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Planting in December - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Angelica Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Broccoli Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Brussels sprouts Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celeriac Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Endive Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Horseradish Plant crowns
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kale (also Borecole) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Kohlrabi Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Leeks Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lettuce Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Pumpkin Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sunflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed

Planning for January

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Broccoli Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Brussels sprouts Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cucumber Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Endive Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kale (also Borecole) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Kohlrabi Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Leeks Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Lettuce Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Marrow Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 07 Dec - Dot
    What is real spinarch, perpetual spinarch?
    in NZ Spinach
  • 07 Dec - Paula
    I have never chilled mine and they do okay. I don't know the type as I have as I started with grocery store bulbs, but I have read that soft neck varieties do better in warm climates.
    in Garlic
  • 07 Dec - Paula
    Lindsay, my parents grew it in either 9b or 10a under the shade of a citrus tree. It never got as spectacular as those grown in cooler climates but they did get some fresh stalks for about 5 years.
    in Rhubarb
  • 05 Dec - Tamra Stafford
    Our choko vine produces very well, but the majority of the chokos appear to be stung or dimpled. What is doing this, and can we stop it.
    in Choko/Chayote
  • 05 Dec - Harold J Roth
    What varieties of cucumbers do best in zone 10A
    in Cucumber
  • 05 Dec - Harold J Roth
    What varieties of carrots do best is zone 10A ?
    in Carrot
  • 05 Dec - Jennifer
    I am in southeastern coastal North Carolina and planted asparagus last Feb. They did awesome, and still are doing great, so I don’t know when to cut them back so they start growing next year. They...
    in Asparagus

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