OCTOBER GROWING GUIDE

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WHAT TO PLANT IN OCTOBER

October in my vegetable garden is always an exciting time. I am rewarded by seeds pushing their heads through the soil and the promise of tummies full of good, organic food.

This year I had a late start to planting due to “real world” commitments. So instead of starting seeds off in August and having them ready for transplanting in late September I sowed seeds in September and I am only now seeing the results shooting up slowly. To speed up the process I have gone out and bought a couple of organic seedling sets for the slower growers. (I got some brinjals, tomatoes, watermelons, basil (as we make huge amounts of pesto during summer) and chillies).

The seeds that are still germinating however would never go to waste as we will use them for succession planting (Succession planting refers to several planting methods that increase crop availability during a growing season by making efficient use of space and timing). By using succession planting principles I would never go without have my daily staples. This is a good habit to get into if you are feeding a larger family.

You can click through some veggies here to order your seeds:

Bush and climbing beans
Beetroot
Brinjals
Cabbages
Carrots
Celery
Chillies
Cucumbers
Sweet peppers
Lettuce
Mielies
Melons (sweet and water melons)
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radishes
Rhubarb
Spinach
Squashes
Tomatoes

Happy planting!