Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedWhat, where and whenDeveloping a planting calendar
Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedThe purpose The purpose of having a planting calendar is to provide you with informati...
Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedSingle-purpose guides You can restrict it to one type of information like seed sowing ...
Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedMultipurpose guidesPlant name    Beneficial     Sowing           Harvest           Spa...
Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedResourcesInformation for developing your calendar can begleaned from websites such as ...
Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedEvaluating information Remember to critically evaluate all information. • Compare acro...
Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedPlant diary Records information like… • Plant name • Best month for planting • Harvest...
Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedFinal advice Start small and add information as you gain experience. “ Learn to be an ...
Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedMay your planning result in a    bounteous harvest.
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4.1 Developing a planting calendar

  1. 1. Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedWhat, where and whenDeveloping a planting calendar
  2. 2. Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedThe purpose The purpose of having a planting calendar is to provide you with information which highlights what will grow in each month of the year in your locality. Using this guide you can plan when to sow your seed or plant transplants to achieve an effective companion planting regime and a successional harvest for the entire year.
  3. 3. Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedSingle-purpose guides You can restrict it to one type of information like seed sowing or transplanting times. CeleryJan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec S S T T S = plant in seed trays T = plant as transplants
  4. 4. Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedMultipurpose guidesPlant name Beneficial Sowing Harvest Spacing Notes companions dates date Months of the Time from Based on Plant observations, cultural hints or year in which planting till size of plant special points of interest the plant can eating at maturity be grown(by initial)You must determine what information is important toyou and the format that you would like to collect it in.
  5. 5. Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedResourcesInformation for developing your calendar can begleaned from websites such as those listed here:• http://www.tuigarden.co.nz/sites/default/files/document/Tui_Pla nting_Calendar.pdf• http://www.gardengrow.co.nz/• http://www.palmers.co.nz/gardening_calendar/july.cfmNote that the information provided is for broadareas, not specific locations.
  6. 6. Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedEvaluating information Remember to critically evaluate all information. • Compare across websites to see if information matches. • Ask at your local garden centre • Talk to local garden experts • Try different things and record the results.
  7. 7. Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedPlant diary Records information like… • Plant name • Best month for planting • Harvest time after planting • Propagation notes • Companions • Culinary information • Other uses Check out http://www.gardenate.com/plant/Basil for a great example
  8. 8. Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedFinal advice Start small and add information as you gain experience. “ Learn to be an observer in all seasons. Every single day, your garden has something new and wonderful to show you. (Author unknown) “ Learn patience. Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts. (Author Unknown) “ Love what you do, remember your garden is an extension of you. (Author unknown) “ All gardens are a form of autobiography. (Robert Dash)
  9. 9. Topic 4: Plan and plant a garden bedMay your planning result in a bounteous harvest.

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