Sow these veggies Bush beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, radishes, spinach (Swiss chard), turnips Annuals The best sowing time Cineraria, dianthus, gazanias, Iceland poppies, primulas, violas Prune Remove weak stems and deadhead hydrangeas that have finished flowering and clip hedges and topiaries. Fertilize Lawns Apply LAN (high in nitrogen […]
Month by Month
There are 365 growing days ahead of us, which makes every day a garden day and every month a peak season. In this concise, month-by-month action plan (which you should really cut out and keep), we will remind you what to plant and do, and also keep you in touch with global trends for 2017. […]
Leaf vegetables: spinach, rocket Root vegetables: beetroot (cooler areas) Legumes: bush and runner beans Brassicas: broccoli (first sowing for cooler areas), cabbage (cooler areas), cauliflower (first sowing for cooler areas) Fruit vegetables: capsicums (last month), tomatoes (last month), cucumber, marrows, squash, mealies and pumpkins Shoots: asparagus (except Lowveld and KwaZulu-Natal coast) Herbs: continue sowing basil, […]
Summer rainfall temperate: Broccoli, Broad beans, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Beetroot, Lettuce, Leeks, Garden peas Onions, Parsnips, Radishes, Swiss chard, Turnips
Most gardeners take time off now to enjoy their gardens and spend time with family and friends.
Tidy flower beds and remove collapsed plants and cut back anything that needs it. Clear remaining annuals and debris. Plant grasses to encourage birds in winter.
Mulch flower beds with compost.
There is plenty to do this month in the garden as this is planting season. Keep weeding, but keep this to the minimum and leave seedheads for the birds and cover for wildlife.
Vegetables: bush beans, Brussels sprouts, beetroot, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage (in some areas), celery, leeks, lettuce, onions, spinach, Swiss chard and rocket Herbs: basil, coriander, nasturtiums and flat-leaf parsley
In frost free areas start sowing cabbage, spinach, Swiss chard, lettuce, rocket, carrot, beetroot, radishes, bush beans, peas, runner beans, aubergines, peppers, tomatoes, celery, rhubarb and Florence fennel.