Diacks of Invercargill
628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
Newsletter for the week of: Wednesday 12th November 2008
For the week of: Wednesday 12th November 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
All is good, the sun's shinning and temperatures are rising. There's been a few casualities with last weeks snow and frost, but amazingly quite a few recoveries especially potatoes and beans. Don't worry we still have plenty of courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes and pumpkins to replace what has died. Good sales of frost cloth this week with gardeners trying to protect their crops. Seed potatoes have taken a hiding with the frosts but will recover given time. We still have a few seed potatoes left for late gardens or to plant for an easter crop. Plenty of annuals ready now, good size plants for early flowering, and plenty of perennials in colour for pots and baskets. Our big trees are looking at their best in full leaf, most have finished flowering with the exception of the cornus (dogwood) and laburnums. Rhododendrons are still in colour, we have some extra good varieties this year. Time to think about fertilizers at this time of year, plenty of growth now that everything has flowered, all plants appreciate feeding as the move into summer, especially plants that need to mature, such as fruit trees, strawberrys and berry fruits. Potash is always good, it enccourages flavour, colour, and fruit.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Clean up time after the storm, stake and trim anything that needs it.
Tomatoes need some attention now, feeding and watering to maintain good
healthy plants. Slugs and snails need a hurry up with slug slam. They
love all this moisture and new growth. Watch out for greenfly and mildews
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Diacks 2.5Litre Tomato grade (Knee hight) are on special at both shops!
Any two Tomatoes for just $10.00, Normally $7.50 each.
Lime - flo superior soil improver.
$14.99, if you make a purchase worth $15.00 then bring this weeks issue of the Diacks weekly newsletter and recive 1 for free. Litmit 1 per a customer.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Spectrum, no insects or disease liquid.
Good use for fungicide/insecticide for roses and ornamentals.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Only 3 left!
Jebo R331 Aquaria cloarance, only $49.98, these were orginally $195.00.
Nutrience kitten or puppy food, all sizes buy one get one free.
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:Pachystegia
Last weeks winner: Sue Mckenzie
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing .
* 70 g cubed whole wheat bread
* 130 g cubed white bread
* 455 g ground turkey sausage
* 160 g chopped onion
* 90 g chopped celery
* 2 g dried sage
* 2 g dried rosemary
* 0.7 g dried thyme
* 1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped
* 90 g dried cranberries
* 20 g minced fresh parsley
* 1 cooked turkey liver, finely chopped
* 180 ml turkey stock
* 55 g unsalted butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degree C). Spread the white and
whole wheat bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake
for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until evenly toasted. Transfer
toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.
2. In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onions over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until evenly browned. Add the celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to blend flavors.
3. Pour sausage mixture over bread in bowl. Mix in chopped apples, dried cranberries, parsley, and liver. Drizzle with turkey stock and melted butter, and mix lightly. Spoon into turkey to loosely fill.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What did the grater say to the carrot?
A: Sliced to see you !!