Glen’s Early Spring PlantingsPlant new plantings in well prepared organic soil of Petunias,Tomatoes & Marigolds,Salvia,Cosmos,Chillies,Cucumbers,Zucchini and Capsicum.Plant Roses,Gardenias,trees and shrubs,perennials & climbers.
Glen’s Gardening Tips TomatoesPlant tomatoes now and harvest fruit in late November/December.Prepare soil with Dolomite Lime.Plant with a sprinkle of Seasol and wait to feed once plants are flowering and have set first fruit.Now feed with Potassium and
Glen's Gardening Tips for September,Melbourne,Victoria,AustraliaSpray Peaches and Nectarines with Liquid Copper or Kocide now and in a week or two.Cut out galls from Citrus.Feed garden with organic feed.Feed Gardenias.Feed lawns.Trim hedges
Leaf Curl,spray Peaches and Nectarines with Liquid Copper/Kocide at pink bud stage and at green bud stage to prevent curly leaf.
Back In The Day during Autumn/Winter Vegetable beds were dug over to a spade depth,sprinkled with lime and allowed to rest threw the winter. Frosts would help kill soil pathogens and minimise pests in Spring . Animal manures were dug in providing for a n
Root Rot,if you have citrus or other plants with curly leaf, and leaf drop the likely cause is root rot caused by poor drainage. The solution could be to remove mulch away from root zone,dig a trench around the drip line to a spades depth, and spray with
To Do in the vegetable garden: if you have not planted you vegetable garden over the winter,now is a good time to plant a green crop of legumes,once the are up to 50cm in height,dig them into the soil to improve the soil structure with humus.
Weather a head for gardening. I have winter pruning of fruit trees, which will need a few clear days without rain.Hope fully this coming week will be good for this prune.
Author Glen John Terry is a horticulturist of plus 25 years in propagation,growing plants,retailing,wholesaling,exporting,importing,landscape design,construction and maintenance in Africa,New Zealand and Australia,in most climatic zones.
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