Planting Guides - month by month - follow these proven tips
Nurture your soil
Keep plots mulched.
Add grass clippings and leaves to compost
Dig and lime a plot for garlic.
Dig the green manure planted in earlier months into the soil and allow them to rot down and feed the worms and soil
Legumes – broad beans, peas, snow peas
Leaf – lettuce, silverbeet, spinach
Root – carrots
Plant out seedlings:
Brassicas - broccoli, cabbage, mitzuna, radish, tatsoi
Allium – garlic, shallots
Foliar feed leafy veggies and plants showing yellowing from nitrogen deficiency.
Remove finished plants such as basil, beans, corn, squash, tomato, zucchini.
Cover weeds in plots and paths with several layers of wet newspaper, then mulch with straw or wood chip. Earth up tall veggies like broccoli and brussel sprouts to protect them blowing over in strong winds.
Harvest pumpkins before frost damages skin. Leave to cure in the sun before storing. Beetroot, brussel sprouts, carrot, coriander, lettuce, mizuna, parsley, parsnip, peas, potatoes, silverbeet, snow peas, spinach, tatsoi,
Herbs and leaves.
Some winter lettuces
Cos - Verdi & Red
Loose leaf - Celtice
Endive - Broad Leaved
Radicchio – Purple Rosso