Diacks of Invercargill
628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
Newsletter for the week of Wednesday 10th December 2008
Wednesday 10th December 2007
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Plenty of rain on monday and now a couple of days of heat has got plants growing. The first strawberrys are ripening so make sure you get them covered before the birds find them. Same with the berry fruit. The raised garden beds are working well. The first crops have been harvested and a new planting of salad type veges will mature over the summer. We find brassica crops more difficult to grow at this time of year as you have more pests to deal with. Thats not to say you cant plant cabbage, cauli, broccoli and brussel sprouts. Time to plant leeks and celery also. Annuals are in full colour. The irrigation system needs some attention, it won't be long before we need some extra water, on our garden. Fertilizer is important as fruit forms, as it encourages flavour and colour. Potash is best for promoting and hardening growth. Best trees today, Cornus (dogwoods) and shrubs, Bridal Blossom in flower for Christmas!..
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Still a few bulbs available, gladioli and begonias can still be planted. Seed potatoes, we've have a few more come in, plant now for a new crop at easter. Come in now for your christmas vouchers and gifts for those gardeners in your family. What better than to give something living at christmas time.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
$1.00 flower punnets, only while stocks last.
At North Road Diacks only.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Grosouth Tomato fertilizer. Only $16.99
Fertilizes all Tomatoes, gives them a better flavour and brightens their colour.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Buy Nutrience (active Maintenance) Adult large breed dog food 20kg only $99.00 and recive a free retractable lead valued at over $30 also while stocks last.
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: Viburnum Tinus
Last weeks winner: Ben Mc Master
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Lemon Garlic Broccoli
# 3 tablespoon butter
# 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
# 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
# salt, to taste
# pepper, to taste, optional
Steam broccoli until tender but firm, about 5 to 7 minutes. Heat the butter in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat; add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the cooked broccoli, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste, cooking briefly to combine.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What do you get when you cross a canary and a lawn mower?
A: Shredded tweet.