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Tasks for this month: JUNE
Sow seeds of spinach, silverbeet,
peas, onions, lettuce, and in warmer climates, broad beans.
of cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, winter lettuce, spinach and silverbeet.
Feed cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli nearing maturity with a liquid fertiliser.
Spray winter vegetables with Copper to prevent fungal disease.
seedlings from Slug and Snails with bait.
Plant asparagus crowns into well-drained
Plant early potatoes in warmer areas.
Plant garlic and shallots.
Plant strawberry plants.
Start planting deciduous fruit and citrus trees.
Mulch vegetables and
fruit trees with compost.
Feed citrus with Citrus Fertiliser.
tree pruning should start as soon as leaves have dropped.
Sow seeds of alyssum, calendula,
cineraria, cornflower, forget me not, lobelia, lupin, nemesia, statice, stock,
sweetpea and virginian stock.
Plant seedlings of calendula, cineraria, nemesia,
pansies, polyanthus, poppies, primula, scabiosa, snapdragon, stock, viola and
Last chance to plant spring bulbs. Plant lily bulbs.
seedlings from slugs and snails with Slug and Snail Pellets.
Trim back autumn
Spray trees and shrubs with Oil to control scale, aphids
and mites which are on the plant over winter.
Collect autumn leaves for composting.
Mulch trees, shrubs and perennials with compost.
Plant pots with pansies,
polyanthus and primula for winter colour - and bulbs for spring.
tubers and gladioli corms and store in a dry place.
Plan new roses to plant
this winter and prepare the soil adding plenty of compost.
Bring frost tender
patio plants into a sheltered position.
Slow down watering of houseplants
and move them away from cold draft positions.
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