*The following information is designed for a temperate southern hemisphere garden – In particular it is designed for a Melbourne garden. This is meant as a general guide, indicating the type of things I plant, sow and harvest. If you have had success with doing things differently then I would love to hear from you and I can update these pages accordingly.*
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The above will make no sense at all if you are unfamiliar with The Goodies so apologies and I hope you will read on anyway.
Seeds to Sow:
These are the seeds/tubers you could consider sowing in September:
Pretty much anything:
Basil, Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum**, Carrot, Celery, Chilli**, Choko, Coriander*, Eggplant**, Endive, Fennel, Galangal**, Ginger**, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Kohl Rabi, Leek, Lettuce, Marjoram, Melon, Okra, Onion, Parsley, Parsnip, Pea, Potatoes, Pumpkin**, Radish, Sage, Silver Beet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Sweet Corn, Tomato, Tomatillo, Watercress, Yam, Zucchini
*Although it may bolt quite quickly.
** Undercover or with some form of heat or protection.
Seedlings to plant out:
As for seed to sow plus cauliflower and tarragon. In cooler areas plants such as tomatoes, eggplants, capsicums & chillies will need some protection and warmth to ensure good growth and resultingly it is often better to wait until October.
My Garden maintenance to perform:
- Protect any tender perennial plants that may not like the cold.
- Divide herbs: lemongrass, thyme, chives, garlic chives, mint.
- Prune & fertilise perennial chillies, capsicum & eggplant.
- Prune & Fertilise Passionfruit.
- Fertilise Citrus.
- Fertilise Tamarillo.
Seasonal Plants Harvesting now:
Broad Beans, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Citrus, Watercress
The following plants should be able to be harvested all year round if planted in succession throughout their growing seasons:
Broccoli (but it is very susceptible to pests during the warmer months), Beetroot, Carrots, Celery, Chervil, Dill, Lettuce, Mint, Parsley, Radish, Sage, Silver Beet, Spring Onion, Thyme