Mid spring here in our Subtropical veggie patch is when we really start thinking about our Summer Plantings. It's been a bit unseasonably wet which but things are still growing well. In this video we do a video tour of how everything is growing in October in our subtropical veggie patch.
We only have a few cool season things straggling on and harvesting the rest of them this month. Now it's time for the warm season crops so some of the things I mentioned in the video include:
- Corn - Golden Bamtam (confirmed it post filming)
- Swiss Chard Golden Sunrise
- Scarlet Nantes Carrots
- Blue Cornflowers
- Madagascar beans
- So many tomatoes (Pink Thai egg), Cherry tomatoes (the mystery tomato is a pear type not sure if it's red or yellow yet though).
- Butternut pumpkins
- Brazilian spinach
Pineapples and bananas are also on their way.
Seeds we're saving
A few things we're saving seeds for are:
Things we're planting in mid spring (October)
It's about the resilient htings at this point.
New varieties were trying
Some new things that we're growing include - Sword Beans, Burnley Gem Tomato, Florida basket tomato and choko.
What we're harvesting in Mid Spring
Fennel, Potatoes (see our harvest here), Beetroot, Lettuce, Swiss chard, Kale, Blueberries, the last of the broccoli, mulberries and garlic.
Common problems in Mid Spring Subtropical Gardens
Root knot nematodes are around in a couple of beds so now it's about managing those areas and not spreading it. We're on high alert for fruit fly and the 28 spot ladybird. Mites have also taken out a lot of our plants as well.
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