Diacks of Invercargill
628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
Newsletter for the week of: Wednesday 17th Sept 2008
17th September 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Some heat this week after last weeks rain, has made for some pleasent gardening over the weekend. The vege gardens were getting attention. We grow over 40 varieties of vege plants, so be in to look at our huge range. Not to mention the tomato plants. We have five different seed racks, with local Diacks seeds to seeds from niche that comes from all over the world.There's organic seeds, seeds on tapes and heirloom varietys. Seed potatoes are moving on, the early crops have been planted, time for second earlys. Heather are the first red variety to mature, Nadine and Karaka are two worth growing and Pentland dell, an english favourite. We are busy producing at the moment, plants are going into punnets as fast as we are selling them. You have the best possible succedd rate with our local growen product. Last week for our cheap trees at Lorneville. We have to pot everything after thiss week, as the trees are starting to grow with the heat, moisture and spring. The first of the flowering cherries are starting to show colour. Yedoensis (white) and Accolade (pink). It's a good time to buy them when you can see them in flower.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Anything goes at the moment with the moisture it's a good time to plant
seeds, they germinate quickly. Going by the moon calender the 18th of
September is the day to plant seeds. Plants also love the rain and transplant
well. Newly mowed lawns respond well to a topdress and moss control. The
first weeds are appearing, keep on top of the cultivation to prevent them
seeding. Get out into the garden and enjoy it. It's good exercise.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Lillies half price, with this weeks Diacks weekly newsletter.
Lawn wheel edger, only $24.99, were $39.99
Remember anyone requiring large amounts of top quality ornamental trees,
now is your opportunity to purchase bareroot at the very best prices.
Strictly first in, first served basis. Check out www.diacks.co.nz and
follow the link on the main page for details.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
250LT only $69.99
340LT only $89.99
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Aqua one, splish and splash aquarium set up.
All you need is water and fish, kit includes:
- Artifical plants
- Water conditioner
- Biological filter
- Maintenance schedule
- Easy to folloe instructons
- and a colourful background. Great for the beginer, only $39.98.
Cat flap 4 way locking cat door, only $14.98
JBL energil turtle food, 170g only $16.98
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:Buxus Microphylla
Last weeks winner: H & B Forde
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Beef and Broccoli with Garlic Sauce recipe.
1/2 lb of beef boneless sirloin or round steak.
1 lb broccoli, cut into florets and 1 * 1/2-inch pieces (4 cups).
2 cups of hot cooked rice.
1 tablespoon of finely chopped garlic (6 cloves).
1/4 teaspoon of salt.
Dash of white pepper.
1 teaspoon of cornstarch.
1 teaspoon of soy sauce.
1 teaspoon of sesame oil.
1/4 cup of chicken broth.
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.
1 teaspoon of finely chopped ginger root.
2 tablespoons of brown bean paste.
1 (8 oz) can of sliced bamboo shoots, drained
Trim the fat from beef.
Cut the beef lengthwise into 2-inch strips.
Cut the strips crosswise into 1/8 inch slices. Toss the beef with salt and white pepper.
Place the broccoli in 1 inch of boiling water; heat to boiling. Cover
and cook for 2 minutes.
Immediately rinse with cold water and drain.
Mix cornstarch and soy sauce; stir in sesame oil and broth.
Spray non-stick wok or 12-inch skillet with non-stick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat until cooking spray starts to bubble.
Add beef; stir-fry for about 2 minutes or until brown.
Remove beef from wok.
Cool wok slightly.
Wipe clean and respray.
Add oil and rotate wok to coat sides.
Heat over medium-high heat.
Add garlic, ginger root and bean paste and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Add bamboo shoots and stir-fry for 20 seconds.
Stir in the beef and the broccoli.
Stir in the cornstarch mixture; cook and stir about 30 seconds or until thickened.
Serve over rice.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What runs but never gets tired? ?
A: Water !!