Time to sow seeds
Owner of Caloundra Garden and Pet Supplies THE mornings are a bit cold, but the days are just lovely, so what do I plant in my vegetable garden now?
This time of year is great for planting such things as, beetroot, carrots, cabbages, broccoli, English spinach, silverbeet, pumpkin, parsnips, leeks, chilli, tatsoi, onions and garlic.
You can also plant tomatoes, eggplants, capsicums, zucchini and radish.
These are just some of the amazing vegetables you can use right now (I know, some of them are fruit).
I prefer to plant seeds at this time of year rather than punnets, as they grow stronger because they acclimatise to their position as they grow.
Punnets can be set back if they were kept in a protected environment and then put out into the real world of cold early mornings.
Make sure that your vegetable garden is ready for them, so have your soil nice and fluffy and well drained, with heaps of Soil Activator compost, Veggie Mate rock minerals and slow release chook manure pellets such as Katek Super Growth.
Plant your seeds into their final position and water in with a low nitrogen seaweed solution.
This way your seeds will have the best chance to give you the harvest you are looking for.
When the plants have emerged, water the base of the plant. Watering the leaves will encourage fungi such as powdery mildew.
All these plants need about 6-8 hours of sunlight and kept out of the wind especially while they are young.
DIG IN: Start planting favourite vegetables. your