Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November - Spring

Sarah’s Melbourne Kitchen Garden 
NOVEMBER 2016


 
THINGS TO DO IN NOVEMBER

- Check on the progress of all of the Summer seedlings
- Fertilise tomatoes and other plants
- Stake tomatoes
- Weeding
- Tie up and tidy dying foliage from bulbs (no not cut off unless dead)
- Give your fruit trees the once over - do you need to net the fruit?


SOW & GROW

We are now getting to the time of year where anything grow and grows rapidly. 
Seedlings
- Tomatoes 
- Chillies
- Capsicums
- Eggplant
- Zucchini
Sow: 
- Chervril, chives, coriander, punmpkins (and other gourds)
- All salad greens (put keep an eye on them if there is a bout of hot weather - they will bolt to seed)

HARVEST NOW

You should be getting into the big harvest season now.  Check on your:
- Peas, beans
- Carrots, parsnips, potatoes, turnips
- Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions
- Salad greens and herbs 

TIPS – GROWING FIGS

Figs can be grown in most parts of Australia and their fruit is great for jams, chutneys, jellies, cakes and tarts. They like full sun and well drained soil. If planted in the ground they will grow to about 3 metres with a canopy of up to five metres. They are a deciduous tree, so the best time to prune them is in winter.  For more on growing figs download our fact sheet: Figs Fact Sheet

EXTRAS - CHRISTMAS IS COMING

With the Christmas season just around the corner now is the time to plan out any garden decorating ideas, and consider what social events may be occurring in your garden space.  Check any paving and garden edges to make sure that they are even and safe, schedule some time to mow lawns, trim vines and shrubs, and clean the outdoor furniture.  You may wish to buy some cheap annuals/potted colour to give your garden a more festive appeal. 


SARAH’S MELBOURNE KITCHEN GARDEN – SPRING 2016