April Greater Brisbane region.If you have a vegetable garden, you'll be busy there this month, as March and April are a key time in SEQLD for planting seeds and seedlings of a large range of crops.Another advantage of seeds is that you're also able to grow a much larger range of varieties of both annual flowers and vegetables, including heritage varieties, than is generally available as seedlings.See also Annual Flowers, Vegetables, Seeds and seed raising Continue planting spring-flowering bulbs suitable for our climate such as freesia, babiana and cyrtanthus (ifafa lily).Plant trees, shrubs and perennials.Note, however, that plants will still need watering in and (depending on rainfall) supplemental watering at least until established.Vegetables March and April are big vegetable planting months in SE Qld.In the meantime, you can try the main page dealing with this subject and check the links for the type of fruit tree you're interested in, here: Fruit Trees.The Flower Garden See notes for March.Garden shows, open gardens There are lots of garden-related activities on offer in the Brisbane region in April. .

How to Grow Cabbage: 10 Tips for Growing Cabbage

Sow cabbage seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last spring frost for a spring crop and 14 weeks before the first fall frost.In the low desert of Arizona, plant cabbage seeds from the end of August through December. .

Cabbage (Short Maturity Red) Grow Guide

Single Plants: 50cm (1' 7") each way (minimum).Sow and Plant.Short maturity cabbages are the most suitable types for sowing during the warmer months.Harvest when heads have reached a decent size and are firm.Planting and Harvesting Calendar. .

Growing Cabbage in Australia

If you choose a selection of types you can have cabbage growing all year round in temperate zones. .

COLLARD GREENS – Brisbane Local Food

Collard greens are one of the oldest members of the cabbage family and date back to prehistoric times.The plants are grown for their large, dark-colored, edible leaves and as a garden ornamental, mainly in Brazil, Portugal, the southern United States, many parts of Africa, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, southern Croatia, northern Spain and in northern India.The name "collard" is a corrupted form of the word "colewort" (the wild cabbage plant).In Tanzania and Kenya it is more commonly known by its Swahili name, "sukuma wiki", and is often confused with kale.Supposedly healthier than Kale, Broccoli, mustard greens, sprouts and cabbage it has the ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract resulting in lower cholesterol.I planted my first seed last spring and they are still going strong though they didn't grow well through the hot months, they have picked up through winter.Original description did not give a scientific name: 400+ Seeds Portuguese Cabbage Organic Collard Greens $5.29 free delivery from Portugal.Now selling under the name of 2011pfreitas the same seeds are on offer HERE as Couve galega for $AU5.77 delivered free.The only support I gave them was to wash off or squash the offending insects occasionally, wanting to see how they coped mostly on their own.They are also producing a lot of side shoots which this cool, wet morning I have used to attempt to propagate -cutting them off at the joint, removing the bulk of leaves before planting them into the raised bed.Almost forgot - here's a pic of some flourishing "Collard Greens" bought as seedlings from the Cab Mkt some weeks back.And also the "Purple Tree Collard" bought at great expense on it's own from Daleys some months back.Some of the original Portuguese Walking Stick Collards grown from seed (from Portugal via eBay for about $5 delivered) about two years ago.And the Collard bought as seedling from the Caboolture Market, showing no sign of turning into a walking stick version, is also growing well. .


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