What to plant in December

What to plant in December

December is typically a tricky time when plants can really suffer. Watch the temperatures and as they start to rise above 30C make sure you water consistently and deeply. A 75mm thickness of mulch can really help to keep the moisture in especially if you are planning to get away over Christmas. And if it gets really hot you may want to string a piece of shade cloth or strategically place an umbrella to take the worst of the heat off the plants.

It’s not too late to plant summer veggies but for the most part you will want advanced plants now to get fruit as quickly as possible.

Planting in December

  • Beans (seed)
  • Lettuce
  • Salad greens
  • Asian greens
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Turnip
  • Beetroot (seed)
  • Carrot (seed)
  • Leeks
  • Parsnip (seed)
  • Radish (seed)
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Rockmelon
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini
  • Pumpkin
  • Tomato
  • Potato (virus free tubers)
  • Globe artichoke
  • Strawberries (runners)

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