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Planting in April - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Celeriac Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
Horseradish Plant crowns
Leeks Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Marrow Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Pumpkin Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Sow seed
Tomato Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant tubers
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

Planning for May

Artichokes (Globe) Sow seed
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) Sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Cucumber Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Leeks Sow seed
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Pumpkin Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomato Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent comments/tips

  • 24 Apr - Rast
    Hi.. You can get Okra from fruit and vegetables shops around jhb.. I get mine from Soweto diepkloof square Mall. It's good for diabetes.. And many other stuff.. Try it
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  • 24 Apr - Mike
    When the yield drops off and fruit are becoming small, time to pull them out. A plant only has a limited cycle. A crop may take 12 weeks until it bears and then produce for 4-6 weeks and then that...
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  • 24 Apr - Mike
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  • 24 Apr - Daniel Barresi
    Has anyone used a weedecide such as roundup prior to garlic emerging?
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  • 23 Apr - Tony
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