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Planting in South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical regions

Planting in July - Gardenate

Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Tomato Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for August

Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) Sow seed
Beetroot (also Beets) Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Sow seed
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow seed
Carrot Sow seed
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celery Sow seed
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow seed
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Dill Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Sow seed
Endive Sow seed
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant tubers
Leeks Sow seed
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Lettuce Sow seed
Marrow Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Sow seed
Onion Sow seed
Parsnip Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Potato Plant seed potatoes
Radish Sow seed
Rhubarb Plant crowns
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Tomatillo Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Tomato Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Sow seed

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Recent comments/tips

  • 21 Jul - Rob
    Not realy a good plan, the old leaves both provide some nutrients and protect the flower from sun damage insects even bird guanu and if you've got kids they find it good fun to keep looking for th...
    in Cauliflower
  • 21 Jul - Mike
    I would have a guess and say it probably doesn't matter what variety you plant but more when you plant it. Temperate - Sept to Jan and Cool - Oct to Jan. I tried a heirloom variety and it didn't t...
    in Sweet corn
  • 21 Jul - Mike
    Google "Gramma Pumpkin seeds" and you will find where to buy them. I can't put other company names on here. .
    in Pumpkin
  • 20 Jul - Mike
    What variety of tomato have you planted. No, they will flower as they grow. If it is a bushy type of tomato most of the fruit will ripen at the same time. If it is an indeterminate type of tomato...
    in Tomato
  • 19 Jul - muchaco
    Need to shake the pollen out of the flowers. Probably not many bees around
    in Chilli peppers
  • 19 Jul - Colleen
    What is the best corn variety for Victoria... Gippsland?
    in Sweet corn
  • 19 Jul -
    never heard of this before only leaves are poisonous
    in Rhubarb

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