Saturday, 5 April 2014

Great oaks from little acorns

Seeds, right? Some from Diggers, some from Bunnings, and some from the kitchen bench. I have deliberately chosen seeds with substance. No point in showing carrot seeds, broccoli seeds, or cauliflower seeds. All of which are miniscule and difficult to sow.

But which is what?

Top Row (L to R): Pumpkin (Butternut), Zucchini (Black Jack), Bean (Brown Beauty)
Middle (R): Capsicum (Large, sweet)
Bottom (L to R): Rockmelon, Cucumber (Lebanese), Snow Pea (Oregon Dwarf)

Found this list of autumnal tasks in the Sydney Basin which is in the temperate zone:
  • Fertilise lawns and spray for pests (Cut Worm, Army Worm) and weeds.
  • Move Cymbidium Orchids into the Winter sun ... Tick ...
  • Plant out vegie seedlings like cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage ... tick ...
  • Plant out Hyacinth bulbs for late winter/early spring perfume ... tick ...
  • Plant out flower seedlings (stock, lobelia, pansy) for winter, spring colour.
  • Rake garden beds free of dry leaves, and debris.
  • Fertilise garden beds (compost) and liquid feed newly planted seedlings.
  • Spray cabbages, cauliflower and broccoli with "Success" for caterpillars ... tick ...
  • Repot container plants that are looking tired. Trim roots and repot in fresh potting mix ... tick ...
  • Prepare and strike cuttings from geraniums ... tick ...
  • Trim trees and shrubs that need a light trim to keep them in shape.

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