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Planting Guides - month by month - follow these proven tips  




Nurture your soil

Give all veggies a weak liquid manure or compost tea

Top up mulch - bare soil means weed seeds can get hold and take over.

Make and turn compost.


Plant care

Leaf - lettuce, silverbeet

Sow direct and/or in seed trays

Cucurbits –zucchini, pumpkins, cucumber, melons

Sow direct or in milk pots 

Root - beetroot, carrots, parsnip, parsley

Sow direct

Allium - leeks

Sow direct or in seed trays:

Solanaceous –tomatoes, capsicum, chilli, aubergine

Sow direct or in seed trays

Legumes – snake, bush and climbing beans

Sow direct or in milk containers

Herbs – softwood cuttings- curry, lavender, mint, sage, thyme

Other – corn- sow direct

Plant seedlings:

Leaf – lettuce, silver beet

Root – beetroot



Keep water up to celery, corn, lettuce.

Avoid overhead watering of cucurbits, potatoes and tomatoes to lessen mildews.

Give all veggies a foliar spray of a diluted seaweed mix in water as a tonic, particularly cucurbits to prevent powdery mildew from taking hold.

Weed young vegetables and herbs and protect from slugs and snails.

Weed and mulch all vegetables- mulch tomatoes and corn right up to the stems  to help feed and strengthen roots.

Thin seedlings of carrots, beetroot, leeks and lettuce.

Net over developing soft fruit on fig trees.

Erect supports for beans.

Finish earthing up potatoes.

Remove plants that have gone to seed.

Take tip cuttings of new growth on herbs and perennial shrubs.



Asparagus, beetroot, beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce, peas, rhubarb, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, snow peas, tomatoes, zucchini




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