The soil is warming up and it’s time to get those plants and seeds into the ground.
In the vegetable garden - Sow seed of
Snow Peas & Peas, Beans, Zucchini, Squash, Pumpkin, Watermelon, Rock Melon, Radish, Sweetcorn, Carrots and Beetroot. Plant seedlings of Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Spring Onions, Shallots, Tomatoes, Egg Plant, Chillies, Peppers
and Silverbeet. Plant potatoes. Apply Slug bait. Watch for the White butterflies and take action by applying vegetable dust or spraying with Mavrik which is very safe when used as directed. There is also a product containing the bacterium Bacillus theringiensis
that kills caterpillars when applied as a spray. Work in Neutrog’s Giganic as a general fertiliser when planting.
PLanting and sowing in neet lines assists with hoeing and weeding between the rows.
Prunings from fruit trees are very
useful for supporting peas. Otherwise use canes and string. Peas, unless shaded, will not handle the hot sun in summer, so it is best to finish sowing in October and start again in Autumn.
Tomatoes can be planted out once frost danger is past.
Do not plant them close to potatoes as Early Potatoe Blight can spread from the potatoes and devastate the plants. Monthly small application of fertilser should help produce a good crop.
Apply Mulch & fertiliser to Strawberry beds