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Planting in South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical regions

Planting in July - Gardenate

Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for August

Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Dill Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Leeks Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent comments/tips

  • 18 Jul - Vanessa Davis
    Hello !!! Can Strawberries grow as a creeper on the fence (or will it spoil the growth...... or must it be flat on the ground ?
    in Strawberry Plants
  • 18 Jul - Taro
    Planted a whole bag of fijian pink in coromandel in may. Cut the corms up into chunks followed all instructions, but unfortunately they all rotted. Transplanted another variety that was growing be...
    in Taro
  • 18 Jul - Gail James
    I have bought some tubas. But unsure when to plant. Now living in Ridgley Tasmania. Can the tubas be left in garden or do they need to be lifted each year. Many years since I've grown them. Than...
    in Yam/Oka
  • 17 Jul - Soola Thoo
    Can I put garlic gloves into soil in July/august and still be able to get harvest?
    in Garlic
  • 17 Jul - Chris
    They're frost sensitive and will die over winter unless you keep them in a greenhouse.
    in Cape Gooseberry
  • 17 Jul - Eric Nelson
    I'm actually in Thailand but your site doesn't list that. Having a hard time growing chilies here and looking for any hints. Soil has plenty of nutrients but does not dry out due to the rains an...
    in Chilli peppers
  • 17 Jul - Mike
    Maybe try shallots - easy to grow and can grow most of the year.
    in Garlic

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