What to Plant in December: 25 Summer Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

I know it’s been raining, cold and unusual for Sydney, but garden beds do not wait! It’s time to bravely plunge into the summer planting season and experiment. Who knows, some of the plants might even like this weather :).

1. Basil

Basil
Basil by amandabhslater

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from April

2. Beetroot

Incredibly healthy beetroot. No chemicals!
Incredibly healthy beetroot. No chemicals! by digika

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from April

3. Broccoli

Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Purple Sprouting Broccoli by edibleoffice

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from April

4. Carrot

Unique Carrots
Unique Carrots by caribb

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from May

5. Chilli (also Hot peppers)

Chilli Peppers
Chilli Peppers by lizzlebob

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from April

6. Chives

Chives
Chives by Crystl

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from April

7. Choko (also Chayote Squash, Christophene, Chouchou, Mirliton)

Chokos
Chokos by Sandy Austin

Where: plant whole mature fruit when one produces a shoot at one end
Harvest: from August

8. Coriander (also Cilantro)

Fresh Coriander
Fresh Coriander by joana hard

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from March

9. Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi by Gravitywave

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from April

10. Leeks

amongst leeks
amongst leeks by Pig Sty Avenue

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from May

11. Marrow

Spaghetti Marrow in motion
Spaghetti Marrow in motion by edmittance

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from May

12. NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens)

Warrigal cabbage
Warrigal cabbage by John Tann

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from April

13. Oregano (also Pot Marjoram)

Oregano
Oregano by detsugu

Where: sow in garden, or start in seed trays
Harvest: from March

14. Pumpkin

turning pumpkins
turning pumpkins by jek in the box

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from May

15. Radish

Radishes
Radishes by clayirving

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from March

16. Rockmelon (also Canteloupe)

Me first Canteloupe
Me first Canteloupe by JeffersonDavis

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from May

17. Sage (also Common Sage)

sage advice
sage advice by suttonhoo

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from 18 months

18. Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold)

Gastrocast #64: : Swiss Chard Gratin
Gastrocast #64: : Swiss Chard Gratin by podchef

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from April

19. Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash)

several butternut squash vines "volunteered" in the garden
several butternut squash vines “volunteered” in the garden by Cpt. Obvious

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from April

20. Sunflower

November sunflowers blowing in the wind
November sunflowers blowing in the wind by Vicki’s Nature

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from April

21. Sweet corn (also maize)

Maize diagonal
Maize diagonal by Alesa Dam

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from May

22. Tomatillo

First Tomatillo!!!1111!!!!
First Tomatillo!!!1111!!!! by urtica

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from April

23. Turnip

hey, nice turnips!
hey, nice turnips! by Shooting Chris

Where: sow in garden
Harvest: from April

24. Watermelon

The grand watermelon experiment
The grand watermelon experiment by unertlkm

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from April

25. Zucchini (also Courgette)

Zucchini Plant
Zucchini Plant by meganpru

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from March

Derived from a planting guide compiled by Gardenate. Visit their website for lot’s more planting ideas and information.

9 thoughts on “What to Plant in December: 25 Summer Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)”

  1. plz send detail or list of those vegetables which can sow in Feb.month at surrounding area of Shepparton, VIC

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