Back when coronavirus first hit and people were panic-planting, people were doing mad things like planting corn and eggplants right before winter. If that was you, I have good news. Now is the time to plant your corn and eggplants and tomatoes and capsicum.
Believe it or not, it’s spring planting time! That’s right, August is the month to get your spring seedlings going. Then they’ll be ready to plant out in September.
Not sure what grows in this area? Here’s a combined list for spring and summer from myself and Pete Bufo from Northbank Community Garden. Hope it makes you hungry!!
We talked through all of these and a few more in our first Bello Food Gardening Podcast last Thursday.
I wonder how many people we have who would recognise all of these plants?
all the herbs – angelica, basil, chives, coriander – in shade, french & winter tarragon, lemon balm, lemongrass & citronella, mint, oregano & marjoram, parsley, rosemary, sage, summer savoury & winter, thyme
artichoke – globe & jerusalem (fartichoke)
asparagus pea (winged bean)
beans – bush & climbing & snake, not broadbean
capsicum & chilli
daikon & radish
marrow & zucchini & squash
pumpkin & gramma
rocket & mizuna
marigold, borage & most annual flowers
melons – rockmelon, watermelon, jam melon, honeydew
new guinea bean
spring onion & shallots
tomato esp cherry tomatoes
aibika (tree spinach)
warrigal greens & okinawa spinach & longevity spinach
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