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March planting: Veggies

Posted by Alan Singleton on

If you are living on the Darling Downs here is a list of what is best to plant this month: Bean, Broad Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts (yuk), Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Lettuce, Onions, Spring Onions, Peas, Radish, Spinach, Silver-beet, Turnips, and Swedes.

I have put in Lettuce, Silver-beet, Snow Peas, Sugar-loaf Cabbage, Leeks, Baby Broccoli, Spring Onions and Coriander. The cabbage and broccoli are in this garden because with the posts I can throw over the bird netting (in the following photo) to beat the dreaded cabbage moth. The posts also support the trellis for the snow peas.

 

lettuce, baby broccoli, sugar-loaf cabbage, snow peas, silver-beet spring onions

 

 

Avoid spraying by using netting like this

 

Putting netting over a normal garden is a pain because you are forever lifting it up to weed, water etc. With the Watersaver garden no such problems. Just sit back and watch the garden grow

I sow about a dozen seeds of the Coriander together so that I can harvest them as a bunch before they go to seed. I put in 6 lots of 12 seeds and will put in the same every 3 or 4 weeks to hopefully get a continuous supply.

I plant Spring Onions but use them as Schollots because they are quicker to grow.

I have tried growing ginger in the ground without much success so I put some in a Watersaver garden. This reduced the amount of garlic I can plant but it looks like it’s worth it. I think the constant supply of water in the root zone has made a big difference.

 

This ginger is going much better than previous attempts

 

I will give an update on how the March plantings are going in the first week of April.


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