At this time of year, potatoes can be earthed up easily when
the soil has been softened by rain.
French and butter beans can be sown in the open. Place seeds
singly, about 15cm apart and 5cm deep.
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.
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.
Take advantage of fine spring days to sow vegetables.
Many types of vegetables can be sown this month, weather
Now that the soil is warming up, as seen in the growth of
weeds, work can begin on sowing for the coming season.
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