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What to do in the Garden this December

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    Garden jobs for December:

    There is still time to plant out some annuals or potted colour to have the garden looking a picture for Christmas – try alyssum, lobelia, petunia, zinnia, salvia, verbena, marigolds.
    Now is a good time to plant up pots and hanging baskets – there are so many choices available and your garden centre experts will help you to make the ideal selection
    Shady spots are where much of summer days are enjoyed. Plant out now with shade-loving plants to have these areas full of colour and life for the months ahead.
    Keep deadheading roses and water deeply to ensure a second flush of blooms.
    Trim back any flowering shrubs that have now finished – this will encourage new growth over summer for next year’s flowers.
    Give your garden a good fertilise with an organic fertiliser.
    Top up your gardens with mulch to have these looking great and help with water retention.
    Test and make any repairs to your garden irrigation.
    Pull those weeds.

    The Edible Garden
    December is the month when things really get going in the vegetable garden and you will begin to enjoy the rewards of your abundant harvest. Planting can continue in most areas. Ensure a supply of plenty of water and fertiliser as growth will be rapid. Watch out for pests or problems and treat as necessary. Your garden centre experts will help with the solutions.

    In the Veggie Patch

    Tropics Sub-tropical Arid Temperate
    Asian Greens Asian Greens Basil Asian Greens
    Basil Asparagus French & Climbing Beans French & Climbing Beans
    Snake Beans Basil Basil Beetroot
    Capsicum French & Climbing Beans Capsicum Broccoli
    Chilli Beetroot Chilli Cabbage
    Carrot Capsicum Carrot Capsicum
    Cucumber Chilli Cucumber Carrot
    Eggplant Carrot Eggplant Celery
    Ginger Chives Fennel Chives
    Pumpkin Coriander Ginger Coriander
    Spring Onion Cucumber Leek Dill
    Sweet Corn Dill Lettuce Fennel
    Sweet Potato Eggplant Melon Leek
    Tomato Fennel Potato Lettuce
    Kale Pumpkin Mediterranean Herbs*
    Leek Radish Mint
    Lettuce Rocket Onion
    Mediterranean Herbs* Spring Onion Parsley
    Melon Sweet Corn Parsnip
    Mint Sweet Potato Potato
    Parsley Tomato Pumpkin
    Parsnip Zucchini Radish
    Potato Rocket
    Pumpkin Silverbeet
    Radish Spring Onion
    Rocket Sweet Corn
    Silverbeet Tomato
    Spring Onion Zucchini
    Sweet Corn
    Sweet Potato

    *Including Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Majoram, and Oregano