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    October Garden in the Southern Hemisphere


    October is the month of greatest change in the southern hemisphere vegetable garden; spring is here. Now is the time to plant with the summer reward in mind. Plant tomato, eggplant, capsicum, cucumber, sweet corn, marrow, melons, zucchini, and pumpkin this month in all but the coldest regions of the southern hemisphere. Plant beets and […] More

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    July Garden in the Southern Hemisphere

    July means winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Winter wherever you are is one the prime seasons for citrus. At the farm markets in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile this month look for kumquats, grapefruit, limes, early mandarins, oranges, and tangelos. Other winter fruits ready for harvest include late apples, avocadoes, and […] More

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    June Garden in the Sourthern Hemisphere

    The first day of winter will arrive later this month in the southern hemisphere, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and South Africa. Many birds have headed north and nature has finished its preparation for the cooler and cold days ahead. June is a good month to mulch strawberries and protect them from winter cold. […] More

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    May Garden in the Southern Hemisphere

    May arrives between autumn and winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Grays and browns replace the brilliant fall colors of April this month. Nature is beginning its rest time now as the harvest comes to a close. There still may be a few days of hazy sunshine this month but the first chill and frost are […] More

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    March Garden in the Southern Hemisphere

    Tomato harvest

    Autumn will arrive in the Southern Hemisphere–Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile–on March 20. Here’s a roundup of planting, harvesting, and things to do during March in the Southern Hemisphere. Plant Autumn Crops Cool-season crops should be planted as soon as possible: beetroot Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, endive, leek, parsley, parsnip, potatoes, […] More

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    February Garden in the Southern Hemisphere

    Ripe yellow cherry tomatoes

    February is late summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Autumn will come officially to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay,and Chile on March 21. Planting slows down in the late summer garden. Spring cabbage can be sown this month and so can parsley for winter harvest. Now is the time for the last sowing of […] More

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    January Garden In The Southern Hemisphere

    January brings summer holidays in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s midsummer in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Australia Day is coming January 26. Australia Day is the official national holiday of Australia. On that day in 1788 the British Admiral Arthur Philip and his fleet of 11 ships arrived in Sydney Cove […] More

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    June Harvest in the Southern Hemisphere

    Winter begins this week in the Southern Hemisphere. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of good things coming out of the garden. The citrus harvest is in full swing now. Sweet navel oranges, early mandarins, limes, grapefruits, and tangelos are ready for the table. Late apples, avocadoes, bananas, guavas, feijoas, early kiwifruit, olives, and […] More

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    June Planting in the Southern Hemisphere

    June is the slowest time of the year in the gardens of the cool, temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere—Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Winter starts on June 21. The spring planting season is not that far away, so now is the time to clean up around the garden and get […] More