Planting Guides - month by month - follow these proven tips
Nurture your soil
Spread compost generously over plots – aim for 30 - 40 cm depth to improve the soil structure and supply nutrients. Foliar feed onions, veggies and fruit trees with
one dessert spoon seawater to 9 litres water.
March 17 - St Patrick's Day is the traditional day to plant sweet peas.
Crop rotation Autumn/Winter Brassicas - in seed trays - broccoli ( 12 weeks) kale, mitzuna, rocket, tatsoi Root – direct -beetroot (8-10 weeks), carrots ( 10 weeks), parsnip (14 weeks) Allium – direct or in seed trays -leeks, onions (13-17 weeks) Solanaceous – potatoes Legumes- direct - broad beans(harvest 12-17 weeks), peas(9-12 weeks), snow peas
Leaf – direct or in seed trays - lettuce, spinach, silver beet (3-4 weeks)
Herbs – coriander
Plant seedlings Leaf- lettuce, silver beet, spinach
First week of waxing moon - Leaf crops
Week before full moon - Fruiting crops
Week after full moon - Root crops and transplanting
Last week before dark- Weed, prune and harvest
Remove finished plants such as beans, tomato, zucchini, corn.
Weed thoroughly around fruit trees and ensure mulch is clear of trunk.
Spray sooty mould on citrus trees with a white oil to smother the citrus scale. Protect brassicas from white cabbage butterfly using fine nets or by spraying
with molasses spray. This stops chewing caterpillars from destroying the leaves.
Artichokes, aubergine, beans, capsicum, carrots, chilli, corn, cucumber, grapes, lettuce, peas, potatoes, snow peas, spring onions, squash, tomatoes, zucchini.
Plait or string onion crop and hang in a cool dark place.
Dry posies of herbs out of sun in upside down bunches wrapped in paper