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Planting in December - Gardenate

Asparagus Plant crowns
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Pots rather than seedtrays to start new plants

Planning for January

Beetroot (also Beets) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Broccoli Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cabbage Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cauliflower Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kale (also Borecole) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Lettuce Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Onion Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Parsnip Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip 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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