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Friday, May 22, 2009

April in your garden

If you have chickens, move them around the garden to tidy up tired summer garden beds. Sow oats or lupins once they’ve moved on.

Make sure no soil is left bare and vulnerable to damage. Keep an eye on soil pH to make sure the soil isn’t too acidic. If it is, use lime or dolomite to alkalise it.

Get your green crops in. March and April are the best months for this. Sow winter and spring crops. In cooler climates try using a cloche over plants to give them some warmth and protection.

Harvest
Kumara, pumpkin, broccoli, cabbage, Swedes, sweetcorn,leeks, as well as early feijoas, olives, persimmons and tamarillos. Honey.

Planting
Warmer areas
: leeks, turnips, broad beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, corn salad, lettuce, onions, parsely

Cooler areas: broad beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, corn salad, lettuce, onions, parsely

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

 
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