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Planting in December - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 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
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 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
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

Planning for January

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
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
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 05 Dec - Graeme Mills
    I have one plant with lots of flowers but no capsicums in sight. This is the first time I have struck this as I've grown the very successfully in the past. I have a large net enclosing all of my v...
    in Capsicum
  • 05 Dec - Anon
    Probably one or both of two reasons. They lacked fertiliser/watering or the season, coming into hot summer weather. More a cool weather crop I think.
    in Silverbeet
  • 05 Dec -
    I have grown borage the last two years, the plants have been huge, 1.2m high and 1.8-2.0m diameter. I suggest you grow them where you are not going to walk around much.
    in Borage
  • 04 Dec - Janet
    What can I plant around borage so I won’t get in contact with the prickly plant? Chillies? Pepper? Lemon grass? Area is sunny but windy.
    in Borage
  • 04 Dec - anon
    I have tried to grow strawberries the last two years. Come to the conclusion that it is not worth all the effort. Not enough quality and quantity of strawberries. I had 18 plants. I put in weed ma...
    in Strawberry Plants
  • 04 Dec - Anon
    If your soil is sandy and you do a lot of watering, then you would leach out the nutrients. Have to apply more fert.
    in Cucumber
  • 04 Dec - anon
    I have never grown it although my mother grew it in the 1960's. I think it grew a bit wild. Read all the notes here about climate to grow in, soil type, good draining soil, not heavy wet soil. Res...
    in Rhubarb

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