September Planting guide – South Africa

September

Tomato plants can now be set out in the garden. Allow plenty of room between them to ensure free circulation of air, otherwise there may be trouble from fungoid diseases.

 

Beds for young carnation plants should be exceptionally well drained and have plenty of coarse gritty material and lime incorporated in them.

 

VEGETABLES

 

What to sow this month

 

Beans – wait for frost to pass in cold areas

Beet

Brinjals

Brocolli

Carrots

Celery

Corn – wait for frost to pass in cold areas

Cucumbers

Gems

Lettuce

Marrows – wait for frost to pass in cold areas

Peas – cold areas only

Peppers – wait for frost to pass in cold areas

Potatoes – cold areas only

Pumpkins – wait for frost to pass in cold areas

Radish

Tomatoes – wait for frost to pass in cold areas

 

HERBS

 

What to sow this month

 

All herbs can be sown this month, but particularly

 

caraway

coriander

anise

cumin

borgae

fennel

rocket