Category Archives: Summer Planting

January – The Wrap Up

Value of produce harvested: $122.50 Most valuable crop: Basil Seeds sown in punnets 9th January (all except Spring Onion and Celery potted up on 29th January): Tomato – Stupice, Yellow Currant Cauliflower – All year Round Lettuce – Mix Broccoli … Continue reading

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Top 5 – Seeds to sow over Summer

It has felt lovely and summery here for the last few days and the forecast suggests that the nice weather will continue for a couple more days at least.  Its great weather to be out in the garden but not necessarily … Continue reading

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Winter Brassica Round Up

I harvested my last remaining cauliflower last week which brought to a close the bulk of my brassica harvesting for this season.  In Melbourne most brassicas are generally grown as winter crops.  There are exceptions: radishes are grown all year, watercress … Continue reading

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February – The Wrap Up

Summer’s over for another year – in Australia our seasons are aligned with calendar months, so officially summer finished at the end of February.  And weather-wise it does seemed to have finished, at least for the time being.  The last days of … Continue reading

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The Mechanics of Reproduction – Hand Pollinating Pumpkins

I was thinking of a range of different titles for this particular post – but then I thought of the disappointment that any number of 13 year boys would feel when they pulled up a site about gardening rather than … Continue reading

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