Your Garden: What To Plant Before The End Of March

With Autumn here, it’s time to get your garden sorted for a new season. Cooler weather is on the way which means now’s the time to harvest those remaining summer vegetables, nourish your garden and plan ahead.

What to plant
For most states in Australia, Autumn means the weather is beginning to cool off and we welcome fresh mornings and evenings with sunny days in between (most of the time).

This change in season means March is the perfect month to add some new veggies to your veggie patch. Here’s what to plant straight into your garden bed:

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Spring onions
  • Fennel
  • Chives
  • Coriander

You can also start cabbage, leeks and brussel sprouts in seed trays to transfer to your garden later.

Give your garden some love
After a hot summer your garden and veggie patch will be needing a little love. Set aside some time to weed and clean your garden for the new season ahead. Give your lawn and plants a good feed with an organic fertiliser and top up mulch in your garden beds to help stave off weeds and keep the soil moist. Consider your water usage and plan to water in the morning – this also helps keep your garden dry during the day which can assist in avoiding insect infestation.

Keep your plants healthy
The cooler weather means you may find more insects and bugs in your garden. To ensure that they don’t overtake your beautiful veggies, remove weeds regularly and, if needed, spray with an organic, non-toxic bio-insecticide. Check your veggie patch and garden regularly and if you find any plants overridden with bugs, remove them before they spread.

If you’ve got a question you’d like to ask or if you need a little help setting up your garden for Autumn, visit us in store and ask away. We’d love to help you create your perfect veggie patch.

How to: Harvest your summer vegetables
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