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17 Feb 20 Rebecca (Australia - temperate climate)
New to veggie gardening. Is it too late to plant cucumber seeds? I can see from the calender this the last month. Also with a raised veggie garden will mushroom compost be the best?
18 Feb 20 anon (Australia - temperate climate)
This website is a guide, it is not spot on about everything. It tells you to apply local information. Gardening is a lot about trying different things but the times to plant are what they consider the best time to achieve the best results. If it says to plant Nov to Feb then you could probably plant Oct to Mar. I find mushroom compost to be very expensive for what is in it. Any kind of compost will do, manures, grass/leaf compost, seaweed, worm poo/tea, any organic matter that has broken down. An easy way is to put grass clipping/ straw etc as a mulch (only about 50mm thick) around your plants, as the plants grow the mulch will be wet and start to break down, by the time the crop is picked it is half way to compost, then dig it into the soil.
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