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Planting in South Africa - Summer rainfall regions

Planting in May - Gardenate

Broad 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) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Thyme (also Common thyme) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers

Planning for June

Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Kale (also Borecole) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Peas Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Plant out (transplant) seedlings

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Recent Comments

  • 19 May - Melinda
    If you take care to water and watch for pests like fire ants etc... You could actually put crowns in anytime in months that have workable soil in your proposed asparagus beds... they take a long t...
    in Asparagus
  • 19 May - s ott
    Try watering with a mixture of epsom salt (1 Tbsp per gal of water). Also, if you,ve seen the banana peel water combination I swear by these two methods. I have the biggest plants and the tomatoes...
    in Tomato
  • 18 May - Lea
    Can watermelon seeds be left in the ground once plant dies off . Never tried planting watermelon before and not a huge success so far
    in Watermelon
  • 18 May - Lea
    This is not about strawberries but watermelons . Planted in March nothing happened and now plant dying off. My question is can I leave the seeds in the ground or should I replant when warmer Th...
    in Strawberry Plants
  • 18 May - Celeste Archer
    In addition: Where large amounts of farmyard manure have been used, molybdenum deficiency is less likely.
    in Beans - climbing
  • 18 May - Celeste Archer
    I think everyone knows beans need Mycorrhizal fungi to grow well -- Mycorrhizal fungal filaments in the soil are truly extensions of root systems and are more effective in nutrient and water...
    in Beans - climbing
  • 18 May - Alan James
    I bought mine from parkseed.com. I bought barerooted (two varieties) strawberries 20 each they actually sent me like 23 and 25 most are growing. I might lose a few.
    in Strawberry Plants

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