Leaf vegetables: spinach, rocket Root vegetables: beetroot (cooler areas) Legumes: bush and runner beans Brassicas: broccoli (first sowing for cooler areas), cabbage (cooler areas), cauliflower (first sowing for cooler areas) Fruit vegetables: capsicums (last month), tomatoes (last month), cucumber, marrows, squash, mealies and pumpkins Shoots: asparagus (except Lowveld and KwaZulu-Natal coast) Herbs: continue sowing basil, […]
Month by Month
In warm, frost-free areas, the following vegetable and herb seeds can be sown in situ. In other areas, sow in pots or wait until after the last frost. Herbs: chillies, nasturtiums, Italian parsley (flat leaf parsley) and parsley (curly leaf) Vegetables: beetroot, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, peas, peppers, radishes, rocket, runner beans, spinach, Swiss chard and […]
If the weather allows clear pathways of moss and lichen. Repaint trellis and check garden furniture, repair and repaint or in the case of wooden furniture, sand and reseal with a wood preservative. Keep adding compost into garden beds as mulch. Even though the weather might be colder, weeds will still grow, keep at […]
Mulch flower beds with compost.
Tidy flower beds and remove collapsed plants and cut back anything that needs it. Clear remaining annuals and debris. Plant grasses to encourage birds in winter.
There is plenty to do this month in the garden as this is planting season. Keep weeding, but keep this to the minimum and leave seedheads for the birds and cover for wildlife.
Summer rainfall temperate: Broccoli, Broad beans, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Beetroot, Lettuce, Leeks, Garden peas Onions, Parsnips, Radishes, Swiss chard, Turnips
Sow these veggies Bush beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, radishes, spinach Swiss chard, turnips, brussels sprouts, cabbage (in some areas) Sow these Herbs: basil, coriander, nasturtiums and flat-leaf parsley Annuals The best sowing time Cineraria, dianthus, gazanias, Iceland poppies, primulas, violas Prune Remove weak stems and deadhead hydrangeas that have […]
Most gardeners take time off now to enjoy their gardens and spend time with family and friends.