Vegetable Gardening in Spring

As the soil warms up through september and October it will be time to plant seeds and seedlings of a range of vegetables. Seeds of peas, cabbage, turnips, radishes and beetroot will all germinate in September, but it pays to wait until a couple of weeks into October to plant sweetcorn and beans.

 Tomatoes, eggplant, chillies, capsicum and sweetcorn all prefer warmer weather and if afrost is forecast a covering at night will prevent disaster. Garden beds should have been prepared in August but vegetables do well if a good compost mixture such as Searle's 5-in-1 has been worked into the soil followed by a dressing of lime. The use of "Harvest will further increase production.