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    Method   Companion Planting   Seed Saving

Arrowroot

 


Plant Bulbs
 

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Artichoke   Sow Seed   LIKESPea, Sunflower, Tarragon, Cabbage  
Cross-Pollinating.  Insect pollinated.  Will cross with other varieties of Artichoke.  Insect Pollinated
 
Beetroot   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bush Bean, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Silverbeet    DISLIKES: Climbing Bean, Tomato, Dill  
Cross-Pollinating; will easily cross with other beetroot, silverbeet, sugar beet & fodder beets; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 250-500m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Berries (ie. raspberry, blackberry etc.)   Plant   LIKES:  Rue, Garlic, Onion, Oats, Yarrow   n.a.
Cabbage   Plant undercover in punnets - plant out in 4-6 weeks   LIKES: Bean, Beetroot, Celery, Onion, Potato    DISLIKESStrawberry, Tomato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohl rabi, collard; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 1000m apart.  Insect Pollinated.
 
Capsicum   Plant undercover in punnets - plant out in 4-6 weeks   LIKES: Basil, Carrot, Onion, Oregano 
DISLIKESFennel, Kohl Rabi 
 
Self / Cross-Pollinating; While mainly self-pollinating, crossing by insects does occur; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 150m apart.
 
Chilli   Plant undercover in punnets - plant out in 4-6 weeks  

LIKES: Basil, Carrot, Lovage, Marjoram, Onion, Oregano   DISLIKESFennel, Kohl Rabi  

 
Self / Cross-Pollinating; While mainly self-pollinating, crossing by insects does occur.  Chance of crossing with other varieties; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 150m apart.  Self / Insect Pollinated.
 
CHINESE / ASIAN VEGETABLES            
- Bitter Melon   Sow Seed  
LIKESCoriander, Beetroot
  n.a.

- Bok Choy
Pak Choi        
Gai Choi
Hong Vit
Tatsoi

  Sow Seed   LIKES: Beans, Celery, Coriander, Cucumber, Onion, Pea, Potato, Tomato    
DISLIKESStrawberry  
 
|Cross-Pollinating; will cross with bok choy, turnip, pak choi, & all other varieties of chinese cabbage; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Choko   Plant after last frost   n.a.  
Cross Pollinating.  Will readily cross with other choko varieties.  Insect Pollinated.
 
EDIBLE FLOWERS & FLOWERS            
- Sunflower   Sow Seed   LIKESSquash, Cucumber, Zucchini, Pumpkin    DISLIKES:  Potato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other sunflower varieties.  Insect Pollinated
 
Eggplant   Plant undercover in punnets - plant out in 4-6 weeks   LIKES: Pea, Tarragon, Thyme  
Self / Cross-Pollinating; mainly self-pollinating but will occasionally cross with other eggplant varieties; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 10m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
FRUIT / TREES            
- Cape Gooseberry   Sow Seed  
LIKESYarrow, Pine & Oak Trees
 
  Insect Pollinated
- Fruit Tree Scions (for grafting)   Graft now  
LIKESAlyssum
 
  n.a.
Ginger / Galangal   Plant Root  
LIKESGalangal, Turmeric, Cardamon
 
  n.a.
Gourd   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bean, Mint, Nasturtium, Radish, Corn    DISLIKES: Potato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other gourd varieties; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
GREEN MANURE / FIELD CROP            
- Alfalfa   Sow Seed  
Highly beneficial when used as a green manure crop in the garden & especially for breaking up compacted soils.  The plants are very deep rooted, enabling the roots to draw up sub-surface minerals & break up compacted soils.  The plant is able to fix large quantities of nitrogen from the air in root nodules & add carbon back to the soil.   
 
- Barley   Sow Seed  
Used for food, fodder, as a green manure crop or for straw.  Beneficial for adding bulk organic matter & controlling nematodes in the soil.
  
- Chicken Grazing Mix   Sow Seed  
A beneficial mix of hardy greens to give to your feathered friends. 
 
- Clover   Sow Seed  
Deep-rooted ground cover useful for fixing nitrogen in the soil, and for attracting tachinid flies, ground beetles & parasitic wasps that prey on aphids, scales, caterpillars and whiteflies.  
 
- Field Pea  
Sow Seed
 
  Used as a cool season fodder or green manure crop
- Fodder Beet  
Sow Seed
 
  Traditionally widely used across Europe as cattle feed
- Green Manure (Autumn / Winter)   Sow Seed  
Used as a green manure crop, plants are best dug back into the soil when the leaves are still fresh & green after approx. 8 weeks after planting
 
- Lupin   Sow Seed  
Commonly used as a green manure crop adding nitrogen, phosphorus & organic matter to the soil.  Due to its long tap root, it is capable of extracting a wide range of nutrients & is useful for breaking up hard, compacted soils.  Also useful in attracting bees, butterflies & other beneficial insects to the garden.  
 
- Rye  
Sow Seed
 
  Used as a cover crop to prevent soil erosion. 
- Sunflower   Sow Seed  
An attractive way to supplement your chooks diet. Simply select a plot, broadcast seed, allow to grow & harvest seed heads placing directly into pen or hanging indoors.  A welcome & nutritious treat!
 
- Vetch   Sow Seed  
Commonly used as a fodder crop or for green manure adding nitrogen & organic matter to the soil & suppressing weeds, as well as attracting beneficial insects to the garden.  
 
Horseradish   Plant Root  
USES:  Plant around potatoes to help combat fungal problems.
 
  n.a.
Jerusalem Artichoke   Plant Tuber  
LIKESRhubarb, Chamomile, Bush Beans, Peanut, Cucumber, Lettuce, Spinach, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Honeydew, Watermelon, Rockmelon
 
  n.a.
Kohl Rabi   Sow Seed   LIKES: Beetroot, Onion   DISLIKESBean, CapsicumChilli, Tomato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 1000m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Leek   Plant undercover in punnets - plant out in 4-6 weeks   LIKES: Carrot, Celeriac, Celery, Onion      
DISLIKESBroad Beans, Broccoli
 
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other leeks, but not other Alliums. To ensure purity, separate varieties by at least 1000m. Insect pollinated.
 
Lettuce   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bean, Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry, Chervil, Cucumber, Onions, Parsnip, Pea, Radish   DISLIKESParsley  
Self-Pollinating; will not cross with other varieties, however, to prevent minimal (1-6%), natural cross pollination, separate lettuce varieties by 2-3m, or with a tall 2-3m high barrier.  
 
Mustard Green   Sow Seed   LIKES: Fruit Trees (to assist growth)  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with Chinese Mustard & other mustards; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.
Insect Pollinated

 
New Zealand Yam (Oca)   Plant Tuber  
Unattractive to most garden pests, which may tend to offer some protection to neighbouring plants.
 
  n.a.
Onion   Sow Seed   LIKES: Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrot, Lettuce, Potato, Strawberry, Tomato, Chamomile, Summer Savoury    DISLIKES: Bean, Pea  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other onion varieties including spring onion, potato onion & shallot (will not cross with leek); to ensure purity grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect pollinated.
 
Parsnip   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bean, Leek, Onion, Pea, Radish, Rosemary, Sage, Tomato    DISLIKES: Dill  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other parsnip varieties as well as wild parsnip; to ensure purity grow varieties at least 500m apart.  Insect pollinated.
 
Pea   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Lettuce, Parsnip, Potato, Radish    DISLIKES: Garlic, Onions, Shallots, Turnip
 
  Self-Pollinating; will not cross with other varieties.
Radish   Sow Seed   LIKES: Peas, Lettuce, Beans, Carrots, Kohl Rabi, Parsnip, Onion, Mustard, Nasturtium, Cucumber, Spinach - attracts leaf miner away from Spinach    DISLIKES: Grape, Hyssop  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of radish & wild radish; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 1000m apart. Insect Pollinated
 
Rhubarb (crown)   Plant Crown   LIKESOnion, Garlic, Cabbage, Kale, Broccoli, Turnip, Cauliflower  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of rhubarb.   Insect Pollinated
 
SALAD GREENS            
- Corn Salad   Sow Seed   n.a.  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of corn salad.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Mibuna   Sow Seed   LIKESBean, Beetroot, Cabbage, Cucumber, Marjoram, Pea, Strawberry    DISLIKESParsley  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with chinese mustard & mizuna; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Mizuna   Sow Seed  

LIKES: Beans, Celery, Coriander, Cucumber, Onion, Pea, Potato, Tomato    
DISLIKESStrawberry  

 
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with chinese mustard & mibuna; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Mountain Spinach (Orach)   Sow Seed   n.a.  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of mountain spinach.  Wind Pollinated
 
- Rocket   Sow Seed  
LIKES Bush Bean, Beetroot, Celery, Cucumber, Dill, Lettuce, Mint, Nasturtium, Onion, Potato, Rosemary, Spinach, Thyme.    DISLIKESStrawberry
 
  Cross-Pollinating.  Will cross with other varieties of rocket.  Insect Pollinated
Shallot / Potato Onion   Plant Bulb  
LIKES: Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrot, Lettuce, Potato, Strawberry, Tomato, Chamomile, Summer Savoury    DISLIKES: Bean, Pea
 
  n.a.
Spring Onion   Sow Seed   LIKES: Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrot, Lettuce, Potato, Tomato, Strawberry  DISLIKESBean, Pea          
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other spring onion varieties & onion; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.
Insect Pollinated

 
Turmeric  
Plant Root
 
  n.a.   n.a.
Watermelon   Sow Seed   LIKES: Corn, Peanut, Sunflower, Radish  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other watermelons, pie melons & citron melons; to ensure purity grow varieties at least 500m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Yacon   Plant Rhizome  
LIKESLeafy Greens, Radish, Turnip, Peas
 
  n.a.
             


 

 

 
 

  MONTHLY TO DO LIST - August

  • In frost areas, delay sowing and planting of frost sensitive vegetables until after last frost.
  • Remove heads of daffodils and other bulbs as they finish flowering
  • Complete any winter pruning tasks
  • Apply a liquid fertiliser to all vegetables every fortnight.