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 Jobs

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 - June

PEA SNOW CLIMBING

Crisp, sweet pea pods to stir-fry, steam or eat raw. Yields 200g per plant.

SPRING ONION RED

Brilliant crimson bulbs rich in antioxidants. Will grow into bulbs that can be used like shallots if left in the ground, or pick the green stems early and use as you would regular spring onions.

ONION BARLETTA

Lift early for pickling at 7 weeks or leave a further 9 weeks to mature and harvest as a versatile white salad or cooking onion.

warm Climate - June

ROQUETTE APOLLO

We love the large round fleshy leaves of Apollo as they spice up salads and are so quick and easy to grow and harvest.

PEA PURPLE PODDED DUTCH

Definitely our most beautiful pea, the pretty pink flowers are followed by dark bluish-purple pods that conceal the bright green, plump peas. Also known as Capucinjer peas, these are a favoutire amongst the Ducth. Believed to have been grown by Capuchin monks in the 16th century these are the best variety for drying and using in soups or for any recipe requiring marow fat peas. Yields 280g per plant.

BROAD BEAN AQUADULCE

A heavy cropping early strain with fragrant black and white flowers. Wonderful emerald green beans are one of the first treasures of the spring harvest. Plus like all members of the legume family, Broad Beans are one of the most effective green manure crops, adding valuable nitrogen to the soil. Reward your garden and plant a crop today!

hot Climate - June

ASPARAGUS SWEET PURPLE

With a 20% higher sugar content than the green asparagus this purple asparagus has a wonderful mild earthy flavour when cooked.

BEAN BLUE LAKE CLIMBING

A home garden favourite since 1885 with an exceptional rating in our taste test of 32 beans. 12cm long tasty fat pods.

MARIGOLD RED MARIETTA

A cheeky little French marigold with bright red and yellow flowers that keep bad bugs at bay, making it an ideal edging plant for vegie gardens. One of the best companion plants for tomatoes.

What's in season

Grow your own organic herbs at home!

Lemon Verbena for a soothing cup of tea, French Tarragon - a mild aniseed flavour, the perfect accompaniment to chicken, Golden Marjoram, a great edging plant with bags of flavour and Rosemary Tuscan blue - roast lamb's best friend.

Get your kitchen garden growing in super quick time with Diggers Kitchen Garden Collection - 10 herb plants in total to give you a good head start.

Grow your own garlic

Raspberries and Blueberries

Flowers

♦ Seeds to sow now

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