What To Do In The Garden This October

Learn What To Do In The Garden This October with the Gro Garden Blog

October is a fantastic month of regeneration, renewal, and revival as plants of all sizes, shapes, and textures produce wonderful displays of fresh new foliage and flowers.

In cooler regions, gardens are alive with brilliant colour as deciduous flowering trees transform the landscape with stunning displays. Ornamental foliage trees are covered in the shades of Spring growth and freshness.

In warmers areas, Bauhinia trees are covered in spring flowers and looking bright and beautiful. Deciduous feature plants such as Frangipanis are beginning to burst into leaf and will soon be producing their tropical colours and fragrances. Poinciana and jacaranda trees will soon be transforming streets, parks, and gardens with colour.

The Time of Planting
Local garden centres are an exciting destination during Spring. They are filled with inspiration, life, and colour. There are garden treasures everywhere to delight the senses. Azaleas, Cape Daisies, Brunfelsias, Gardenias, Jasmine, and Roses are just some of the many October highlights to discover.

Plant now for Colour
There is a huge selection of seeds, seedlings, cell packs, and potted colour available to plant now for a colourful Spring and Summer. Petunias, Marigold, Vincas, Alyssum, Dianthus, Cosmos, Gerberas, Salvias, Snapdragons, and Sunflowers are some of the favourites.

Lawn Time
Lawns are the ultimate living carpet. The warmer temperatures and increasing daylight hours of Spring is the green light for lawns to grow. Now is the perfect time to rejuvenate your lawn. Now is the time to control weeds, top dress, and fertilise with a premium specialised lawn food. Lift the mower blades now for a longer lawn and a stronger, deeper root system. As well as seeing great results now, these actions now will help to prepare your lawn for the summer months.

The Edible Garden
There is an abundance of fruiting trees, berries, small fruits, herbs, and vegetable seeds and seedlings to plant during the Spring. A visit to the garden centre will have you excited about the options of growing your own fresh and healthy food at home.

Tomato Time
The planting of tomato plants is a highlight of Spring gardening. Tomatoes love the warmth and grow best in southern areas of Australia from mid-spring into the summer. In warmer areas, they can be grown all year. The plants are fast-growing and fruits form and develop quickly once the conditions are favourable. Tomato plants are available in seedling punnets, cell packs, or in single pots. These single pots are very popular as they allow a selection of different varieties to be made without ending up with too many plants. Whichever variety you select, the fruits are all filled with nutrients, antioxidants and home-grown tomatoes are fresh, flavoursome, and fun to grow.

Veggie Growing Guide

Tropics Sub-tropical Arid Temperate
Asian Greens Asian Greens Basil Asian Greens
Basil Basil French & Climbing Beans Basil
Snake Beans French & Climbing Beans Capsicum French & Climbing Beans
Capsicum Beetroot Chilli Beetroot
Chilli Capsicum Carrot Broccoli
Carrot Chilli Eggplant Cabbage
Cucumber Carrot Fennel Capsicum
Eggplant Chives Ginger Carrot
Ginger Coriander Leek Cauliflower
Pumpkin Cucumber Mediterranean Herbs* Celery
Spring Onion Dill Lettuce Cress
Sweet Corn Eggplant Melon Cucumber
Sweet Potato Fennel Potato Chives
Tomato Kale Pumpkin Dill
Zucchini Leek Radish Eggplant
Lettuce Rocket Fennel
Mediterranean Herbs* Spring Onion Kohlrabi
Melon Sweet Corn Leek
Mint Sweet Potato Lettuce
Parsley Tomato Mediterranean Herbs*
Parsnip Zucchini Mint
Potato Lettuce Onion
Pumpkin Potato Parsley
Radish Parsnip
Rocket Pea
Silverbeet Pumpkin
Spring Onion Radish
Sweet Corn Rocket
Sweet Potato Silverbeet
Tomato Spinach
Zucchini Spring Onion

*Including Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Majoram, and Oregano

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