Planting in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions

Planting in December - GardenGrow

Angelica Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Cardoon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Horseradish Plant crowns
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

Planning for January

Basil Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed. water well
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kale (also Borecole) 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
Lettuce Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Marrow Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

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Recent Comments

  • 30 Nov - Shiko
    Hi, Last week I bought some cowpeas seeds form bin inn [Hamilton], and sow them and in 2-3 days it sprouted. Thanks Shady
    in Cowpeas
  • 23 Nov - Anonymous
    Mine are 3-4 years old. What I do now. Cut old ferns off late August (sub- tropical) then apply a few hand fulls of rooster booster from Bunnings per crown. It is only 4-3-3 organic fertiliser. I ...
    in Asparagus
  • 22 Nov - Shona Mardle
    My 3rd year for asparagus, so first year picking with abundance. I seem to have a lot of tall skinny spindly hard shoots. I have been cutting them off. Why are they growing? Is it something I am ...
    in Asparagus
  • 21 Nov - Promodh Kumar
    Hi Maren Just wondering if you have any cowpea seeds in Blenheim. I would like to plant some seeds in November. Thanks
    in Cowpeas
  • 21 Nov - Len Lind
    I would like to try growing kumera here on Stewart Island in a tunnelhouse. Is there anywhere I can buy sprouts, slips?
    in Sweet Potato
  • 19 Nov -
    They should be.
    in Sweet Potato
  • 19 Nov - Anonymous
    Read up about how to plant the crowns. They would only need a light watering each second day. Dig around one to see what is happening. Put in good friable soil not clay soil.
    in Asparagus

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