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Planting in August - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Plant in garden.
Basil Plant in garden.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant in garden.
Cabbage Plant in garden.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant in garden.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak) Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant in garden.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Plant in garden.
Cucumber Plant in garden.
Ginger Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden.
Marrow Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Plant in garden.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) Plant in garden.
Sunflower Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant in garden.
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) Plant in garden.
Thyme (also Common thyme) Plant out (transplant) seedlings.
Yam/Oka (also Oca) Plant in garden.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Plant in garden.

Planning for September

Basil Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Plant in garden.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Plant in garden.
Ginger Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Plant in garden.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Plant in garden.
Sweet corn (also maize) Plant in garden.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant in garden.
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) Plant in garden.

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Recent comments/tips

  • 28 Mar - Nomzamo Ntshisela
    I live in the Eastern Cape (former Transkei), can I plant and grow potatoes in winter? I have heard there are potatoes that are winter resistant. Can you advise on that?
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  • 28 Mar - Kate
    I sow carrots every year but since living near the sea most of my biggest carrots split. I can make soup of the split carrots as they are tender but that is all. I do not put them in manured are...
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  • 27 Mar - damian levvell
    yes as long as no insects have eaten it
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    Thank you for this information. I fear I have spread it without knowing although I am not a smoker. What is the best way to discard the diseased plants now. I have been composting and I guess t...
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  • 27 Mar - Jo
    It sounds a bit like too much water when you mention that the plants grow well for a while then wilt and die. Dill likes good soil and manure but does not like to be wet. Wilting and then dying is...
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