HELLO SPRING

Your Gardening Guide for October

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HELLO SPRING

Your Gardening Guide for October

HOT 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 Mulch

Get all your deep mulching in place before the hot weather hits.
Read our article on different types of mulch.

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#2 Water

Some extra watering care for new seedlings will be needed in the first week of hot weather.
Read our article on how to water in the garden.

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#3 Irrigation system

Ensure irrigation system is in good working order, clean filters, flush the drip lines, sprinklers and drippers and repair any holes. Read our article on how to calculate your water requirements.

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#4 Trees and vines

Plant potted fruit trees and vines. Tidy up overgrown plants and tie growing vines back to supports or wires. Read our article on how to plant a tree.

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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 tips

Pest attacks

Watch out for pest attacks, especially grasshoppers. Read our article to learn how to control grasshoppers.

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Sap suckers

Keep an eye on ants in your fruit trees as they may signal the presence of sap suckers like aphids and mealy bug. Read our article on aphids.

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Diggers top garden ideas

Start sowing

Start basil, beans, beetroot, capsicum, chilli, cucumber, pumpkin, silverbeet, tomato in seed trays or plant out seedlings. Read our article for tips to get your seedlings off to the best start possible.

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Garden colour

Plant annuals now for Christmas colour and start planning ahead for perennial combinations for a successful summer garden. Read our article on how to establish a successful summer flower garden and create a show-worthy garden from November right through until April.

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Attract beneficial insects

Plant some nasturtium, dianthus, verbena and marigolds to attract pollinators and beneficial insects to your patch. Read our article on how to attract beneficial insects.

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Diggers top garden ideas

Mulch

Mulch helps reduce weeds as well as keeping valuable water in your soils. 

Mulch with pea straw, lucerne or sugar cane mulch. You can add dolomite lime, rock dust and potash if you wish to boost nutrient levels into the soil for vegetable production. 

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Fertilise

Feed your entire garden with all purpose organic fertiliser. Fertilise citrus and fruit trees and passionfruit vines and organic- Fruit & citrus food.

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Attract beneficial insects

Plant some violas, snapdragons, marigolds, cornflowers and phlox to attract pollinators and beneficial insect.

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Plants to plant now

  • asparagus
  • artichoke
  • carrots
  • capsicum
  • leeks
  • parsnip
  • Beetroots
  • cabbage
  • chillies
  • eggplant
  • beans
  • lettuce
  • watermelon 
Watch: How to grow asparagus

Flower 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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