Newsletter- September 2016

Written by TheSeedCollection   Date Posted: 30 June 2016 

Hello fellow gardeners!

Spring has almost arrived and with it some very welcome sunny days. As the weather is still unpredictable it is wise to wait until mid-September or October before planting summer crops such as tomatoes, beans, pumpkins, etc. The soil doesn’t really warm up until mid October but that doesn’t mean you may not have a warm, sheltered spot where you may be able to plant a tomato or two. At the least you can start growing your own tomato seedlings in small pots or egg cartons ready to plant out when the temperature is right.  Summer crops planted in cold soil will not thrive and will be no further ahead in November than those planted in mid October. Soil thermometers are an inexpensive investment and you will be able to check your soil temperature for the optimum 17°C for planting.

Click the links below to see a list of herbs, vegetable and flowers suitable for sowing in September in your climate.

 

Cool Climate- What to sow in September
Moderate Climate- What to sow in September
Warm Climate- What to sow in September
Tropical Climate- What to sow in September

Click the links above to browse a range of herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in your climate throughout September or download our full sowing chart here.

 

 


Recent articles:

 

Homemade Seed Tapes

Making seed tapes is easy and fun. It a great way to ensure an even sowing and is a good indoor activity for kids. This method is easiest for larger, easy to handle seeds such as beetroot but can also be used for smaller seeds such as carrots.

 

Container Gardens for Renters

Gardening as a hobby and renting a home don’t always go well together. Vast sunny yards often go to waste with the tenant unable to dig it up and plant a plot. However, all is not lost! Container gardens are the perfect solution!
 

Sweet Corn – Growth & Storage

Sweet Corn is one of the easiest crops to grow given the right conditions. This article details how to plant, grow, harvest and store your sweet corn. 
 

 

Homemade Wicking Boxes

This article discusses some of the reasons why you might considering using wicking boxes in your garden as well as step by step instructions on how it make your own wicking boxes at home.
 

5 Learnings from a Greenhorne Green Thumb

Before you think - “There’s no way I can garden!” I’m here to tell you that if I can do it, you totally can too! Here are 5 of my key learning's to help you get started.
 

 

The 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This article provides some great ideas on how you can re-purpose some common household items and put them to work in your garden. Great for the environment and great for your wallet!

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Newspaper Pots - Thrifty, Sustainable Seed Sowing

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Making your own eco-friendly pots using old newspaper is quick, thrifty, and easy. This article details the method.

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Should I Prune My Tomatoes?

Author: Jennifer Charlotte   Date Posted: 30 November 2018 

Is pruning tomato plants really necessary? Pruning certainly has its benefits, but also its fair share of drawbacks. This article sets out what you need to know to make your decision.

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How to Make Zucchini Noodles: Healthy, Tasty, and a Great Way to Deal with a Glut

Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 27 November 2018 

Modern diets are often overloaded on starchy carbohydrates. However, cutting down on carbs doesn't need to mean missing out on your favourite pasta & noodle dishes. This article explains how to turn your zucchinis into a healthy, tasty noodle replacement.

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Why You Should Grow Basil - True Royalty Among Herbs

Author: Jennifer Charlotte   Date Posted: 21 November 2018 

The quality of fresh, home-grown basil is a class above anything you can buy in a store, and it's not hard to grow it yourself. This article describes why basil is such a special herb, and gives advice on how to both grow it and use it in the kitchen.

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How to Make Herbal Ice Cubes to Preserve Your Fresh Herb Harvest

Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 14 November 2018 

Many techniques can be used to preserve your herb harvest for year-round use, but the ice cube method is perhaps the quickest & easiest. This article explains what makes it such a useful technique, which herbs it suits best, & how to do it successfully.

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