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Planting in South Africa - Humid sub-tropical regions

Planting in December - Gardenate

Angelica Sow seed
Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Basil Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
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) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
French tarragon Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for January

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) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
French tarragon Sow seed
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) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Tomatillo Sow seed
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Watermelon Sow seed

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Recent comments/tips

  • 11 Dec - Val
    Wash, cut into cubes put in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Just bring to the boiling stage and drain off the excess water. Add sugar to taste PLUSS a mashed banana or some cooked apple. I f...
    in Rhubarb
  • 11 Dec - Gary
    Hi Cheryl, pumpkins and the like start off with plenty of male flowers, so that when the female flowers form (which should be any time now) there are plenty of male flowers to be able to pollinate...
    in Pumpkin
  • 11 Dec - Michelle
    Usually the first flowers on a plant are male - be patient! These are used to pollinate the female flowers that will form shortly.
    in Pumpkin
  • 10 Dec - mahlatsi j mokone
    I plant my carolinacross watermelon on 20nvember 2017 it ryte time or wat?
    in Watermelon
  • 10 Dec - Hamsa
    When it gets hot, rocket goes to seeds, collect the seeds when they dry and sow them in autumn and you will have rocket in autumn, winter and spring
    in Rocket
  • 10 Dec - Hamsa
    I live in the cool mountains but I manage to grow chillies and bitter melon. It is best to start the seeds in a green house, if you don’t have one, cover the pots with plastic sheets but remember ...
    in Chilli peppers
  • 09 Dec - Kenneth Chagunda
    thanks John for reply for your on beet root diseases
    in Beetroot

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