For the week of: Wednesday 14th January 2009
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Some good rain on Friday and now some heat makes things grow, especially the weeds, it's a good time to spot the lawn weeds. Make sure you don't put the lawn clippings in the compost on the next cut, as the hormone spray may affect your plants. The potato crops are being dug now, leaving plenty of space for something else or even plant another potato to have a crop for easter. Flower gardens are needing a tidy up. Petunias and Marigolds are the best buy now for colour until winter. The roses are flowering now too. Fertilizer time, most plants respond to some food and water at this time of year while the growth is on. Look out for bugs and fungus problems at this time of year, they multiply quickly. Try organic methods of control if possible, garlic, chilli, pyrethrum on edible crops or even cut the leaves off.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Watering and staking any soft growth. Tomatoes need attention every week, taking out laterals and tie up the leaders at last they are starting to develop fruit and even the odd ripe one. We hope you have have a good christmas and new year break. Happy new year to all our customers.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Half price gift tables at Tweed st Diacks.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
PK 13 -14.
Holland's leading flowering stimulant for unmatchable fruit and flower size.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Kitty fresh clumping cat litter. 5kg, 2 for $10.00.
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: Agapanthus sea foam
Last weeks winner: L Thompson
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
4 chicken breasts halves, boneless and skinless*
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons firmly-packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
1/4 cup cranberry vinegar (or other herb vinegar)
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 green or red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
Place chicken in shallow, non-reactive pan or in a resealable ziplock plastic bag. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, cranberry vinegar, lemon juice, bell pepper, and garlic; pour over chicken. Marinate in refrigerator 1 hour to overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place in a glass baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (juices will run clear when cut with the tip of a knife). Serve with cooked rice. NOTE: Dripping can be served over rice.
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Where did the vegetables go to have a few drinks?
The Salad Bar.