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.
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
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
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