November information sheet

GARDEN CALENDAR

Up to date advice on what to do in the garden this month!

By following our Garden Calendar below, you can always be sure that you are making the right choices in your garden.

Make sure you check back each month, as we are regularly updating this blog with relevant information.

 

 

Veges

  • Plant cabbage, cauli, broccoli, spinach, onion, pak choi, celery, silverbeet, corn,tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, pumpkin, brussel sprouts, beans sweet corn celery,beetroot, chilli and lettuce seedlings.

  • Plant main crop potatoes.

  • Sow peas, beetroot, radish, carrots, dwarf and climbing beans & sweetcorn.

  • Add compost or peat to the soil in the vegetable garden.

  • Mulch with pea straw.

Flowers

  • Plant poppies, lobelia, kale, gazania, alyssum, nemesia, verbena, violas, livingstone daisies, statice, sweet peas, sweet william, geraniums, delphiniums, carnations, aster,celosia, petunia, marigolds, impatiens, cosmos, phlox, salvia, begonia, foxgloves, snapdragons and aquilegia.

  • Feed spring flowering annuals with Novatec Nitrophoska.

  • Plant perennial hemerocallis, phlox, iris, delphiniums, hostas, astilbe & lupin.

  • Mulch flower beds to retain moisture in summer and suppress weeds.

  • Remove leaves of spring flowering bulbs once they have wilted. Lift & store in a cool and dry place.

Indoor

  • Increase watering as the weather warms up.

  • Repot plants that have outgrown their containers.

  • Liquid feed fortnightly with Thrive Liquid Houseplant.

  • New seasons hibiscus, impatiens and carnivorous plants due in.

General

  • Plant water lilies.

  • Sow new lawn.

  • Feed established lawns with a high nitrogen lawn food & aerate if compacted.

  • Feed summer flowering shrubs.

  • Spray roses with Super Shield or Kiwicare Spectrum, and give a dressing of rose fertiliser.

  • Plant herbs such as basil.

  • Protect young seedlings from slugs and snails by sprinkling Quash or Blitzem around them.

  • If young seedlings are attacked by downy mildew, spray with liquid copper or copper oxychloride.

  • Spray grapes with Yates  Fungus Fighter at 14-day intervals to prevent downy mildew, powdery mildew and blackspot.

  • Feed & mulch fruit trees, roses, perennials, trees & shrubs.

  • Place pheromone traps in apple trees to guard against codling moth.

  • Check plants for aphids and spray if necessary.

Greg Lowe