Diacks of Invercargill
628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
Newsletter for the week of: Wednesday 5th November 2008
For the week of: Wednesday 5th November 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
We've had all seasons in one week. The poor Potato crop and broad beans were looking flat this moring, but we can't be too worried. Otherwise you would never be a gardener, or a cyclist in the tour of Southland. Tomato plant sales are slowing down, we have a good special on larger plants, 2 for $10.00 if you are a late starter or have the odd gap to fill. Cucumbers are on the go slow, due to cold weather and courgettes all need to be well covered. Make sure anything tall is well staked and tie up soft growth. Our new seasons (Summer) lets go gardening magazine is out, and our story, 100years of Diacks 'Seeds of Success', so it might be a good oportunity to do some reading. We've had some beautiful clematis this year. Large speciemen Hybrids and good sized native plants, so if you're looking for a good climber, spring flowering, these are worth a look. Still a few Rhodos flowering so now is the time to pick the best while they show colour. Best today is John Bull for its fragrance. The berry fruit are looking healthy in flower and some even setting fruit such as the gooseberrys. We have had more lemon trees come in, also blueberrys, passionfruit and raspberry.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Preparing yourself with some frost cloth, we could get some frosts now
with the snow so close. Close up glasshouses and tunnelhouses to keep
the tomatoes warm. Come in and buy the Gladiolus, Dahilia and begonia
bulbs as the seasons moving on. Keep warm !!!.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
This weekend only!
Diacks 2.5Litre Tomato garde (Knee hight) are on special at both shops!
Any two Tomatoes for just $10.00, Normally $7.50 each.
With this weeks issue of Diacks weekly newsletter buy any two Tomatoes for the deal above and recive a third one free.
Check out www.diacks.co.nz and follow the link on the main page for
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Enviro sheild, only $39.98.
Controls spiders, cockroaches, ants, fleas, silverfish, flies and mosquitoes.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
We now carry a full range of advance pet food.
Aqua one aquis 500 cannister filter, only $99.98.
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:Tomato plant
Last weeks winner: Heather Coles
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Green Beans and Carrots Sauteed in Butter and Garlic
* 300 g fresh green beans (2 nice handfuls)
* 2 large carrots
* 3 teaspoons butter, to taste
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic
* Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Trim green beans and cut carrot into sticks that are similar in size
to the green beans.
2. Put the carrots in a microwave safe dish and pour about 1/2 a cup of boiling water over them. Loosely cover dish (so a bit of steam can escape). I use a microwave steamer.
3. Microwave on high about 3 minutes, until carrots are starting to soften but not yet done.
4. Add beans to carrots in dish or steamer. Microwave for another 2 - 3 minutes. Veggies should be crisp tender, or just slightly less than your desired doneness.
5. Drain veggies and set aside. When you are almost ready to serve, heat up some butter in a sauté pan or wok until foamy.
6. Throw in garlic and veggies and stir for just a minute or two, until garlic is fragrant and veggies are coated in butter and garlic.
7. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What is Dracula's favourite fruit?
A: Neck - tarines !!
HAVE A GOOD WEeK