As I am currently writing a new eBook titled Suburban Food Farm, I thought it would be good to talk each month about what food is growing in my garden to help me stay motivated and focused.
This month, I talk about what is growing in my part of the world in October. I give tips about what to grow when, and a little about companion planting. I also talk about how my fruit trees are progressing at this time of year.
I just love talking about what is growing in my garden. This will be a regular series each month, to help you learn how grow some food of your very own.
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Lynda D says
Hi Gav, i have planted what i know will be eaten. That’s important for me as ive grew things last season because i thought i should and no one ate it and hence it went to seed. Such a waste of time and garden space. So for now its lots of tomatoes (early ones and more to follow) and the companions that go with it, lettuce, basil, garlic and marigolds. Some are heirloom and some are not. Ive planted snow peas, more lettuce, cucumbers, lots of herbs, capsicums and corn. When i think about all these i see a salad plate. Because that is exactly what we eat most of the summer with a portion of some form of protein (BBQ meat, fish, chicken, eggs etc) on the side. I do have a potato crop in and im looking forward to the big surprise day – will i have some or not. Lots of leaves.
Gavin Webber says
Hi Lynda. Good plan. Beats having heaps of veg that no-one will eat.
Have just come in from doing some more planting. Only have heirloom varieties in the garden. Had previously planted broccoli, tomato, spring onions. potato onions, garlic, lettuce, snow peas, pak choy, carrot lettuce, spinach, silver beet and melons. Today put in more tomatoes, pak choy, lettuce. spring onions, celery, beans, zucchini and cucumber. We have lots of self sown tomatoes as well. Still waiting for the soil to warm up enough for capsicums and for the moon to be in the right phase for more root veggies. Have also put in basil and coriander. Each year we are adding more garden beds and self watering pots but there never seem to be enough as we expand our range of produce. This year we have added sultana grapes, more blackberries and raspberries and have 5 pots with shiraz grape cuttings for a small vineyard. They will have to stay in the pots for another 12 months until their roots have developed enough to be planted out. We dont have enough yard for that but the neighbour over the back fence has a lot of land that he is not using, so DH created a sliding panel in the back fence and the vineyard will go in the neighbours yard 🙂