Water and grow spinach and leeks. As it starts to get lighter later in the mornings and darker earlier in the evenings, there’s no doubt we’re inching into autumn. But March can still be very warm, so it’s important to keep watering your garden.
Mates, companions, pals or friends. Whatever you call it – marigolds, tomatoes, and lettuces like to hang in the same circles.
Stonewash denim, formica tables and knitting groups – all signs of decades past? Wrong. These remnants of a time gone by have returned from the dead and now they’re making a comeback!
So this month we’re going to jump on the return of the ‘kitch’ and ‘retro’ bandwagon and plant some of nana’s favourites – marigolds, petunias and portulacas.
If you haven’t already, Dig over your soil and prepare for planting your winter veges and flowers.
We’re all guilty of over-indulging at Christmas, whether it’s alcohol, food or spoiling the kids with mountains of presents.
But by getting the kids involved in growing their own vegetables for Christmas dinner you might just get them looking forward to something other than presents – and eating something other than sweets.
The cause of this problem is most likely caterpillars. I would suggest spraying with Neem Oil. In the colder weather try cutting the plant back.
Top chefs will tell you the secret to a great meal is to use the freshest ingredients available. And you can’t get fresher, or more available, than your own garden.
With our increasing love for exotic foods, having a ready supply of Asian herbs and other ingredients growing in your garden is a great way to impress the guests at your next dinner party.
As you would expect, there are several ‘trade secrets’ to getting the best from your garden.
Many gardeners strive for years without ever really feeling completely satisfied with their efforts. Others struggle on without even guessing how much better it could be.