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What To Sow In The Subtropical Autumn? ... by Jerry Coleby-Williams

What food plants can be sown or planted in the subtropical autumn? Autumn can be tricky because crops and pests are responding to our warming climate. Australian summers now last one month longer and winter has correspondingly shrunk. With meteorologists predicting 2020 to be the hottest year on record, the implications in a food garden are clear: some crops will be winners and others losers. Here’s how to keep the odds favourable in your garden.

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Good article.  I'll read it carefully in full tonight. 

Thanks for sharing Dave, he is a top gardener with a lot of knowledge.  We can all learn from him, he often gets some good varieties of plants to try out.  At the last rare garden plant show at Mt Cootha, I managed to buy some rare fruit trees from him, and Susan bought a Parramatta sweet mandarin for me from his open day, it is still growing, (fingers crossed).  I like to get plants that grow from seed from year to year. 

The pest list is quite good, I will have to study that one tonight as well. 

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