1. Autumn Gardening Tips.......for Sydney regions.

  2. Add compost and manure to garden beds ready for your new plants.
  3. Herbs are the easiest of all the edibles - plant coriander, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme & oregano this month.

  4. Plant spring-flowering bulbs now - see 'Plants of the Month' for more info.

  5. It's also time to plant pansy and viola, polyanthus, marigold, cineraria and calendula.

  6. It's the ideal time to fertilise camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas

  7. Add peas, parsnip, cabbage, beetroot, spring onion and broccoli to the vegie patch.

  8. Prune geraniums, fuchsias, and deadhead roses.

  9. Prune hedges such as box, murraya and gardenia.

  10. Keep an eye out for pests like aphids on roses and caterpillars on tomatoes and grapevines.

  11. St Patrick's Day (March 17) is the traditional date for sowing sweet peas. Soak the seeds in tepid water overnight first and they'll germinate more evenly.

Vegetables:

Planting now in March for the Australia - sub-tropical zone (courtesy of www.gardenate.com )

  1.    Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding)        Plant in garden                           Harvest from July.

  2. Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean)       Plant in garden                           Harvest from July.

  3. Beetroot (also Beets)                              Plant in garden                           Harvest from July.

  4. Broad beans (also Fava bean)               Plant in garden                           Harvest from August.

  5. Burdock (Gobo Japanese Burdock)       Plant in garden                           Harvest from September.

  6. Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.       Harvest from July.

  7. Cape Gooseberry                                   Plant in garden                           Harvest from August.

  8. Carrot                                                     Plant in garden                           Harvest from August.

  9. Cauliflower Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks    Harvest from September.

  10. Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks         Harvest from August.

  11. Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks            Harvest from August

  12. Chilli                                                        Plant in garden                          Harvest from July.

  13. Chives                                                     Plant in garden                          Harvest from July.

  14. Climbing beans                                       Plant in garden                          Harvest from July.

  15. Collards Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks         Harvest from July.

  16. Cucumber                                               Plant in garden                          Harvest from July.

  17. Dill                                                          Plant in garden                          Harvest from July.

  18. Dwarf beans                                           Plant in garden                          Harvest from July.

  19. Endive                                                    Plant in garden                          Harvest from July.

  20. Florence Fennel                                     Plant in garden                          Harvest from August.

  21. Kale Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks              Harvest from July.

  22. Kohlrabi                                                 Plant in garden                           Harvest from July.

  23. Leeks                                           Plant out (transplant) seedlings           Harvest from August.

  24. Lettuce                                                  Plant in garden                           Harvest from July.

  25. Mustard greens ( also Gai choy)           Plant in garden                           Harvest from June.

  26. Oregano (also Pot Marjoram)               Plant in garden                           Harvest from June.

  27. Pak Choy                                              Plant in garden                           Harvest from June.

  28. Parsley                                                 Plant in garden                           Harvest from July.

  29. Radish                                                  Plant in garden                           Harvest from June.

  30. Rocket                                                  Plant in garden                           Harvest from June.

  31. Rosella                                                 Plant in garden                           Harvest from October.

  32. Salsify                                                   Plant in garden                           Harvest from August.

  33. Silverbeet                                             Plant in garden                            Harvest from July.

  34. Spring onions                                       Plant in garden                            Harvest from July.

  35. Sunflower                                             Plant in garden                            Harvest from July.

  36. Swedes                                                Plant in garden                            Harvest from July.

  37. Turnip                                                  Plant in garden                            Harvest from June.

Planting in April

  1. Amaranth                                            Plant in garden                             Harvest from July.

  2. Beetroot                                              Plant in garden                             Harvest from July.

  3. Broad beans                                       Plant in garden                             Harvest from August.

  4. Broccoli                                              Plant out (transplant) seedlings    Harvest from June.

  5. Burdock                                              Plant in garden                             Harvest from September.

  6. Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks      Harvest from July.

  7. Carrot                                                 Plant in garden                              Harvest from August.

  8. Cauliflower Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks   Harvest from September.

  9. Celeriac Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks        Harvest from August.

  10. Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks           Harvest from September.

  11. Chicory                                              Plant in garden                               Harvest from September.

  12. Chives                                               Plant in garden                               Harvest from July.

  13. Climbing beans                                 Plant in garden                               Harvest from July.

  14. Collards Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.       Harvest from July.

  15. Coriander                                          Plant in garden                               Harvest from June.

  16. Daikon                                               Plant in garden                               Harvest from July.

  17. Dill                                                     Plant in garden                               Harvest from July.

  18. Dwarf beans                                      Plant in garden                               Harvest from July.

  19. Endive                                               Plant in garden                               Harvest from July.

  20. Florence Fennel                                Plant in garden                               Harvest from August.

  21. Horseradish                                      Plant in garden                               Harvest from September.

  22. Kale     Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks         Harvest from July.

  23. Kohlrabi                                            Plant in garden                               Harvest from July.

  24. Leeks                         Plant out (transplant) seedlings                            Harvest from August.

  25. Lettuce                                             Plant in garden                               Harvest from July.

  26. Mizuna                                             Plant in garden                               Harvest from June.

  27. Mustard greens                               Plant in garden                               Harvest from June.

  28. Onion                        Plant out (transplant) seedlings                            Harvest from October.

  29. Oregano                                          Plant in garden                               Harvest from June.

  30. Pak Choy                                         Plant in garden                               Harvest from June.

  31. Parsley                                            Plant in garden                               Harvest from July.

  32. Peas                                                Plant in garden                               Harvest from July.

  33. Radish                                             Plant in garden                               Harvest from June.

  34. Rocket                                             Plant in garden                               Harvest from June.

  35. Shallots                                           Plant in garden                               Harvest from August.

  36. Silverbeet                                       Plant in garden                                Harvest from July.

  37. Snow Peas                                     Plant in garden                                 Harvest from August.

  38. Spring onions                                 Plant in garden                                 Harvest from July.

  39. Strawberries (from seeds) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks Harvest from 12 months.

  40. Strawberry Plants                          Plant in garden                                Harvest from August.

  41. Sunflower                                      Plant in garden                                Harvest from July.

  42. Swedes                                         Plant in garden                                Harvest from July.

  43. Turnip                                           Plant in garden                                Harvest from June.


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