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Planting in South Africa - Humid sub-tropical regions

Planting in November - Gardenate

Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow seed
Angelica Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Basil Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Sow seed
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cauliflower Sow seed
Celeriac Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow seed
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Sow seed
Rosemary Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Sow seed
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Sow seed
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Strawberry Plants Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet corn (also maize) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) Plant crowns
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for December

Angelica Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Artichokes (Globe) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Basil Sow seed
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Brussels sprouts Sow seed
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Cardoon Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Cauliflower Plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Chives (also Garden chives) Sow seed
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) Plant tubers
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) Sow seed
Dill Sow seed
French tarragon Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) Sow seed
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram) Sow seed
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Rosemary Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Sage (also Common Sage) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Savory - summer savory (also 'Bean Herb') Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Strawberries (from seeds) Sow seed
Sunflower Start in seed trays or plant out (transplant) seedlings or sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Tomatillo Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 13 Nov - anon
    Read the information here about growing them. Asking how to produce the sweetest WM is an impossible question. It is like asking which is the sweetest in a bin of 50 of them.
    in Watermelon
  • 13 Nov - anon
    Pull apart.
    in Onion
  • 13 Nov - anon
    Usually have to plant seeds.
    in Watermelon
  • 12 Nov - Anon
    You plant a knob of it. (One with a shoot helps)
    in Ginger
  • 12 Nov - Another gardener
    Probably not being pollinated. Do it by hand. e g just take one of the "male" flowers (the ones on stalks - and a single stem inside the flower), peel the petals off the male flower to make it ea...
    in Squash
  • 12 Nov - Another gardener
    Hi I'M from Australia. I comment on Aust and NZ Gardenate questions. This website tells you when to plant and provides information about growing the crop. If there is not enough info here go onto...
    in Watermelon
  • 11 Nov - Liz
    Most curcubits (cucumbers, courgettes etc) produce male flowers first. If the weather is cool, no female flowers appear for a while. If the immature cucumber falls off it has not been fertilised. ...
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