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Planting in December for the New Zealand - cool/mountain zone

EASY Asparagus Pea Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
  Basil (herb) Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Beetroot Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Burdock
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))
Sow in garden.   Harvest from March.
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Cape Gooseberry
(also Golden Berry, )
Sow in garden.   Harvest from March.
  Cardoon Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from July.
EASY Carrot Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - March
  Celeriac Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from June.
  Celery Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from March.
EASY Chives Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Climbing beans
(also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - March
EASY Coriander Sow in garden.   Harvesting from December - February
  Cucumber Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Dwarf beans
(also French beans, Bush beans)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Endive Sow in garden.   Harvest from February.
EASY Kohlrabi Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Leeks Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from March - April
EASY Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvesting from January - March
  Marrow Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from March - April
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - February
  Oregano Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.   Harvest when plant reaches the flowering stage
EASY Parsley (herb)
(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - May
EASY Parsnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from March - May
  Potato Plant tuber.   Harvesting from March - May
  Pumpkin Sow in garden.   Harvesting from March - May
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - February
  Rockmelon
(also Canteloupe)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Salsify
(also Vegetable oyster)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from March - May
EASY Silverbeet
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
  Squash
(also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from January - February
  Sunflower Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - March
  Sweet corn
(also maize)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - March
  Tomato Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from January - April
EASY Turnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - February
  Watermelon Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from February - March
  Zucchini
(also Courgette/Marrow)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from January - February

Preparing for January

  Basil (herb) Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Beetroot Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Burdock
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))
Sow in garden.   Harvest from March.
EASY Cabbage Grow in seed trays and plant out in 4 weeks.   Harvesting from February - April
EASY Carrot Sow in garden. water well. Harvesting from February - March
EASY Chives Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Collards
(also Collard greens, Borekale)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Dwarf beans
(also French beans, Bush beans)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Endive Sow in garden.   Harvest from February.
EASY Kale
(also Borecole)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from January - February
EASY Kohlrabi Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Leeks Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvesting from March - April
EASY Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Mustard greens
(also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - February
  Oregano Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.   Harvest when plant reaches the flowering stage
EASY Parsley (herb)
(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - May
EASY Parsnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from March - May
  Potato Plant tuber.   Harvesting from March - May
EASY Radish Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - February
EASY Salsify
(also Vegetable oyster)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from March - May
EASY Silverbeet
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - March
EASY Swedes
(also Rutabagas)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - March
  Sweet corn
(also maize)
Sow in garden.   Harvesting from February - March
EASY Turnip Sow in garden.   Harvesting from January - February

See planting calendar for these climate zones

New Zealand - cool/mountain,   New Zealand - sub-tropical,   New Zealand - temperate  

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