Alan G WAS away and will, hopefully, prepare a list for November but this month you’re stuck with ME -so Barb C says: I've gone to Alan G's 'go to' Yates Guide (which is up in the middle hot house). This guide, for a cool climate, says we can plant the following in October:
AND, AT LAST, TOMATOES!!!! AND SWEETCORN Note: Both may need protection from the birds and sweetcorn needs MEGA water
October is the month in which all of the spring plantings can be done. It is when all of the crops for summer harvesting can go in, either as seeds or seedlings. So I will list the crops in groups. Don’t forget though that it is so important to grow for a succession. Many crops, like radishes, lettuce, and sweet corn may only last for a couple of weeks so it is very important to grow only as many as you are likely to need then to have follow-up crops. Even longer-lasting crops like tomatoes, carrots and zucchini should have follow-up crops planted in December. You just have to allow space for these. In plots the size of ours at MEG remember to get crops out of the ground as soon as they are finished and get the next lot in and to select varieties that do not take so much space and grow bushy rather that tall.
Plants for planting in October
BEANS – DWARF FRENCH* AND CLIMBING** CABBAGE**, CELERY, CHINESE CABBAGES* LIKE PAK CHOI, AMARANTH CAPSICUM AND CHILLIES SWEET CORN* PUMPKIN, SQUASH, ZUCCHINI*, MELONS AND CUCUMBER EGG PLANT LETTUCE*, ROCKET*, SILVER BEET CARROT **, BEETROOT, RADISH*, PARSNIP TOMATOES** LEEKS AND SPRING ONIONS* HERBS LIKE BASIL, CORIANDER, CHIVES PARSLEY
*SUCCESSIONS AT 3-4 WEEK INTERVALS; **SUCCESSIONS AT 6-8 WEEK INTERVALS