The Edible Garden

October is a busy month in the vegetable garden. Good preparation done in August and September will now begin to reward you.

October is an important month for sowing or planting vegetables including Asian greens, beans, beetroot, capsicum, carrot, celery, cress, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, onions, pumpkin, squash, radish, silverbeet, potato, sweet potato, rocket, tomato, zucchini, and sweetcorn.

October is also the perfect time to plant small fruit such as passionfruit, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

Feed citrus trees this month with a good citrus and fruit tree fertilizer. Spread out to the drip line of the tree and water well after applying.

Plant out fresh herb plants for summer use. Favourites include Basil, Dill, Parsley, Tarragon, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Marjoram, and Oregano. Herbs do well in pots and baskets. It is a good idea to plant mint in a pot as it can be very invasive in the garden.

October is also tomato month. Plant out tomato seedlings and be sure to stake taller varieties at time of planting. Water well as the warmer weather begins. When watering during the growing season avoid wetting the leaves and foliage of tomato plants. Feed tomato plants regularly with liquid tomato food.

Add some edible flowers, too – calendula, nasturtiums, borage, and marigolds make colorful garnishes for summer salads and drinks.

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Here at Eden at Byron we’ve been inspiring gardeners for over 25 years. We’ve helped many people young and old to discover the joy of growing plants. Our friendly team of qualified horticulturists has over 100 years on gardening experience between them, so we can give you the gardening advice that you need.


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