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 - April
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!
Harvest early for pure white compact heads. The small compact size means
you can plant closer at 20cm spacings
A vibrant healthy mix of all of the essential ingredients for a good stir
fry. It contains white stemmed Pak Choy, Tatsoi or Chinese Flat Cabbage,
the slightly peppery Tokyo Bekana, crisp and the superbly fragrant
Coriander. Just add a protein component and you will have a delicious
warm Climate - April
With a 20% higher sugar content than the green asparagus this purple
asparagus has a wonderful mild earthy flavour when cooked.
A lettuce that is also used a celery - strange but true. This ancient
Chinese vegetable is much sought-after by those that know it, branded 'the
next big thing' in Epicurious, so get ahead of the curve with this new (to
the west anyway) vegetable. Grow and harvest young leaves as a lettuce
then cut the succulent stems when they run to seed, reaching 30-40cm high.
Painted Lady was the very first sweet pea to bred by plant enthusiasts in
the mid eighteenth century and it's still a favourite for gardeners today.
The most fragrant of them all with bicolour pink and white blooms and
strong stems for cutting.
hot Climate - April
Rich purple cocktail sized fruits and ornamental purple leaves ready to
pick in 13 weeks from transplant. Slice and grill on the BBQ, or dice up
for a delicious ratatouille. Yields 2.4kg per plant.
So sweet it doesn't need cooking, with plump yellow and white kernels.
Harvest in 12 weeks. Sow >20 C soil temperature.
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.