Grow your own potatoes
Grow your own potatoes
Potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in your garden. They are best planted in spring so that the emerging growth appears after the last frost. Enjoy the superior flavour of home grown spuds, in particular those european and creamy fleshed heirlooms that all chefs adore. Here at the Diggers Club we only sell certified seed potatos that are handpicked and disease free unlike potatoes that are sold in the supermarkets. Try
You'll find more information on growing potatoes here and you can take advantage of our special 'Join The Club' Free Potato offer here
Seeds to sow now
Sowing seeds is the best way to ensure you can have a beautiful and diverse garden that is also productive and healthy. By regularly sowing seeds you can ensure an ongoing harvest of vegetables, as well as being surrounded by flowers which you can pick and enjoy all year round. It takes some time to remember what seeds to sow each month, but we have made it easy by listing all the seeds you need, with information and advice about how to grow them in in one place! Come back each month for an update.
When to sow certain seeds depends on the right soil and air temperatures, so to ensure you are sowing the right seeds when, use our list as a guide for what to sow in COOL climates (such as Canberra, Tasmania, and NZ) WARM (areas such as Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and inland NSW) and HOT growing areas (such as Perth, Brisbane, Darwin and subtropics).
For more information about your climate and how climate zones work check our CLIMATE MAPS, created with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, as your guide to gardening success!
Winter is the time for preparing beds for spring planting. You need a good quality garden fork, spades and hoes. The wooden cold frame and grow tunnels are perfect for prolonging your growing season and accelerating growth of vegetables over winter.
Late winter is the classic time for hard pruning to promote vigorous growth when renovating fruit trees. A sharp pruning saw and secateurs are essential. To get a head start on spring, early birds can sow seeds indoors using heat mats and propagators. To warm up why not take to those winter weeds by using the gas weeding wand.
cool Climate - March
A baby Chinese cabbage with crisp, almost white heads to use in salads,
stir-fries or pickled for kimchi. Best grown with plenty of water and in
rich soil for optimal results. Be sure to keep the slugs and snails away
as they like it as much as we do. Quicker to harvest than other cabbages.
There's never been a vegetable so in demand as kale. We've been growing it
for years for its rich antioxidant properties and now the wider public
have begun to appreciate this wonder veg. With commercial growers running
low on stock this season, you can be assured of your own supply by growing
your own at home- the best way to be assured of simple, clean and healthy
food. Kale is fantastic in soups, casseroles and health buffs love juicing
the leaves and blending the juice with fruits.
warm Climate - March
Exceptionally sweet roots and leaves, ideal for salads and messy eaters as
it doesn't bleed like the red varieties. 60 gram roots at 8 week harvest.
A mix of true-blue Australian wildflowers that can only be found in the
bush and not in a pot in a nursery! Bring the bush back one seed at a
time... Mix includes Billy Buttons, Everlastings, Rock Daisy and
Traditional and reliable with delicious, deep-green leaves and white
hot Climate - March
Golden yellow with a shiny skin and firm flesh that preserves well.
Enlivens a salad bowl and has ornamental trusses of healthy fruit. Fruits
in 7 weeks from transplant. Yields 8.6kg fruit per plant.
A splendid mix of some of our favourite heirloom lettuces that bring
colour and flavour from the garden to the table. Includes Tennis Ball,
Rouge d'Hiver, Freckles, Tango and Red Leprechaun.
Carrots are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables and Atomic Red is the
deepest red, non-hybrid variety we could find. Red carrots contain the
highest levels of the cancer fighting anti-oxidant lycopene. Eat one a day
to keep the doctor away ...