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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) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
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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