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Planting in December - Gardenate

Asparagus Plant crowns
Onion Sow seed

Planning for January

Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cabbage Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Celery 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
Lettuce Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent comments/tips

  • 10 Dec - mahlatsi j mokone
    I plant my carolinacross watermelon on 20nvember 2017 it ryte time or wat?
    in Watermelon
  • 10 Dec - Hamsa
    When it gets hot, rocket goes to seeds, collect the seeds when they dry and sow them in autumn and you will have rocket in autumn, winter and spring
    in Rocket
  • 10 Dec - Hamsa
    I live in the cool mountains but I manage to grow chillies and bitter melon. It is best to start the seeds in a green house, if you don’t have one, cover the pots with plastic sheets but remember ...
    in Chilli peppers
  • 09 Dec - Kenneth Chagunda
    thanks John for reply for your on beet root diseases
    in Beetroot
  • 09 Dec - Cheryl
    We have both jap and butternut pumpkins growing but seem to only have male flowers. Do we pull them out and start again. There is plenty of male flowers
    in Pumpkin
  • 09 Dec - Sarah Gumede
    I am in Nkomazi around Nelspruit and I want to plant watermelon. Today is the 10 of December. Where can I get them meaning the seeds. I would like to have the seedless type. Can I still plant th...
    in Watermelon
  • 08 Dec - Mike
    Try and grow it in the cooler time of the year. Google growing parsnips in Thailand.
    in Parsnip

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