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Planting in South Africa - Humid sub-tropical regions

Planting in December - Gardenate

Angelica Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Basil Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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
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
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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) 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

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Recent Comments

  • 09 Dec - Brian Cossill
    is there any sense in using a rhubarb forcer to increase the length of the stalks during the growing season in NZ cheers Brian
    in Rhubarb
  • 09 Dec - Donna Georgiou
    I would like to grow black eye beans (cowpeas) for family use as we like them fresh as well as dry , would I be able to purchase seeds . [Gardenate: we don't sell any seeds or plants]
    in Cowpeas
  • 09 Dec - Linda
    Hi Grahame, can you tell me what type of seeds you used please where they from a packet or out of a fresh melon? Thanks
    in Watermelon
  • 09 Dec - jenny mullins
    I was told never to trim the ferny bits as they harness strength for the crown & help develop bigger & better spears for the following season. Is this incorrect. I bought crowns from K-Mart over 1...
    in Asparagus
  • 08 Dec - Susan in Canberra
    Hi Allan, is it possible that the thinnings were stressed by being pulled out & replanted and this caused them to bolt ahead of the original plantings?
    in Onion
  • 08 Dec - Julie
    something is eating my tomatoes as soon as they get a bit if pink on them. Any advice or assistance. We have put up netting to stop the birds but still happening
    in Tomato
  • 07 Dec - Jo
    I’ve noticed my capsicum is very small this year same as last year. Has been in for about 6 wks and is only about 6-7 inches tall. Been regularly watered and fertilised?
    in Capsicum

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