Tuesday, 6 May 2014

First Frost

                                                                                  Frost on the cold frame!
With a cold and wet start to May it looks like we had seen the last of the warm weather with maximum temps of 11C and our first frost of the year it's just as well I have covered the Sweet Potatoes and remaining Capsicums against the cold weather...brrrrrr!

Seeds Sown:
May 3rd:

Cabbage Early Jersey Wakefield Brassica oleracea The Lost Seed
Cabbage Sugarloaf Brassica oleracea var. capitata Mr Fothergill's
Cauliflower 60 Days Brassica oleracea var.botrytis Green Harvest
Lettuce Cos Romaine Lactuca sativa Johnson Seeds
Parsley Moss Curled Petroselinum crispum Mr Fothergill's
Rocket Eruca sativa DT Brown
Silverbeet Rainbow Mix Beta vulgaris 4Seasons Seeds
These seeds were put into a small cold frame for some protection from the cold.

Seedlings Potted up:


Cuttings Potted up:
Rosemary Blue
Rosemary Dark Blue
Rosemary Pink
Wormwood Roman

Cuttings Taken:
“Silver Lace Bush” Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum

Planted out:
Pin Cushion Flower Scabiosa columbaria
Fairy Fan Flower Scaevola aemula

The cuttings taken last month have taken very quickly in the warmer start to Autumn. Now the task of finding room for all the "potted on" new plants is a challenge.

The next lot of propagation will be Seeds of Fruiting crops  which can be sown from the 11th until 5pm on the 14th of May. Possibly more Broad Beans may be sown but I may need to pre-sprout those.

For information on what to plant in many regions around the world just visit Gardenate and choose the area where you live from the drop down menu at point 1 on this page.

General Seed Raising Here on this link

For Moon Planting information please see the 2014 Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer available for purchase from sites online including:

Greenpatch Organic Seeds
The New Oracle
Warm Earth Magazine


  1. Getting pretty cold here too but not as cold as you. Early for us but not unexpected.

    1. G'Day Stewart
      Yeah was a bit of a shock for us after such a warm start to Autumn!!
      Winter has arrived!!!

  2. Wow, that is a mighty frost start to the season for you. Up here in SE Qld we are only just starting with the sub 10C temps this week with the fire getting a turn out. I enjoy your blog and refer to it regularly for help with my garden efforts.

    1. Thanks Barb
      This frost is just the first of many more we will get during winter!

      At least a frosty morning means a bright sunny day. :)


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