i get it back to normal as the leaves are not growing
    in Coriander
  • 05 Dec - Heather Sterling
    I really would like to obtain some of the purple climbing bean (Blue Peter?) seeds. They also had scarlet flowers . I last grew them almost 50 years ago and have been looking for them on and off e...
    in Beans - climbing
  • 05 Dec - John
    In southern climates they can be left in the ground until early Spring. I hope someone from the sub-tropics sees you question and can answer better.
    in Leeks
  • 05 Dec - John
    I don't think it would make any difference as sunchokes are very tough and can be invasive if left. Any small tubers left in the ground will sprout next season. A lot of sunchokes I have seen are ...
    in Jerusalem Artichokes

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