Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I have Colour coded the vegies and their Harvesting times so you can pick them out more easily. I have listed the Temperate Climate below if you want to see a planting schedule for other climates please look in the back of the book or at the Autumn Garden Entry.
TIP - for frost sensitive plants try to plant them in beds under eaves the frost does not settle well there.
in a Temperate climate
In the Spring, it is time to plant:
Asparagus Harvest 24 months
Basil Harvest Dec in seed trays then plant in 4 to 6 wks
Beetroot Harvest Dec
Broccoli Harvest Dec in seed trays then plant in 4 to 6 wks
Cabbage Harvest Dec in seed trays then plant in 4 to 6 wks
Capsicum Harvest Dec in seed trays then plant in 4 to 6 wks
Carrot Harvest Jan
Celery Harvest Dec in seed trays then plant in 4 to 6 wks
Chilli Harvest Dec in seed trays then plant in 4 to 6 wks
Chives Harvest Dec
Climbing Beans Harvest Dec (sow after frost)
Coriander Harvest in Nov
Cucumber Harvest Dec
Dill Harvest Dec
Eggplant Harvest Jan in seed trays then plant in 4 to 6 wks
Leeks Harvest Jan in seed trays then plant in 4 to 6 wks
Lettuce Harvest from Dec
Mint Harvest Dec in seed trays then plant in 4 to 6 wks
Oregano Harvest in Nov
Parsley Harvest Dec
Peas Harvest Dec
Potatoes Harvest Feb
Pumpkin Harvest Jan (Frost Tender)
Rocket Harvest in Nov
Shallots Harvest Jan
Silverbeet Harvest Dec
Snow Peas Harvest Jan
Spring Onions Harvest Dec
Sweet Corn Harvest Jan
Zucchini Harvest in Nov
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Autumn is the time of preparation leading into winter. The soil may need aerating, garden beds rotated, general tidy up and planning.
A word on rotating and resting garden beds
We rotate to prevent disease and to allow the soil to recover and replenish nutrients. Keep it simple, have one empty garden bed at any time so you can always have one resting. There is a natural turning round between warm and cool season vegies in Australia, which assists with this. When your garden bed has been emptied aerate the soil by using a fork and add in organic material.
A good recipe for Autumn cooking as the cold nights start is the Blue cheese, chicken and leek pie
Planting vegies from the book
Autumn Vegies for planting are:
Growing vegies is one of the most satisfying things you can do. If you have children it can be especially satisfying. You can also save a lot of money too, break off the lettuce leaves you need and let the plant continue to grow.
The Herb Garden - Autumn Planting
Thyme – you can grow this perennial herb in full sun as a ground cover or garden boarder. Thyme can be used fresh or dried.
Coriander – full sun for this herb.
Parsley – It likes full sun or partial shade, can be used dried or fresh.
Chives – They like full sun or partial shade and are great in a pot. Chives are great for those to grow who believe they kill everything; they are tough.
Mint – Great in a pot and prefers shade. Try making tea straight from some leaves!
Garlic – You can grow from cloves
Oregano – Needs to be in full sun and kept moist. Use fresh or dried.