Good Organic Gardening

Things to do in JULY



Apply liquid fertiliser to stimulate growth on leafy winter crops, including cabbages and tasty greens such as rocket and soft-hearted lettuce. Apply the liquid fertiliser every 7–10 days.

Keep the greens coming by sowing seeds or planting seedlings every few weeks. Plant broad beans and spring onions; broad beans do best with a climbing trellis or stakes for support. Also plant silverbeet, English spinach and peas (podding and snow peas). There’s still time to plant perennial vegies such as asparagus and rhubarb. These long-lived vegies grow from

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