Saturday, March 29, 2014
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Just a quick note to let you know that I am in the process of redesigning the blog pages. Hopefully this will result in a site which is easier to navigate, with key information available for free download. You will still be able to access all of the posts and pages, but it may look a bit untidy for a little while.
Thanks you for your patience.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
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Saturday, March 1, 2014
This is from the "Seasonal Guide" Page
What to plant in Autumn:
Salad Vegetables: Asian Greens, Lettuce, Endive, Salad Greens, Silver Beet, Spinach
Legumes: Beans, Peas
Root Vegetables: Beetroot, Carrots, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Globe artichokes
Onions: Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Spring Onions, Fennel
Brassicas: Broccoli, Broccolini, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Mustard, Chinese Cabbage
What to Harvest:
As you can see, I had plenty of carry over from Summer at the start of the season (photos from April), but by the end of the season I only had potatoes, parsley and salad greens.
- Pumpkins, Squash, Corn, Potatoes
- Capsicum, Chillies (early season)
- Lettuce, Salad Greens, Herbs
- Berries (early season)
Jobs to do:
- Remove dead annuals, trim hedges and vines
- Dead head flowers
- Cut away dead berry canes, prune fruit trees
- Clean BBQ (for Winter storage)
- Clear Summer crops and till/fork through soil
- Add manure, compost and fertilisers and dig through
- Test soil and add necessary additives (dolomite for example)
- Plant bulbs and sweat peas (April)
- Lay down a layer of sugarcane mulch (or mulch of choice)
I had a lot of trouble getting any life out of my garden over the last Winter. You may want to consider using a frame over the beds to keep the seedlings warm.