Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Cold Climate Zone Planting times for Australian Gardens

I've put together information that you may find useful. Knowing what climate zone you live in is important so you can plant the right vegetables (seeds or seedlings) at the right time of year for your area. Some plants love warm temperatures and some plants love cooler temps. Some seeds, like pumpkin seeds, will only germinate when the soil temp reaches a certain temp (I used to know what temp but can't remember now)

I've found a couple of climate zone maps, the first one I copied from my Yates Garden Guide Book (without permission sooo sshhhh)

and the second colour image came from a garden magazine but I can't remember the name of it.
I prefer to use the map from Yates as it shows the cold climate zone more accurately

The following table relates to gardeners who live in a cool/cold climate zone (I will make a table for the other climate zones in next couple of weeks when I get a spare moment). It shows the best times of the year to plant seeds or seedlings.
If you click on the image it will enlarge for a better view

You will have to be very aware of when the frosts occur in your own area. I know from experience that here were I live, I get late frosts right up until 2nd week of November so I am not able to plant any frost tender plants into the garden until after that. I do, however, start all my seedling in Oct (except for onions & carrots which are frost tolerant and can be planted directly into the garden) and keep them on the veranda until the last frost has passed.

I hope you find this information useful

Friday, 22 July 2016

New carrot video (old carrot video re-edited)

Finally found a spare moment to edit my "Carrot Video" ... the old one is still up on YouTube (this is the old carrot video) but thought I better make a few changes and actually add a bit more useful information. I was hoping I could "swap it out" by replacing the existing YouTube video with this newly edited one but no luck.

Doesn't matter though as some people actually like the first one (although 14 people have clicked the  "don't like" button) hahahaha oh well, can't please every one .... most people can see the funny side.

This has lead me to question the world we currently live in ... WHY must we have to "like" or dislike" things anyway? .... WHY can't we just accept things for what they are ....
I made a video (I didn't have to)
I took images of my backyard veg garden
I willingly shared some of my knowledge
If you watch the video you might learn something new
I added a bit of silly stuff (I thought it was funny)
I added lots of hints & tips
The video can be viewed for free
AND YET ... some people STILL feel entitled to click the "dislike" button ... and just what is it that they "dislike"? .... is it the way I walk? ... the way I hold the camera??? these and many other important (not) questions are never answered (do I care ... not really ... which is a lie because I have just spent the morning re-editing my video ... and now my pants are on fire ) BUT I do find it extremely interesting to ponder what sort of people they are? .... did someone steal their lollipop off them when they were a kid and now feel the need to take it out on the rest of the world??? ... I wonder if they ever seen the good things in life? ...

Life is full of great stuff ... but only if we chose to see it

I began to look at myself ... have I ever clicked the "dislike" button ... hmmmm lets see ... NOPE never ... I either "like" stuff OR I just don't care ... I think its because deep down I am a bit lazy and can't be bothered to purposely "dislike" anything ... I do however LOVE, LOVE, LOVE things that are funny .... if I see something I like then I click, click, click like a crazy person on steroids!!!

anyhoo enough about me ... what about you? ... did you enjoy my video? :)