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Planting in May - Gardenate

Basil Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant in garden.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant in garden.
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Strawberry Plants Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant in garden.

Planning for June

Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 24 May - Phil Andrews
    Hi I have some small Kennebac leftover potatoes from my last years crop, they are all sprouting, however the guide says don't plant them till August, can I plant them now or is it just too early.
    in Potato
  • 24 May - Mike
    Another point - I planted seeds bought on the internet this year. Other years I buy seedlings from Bunnings. Planted (19th April) some Bunnings seedlings at a school project and they are flowering...
    in Snow Peas
  • 24 May -
    Only guessing - birds or some grub. You could put some plastic bags on them - put a few holes in the bag to let some air in there. Or spray with some grub killer and see if this stops them.
    in Eggplant
  • 24 May - Gabby
    Is it safe to use old plastic milk crates to grow potatoes in
    in Potato
  • 23 May - Chris
    Hi, have a look at the colour pink is good. Dynamite comes in small packages. Hope that is the case, busy with pickled ginger , have become addicted addicted addicted addicted.
    in Ginger
  • 23 May - Anabela C. Tortorell
    I live in Georgia, USA and returned from a visit to Portugal in January, 2017 and one of my cousins who lives in the area of Arganil (North Portugal) gave me a few very ripe Cape Gooseberries to t...
    in Cape Gooseberry
  • 23 May - Marilize du Toit
    When do I prune a gooseberry bush. We live in the southern Cape so winter rainfall area. bush has just become overgrown
    in Cape Gooseberry

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