February Gardening Guide – Mediterranean Climate

February Gardening Guide – Mediterranean Climate

February Garden Guide Mediterranean Climate Veggies and flowers to plant this month Veggies: Asian greens, beetroot, beans (S), carrots (S), fennel, horseradish, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, potato, radish, rocket, squash (A), swede, silverbeet, tomato (A), turnip, watercress, zucchini (A). (S = seed, A = advanced seedlings) Flowers: Alyssum, aquilegia, cornflower, cosmos, foxglove, marigold, petunia (a solanum… View more

January Gardening Guide

January Gardening Guide

We are changing the format of our gardening guide (slowly!) and would love your feedback and comments on its usefulness… Cool Temperate Garden WHAT TO PLANT? There are two main planting focuses for January in the cool temperate garden: Succession and replacement planting of your summer vegies, including: Carrots, beetroot, radish, turnip, lettuce (chill the… View more

December Gardening Guide

December Gardening Guide

[h4]MEDITERRANEAN climate[/h4]   Zone 0: Planning is well underway for the heat of summer – collecting jars and bottles for the summer fruit harvest, while Mum’s jam making has continued unabated from winter’s citrus marmalades through to loquat jam and jelly, mulberry jam and now cape gooseberry jam… I can feel the anticipation as everyone awaits… View more

November Gardening Guide

November Gardening Guide

[h4]MEDITERRANEAN climate[/h4]   Zone 0:  Spring cleaning is largely over, and yielded great opportunities to share no-longer-needed items with the community, as well as providing loads of carbon-rich compost material (i.e. paperwork)… Zone 1:  Tomato and capsicum seedlings are in raised garden beds. Some extra tomato seed and basil seed is in with them. The… View more

August Gardening Guide

August Gardening Guide

[h4]TROPICAL climate[/h4] Zone 0: Now is the time to start planning for the wet season garden. The current forecast is for a very dry wet season and perhaps an El Nino so look at water storage options in the yard. Swales will slow down the passage of rain through the property. Look at other possibilities for… View more

July Gardening Guide

July Gardening Guide

[h4]TROPICAL climate[/h4] Zone 0: Many of the wet season crops are now finished and need to be preserved for the long dry season. There are numerous ways of preserving each crop. You can store everything in the freezer in serve size packs. The serve size is determined by the use of the product. For example… View more

April Gardening Guide

April Gardening Guide

[h4]TROPICAL climate[/h4] Zone 0: Time to sort the seeds you’ve been saving in the crisper of your fridge. Sort them into date order and plant the oldest first.  You can still order seeds by mail-order and they will be with you in a few days. Zone 1: Now is the best time to plant the… View more

March Gardening Guide

March Gardening Guide

[h3] TROPICAL climate [/h3] Zone 0: Rotate your preserves, new to the back and old to the front. Now is a good time for cyclone preparation. As well as non-perishable food, you have emergency stores is in the garden and under the ground. The tops of plants may be damaged in a cyclone but the… View more