Planting your October garden

This is one of the most exciting gardening months on the calendar! It is the traditional time to plant tomatoes and vegetables and with the temperature rising all garden plants start springing to life.

Flower Garden

Plant new roses and use Garden X Compost and a long term slow release fertiliser like Tui Enrich Rose Fertiliser at planting time.

Add a layer of Kolush Manuka Mulch around all plants to conserve moisture and check that your watering systems are working.

Plant perennial and summer flowering bulbs such as Dahlia, Begonia, Gladioli and Calla Lily.

Plant up hanging baskets and terracotta pots with flowers for summer.

Kitchen Garden

Plant your favourite seedlings such as; tomatoes, beans, peas, carrots, radish, beetroot, spinach, eggplant, lettuce, cucumber, courgettes, capsicum, pumpkin and cauliflower. These seeds can be sown directly into trays or directly into the ground.

Plant passionfruit, rhubarb and tamarillos.

Plant new herbs, including basil and parsley, so that new plants are established before existing plants go to seed.

Feed all citrus trees with Palmers Citrus Fertiliser.

Container Gardening

Increase watering of all plants in containers or pots as the weather warms up. Adding Tui Organic Seaweed Plant Tonic at each watering will give you healthier plants and flowers.

Repot houseplants if you haven’t already done so including orchids after flowering.

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