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Planting in April - Gardenate

Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Plant in garden.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Plant in garden.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant in garden.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant in garden.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Lettuce Plant in garden.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant in garden.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant in garden.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 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.
Tomato Plant in garden.

Planning for May

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.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 30 Mar - Fadeela
    What type of soil does garluc need to be planted ? D
    in Garlic
  • 30 Mar - Leonora
    Livingseeds Heirloom Seeds P.O.Box 1421 Henley-on-Klip 1962 Tel: 016 365 3873 or 0731417101 [email protected] Elouise or Sean Give them a call. Very helpful.
    in Garlic
  • 30 Mar - Mike
    Well we have just had our rain down pour. I had a tarpaulin over our young plants to keep the rain off. The wind became too strong, so had to take it down. We have just had 3 1/4 inches of rain in...
    in Broccoli
  • 30 Mar - sue
    hi plant is getting a brown spot on its leaf then it spreads to the stems & dies can you give me some idea what the problem is thanks
    in Rhubarb
  • 30 Mar - Akbar Ally
    Is ocra leaves edible? How do you cook same?
    in Okra
  • 30 Mar - Jack
    You could divide and replant the suckers in winter. Give them a good 'blanket' of straw or old sacking to protect them if you get frosts. If the shed wall is metal try hanging hessian sacks behind...
    in Artichokes (Globe)
  • 30 Mar - John
    I would try - www.organicseeds.co.za They do not list it but may know who would have it. All the best in your search. Maybe a South African gardener will read these pages and help.
    in Yacon

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