Monday, September 26, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September - Spring

Sarah’s Melbourne Kitchen Garden 


SEPTEMBER 2016

 
THINGS TO DO IN SEPTEMBER
- Order summer seedlings
- Propagate summer seeds
- Start removing finished winter crops
- Conduct soil tests on veg beds
- Mulch veg beds, fertilise (add manure, compost and alike)
- Weeding
- Clean and repair outdoor furniture
- Clean BBQ

SOW & GROW
Tomato seedlings and/or seeds
Potatoes
Sow seeds:
- Beetroots
- Carrots
- Radishes
- Spring Onions
- Melons
- Beans & peas


HARVEST NOW


  • Cabbages, Broccoli, Cauliflowers
  • Salad greens, spinach
  • Herbs
  • Peas, Beans





TIPS - GROWING BLUEBERRIES
Are you interested in growing you own blueberries? Here are a few tips to help you on your way:
-  Blueberries need a freely draining, acidic and preferably sandy soil.
-   Water regularly but don’t soak out the roots (drip watering is great)
-   They grow best in full sun
-   Plant from late Autumn to early spring. You will be sold a bare-rooted, dormant plant (looks like a stick with roots)

For more information download the Blueberry fact sheet: Blueberries Fact Sheet


PESTS AND PROBLEMS:  MAKING A SCARECROW 

Making a scarecrow can be as easy or as complex as you wish it be. It is a great DIY project for the whole family.  All you need are some old clothes, straw and stuffing, a few bits of wood and your imagination.

Great guides are available via these websites:

www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

www.bunnings.com.au

http://www.yates.com.au


WHAT’S ON IN MELBOURNE:


Royal Melbourne Show
17th-27th September 2016
Melbourne Show Grounds
                        
  SARAH’S MELBOURNE KITCHEN GARDEN – SPRING 2015