August

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Preparing

Harvesting

Most seed can now be started indoors.

The following need heat (Heat pad, greenhouse, sunny window)

  • Brassicas
  • Broad Beans
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Mandarins
  • Parsnips
  • Rocket
  • Silverbeet

Planting

 Herbs

  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Brassicas
  • Carrots
  • Citrus (protect from frost)
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Spring Onions
  • Strawberries
Many herbs can be divided now. These include

  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Winter Savory

Take cuttings or sow seed of:

Maintenance 

  • Prune Stone fruit and spray with copper before bud burst. or start using regular sprays of seaweed, and / or compost teas.
  • Divide and plant Rhubarb
  • Divide and plant Artichokes
  • Prepare vegetable gardens
  • Cut green crops (dig in or leave to rot)
  • Mulch soil with compost, pea straw, or lawn clippings.