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January

  • Weeding, planting, harvesting (if you are lucky)
  • netting fruit trees if not already done
  • tie up tomatoes

February

  • Apple juicing starts late in February
  • tie up tomatoes, pick

March

  • Apple juicing
  • bottling Pears, apples
  • pick quinces
  • plant late tomatoes (Burnley Bounty)
  • plant garlic after equinox

April

  • Plant Broad beans
  • plant purple broccoli seeds into trays
  • cut Asparagus ferns to ground as they fade (Cundal p 450)
  • plant legumes for soil enhancement

May

  • plant out purple broccoli
  • plant legumes in garden
  • spread horsemanure on garden sections as they become available
  • R move old leaves from strawberries & collect runners, fertilise

June

  • order seeds
  • garden maintenance – paths

July

? Harvest and then prune Kiwis

  • add 40gm/2m row of potash as a side dressing in late July (Cundall p41,42
  • Plant new strawberries

    Prune & care for Asparwgus

August

  • Plan out vegetable garden plantings and work out when seeds/seedlings will need to go in.  Early plantings can start in September.
  • End of  August start weekly spraying of orchard

September

  • set up seed nursery
  • Sow silver beet
  • sow leeks
  • Week 3 Lettuce and Basil

October

Early October Tomato seedlings in greenhouse

  • Week 1    Beetroot, lettuce, silver beet and broccoli in seed trays
  • Week 2    pumpkin, sweetcorn, beans, Zucchini in pots?

Rainbow chard, cucumber, basil in trays

November

  • Week 1 or 2         Fennel in tray

Tomatoes, zucchini and pumpkins in pots in nursery

  • Week 3                       leeks, celery, lettuce in trays

Sweetcorn, beans in pots

  • Net cherries (if not already)

December

 

Valley garden planting plan