October in the Vegie Patch

October checklist and things to do Get your zucchini, cucumber, pumpkin, corn, tomato and pepper beds ready to grow. These are all heavy feeders and need rotten manure, compost, seaweed – that kind of business.  Add it now, so the soil can incorporate and percolate. Be sure of robust stakes and frames for beans and […]

October in the Vegie Patch

Things to do in October Get your zucchini, cucumber, pumpkin, corn, tomato and pepper beds ready to grow. These are all heavy feeders so add compost and Roksolid. Be sure their roots can get down to the goodness, water and stability. If they can’t get down they’ll go sideways which means competing for nutrients, blowing […]

October in the Vegie Patch

Following on from our successional planting chat last month, this photo shows successional planting jazzed up with a bit of interplanting. Instead of waiting for the bed to be empty before planting out the new crop, I’ve planted the new crop out among the old one. This photo is taken in the greenhouse. The dwarf […]

How to feed and mulch your fruit trees

The fruit trees are at their sweetest at this time of year – the promise of a harvest in the bees supping on the pretty blossoms. Are the bees in your fruit trees? The early plums are setting fruit already, the later ones still blossoming; and here come the pips – the buds are on […]