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Planting in December - Gardenate

Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomato Sow seed

Planning for January

Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Marrow Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent comments/tips

  • 18 Feb - Ken
    I planted well developed "red" capsicum seedlings mid November on well drained fertile soil. The plants grew vigorousely and needed staking. Most of the fruit showed white patches which enlarge wi...
    in Capsicum
  • 17 Feb - Byndy
    This is THE most exhaustive how to website for knowing how to force witlofs that I have EVER seen... well done to this guy! https://sjefgardentips.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/24-growing-chicory-endi...
    in Chicory
  • 17 Feb - Mem
    Same problem with our rosellas. We're on Blackall Range Qld. Last year they flowered when they were tiny.
    in Rosella
  • 16 Feb - Mike
    A product called Fortune 500. Check out the product label to see if it can be used near vegies etc. Maybe around the edge of the garden bed.
    in Rosella
  • 16 Feb - Mike
    You live bottom of Vic and I live mid Qld coast and both sub-tropical ?????. I understand there are early mid and late fruiting varieties. And even some that produce near all year. I would guess...
    in Strawberry Plants
  • 16 Feb - Mike
    The guide here is just that a guide but it says plant seeds April and transplant May to Jul. You can try seeds undercover to start with and plant out when it cools off a bit. Good luck.
    in Broccoli
  • 16 Feb - david harris
    had any one have black water melon seeds for sale -
    in Watermelon

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