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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 Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celery Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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 corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 19 Jul - Chris
    it's a bit late for a second crop now
    in Peas
  • 19 Jul - Chris
    Spring is best
    in Artichokes (Globe)
  • 18 Jul - Robert
    I grew Ashley cucumbers, and got between 15 to 18 fruit per plant.
    in Cucumber
  • 18 Jul - CANDY
    CAN I SOW SEEDS NOW IN A POT AS I AM A A BALCONY PLANTER- THANKYOU
    in Lettuce
  • 17 Jul - Clifford Slater
    What potatoes can you grow in zone 8a in july/Aug.
    in Potato
  • 16 Jul - Glen Vanderwalt
    Hi, I would like to know where in South Africa I can find black ginger plant root to grow ,hoping for some advice.
    in Ginger
  • 14 Jul -
    Best to wait until March if you can
    in Okra

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