HELLO SPRING

Your Gardening Guide for October

SUBTROPICAL REGION

HELLO SPRING

Your Gardening Guide for October

SUBTROPICAL REGION

Welcome to October! 

Spring planting is in full swing in both the flower and vegetable garden this month. It’s another roll-up-the-sleeves month and a beautiful time to be outside. 

October Jobs

#1 Avoid root rot

Keep mulch from touching the base of trees and shrubs in order to prevent attack by root rotting diseases in wet weather.

#2 Compost

Dig plenty of compost into soil before planting out those plants grown in tube-stock or cells. 

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#3 Feed 

Feed citrus and pawpaw using poultry manure or a complete organic fertiliser. Read our article all about fertiliser.

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#4 Cut back

Regularly remove suckers from grafted roses, citrus, passionfruit and other fruit trees by cutting them back. Watch our video on getting the best out of your spring and summer perennials with a simple pruning regime.

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October Essentials

Get some hot tips and tricks for garden success this October, from pricking out, to seed saving rules as well as planting edible tubers. 

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Diggers top pest tip

Netting

Join Dean from The Diggers Club to learn how to easily net your fruit trees ready for summer.

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Diggers top garden idea

Controlling nematodes

Plant marigolds around tomatoes to help with controlling nematodes. 

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Plants to plant now

  • asian green
  • basil
  • beans
  • cucumber
  • ginger
  • lettuce
  • pumpkin
  • roquette
  • zucchini
  • capsicum
  • carrot
  • chives
  • eggplant
  • herbs
  • melon
  • radish
  • spring onion
  • tomato
Watch: how to plant tomatoes

Flower seeds to sow in October

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Vegie seeds to sow in October

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Get ready for November

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Get ready for November

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