Disappointing Veggie Garden

The seeds I was raising have died before I could even plant them out in the garden 🙁 I had silver beet, celery, carrots, spring onions and parsley which have all died because of the unusually dry and hot spring. I’ve got strawberries, coriander and a small potted parsley which are surviving. I haven’t planted anything else yet I’m still making up my mind what to plant and what not to with the weather being so dry.

I love Jackie French’s gardening books and the column she writes, From Season To Season, for Earth Garden magazine. I noticed on her website she’s put a list of what to plant in October. It includes some of my favourites, so I might give some, or all, of these a try: carrots (again), lettuce, silver beet (again), corn, tomatoes, zucchini and radishes. But I’m going to have to do some serious water conservation and recycling, not that I don’t at other times but I’ll need to do even more to get a decent garden going this year.

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