Saturday, August 3, 2013

What to sow or plant in August

It's nearly spring. We promise.

The days are getting a little longer and soon the soil will warm up. So it's time to get ready.

Here are a few things you can plant (seedlings or tubers) or sow (seeds) to get your spring garden off to a rocketing start:

  • Beetroot
  • Bok choy
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Globe artichokes
  • Jerusalem artichokes (tubers)
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Potatoes 
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Silverbeet and rainbow/ruby chard
  • Spinach.

Not aliens: Jerusalem artichokes. 

We've had perfect gardening weather lately: clear skies, a bit of a chill in the air and a crisp breeze to stop us dozing off in the winter sun. So what are you waiting for?

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We're working together for a vibrant, sustainable network of community gardening locations in Moreland.

Our a 100% volunteer-based non-profit community group currently manages two community gardens in West Brunswick and Pentridge a food forest (also in West Brunswick).

Stop and think for 1 minute and you'll come up with at least one good reason for having community gardens all over the place. In case you don't have a minute or need some help, here are our top five!
  1. To bring people together.
  2. To hold on to Moreland's character and gardening knowledge.
  3. To provide somewhere where people can do some physical activity, relax and enjoy themselves
  4. To encourage sustainable gardening
  5. To make it easy for people to get hold of healthy locally grown food