Growing kohlrabi – king of the cabbages

Growing kohlrabi – king of the cabbages

What is kohlrabi? It is hard to imagine why kohlrabi is not cultivated more often as it is easy to grow, crops twice a year and is delicious raw or cooked. There are two types of kohlrabi in Australia – white (or light green) and the princely purple. Both grow a...
Garlic growing hints for September

Garlic growing hints for September

From now until 2 weeks before harvest in November – December… Water your garlic twice-weekly, deeply, directly onto the soil. Don’t allow soil to splash onto the plants and avoid overhead watering. Weed your patch. Mulch well with sugar cane mulch. Keep...
Growing celeriac

Growing celeriac

What is celeriac? Celeriac is the bulbous root of a member of the celery family. It is often described as ugly as it is rough and knobbly on the surface but when peeled this gives away to crisp flesh similar in colour to parsnip. Short celery fronds top the bulb. How...
What to plant in September in Melbourne

What to plant in September in Melbourne

What seeds to plant in September in Melbourne and how to plant them Tips by Robing-Gale Baker. First, any seeds planted in August in punnets that have reached the 4-leaf stage can be picked out and planted in potting mix in trays or pots. These can be planted in the...
What to plant in August in Melbourne

What to plant in August in Melbourne

What seeds to plant in August in Melbourne and how to plant them Tips by Robin Gale-Baker. In punnets* Lettuce, tomato, pumpkin, squash, sweet corn, onion, leek, silverbeet, spinach. In punnets if you have a heat mat Capsicum, chilli and eggplant (capsicum germinate...