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Planting in December - Gardenate

Angelica Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

Planning for January

Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed. water well
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kale (also Borecole) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

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Recent Comments

  • 03 Dec - T & K Gauthier
    After pulling the yacon plant (we only have one), how do we store the rhizomes until spring planting time? We have a high tunnel, but I don't think it would be happy there over winter.
    in Yacon
  • 03 Dec - Anonymous
    When growing dwarf beans it is best to hill the soil up around the stem when they are half grown, this helps support the stems/plants. Have someone help you to hold the plant steady while you hill...
    in Beans - dwarf
  • 03 Dec - Anonymous
    I suggest you go by the planting guide for your climate zone.
    in Carrot
  • 03 Dec - Anonymous
    If you are temperate zone climate - from early Autumn to mid Spring they will germinate.
    in Shallots
  • 02 Dec - Edward
    Please advise whether could grow shallots in Noble Park Victoria and the best time to cultivate. Please also advise me how to find bulbs for cultivation. Thank you.
    in Shallots
  • 02 Dec - Mat B
    Hello, My dwarf beans are flowering and healthy, however they've mostly fallen over... how should I keep these growing up? Thanks.
    in Beans - dwarf
  • 02 Dec - Atlantic
    I planted my seedlings from Walmart seeds in October. 50¢ seeds! Charleston Grey watermelon, think seed spitting as a child, has now gifted me 3 melons that I can see (12.01.20). Ps 50¢ package...
    in Watermelon

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