Harvest, Spring Gardening, Winter

Last of the winter crops harvested

It’s over for another year. I’ve harvested the last of this round’s cabbages and cauliflowers and prepared the beds for my summer tomatoes, basil, eggplants, and zucchini. I’ve even chucked in some sweet corn and radishes.

I still have beans and peas on the go, but they should be all done by the start of November.

Spring, Spring Gardening, Spring has Sprung

Spring is here!

Spring has sprung! (Apparently). It’s still darn cold, but it’s time to get out there and start planning for the Summer months.

 THINGS TO DO IN SPRING

  • Order summer seedlings
  • Propagate summer seeds
  • Start removing finished winter crops
  • Conduct soil tests on veg beds
  • Mulch veg beds, fertilise (add manure, compost and alike)
  • Weeding
  • Clean and repair outdoor furniture
  • Clean BBQ

Stay tuned for more Spring posts!

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

Blueberries, Spring, Spring Gardening

Is it starting to feel more like Spring yet?

Well, not quite yet. Although there are signs of Spring bulbs and new life in the garden. The birds are actively stealing my neatly laid sugar cane mulch to add to their nests, and the weeds are getting a hold of the garden.

If you’re in the mood for planting, then consider the following:

  • Tomato seedlings and/or seeds
  • Potatoes (seed potatoes)
  • Beetroots
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Spring Onions
  • Melons
  • Beans & peas

Do you want to try you hand at growing Blueberries? Better get them in ground very soon (before the weather warms up). Here are a few tips to help you on your way:

  • Blueberries need a freely draining, acidic and preferably sandy soil.
  • Water regularly but don’t soak out the roots (drip watering is great)
  • They grow best in full sun
  • Plant from late Autumn to early spring. You will be sold a bare-rooted, dormant plant (looks like a stick with roots)
  • For more information download the Blueberry fact sheet: Blueberries Fact Sheet

Spring, Spring Gardening, Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung! (Apparently). It’s still darn cold, but it’s time to get out there and start planning for the Summer months.

 THINGS TO DO IN SPRING

  • Order summer seedlings
  • Propagate summer seeds
  • Start removing finished winter crops
  • Conduct soil tests on veg beds
  • Mulch veg beds, fertilise (add manure, compost and alike)
  • Weeding
  • Clean and repair outdoor furniture
  • Clean BBQ

Stay tuned for more Spring posts!