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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

  • 02 Dec - Celeste Archer
    The kill temperature for Fava Beans ranges from about -4c to -10c depending on the variety. Furthermore the temperature needs to be sustained; that is 2 minutes at -4c will not kill the fava bea...
    in Broad Beans
  • 02 Dec - Celeste Archer
    Most likely the bugs are aphids. Ants actually enslave or farm the aphids. The aphids are placed on the juiciest part of the fava bean plant by the ants; and the aphids suck the sap. The aphids...
    in Broad Beans
  • 01 Dec - David Jolly
    If You grow garlic in 9b just requires refrigeration for 2-3 week min to trick it into thinking it winter. In summer you will have to use shade cloth and/or monitor water on really hot spells. I g...
    in Garlic
  • 01 Dec - Celeste Archer
    Broad Beans/Fava Beans are very easy to grow - once you have all the facts. Here are some general guidelines, as the numbers vary depending on variety- in addition to wind verses shelter location...
    in Broad Beans
  • 01 Dec - Celeste Archer
    Though Broad beans like all beans fix their own nitrogen, they still need micro nutrients, as well as phosphorus, and potassium (macro nutrients). I find that adding a dose of micronutrients to t...
    in Broad Beans
  • 30 Nov - Liz
    You can safely snip off your scarlet runners when they reach the top of the frames. They will produce more shoots lower down.
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  • 30 Nov - Andrew
    When Scarlett Runner beans get to the top of the frames they tend to drop down to find somewhere to attach. They get really quite top heavy and dark. Can you snip off the top once they go over. B...
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