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Planting in South Africa - Summer rainfall regions

Planting in May - Gardenate

Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Sow seed
Horseradish Plant crowns
Leeks Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) Sow seed
Mustard greens (also gai choy) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed
Thyme (also Common thyme) Sow seed
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant tubers

Planning for June

Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Sow seed
Kale (also Borecole) Sow seed
Mint (also Garden mint) Sow seed
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Sow seed
Peas Sow seed
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow seed
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 24 May - Chap
    Halloween in the states is when their pumpkins are ready. in australia the seasons are opposite
    in Pumpkin
  • 24 May - Margaret
    Can you get a basil that grows in winter I get morning and northern sun my other herbs are growing great
    in Basil
  • 23 May - Kat
    Thanks. I have read elsewhere that it may be too warm here to grow it successfully. I hope not tho as my son has been eagerly looking forward to seeing this rather unusual veggie growing. :)
    in Kohlrabi
  • 23 May - Bill Govender
    II live ion the north coast of KZN. When can I plant garlic for home use
    in Garlic
  • 23 May - Pattie
    I've bought some Halloween pumpkin seeds to grow for Halloween 31/10) this year, it's late May now, when's the best time to plant these so they're ready a few weeks before Halloween?
    in Pumpkin
  • 23 May - Mike
    It says 7-10 weeks - give it some time if it is only 1 mth old.
    in Kohlrabi
  • 22 May - Deloris
    Can I grow horseradish here
    in Horseradish

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