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Planting in South Africa - Humid sub-tropical regions

Planting in September - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Angelica Sow seed
Asparagus Plant crowns
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) 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
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) 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) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomatillo Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for October

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Angelica Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Asparagus Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) 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
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Leeks Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 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
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers

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Recent Comments

  • 26 Sep - Chantal brand
    I would like to know where to buy the seeds
    in Daikon
  • 26 Sep - Chris
    Lettuce won't germinate if the soil temperature is too high, but if you can start them somewhere shady they might do ok.
    in Lettuce
  • 24 Sep - chau vinh
    Is coriander perennial in zone 7a ?
    in Coriander
  • 24 Sep - Alan
    FYI. I purchased Mr.Fothergills Marrow seeds( long green bush 2). from a Bunnings store last week. I have used them before with satisfying results.
    in Marrow
  • 23 Sep - Hope
    Yes, that’s what I’m doing. I’ve been starting then indoors in a repurposed mushroom tray with minimal success in germination, but I’m going to presprout then as a previous commenter suggested.
    in Parsnip
  • 23 Sep - Daniel Faleolo
    Looking at planting maori taro to introduce to our whanau and hapu for food. Looking at a medium scale operation. Where can I source taro? What recipes are available for taro? What nutrition v...
    in Taro
  • 22 Sep - Tony
    Carrot fly seems to be getting rampant, you can buy resistant seed. One way to prevent them is to spray with diesel/kerosene which not only deters flies but kills weeds! The only sure way is to bu...
    in Carrot

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