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the week of:Wednesday 8th August 2007
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
There's been renewed interest in the vege gardens with a few fine afternoons this week. First of the supertom tomatoes have been sold to the keen early growers and a few young vege seedlings are being planted in the tunnel houses. The seed racks are restocked and ready to go. Seed potatoes are the best sales this week, everyone keen to get a few early varieties sprouted. Strawberry plants are looking good too, planted now you might be lucky to get a few for christmas. Best colour still are the polyanthus and new in are the Barnhaven double primulas, all colours. Lawns need some attention now too, especially after the hard frosts we've had, they are looking a bit yellow. Time for some fertilizer and moss control. After the first mow you will see the moss and it makes for tough mowing. If you have an old lawn it may need scarified to pull out all the old thatch that has built up over the years. Ask us for advice, we also hire a scarifing machine. Still planty of lillies in stock. Our new bulbs arrived, (the Gladiolis) These will flower over summer, in theory, three months from planting.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Time to empty compost bins, mulch or dig into the vege garden and dig in green crops. Prepare tunnelhouses for planting, time to sterilize the soil or bring new compost in. Try planting in planter bags or even pea straw bales, it keeps the plants warmer. Don't over use animal manure, many problems arise, sometimes insects, root rot and it forces growth and plants can become prone to diseases. Peat base mixes are most realiable. Good growong this season!!.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Lawn top dressing with moss control.
Normaly $13.99 now only $10.00 with this weeks issue of the Diacks weekly newsletter.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
over 20 varities, just ask us for advice.
Christmas potatoes are ready to plant now.
$7.50 for 3kg bag or $2.50 per kg
PLANT OF THE WEEK COMPETITION:
Take a look at the plant attached below and if you recognise it e-mail us with your answer. If you are the first to guess correctly you will win!
Last weeks answer: Erica Melanthera
Last weeks winner: J fredrick.
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
10kg clumping cat litter with activated carbon.
$22.00 for 2 or $16.00 each.
Selection of fish tank ornaments, heavily reduced.
e.g $16.98 now $4.98
$10.98 now $2.98
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten and room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk, room temperature
7 tablespoons butter
1 or 2 green tart cooking apples thinly slices
Preheat oven to 400° F. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, salt, flour, and milk; beat until batter is smooth.
In a large heavy ovenproof frying pan or a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, melt butter, turning pan to cover sides. Add apples and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Stir and let cook for 5 minutes.
Pour batter over apples into pan and bake 25 minutes or until puffed above sides of the pan and lightly browned. Remove by flipping upside down onto a serving platter (apples and cinnamon will be on top). Serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: Whats a monkeys favourite gymnastic trick?
A: A banana-split.!
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