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9 best summer vegetables to plant for a summer harvest in Australia 9 best summer vegetables to plant for a summer harvest
Most Australians love the sun and longer daylight hours of summer to play outdoors. The vegetables in this list are no different. Many of which will only grow their best in the warmer months. Lets take a look at some summer lovers. summer vegetables


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How to grow tomatoes - planting and fertilising care guide How to grow tomatoes - healthy tomato growing tips
Home-grown tomatoes are the tastiest and they are very easy to grow from either seed or seedlings, provided you follow our simple, step-by step program.


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Searles Garden how to grow planting carrots How to grow carrots - All year planting tips
Carrots are one of the most widely grown vegetable crops by the home gardener. Carrots are great value because they are extremely easy to grow and you can get a very high yield in a small space. Their uses are endless. You can cut them up and use them uncooked in salads, put them in a blender and drink the juice, steam them, put them in stir fries or mash them. Here's how to grow

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Searles Garden how to grow planting Vegetables in pots containers How to grow healthy vegetable in pots
Many of us grapple with the problem of not having enough room to grow our own vegetables at home. Luckily there is an excellent way that gardeners with limited space can produce enough delicious vegetables to feed the whole family - by growing them in pots. Here's how

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Searles Garden how to grow planting Broccoli How to grow broccoli
Once summer has passed, it’s time to start planting winter vegetables. Broccoli is a great vegetable favourite and is enriched with many essential nutrients, especially vitamin C. They are great to add into stir-fries, pasta dishes, along side traditional roast dinners or to accompany just about any meal. More Info

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Searles Garden how to grow planting Sweet Corn How to grow sweet corn
Don't you just love eating fresh sweet corn straight from the garden? Corn is delicious and juicy and packed with fibre so it is as good for the body as it is for the taste buds! Read on to discover how easy it is to grow the most succulent heads of sweet corn in your own garden. Here's how

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Searles Garden how to grow planting Cauliflower How to grow cauliflower
Cauliflowers are a wonderful vegetable for growing in the home garden. They are a wonderful source of vitamins, are easy to grow and very rewarding.

Cauliflowers are suitable to plant from mid summer through to autumn. This will ensure that they mature during the colder months of winter, which assists in ripening and produces lovely sweet heads. More Info

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How to grow beetroot
One of the most popular and versatile vegetables that Australians love to eat is the beetroot. Beetroot can be cooked, pickled or even eaten raw in salads.

Beetroot prefer a loose, sandy soil but will tolerate clay soils. Beetroot do not like acidic soils, so add Searles Dolomite to the soil before planting to sweeten the soil. More on growing beetroot

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How to grow cabbages
Autumn gardening is an absolute pleasure, especially in our beautiful warm climate, and this is a wonderful time to plant vitamin rich Cabbages.
Cabbages can either be grown from seed & transplanted out, or you can buy them as seedlings. Either way they love a rich soil and lots of direct sunlight. Choose a good sunny position and continue

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How to grow beans
Most people love beautiful fresh vegetables full of goodness and flavour, but one household favourite are home grown Dwarf Beans.
Dwarf Beans are a great crop to grow at home as they take up very little space, are very productive and don’t need a trellis. More Info

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How to grow lettuce
Lettuce has always been an easy salad vegetable to grow, which has made them very popular with the home gardener. Being one of the main ingredients to salads, lettuce can be grown and harvested all year round. Here's how
 

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How to grow pak choi
One home favourite, due to it’s fast growth and subtle flavour, is Pak Choi. Pak Choi is a very fast growing vegetable that flourishes in a hot and tropical climate. Pak Choi is jam packed full of nutritious vitamins and loads of flavour, to compliment any stir fry or as a side serving of delicious steamed vegetables. More Info

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How to grow peas
Growing your own peas at home is wonderfully fun & can be greatly rewarding. Peas grow quickly and produce abundant tasty pea pods for use in salads, stews or as cooked vegetables. Peas are an easy vegetable to grow and can be sown all year round. Here's how

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How to grow spinach
Food full of vitamins and minerals (especially iron) helps to keep us healthy and happy, but nothing beats home grown spinach. Spinach is a wonderfully easy and successful vegetable to grow at home in the garden. The trick to full flavoured Spinach is to grow it fast, so it is best to prepare the soil in advance. Here's how
 

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