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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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings or 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) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
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

  • 18 Jul - Maria
    Can I grow Garlic in Cairns Qld. And if so, what is best type and when to plant?
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    Green Harvest at Witta near Maleny have online store. I just bought my Jerusalem Artichokes at QLD Garden Show from their stall. I just planted mine today following the instructions from Green Har...
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  • 17 Jul -
    It does say plant from - Sept. Soil temp 16+. We are in July - have a think about it. Do something about trying to dry out your soil. Add decompose compost or manures to aerate the soil - have go...
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    It pays to have a think about what you are growing. All plants need some nitrogen. Now if you put a lot of N on the onions, don't you think you would have a big green plant above the onion bulb an...
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  • 16 Jul - Donna
    I'm confused I Googled what fertilizer is required for onions and 1 search says onions don't want a lot of nitrogen and another search says onions are nitrogen hungry. ...so which is it?
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    Good rich soil 900mm - poor soil 600mm.
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  • 16 Jul - Peter field
    We havnt had a frost up in the far north(kiataia) for zonks. I have wet ground temp of 13 deg . Can i plant corn
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