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Planting in December - Gardenate

Angelica Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Basil Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for January

Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Asparagus Plant crowns
Basil Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Rosemary Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

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Recent comments/tips

  • 14 Dec - john bennett
    can I grow asparagus in cooktown fnq temp 16-35c if so what Varity
    in Asparagus
  • 14 Dec - M Bray
    Could I plant rhubarb now & where can obtain estabilished crowns.
    in Rhubarb
  • 14 Dec - josephine
    Does horseradish need full or filtered sunlight to grow well on eyre peninsular and how often does it need watering.
    in Horseradish
  • 14 Dec - Brenda
    Same of the Lebanese cucumbers different colours bit lighter are they still okay to eat .
    in Cucumber
  • 13 Dec - Mike
    Just a point, pumpkin female flowers only open one day - until about mid arvo. If no bees, break off a male flower and pollinate the female flower with it. I did this the other week - two differen...
    in Pumpkin
  • 13 Dec - Mike
    From Houzz Fennel is allelopathic to most garden plants, inhibiting growth, causing to bolt, or actually killing many plants. Like black walnut or elder, it produces some chemical or other which ...
    in Florence Fennel
  • 13 Dec - Mike
    From any shop that sells them - supermarkets etc. Plant around June.
    in Garlic

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