Autumn

Happy Autumn,

It’s the time of year when the morning’s are cool and it gets warmer throughout the day.  The mornings are cloudy, overcast and then flourish into a sunny day.  The last of the tomatoes are emerging, as well as capsicums and chilies.  Obviously, it depends of the variety of these species.  Roses need to be dead-headed.  Stachys (Lamb’s-ear) need to be tidied up and the old flower spikes taken down.  It’s also a good time to tip prune Pelargoniums, Cotyledon, Fuchsia and most Native plants.

We all like knowing what to plant, and the following is list of Vegiies (List 1) and Flowers to be sown in Autum.

LIST 1 – VEGIES FOR AUTUMN PLANTING

This is a guide only.  This is, but a few of the most prevalent ones.

  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Parsnip
  • Silver beat

LIST 2 – FLOWERS

  • Alyssum
  • Calendula
  • Carnation
  • Cosmos
  • Lobelia
  • Nasturtium
  • Pansy
  • Poppy
  • Snapdragon
  • Sweet pea
  • Viola

There will always be weeds.  If you have birdbaths, remember to keep them clean and filled in this warm start of Autumn. It’s also a great time to get the kids involved.  Last year, my then four-year old planted a seed into a watering can flower head and it grew into a spectacular flowering Nasturtium.

 

Nasturtium
Nasturtium

 

 

Coriander
Coriander – these like lots of water, so make sure you don’t plant them with dry-planted Herbs such a Thyme

 

 

Broccoli plant
Broccoli

 

Bok choy plant
Bok choy will attract snails, so use snail traps around the sides of these plantings.
Alyssum - Copy
Alyssum
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Paper daisie – will last forever.

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