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What to grow in August 2019

The severe drought continues in many places, making gardening a challenge where water is scarce. This month gardeners will be more successful using local climate conditions (their microclimate) rather than strictly following suggestions for climate zones. Time may be better … Continue reading

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What to grow in July 2019

July plantings are similar to those in June. Potatoes can be sown in warm temperate and temperate areas, this month. Why not try growing one of the newer purple varieties. They are full of anti-oxidants and look stunning in a … Continue reading

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What to grow in June 2019

The effects of our changing climate so far have been an increase in weather extremes, including hotter summers and colder, longer winters in some parts of Australia. In other areas, the drought continues, making gardening a challenge. Use cloches to … Continue reading

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What to grow in May 2019

It’s time to plant garlic in non-tropical warm and temperate climates, and sow garden peas in frost-free areas directly into a garden bed with a trellis to support the plants. Contrary to some garden guru advice, legumes do need some … Continue reading

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What to grow in April 2019

If leaves on your citrus trees are looking pale, magnesium or iron deficiency are most likely the cause. This problem often appears in autumn. See: Pale citrus leaves. Add compost to the bed where you plan to plant garlic during … Continue reading

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What to grow in March 2019

Extreme weather events across the country lately have created conditions that encourage garden pests. If cabbage butterflies or cabbage moths are attacking your brassica plants, attach the plastic clips from packaged bread to the edges of some of the leaves … Continue reading

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What to grow in February 2019

If you have had problems with Stink Bugs, now is the time to search for their eggs under the lower leaves of citrus trees. Their eggs are larger than most insect eggs and are laid in rows. Remove the leaves … Continue reading

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What to grow in January 2019

Wishing all our readers a very happy, healthy 2019. January and February can be tricky months for gardening in some parts of Australia with extreme heat and severe storms, and gardeners will have to adjust their planting to suit local … Continue reading

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What to grow in December 2018

December and January are very busy months for most people, and many of you won’t have a lot of time to spare for gardening, or even watering the garden. Setting up some shade for your garden beds now, will provide … Continue reading

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