03 August 2016

In the garden - August

Dear Gardening Friends

The daffodils are cheering up the winter garden (and me), the pruning is done, the garlic is flourishing (I planted several varieties this winter and they are all up at long last). And the chooks have started laying again this week. All is well with the world in my little patch - gardening is a real sanctuary isn't it?

Here are Greg's notes for August:

AUGUST Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Parsnip - keep damp 3 weeks plus to germinate

x x
Carrot - keep damp for 3 weeks,  start picking mid Dec x x x x
Radish x x x x
Beetroot - not too many as often goes to seed Nov/Dec x x x x
Shallots/Spring onions x x x x
Celeriac - keep damp 3 weeks plus for Autum/Winter x x x x
Mini Cauliflower "Garant" - punnet into ground x x

Lettuce - direct seeding and punnet into ground x x x x
Sugar Snap Pea and Snow Pea - 3rd planting.  x

pregerminate then sow direct. Protect from birds to 100mm


Tomatoes - for greenhouse only x x x
Celeriac - keep damp 3 weeks plus x x

Capsicum - for greenhouse planting only
x x
Lettuce x x x x

Best wishes


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