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Digger Dan's October Planting Tips

October is a great a month to get planting vegetables in the garden to enjoy harvesting during a long, hot summer!

Organics: Grow and eat healthy

If you're into growing healthy food or you want to have a go, now's the time! Central Landscapes are really excited to offer Living Earth's organic certified Veggie Mix in bulk, an economic way to fill raised beds and planters, knowing that the soil in which your food is growing is chemical-free.

And pick up some organic seedlings from your local garden centre or farmers' markets - they seem to have lots of interesting varieties - all timed to be ready to go in the garden now.

What can I plant now?

Top of the list would be the summer vegetables that can be harvested in the months after Christmas. If you've got plenty of sun on your garden now, plant capsicum, chillies, zucchini and aubergines. Maybe try a cucumber from Labour Weekend on.

Herbs that really save money are coriander and parsley, French tarragon and dill. Wonderful flavours for summer, they don't always last when bought in supermarkets and they're so easy to grow at this time of the year.

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