Garden Work, Summer, Summer Gardening, Uncategorized

Summer is here!

 THINGS TO DO IN SUMMER

  • Set up Christmas garden lights and decorations
  • Weeding
  • Fertilise plants
  • Dead head flowers
  • Prune and shape hedge plants
  • Tidy old bulbs (do not cut off dead growth – it feeds the bulbs – just tie it up or hide amongst other plants)

SOW AND GROW

  • Salad Vegetables: Asian Greens, Lettuce, Endive, Salad Greens, Silver Beet
  • Root Vegetables: Beetroot, Carrots, Parsnips
  • Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Mustard
  • Mediterranean Vegetables: Capsicum, Chilli, Tomatoes, Eggplants
  • Gourds and assorted: Pumpkins, Squash, Zucchini, Corn, Cucumber

HARVEST NOW

  • Lettuce
  • Asian Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchinis
  • Eggplants
  • Potatoes
  • Stone Fruit
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Garden Work, Maintenance, Making a scarecrow, Royal Melbourne Show, Scarecrows, Spring, Spring Gardening

Want to make 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:

 

WHAT’S ON IN MELBOURNE: Royal Melbourne Show

22nd September to 2 October 2018

Melbourne Show Grounds

http://royalshow.com.au

e-book, Garden Work

“Gardening for Beginners: Hints and Tips for Melbourne, Australia” is out now

So you want to start a garden? No idea where to start? Then this may be the guide for you. “Gardening for Beginners” is a handy reference book with basic hints and tips for the new gardener. It contains no fancy terms, no superior expertise, just honest advice from someone just like you. There are sections on what tools to buy, growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers, dealing with pests, and working out which fertilisers are best for you.

It is written for a cool climate, but the advice is useful anywhere. The book is based on the quirky and informative blog Sarah’s Melbourne Kitchen Garden.

You can get a copy through Amazon: 

Check out the promotional video at You Tube