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Friday, May 22, 2009

March in your garden

This is an important month for planting the winter vegetable garden. Prepare the patches with compost, and fertilizer. Plant your seedlings e.g. beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, spinach and silverbeet, and protect from slugs and snails.

Watch out for pests such as the white butterfly and white fly.

Plant fallow areas of the vegetable garden with a green manure cover crop. This can be dug in to enrich the soil before planting again in spring.

Plant flowering annual seedlings and encourage earlier and better flowers by feeding. Cutback, lift and divide overgrown perennials. Feed roses and check for fungus and pests. Feed ornamental trees and shrubs.

Harvest
Potatoes, early kumara, beetroot, beans, radishes, turnips.

Planting
Warmer areas:
cauliflower, corn, (and the following if not subjected to constant frosts) broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, parsely

Cooler areas: swede, turnip, (and the following if not subjected to constant frosts) broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, parsely

For more of what to plant in your climatic zone, click here

 
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