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Planting in October - Gardenate

Garlic Plant cloves. Garlic can overwinter. Cover with a good layer of mulch . In areas where frost persists into March/ April, expect to harvest your garlic in June/July.

Planning for November

Nothing much to plant this month. You can read gardening books and plan the garden!

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Recent Comments

  • 25 Oct - Kenneth Daunt
    I have some Purple King, first time with these, and they are climbing up the frame very well. I had a suggestion to pinch of the top to encourage them to spread sideways. Is this a good idea? If t...
    in Beans - climbing
  • 24 Oct - Pita
    Commercial garlic is treated with something that keeps it from sprouting. I always grow my own garlic and I found out it's the softneck kind because it doesn't make scapes. Softneck garlic types...
    in Garlic
  • 24 Oct - Jen
    I bought my last one from Coles. I bought the smallest and oldest looking one. Currently the sprout is about 3 inches and I will probably plant it out in a couple of days. It was not organic or a...
    in Choko/Chayote
  • 23 Oct - colleen
    I believe I used to live in zone 10a when I lived in Los Angeles (Van Nuys). I *did* manage to grow some tomatoes over winter a couple of times, though I'm not sure it was worth it.
    in Tomato
  • 23 Oct -
    Check on the internet for size - seed companies.
    in Watermelon
  • 23 Oct -
    I hill the soil up around the plant when they are about 30-40cm high. This gives them soil for the roots to grow in. I also run a little fertiliser beside the plant before hilling up.
    in Sweet corn
  • 23 Oct - Anonymous
    Try the internet, farmer's markets, nurseries for tubers. Go NZ section to look up planting times.
    in Yacon

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