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?