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For the week of:21st March 2007
Plenty of rain over the last week to encourage people to plant again, difficult
to believe some places had water restrictions last week. We have a good stock
of spring blubs and spring flowering annuals ready for sale. Time to overhaul
the flower garden beds, remove the finished summer colour and replace with Polyanthus
and Primulas to flower over winter. Maggie mott Pansies are also a favourite,
we sell alot of perennials in punnet packs, such as Lupins, Foxgloves, Canterbury
bells, Delphiniums. Good for background borders and they return to flower every
summer. Best shrubs for colour at this time of year are the Ericas starting
to flower now, and still plenty of Cushionmums in flower. We have plenty of
peastraw now, time to get some to cover the dug potato patch and add to the
compost bin. Time to get the potatoes dug and stored. Same with Tomatoes. There's
an abundance ready now. Put a few in the freezer instead of wasting them. French
beans are maturing now so make sure you keep them picked before they get
too big, Same as Corgettes, unless you want Marrows. It's all harvest time now
and many are planting in the tunnelhouse, to extend our season, leafy crops
are best Silverbeet, Spinach, Celery, Spring cabbage.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
General tidy up, dig over and planting green crop in vege garden. Leaves are starting to fall so collect them up, and use as a mulch or compost. Sow broadbeans, Onions and Sweetpeas. Good clean up of anything gone to seed Silverbeet, Celery, Parsely. White butterfly caterpiller still needs a touch of Derris dust.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Atlas pruners extra special scoop purchase only $8.98 per pair.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Rat and mouse glue traps with plastic board.
No mess, no vapors, no posion, no baiting.
FRUIT OF THE WEEK COMPETITION:
Diacks have a new section to our weekly newsletter. There will be a fruit of the week and you are able to win this tree/bush just by entering your favoutie recipe for this fruit. This is open to all across NewZealand and will be couriered free of charge to the lucky winner.
This weeks recipe is for Lemon
Last week winner was : Anni
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: Iris Reticulata Danfordiae
Last weeks winner: Sheryl Eden
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Huge reductions in collapsible. Dog cages from as low as $62.98.
Free retracable cord leash, value of $19.99 with every bag of nutrience dog supreme, 15kg med breed, normaly $96.98 now only $81.98.
Voyageur 100 carry cage only $21.98
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Coriander and Lime Chicken
For 4 :
6 garlic cloves
4 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, plus extra, to garnish
2 tsp black peppercorns, coarsely ground
2 tsp caster sugar
2 limes, juice only
2 tsp Thai fish sauce ( nam pla )
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oil (I use sunflower)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1. Finely chop the garlic and coriander. Next mix in the peppercorns,
sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce and sunflower oil until well blended.
Place the chicken breasts in the marinade and set aside for 1-2 hours, turning
from time to time. Don?t leave overnight as the meat becomes too tender.
2. Preheat a heavy, non stick frying-pan and cook the chicken for 7-8 minutes on each side until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown with good bar marks. Serve hot or cold, garnished with coriander leaves.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q:What do you call two young married spiders??
A: Newly webs!
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