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Planting in August - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) Plant tubers
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

Planning for September

Basil Sow seed
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) Plant tubers

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    im interested in starting a farm of strawberries, in easterncape/south africa..where can i get the strawberries seeds?
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    I'm in the Free State WELKOM;where can I buy okra
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    What is the best soil condition water Mellon grow in was and best time to sow
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