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When To Plant Herbs During The Year In The Western Cape

When to plant herbs in the western cape

While many Cape Townians are often fixed on the growing of one special herb, there is a wide variety of other herbs you can grow in your backyard that is a lot less controversial. Having your own herb garden can be a fun little project to take on and isn't just for those homesteaders and homemakers.

Each area and garden presents its obstacles and information is key to getting the best out of your piece of land. The challenge of developing a coastal garden in the Cape has often deterred even the most resolute of homeowners along with the current water shortages. Prospective gardeners are often stuck with poor soils at the coast and at times severe summer drought making it pretty tough to get started.

As an amateur gardener you will struggle so rooting out (see what I did there) mistakes can make all the difference in securing a greener and productive garden. While we cannot predict for the elements we can provide you with a helping guide and seasonal calendar for planting herbs in the Western Cape.

This guide is by no means perfect but will give a good guideline for seasonal eating.

Please note that the dates below are for the ideal planting time, not the ideal harvesting time.

Note: If you would like to plant veggies too then check out our article - Which Vegetables To Plant During The Year In The Western Cape

January

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • French Tarragon
  • Lemon Balm
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sweet Marjoram

February

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • French Tarragon
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sweet Marjoram

March

  • Angelica
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • French Tarragon
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Thyme

April

  • Angelica
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • French Tarragon
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Thyme

May

  • Angelica
  • Chives
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Thyme

June

  • Mint

July

  • Mint

August

  • Borage
  • Sage

September

  • Angelica
  • Basil
  • Borage
  • Bronze Fennel
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Ginger
  • Lemon Balm
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Summer Savory

October

  • Angelica
  • Basil
  • Borage
  • Bronze Fennel
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • French Tarragon
  • Ginger
  • Lemon Balm
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Summer Savory
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Thyme
  • Winter Savory

November

  • Angelica
  • Basil
  • Borage
  • Bronze Fennel
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • French Tarragon
  • Ginger
  • Lemon Balm
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Summer Savory
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Thyme
  • Winter Savory

December

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • French Tarragon
  • Ginger
  • Lemon Balm
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Thyme

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