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Tasks for this month: OCTOBER
Tasks for this month:
The soil is warming so more faster growth. Keep your
garden well watered. Reduce stress on plants by watering.
Keep an eye out on weeding, feeding and spraying. Everything
grows faster now its getting warmer.
Now most frost danger is over and soil is reasonably dry and
crumbly, seeds of tender annuals can be safely sown directly
into the soil. Vegetables to sow include: beans, peas, carrots,
radish, sweetcorn, beetroot, silverbeet, spinach, and parsnip.
Sow directly into the soil or in trays; eggplant, lettuce,
cauliflower, cucumber, courgettes, peppers, pumpkin and tomatoes.
Transplant vegetable seedlings into the garden. Soil should
be prepared prior to planting by adding generous amounts of
compost and a dressing of General Garden Fertiliser and lime.
Control slugs and snails with Slug & Snail Pellets.
Regularly liquid feed on all plants is also a good idea.
Spray potatoes, fruit trees, grape vines and vegetable plants
with Copper to prevent fungus diseases.
Dust cabbages and cauliflowers with Derris Dust to prevent
white butterfly caterpillar.
Plant new herb plants, including parsley so that new plants
are established before existing plants go to seed. Plant herbs
and vegetables in pots.
Plant passionfruit, rhubarb and tamarillos.
Feed all citrus trees with General Citrus Fertiliser.
Spray citrus at the pre-blossom stage with Copper to control
verrucosis and brown rot.
| Feb | Mar
| June | July
| Sep | Oct
| Nov | Dec
Yates tips for
October are Cool
Spray roses with Super Shield to prevent fungus diseases and
Feed all roses with Rose Fertiliser.
Plant new roses. Use Magamp & compost at planting time.
Prune spring flowering shrubs after flowering. Deadhead rhododendrons.
Feed acid loving plants (eg. Rhodo's, camellias, azaleas etc)
after flowering with Acid Fertiliser.
Sow seeds of flowering annuals, directly into the ground;
alyssum, Californian poppy, statice, marigolds, cosmos, nasturtium
and sunflowers. Sow in trays for transplanting later; carnations,
dahlia, livingstone daisy, petunia, salvia and gerberas.
Plant out seedlings of flowering annuals.
Plant perennial and summer flowering bulbs such as dahlia,
begonia, gladioli and calla lily.
Plant hanging baskets and terracotta pots with flowers for
Start watering before the soil dries out, especially roses.
Mulch all plants to conserve moisture and check that your
watering systems are working.
Liquid feed all flowering annuals and perennials. Feed flowering
shrubs with a side dressing of General Garden Fertiliser.
Do you have any tips to share. Please let us know.