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Planting in South Africa - Summer rainfall regions

Planting in April - Gardenate

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Cabbage Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Carrot Sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Celery Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
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) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers

Planning for May

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Horseradish Plant crowns
Leeks 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
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers

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Recent Comments

  • 06 Apr - Jeanette Hagan
    We bought a packet of bean seeds about 6 years ago from M10. Unfortunately we lost the packet and can't identify the name of the bean. Can anyone help. The seed is black when you plant it. The be...
    in Beans - climbing
  • 06 Apr - Maria
    Can I grow ginger in a greenhouse? I know winter is coming... but I just want to save my shoots...
    in Ginger
  • 06 Apr - Jenni
    Hi, we use a mix of 1 tablespoon molasses to 1 litre water on caterpillars in corn, swamp lilies, and new cycad leaves. Molasses is available in 2 litre containers from produce stores. Good luck.
    in Sweet corn
  • 06 Apr - anonymous
    Try looking on the internet - Google it.
    in Florence Fennel
  • 06 Apr - Anon
    I would suggest you look up tropical and sub-tropical climates in Australia or USA etc and check what they do there.
    in Garlic
  • 06 Apr - Anon
    Go to iView (ABC TV) on the internet and find Landline from yesterday Sunday 5/04/20 and watch the show. There is a story about the army worm (I think) that has just arrived in Northern Australia ...
    in Sweet corn
  • 06 Apr - Anon
    250-300mm of soil.
    in Beetroot

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