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This month: Remember to water! What to plant.
Reuse party stuff in the veg patch.
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Helping Aussies grow, eat and enjoy homegrown produce.
 
 
 

What do I do in January?

Water, plant a rainbow and party!

Yes it's hot in January, so water the veg patch each day if you can. The warmth of summer is a great time to plant seeds and seedlings -  there are so many things you can grow now that you'll get a rainbow in your patch and on your plate, here's some veggies to try planting at home...
If you're new to growing, try sowing some carrot seeds or starting some beans or 'ball' lettuces (not fancy frilly ones that fry in the heat) with seeds or punnets seedlings from a nursery or a friend.
For those who've grown some veg before: sow some leeks or silver beet. Leeks are a great ingredient for quiches and soups and they share their beautiful flowers too.
And if you're extra enthusiastic, try some turnips or brussels sprouts (they are nice when they come from your own veg patch I promise ;-).
If you want to hunt down/find/buy some seeds for February, you can still plant carrots, beans, lettuces, leeks, silver beet and brussels sprouts.  Add broccoli, cabbage or cauliflower  for something new.
Travel & Party Tip - Leftover disposable cutlery and cups from travelling & partying? Reuse the cutlery as plant labels by writing the name of the plant on the handle and digging the business end into the ground. For cups, find a tray or dish to put the cups in, cut or push the bottoms out of disposable cups, fill them with soil and plant seeds or cuttings into them, then water into the tray (just like our spring seed rolls). 
Got a question about your fruit, veg or patch or a tip to share? Send us an email at 100kilos.org c/- Elizabeth G Black Range Road Bowning, NSW 2582 Australia and we'll share them in the next note.
Happy planting, Elizabeth G

PS: Thanks to zcool.com.cntpsdaveJohannBargeldskitterphoto, and Petr Kratochvil from all-free-download.com for the photos in today's note.
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