In an earlier post, I raised the question of how does one know what to do around the garden and when, but couldn’t explore this additional issue in depth in the same post. I thought it might make a good topic for today’s post. You may be a complete newbie to gardening and don’t know where to start. This is perfectly fine. Don’t forget we were all beginners once upon a time! Once you’ve been gardening for awhile, you accumulate knowledge and start to know what you should be doing at different times of the year. But even if you’re a seasoned gardener, you sometimes need to double-check the timing of sowing or planting flowers, veggies and herbs. Or you might want to grow something new (this happened to me this spring when I sowed a variety of flowers from Egmont which I had never grown before and had to research them carefully).
Here is a list of helpful resources so you’ll always know what to grow and when for your climate:
Today’s photo is of some tomatoes in hanging baskets, which I potted up today. I purchased these plants on clearance from Bunnings. I intended to get a few more Tumbling Tom plants as I only have two that I raised from seed (Egmont). As I walked into the garden centre, a staff member walked by with two terracotta pots containing fruiting plants with basil marked down to $5 each! One pot contained two plants, the other contained three. These were at a much more advanced stage than the ones I had intended to purchase and a lot cheaper too. I also have two lovely containers which can be reused and some basil which we will have tomorrow with (store bought) tomatoes for dinner.