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Planting in South Africa - Humid sub-tropical regions

Planting in May - Gardenate

Angelica Plant in garden.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Plant in garden.
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Plant in garden.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Plant in garden.
Dill Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Horseradish Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant in garden.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Peas Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant in garden.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant in garden.
Tomato Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

Planning for June

Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Carrot Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Ginger Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Mint (also Garden mint) Plant in garden.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Peas Plant in garden.
Potato Plant in garden.
Pumpkin Plant in garden.
Radish Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant in garden.
Tomato Plant in garden.
Turnip Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 22 May - hornz
    try companion planting with spring onions, shallots &/or garlic
    in Kale
  • 22 May - Sabena Winston
    Grew enormous beetroot in our wicking bed. Good luck.
    in Beetroot
  • 22 May - Mdumiseni Patrick Khawula
    can i p lough potatoes in June ?
    in Potato
  • 22 May - John
    It sounds like a fungal disease. Celery prefers foll sun and good drainage with good air circulation. Fungal problems are exacerbated in wet soils, high humidity and poor airflow. The fungal spore...
    in Celery
  • 22 May - Sean
    Egg plant, tomatoes, potatoes and capsicums are in the same family as deadly nightshade and produce an alkaloid called Solanine which can be toxic. An average adult would need to consume 400 mg of...
    in Eggplant
  • 22 May - Maureen
    I have been harvesting my capsicum since early summer. They still have fruit and flowers. Should I pull up when I have picked the capsicums that are nearly ready. I want to start my winter gar...
    in Capsicum
  • 22 May - John
    All peppers need the same soil. well manured soil and an even supply of water will give you a good crop. If you leave the green ones on the plant they will go red and the yellow ones will go orange.
    in Capsicum

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