What plants grow in winter in South Africa?

What vegetables grow well in winter in South Africa?

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, oriental cabbages, cauliflower, celery, broad beans, lettuce, peas, Swiss chard, kale, true spinach, mustard, endives, mizuna and Asian greens like pak choi and tatsoi also do best in the colder months.

What plants continue to grow in winter?

Winter vegetables to grow outdoors

  • Beets. Plant beets 6 to 8 weeks before your first expected frost. …
  • Broad Beans. Slow growing but delicious, broad beans will grow through the winter months if planted in mid to late fall and staked in areas with lots of snow. …
  • Garlic. …
  • Cabbage. …
  • Carrots. …
  • Kale. …
  • Onions. …
  • Peas.

What can I plant now in South Africa?

Vegetable Farming in South Africa

  • Asparagus. Asparagus is a perennial plant or herb from the family Asparagaceae. …
  • Beetroot. …
  • Brinjal. …
  • Broccoli. …
  • Butternut. …
  • Cabbage. …
  • Carrots. …
  • Cauliflower.

Can I plant tomatoes in winter South Africa?

Sowing Tomatoes

Sow seeds or plant seedlings in Summer. January is an excellent time to grow tomatoes – sow in succession and enjoy a harvest through-out summer. The only problem with choosing which variety of tomato to sow is choice!

Beets

  • The cultivated form of the plant Beta vulgaris of the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae) is one of the most important vegetables. …
  • Beets are very common, popular crop in Southern Africa. …
  • Two niche markets in the fresh market beet arena are: (i) Baby round beets for both the local and export markets.
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