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Our dams are almost all full! How different life felt at this time of year, looking back. Hopefully there will be even more rain before Spring kicks in over the coming month.

Temperatures are steadily increasing, leaves are budding on trees and veggies are already speeding up the their growth.

Spring is the perfect time to get planting. There’s nothing better than home grown food!

September’s plant list: 
Amaranth, Bush and climbing beans, Broadbeans, Beetroot, Butternut, Cauliflower, Carrot, Chard, Cape Gooseberry, Celery, Chives, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Leaf Mustard, Lettuce, Ginger, Globe artichokes, Jerusalem artichokes, Onion, Parsnip, Parsley, Peas, Potato, Pumpkin, Radish, Rhubarb, Sweetcorn, Sweet pepper, Sweet potato, Turnip, Tomato, Watercress, Watermelon, Zucchini

What’s In Season This September?
It’s also good to know what fruit and vegetables are in season to eat, not just to plant. More people may use this list than the plant list.

So here’s the September list:

Vegetables: Asparagus, Artichokes, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Japanese white radish-daikon, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Leeks, Garlic, Lettuce, Mushrooms, New potato, Onion, Parsley, Parsnips, Peas, Potato, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rhubarb, Swiss chard, Squash, Spring onion, Sweet potatoes, Pak choi, Tomatoes, Turnips, Waterblommetjies.

Fruit: Mulberries, Avocados, Bananas, Cape gooseberries, Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit, Naartjies, Limes, Kumquats, Guava, Paw paw, Pineapple, Kiwi.

Herbs: Mint, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Fennel, Bay leaves, Lavender, Parsley, Dandelion, Nasturtiums, Garlic chives, Winter savoury, Calendula, Nettle, Rocket, Perennial basil, Sorrel, Lemon grass stems.

Shopping hint: Try to buy fruit and veg that are in season and grown locally – everyone wins.

Happy Spring to all, and let’s hope we’ve got a few rainy days left!

www.patchworkgroup.co.za

Gabriella Garnett
076 2199 849 | gabriella.garnett@gmail.com

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