October is a fantastic time to be in the garden. The weather is warming up and there’s plenty of jobs to keep you busy. There’s heaps to plant and while you’re out there you’ll be able to keep your eye out for pests and weeds. There’s no better time than now to get started!
Plants to Plant in October
With the soil warming up, October is the perfect time to plant tomatoes. Plant a few different varieties to see which ones grow best in your garden.
Other veggies to plant in October include:
If you like flowers, plant some sunflower seeds in a sunny spot and watch with wonder as they pop up their heads later in the year. Other flowering plants to consider include:
Don’t forget to mulch!
October Gardening Tasks
Weeding. Yes, weeding is tedious, but also necessary and October is the perfect time of year to get your weeds under control.
Fertilise and top up soil levels in garden beds so they are ready for planting.
Spread snail bait (if you use it in your garden) to keep your vulnerable plants safe.
Spread appropriate plant food on your potted plants.
If you are planning on laying a new lawn, now is the time to do it before the weather gets too hot. Fertilising your existing lawn is also important.
Sharpen, clean, oil and maintain your garden tools when you have a quiet day.
Every gardener knows that there’s always more to be done in the garden. Here’s a more comprehensive list of Spring Gardening Jobs to consider.
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