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Planting in South Africa - Humid sub-tropical regions

Planting in January - Gardenate

Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Cardoon Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Onion 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
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) 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
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for February

Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broccoli Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cardoon Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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
Cucumber Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Endive Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Garlic Plant cloves
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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