October

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Preparing

Harvesting

Planting

 Herbs

  • Amaranth
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Beans (frost tender)
  • Beetroot
  • Burdock
  • Cape Gooseberry(frost tender)
  • Carrot
  • Chicory
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Corn (frost tender)
  • Cucumber (frost tender)
  • Daikon
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Kohlrabi
  • Kumara (frost tender)
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Mustard Greens
  • Parsnip
  • Potato (frost tender)
  • Pumpkin (frost tender)
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocket
  • Salsify
  • Silverbeet
  • Spring Onions
  • Strawberry Plants
  • Sunflower
  • Turnip
  • Yacon
  • Yam

Transplant:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Capsicum (frost tender)
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chilli Peppers (frost tender)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Parsnips
  • Passionfruit (frost tender)
  • Potatoes (frost tender)
  • Rhubarb
  • Silverbeet
  • Tamarillos (frost tender)
  • Tomato (frost tender)
  • Watermelon (frost tender)

Transplant:

  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Winter Savory

Maintenance 

  • Late frosts are still a thing – protect young plants
  • Prepare the garden for planting sweetcorn
  • Prepare pumpkin patch by adding manure
  • Potash around passionfruit
  • Persimmon will benefit from liquid fertiliser through spring and early summer
  • Feed veges with liquid fertiliser such as comfrey or seaweed tea, worm wees.
  • Set codling moth traps.  cut 30cm strip of corrugated cardboard and wrap around base of tree – corrugations on inside fairly loosely.  Check for grubs late December and late February
  • Check for wooly aphids on apples.  paint aphids with methylated spirits
  • Check for scale on citrus
  • Spray grapevines with milk to protect from powdery mildew  (1 part milk – 10 parts water sprayed on leaves – also works on roses)
  • Protect seedings from slugs and snails