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 - April

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!

CAULIFLOWER MINI

Harvest early for pure white compact heads. The small compact size means you can plant closer at 20cm spacings

ASIAN GREENS MIX

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 healthy meal.

warm Climate - April

ASPARAGUS SWEET PURPLE

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

CELTUCE

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.

SWEET PEA PAINTED LADY

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

EGGPLANT SLIM JIM

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.

SWEET CORN HONEY and CREAM F1

So sweet it doesn't need cooking, with plump yellow and white kernels. Harvest in 12 weeks. Sow >20 C soil temperature.

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

Calling all flower lovers! Plant your favourites now, whilst the soil is warm and reap the rewards in spring and summer. The Autumn magazine is packed full of beautiful flowers and 'This Goes With That' plant combinations, try Globe Flower Veitch's Blue with Achillea Hella Glashoff or Russian Sage and Purple Coneflower.

Diggers time saving SPEEDINGS are back and available now. Try our Complete Autumn Vegie Patch Collection, an easy all-in-one starter pack to get you growing your winter vegies or our Cottage Garden Collection to create a stunning display of flowers. 

Grow your own garlic

Time saving speedings

Flowers

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