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Basics essential

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Picking potatoes

Picking potatoes

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At this time of year, potatoes can be earthed up easily when the soil has been softened by rain.

Here come the beans

Here come the beans

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French and butter beans can be sown in the open. Place seeds singly, about 15cm apart and 5cm deep.

Growing in a mini-greenhouse

Growing in a mini-greenhouse

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Given rich soil, zucchini, marrows and pumpkin are easily grown in the home garden, although in cooler districts pumpkins need a hot, dry summer to do well.

Gardening in October

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October is an important month in the garden calendar, as seeds sown this month pop up quickly and there are usually few checks to growth during the early summer months.

Spring sowing

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Take advantage of fine spring days to sow vegetables.

New season allows wide variety of plantings

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Many types of vegetables can be sown this month, weather permitting.

Cardoons decorative as well as edible

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Now that the soil is warming up, as seen in the growth of weeds, work can begin on sowing for the coming season.

Manure and you

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