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Planting in December - Gardenate

Angelica Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cardoon Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
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
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for January

Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Celery Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Endive Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks 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
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsnip Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rosemary Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) 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
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers

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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
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  • 14 Dec - M Bray
    Could I plant rhubarb now & where can obtain estabilished crowns.
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    Does horseradish need full or filtered sunlight to grow well on eyre peninsular and how often does it need watering.
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  • 14 Dec - Brenda
    Same of the Lebanese cucumbers different colours bit lighter are they still okay to eat .
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 13 Dec - Mike
    From any shop that sells them - supermarkets etc. Plant around June.
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