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Planting in South Africa - Humid sub-tropical regions

Planting in May - Gardenate

Angelica Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 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
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Broccoli Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Plant out (transplant) seedlings
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

Planning for June

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
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Ginger Plant root
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Pumpkin Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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