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Planting in South Africa - Summer rainfall regions

Planting in March - Gardenate

Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cabbage Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Celery Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves
Horseradish Plant crowns
Kohlrabi Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Sunflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Tomato Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers

Planning for April

Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves
Horseradish Plant crowns
Lettuce Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Onion 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
Parsnip Sow seed
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Turnip Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers

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Recent Comments

  • 19 Mar - ALB
    Yes. I dug 2 rosemary plants out of my garden in late September and have used a grow light (4) hours daily plus kept them in my sunniest window all winter. They are still making leaves.
    in Rosemary
  • 17 Mar - Veronica @Bundaberg
    Sweet potatoes are more a perennial plant, meaning they can be left in the same spot for at least 2 years. Furthermore, when harvesting, you need to dig around in the soil, which is not convenient...
    in Beans - climbing
  • 17 Mar - Donna
    Can I plant garlic now (mid March) I have some that has sprouted... or to late this year?
    in Garlic
  • 17 Mar - marco
    google .organic shop vegetables. you can pick up 3 organic hard neck for about 10 dollars ... australian red for gold coast or logan ...soak in water , i use worm compost water for 1 night before ...
    in Garlic
  • 17 Mar - Adrian
    What is the best defence against White Butterfly ?
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  • 16 Mar - Celeste Archer
    I generally have garlic in my compost -- little bits that have maybe rotted a bit, and I can't even imagine how they grow -- but anyhow ---- I dig kitchen scraps directly into the garden over wint...
    in Garlic
  • 16 Mar - Berylee Lay
    It's usually called Fordhook Giant on the punnet labels.
    in Silverbeet

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