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Planting in South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical regions

Planting in January - Gardenate

Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Asparagus Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Broccoli Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Brussels sprouts Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cardoon Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Tomatillo Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Watermelon Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

Planning for February

Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Basil Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Brussels sprouts Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celeriac Sow seed
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 24 Jan - Anonymous
    Any variety and a sunny position. Pots require a lot of looking after.
    in Amaranth
  • 24 Jan - Anonymous
    The guide here says plants seeds in March and plant out in May. Most veggies need plenty of sun.
    in Brussels sprouts
  • 24 Jan - Anonymous
    Check for bean fly grub in the stems. I dont grow beans in Autumn for that reason, grow mine in Spring
    in Beans - climbing
  • 24 Jan - Anonymous
    If in pots they need more regular fertilising, Go by the label.
    in Ginger
  • 24 Jan - Mssashi Ura
    I just discovered lots of curl grubs in ginger roots when I replanted them because they are not going well. Is there any method to prevent curl grubs? Neem oil works but is not suitable for edible...
    in Ginger
  • 24 Jan - Cheryl Driscoll
    Can you please advise where I can buy Jerusalem Artichoke and have it delivered to N.B. Thank you
    in Jerusalem Artichokes
  • 22 Jan - Bill Horn
    Living in Palm Springs. What variety of Amarthants should I try to grow. I have shaded North side or a VERY sunny West patio landscaping beds and patio......in ground or in pots? Help please. ...
    in Amaranth

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