03 October 2015

In the garden - October 2016

It was back to winter during the week but this weekend is to be hot.
I called in to Eve's Garden for some tomato plants on Sunday - they look very beautiful but I'm resisting the temptation to put them in the ground now! (10 - 3 pm every Sunday 14 Petty St - you can't get more local than that).

I'm still harvesting asparagus and collecting eggs every day from the bantams. The leeks are in.
Blackbirds are causing havoc in the seed beds as is their Spring style. I always forget to protect the beds until too late!

Here, are the October notes, from Greg's long experience of growing in West Hobart:

OCTOBER Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Beetroot - large direct sowing for winter Feb to Oct.

Carrot - large direct sowing for winter Feb to Oct.

Shallots/Spring onions x x x x
Sweetcorn - pregerminate then sow direct x x x x
Lettuce - Direct seeding and punnet to ground. x x x x
Runner Beans 
x x x
French Bush Beans

Kohlrabi x x x x
Tomatoes - outdoors punnet to ground

Zucchini- pots to ground. Put juice bottle over plants
x x x

 - pregerminate then plant in glasshouse in protected area

Radish x x x x

Lettuce x x x x
Basil x x

Leeks - for harvesting Feb to October. Plant a lot. x x x
Zucchini - pregerminate and plant in pots in propagator. x x x x

Best wishes

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