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Planting Guide for May

Plants and seeds that can be planted in May in the Western Cape

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

African Daisies - Full sun
Calendulas - Full sun Semi shade
Cornflowers - Full sun
Felicia - Full sun
Forget-me-nots - Full sun
Gerberas - Full sun Semi shade
Mesembry (Bokbaai vygie) - Full sun
Nasturtiums - Full sun Semi shade
Osteospermum - Full sun Semi shade
Phlox - Full sun
Poppies - Full sun
Sweetpeas - Full sun
Verbena. - Full sun

Vegetables and where they should be planted in May

Broad Beans - Full sun
Broccoli - Full sun
Cabbage - Full sun
Carrots - Full sun
Celery - Full sun
Kale - Full sun
Lettuce - Full sun
Onions - Full sun
Parsnips - Full sun
Peas - Full sun
Potatoes - Full sun
Radish - Full sun
Swisschard - Full sun
Turnips - Full sun

Herbs and where they should be planted in May

Parsley - Full sun

Happy gardening!

Contact Details

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