SEPTEMBER: The garden springs into life and so should the gardener!
The last of your green crops should be dug in now. Broad beans will start to grow rapidly soon so prepare something to support them.
Plant out sprouted potatoes, an application of phostrogen will be beneficial. Seeds of silverbeet, peas, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and onions can be sowed straight into the garden
OCTOBER: Most vegetables can be planted out now with care being taken with tomatoes. They will require protection from frosts. Cucumbers, chillies, eggplant and peppers are in the same boat, don’t plant out doors until frosts have finished. Protect young seedlings of vegetables and flowers with slug and snail bait.
Plant out broccoli, beetroot, lettuce, silver beet, radish, carrots and celery. New season herbs such as coriander, chervil, dill, parsley and of course basil can be planted in a warm spot.
NOVEMBER: As the weather warms make sure plants are receiving the water they need. Water mornings and early evenings so plants can better retain moisture. Parsnips, carrots and beetroot should be thinned to allow room in which to develop.
Plant: peppers, corn, cucumbers, melons, kumaras, celery, climbing beans and tomatoes (before it’s too late!) and continue planting lettuce to ensure a regular supply.