What else can you sow or grow now?
As well as the crops already mentioned, sow coriander, sow or plant parsley, and plant oregano, marjoram, rosemary, sage, chives and mint; and sow brassicas, broad beans, silverbeet and spinach (and peas in southern parts). Later in the month, sow cucumbers, courgettes and pumpkins outside (or start them inside now), and plant eggplants and chillies. Get early and main crop potatoes in now too. It’s National Gardening Week this month (October 15-22) so there’s no excuse not to get stuck in! Jo McCarroll