Weekly Garden Diary: Winter Week 11

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VEGETABLES Don’t be misled by the lovely weather that may occur at this time of year. Sowing seeds into open ground while the soil is still cold and wet will only result in losing most of the seeds and seedlings. Peas, leeks, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beetroot and swiss chard/silverbeet can all be sown under cloches …

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Weekly Garden Diary: Winter Week 10

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VEGETABLES   Early potatoes can go in this week if the soil can be worked easily. If it is still clinging to your boots, wait another week or two. Potatoes are subtropical plants and prone to frost damage. Protect them with thick layers of pea straw or upended flower pots. Brown onions, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, …

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Weekly Garden Diary: Winter Week 9

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VEGETABLES Most of your seed sowing will happen next month, but you can get a head start with a few things this week in glasshouses, plastic houses or indoors. Young seedling need well thinned, as overcrowding will cause them to die off. Too much moisture without the required warmth will cause rot. Lift out seedlings …

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Weekly Garden Diary: Winter Week 8

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VEGETABLES In the greenhouse or under some glass, you can sow a few seeds of early cabbages, cauliflowers and brussels sprouts. Brown onions can be sown into trays inside to be planted out later. Jerusalem artichokes and asparagus can be planted out now. Inside your house you may like to start your tomatoes in trays, …

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Weekly Garden Diary: Winter Week 5

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VEGETABLES This is the perfect time of year to plan out your garden for the coming season. Crop rotation may sound complex when you first read about it. But it is crucial to prevent certain diseases like club-root taking hold in your garden, and it ensures the soil does not become depleted of minerals. Winter …

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Weekly Garden Diary: Winter Week 4

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VEGETABLES Jerusalem artichokes, shallots and garlic are some of the few that can sown right now. Break up and transplant rhubarb crowns if the plot has not had this done for several years. Keep onion seedlings weed free by lightly hoeing around the rows. For further reading, I really recommend all of these books. I …

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