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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

  • 13 Dec - Mike
    Look on the internet - how to grow tarragon - pay attention to how long it grows when to harvest etc.
    in French tarragon
  • 13 Dec - Mike
    Maybe stake and support them and a light shaping of the bush.
    in Cape Gooseberry
  • 13 Dec - Mike
    You could do both depending on how many squash you have. I had a couple of cuies that had 3 flushes of cuies. If I nipped the vine I would have only had 18 cuies - in the end I had 48.
    in Pumpkin
  • 13 Dec - Mike
    I had similar problems - I used some spray from Aldi - don't know if that did any good. Then used tomato dust and I also used some yellow sticky fly cardboards. I think that stopped it a bit. Som...
    in Tomato
  • 12 Dec - David Pritchard
    I grew it once in Sydney. Planted August 2018. Easy grow. Taste was just ok, but not as nice as common coriander. Not sure if it will bolt as readily as common coriander, but probably correct - at...
    in Coriander
  • 12 Dec - Karen Cadle
    My squash is growning like a trifford do I just let it grow or would it pay to pinch it out
    in Pumpkin
  • 12 Dec - Derek
    my french tarragon took off like a rocket in early spring, now has dwindled away. Should I spread and replant what's left of the tubers, or wait and hope for next spring?
    in French tarragon

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