What to do in the garden for August

Sow tender seedlings

Get a jump start on spring by sowing tender seedlings in a heated propagation kit or glasshouse. Plant them in a good quality seed raising mix and keep warm. Once the seeds have germinated water with a weak liquid fertiliser and pot-on once they have formed 2-3 sets of leaves.

Plant potatoes

In frost free areas potatoes can be planted now. They can be planted into a well turned over garden bed, in pots or specially designed potato bags. As the plants grow, add compost or straw to the beds to protect developing tubers from light. 

Plant some groundcovers

Get groundcover plants growing now so they smother any weeds that are trying to get established in garden beds. Over summer they will also help conserve precious soil moisture by reducing evaporation.

This month in the garden

Get excited about spring!

Diggers bumper 2018-2019 Heirloom Annual and yearly seed directory is out now! Full of all the heirloom seeds you’ll want to plant for the next 12 months, keep it as a handy reference all year to help you plan and plant your best vegie garden ever! Find out what to sow and what to grow in your garden this month: Cool ZoneWarm ZoneHot ZoneSubtropical Zone or Tropical Zone.

It's time to plant bare root fruit and vegies

Winter is the best time to plant new bare root fruit trees as well as bare root perennial vegies like asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries. Bare root plants are usually much cheaper and are easier to plant than you think. 

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Secret to growing asparagus

Winter is the best time to plant new bare root fruit trees as well as bare root perennial vegies like asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries. Bare root plants are usually much cheaper and are easier to plant than you think. Download 'Secret to growing asparagus'.

Secret to planting bare root roses

Roses are also available bare root throughout winter. Diggers specialises in garden roses to complement your perennial garden with many of these available as bare root plants now. Download The Secret to planting bare root roses.

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