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the week of: Wednesday 26th September 2007
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Nearly the end of the month again. Most vege gardens should have something planted in them by now. Early potatoes should be up by now. Mould them up and give them a side dressing of potato fertilizer.
Small seeds can be planted now, especially quick germinators such as raddish and white stone turnip. All leaf crops can go in now. Cabbage, Cauliflower and Lettuce planted now mature in November and beat the bugs. Flower gardens need some attention if you want a show at christmas time. Plenty of pansies, petunia and lobelia look especially good in hanging baskets. Marigolds with a border of blue lobelia are great for garden beds.
Tomato planting time is here again. As usual we have a selection from grafted supertoms to single pots and six packs of the old favourites. Potentate, Moneymaker, Big Beef and Sweet 100's are all available now.
Cucumbers, Capsicums, Corguettes, are in our store waiting to be planted out.
Lawns should have had a couple of mows by now, and could maybe do with a topdressing including mosscontrol. The next job is to spray the lawn weeds with turfix.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Planting everything now! Keep on top of the weeds!
Fertilize everything, especially fruit trees as they set fruit. Make sure they dont dry out at the same time.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
6 Metre Willows (Collection from Lorneville only)
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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: Feijoa Sellowiana
Last weeks winner: Virginia Corrigon
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Tomato soup with basil
3 lb ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 large potato, peeled and grated
fresh basil leaves
2 - 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 tablespoon tomato purée
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of olive oil
a knob of butter
Peel the tomatoes ( place tomatoes in to a bowl and pour boiling water over,
leave a few seconds, the peel should come off easily )
Sweat the chopped onion in the heated olive oil until soft
Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, crushed garlic, salt and pepper some of the basil leaves and stir
Pour the stock over it and let it simmer for 30 - 40 minutes
Grate a potato into the soup and let it simmer another 10 -15 minutes
Blend it until smooth, if no pips are required push through a sieve
Let some butter melt in the soup
Decorate with basil leaves serve with olive foccacia. Delicious.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: How do you lead a horse to water?
A: With lots of carrots.
HAVE A GOOD WEEK!
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