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Planting Guide for December

Plants and seeds that can be planted in the
Western Cape during December

Planting times of the seeds listed below may vary in the other provinces of South Africa. The Western Cape is a winter rainfall area.

Type of seed to be planted

Flowers and where they should be planted

Alyssum - Full sun Semi shade
Aster - Full sun or Shade
California Poppies - Full sun
Candytufts - Semi shade
Carnations - Full sun
Canterbury Bells - Shade Semi shade
Chrysanthemum - Full sun Semi shade
Cornflowers - Full sun
Cosmos - Full sun
Dahlia - Full sun Semi shade
Dianthus - Semi Shade
Felicia - Full sun
Forget me nots - Full sun
Foxgloves - Shade Semi shade
Gazania - Full sun
Gerbera - Full sun Semi shade
Gypsophyla - Full sun Semi shade
Helichrysum - Full sun
Hollyhocks - Full sun
Impatiens - Shade Semi shade
Marigold - Full sun
Nasturtiums - Full sun Semi shade
Pansy - Full sun Semi shade
Petunia - Full sun Semi shade
Poppy - Full sun
Portulaca - Full sun
Sunflower - Full sun
Sweet Williams - Full sun Semi shade
Verbena - Full sun
Zinnia - Full sun

Vegetables and where they should be planted in December

Beans - Full sun
Beetroot - Full sun
Broccoli - Full sun
Cabbage - Full sun
Carrots - Full sun
Cauliflowers - Full sun
Celery - Full sun
Cucumbers - Full sun
Eggplants - Full sun
Lettuce - Full sun
Maize - Full sun
Okra - Full sun
Pumpkins - Full sun
Radish - Full sun
Squash - Full sun
Sweetcorn - Full sun
Swisschard - Full sun
Turnips - Full sun
Watermelons - Full sun

Herbs and where they should be planted in December

Basil - Full sun
Coriander - Full sun
Chives - Full sun
Chamomile - Full sun
Echiacea - Full sun
Lavender - Full sun
Oregano - Full sun
Parsley - Full sun
Rocket - Full sun
Thyme - Full sun
Watercress - Full sun

Happy gardening!

Contact Details

Email   Geoff Fairman
6 Bothma Street, Monte Vista 7460 South Africa
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December Planting Guide for the Western Cape
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