From the Garden with Fi Morgan: Spring Planting

This week's From the garden series looks at Spring Planting, including a list of all plants ready to go now.

Back when coronavirus first hit and people were panic-planting, people were doing mad things like planting corn and eggplants right before winter. If that was you, I have good news. Now is the time to plant your corn and eggplants and tomatoes and capsicum.

Believe it or not, it’s spring planting time! That’s right, August is the month to get your spring seedlings going. Then they’ll be ready to plant out in September.

Not sure what grows in this area? Here’s a combined list for spring and summer from myself and Pete Bufo from Northbank Community Garden. Hope it makes you hungry!!

We talked through all of these and a few more in our first Bello Food Gardening Podcast last Thursday. If you’d like the link to the recording, register your email and I’ll be getting that out very soon:
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So let’s look at what to plant now.  I wonder how many people we have who would recognise all of these plants?

All the herbs: – angelica, basil, chives, coriander – in shade, french & winter tarragon, lemon balm, lemongrass & citronella, mint, oregano & marjoram, parsley, rosemary, sage, summer savoury & winter, thyme.

Vegetables:

amaranth
artichoke – globe & jerusalem (fartichoke)
asparagus
asparagus pea (winged bean)
beans – bush & climbing & snake, not broadbean
beetroot
capsicum & chilli
burdock
cape gooseberry
cassava
celeriac
celery
collards
cucumber
daikon & radish
eggplant
fennel
ginger
kale
leeks
lettuce
loofah
lotus
marrow & zucchini & squash
mustard greens
okra
peanuts
pepino
potato
pumpkin & gramma
rhubarb
rocket & mizuna
marigold, borage & most annual flowers
melons – rockmelon, watermelon, jam melon, honeydew
new guinea bean
rosella
salsify
silverbeet
spring onion & shallots
strawberries
sunflower
sweet corn
sweet potato
taro
tomato esp cherry tomatoes
aibika (tree spinach)
turmeric
warrigal greens & okinawa spinach & longevity spinach
water chestnut
yacon
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