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Tasks for this month: September


Vegetable Garden
Complete vegetable garden preparation, digging in plenty of compost.
Sow seeds of carrots, parsnip, beetroot, silverbeet, peas, swede and turnips directly into the soil.
Sow lettuces, leeks, cabbage, tomato, capsicum, courgette, cucumber and eggplant ready for transplanting later.
Transplant summer vege seedlings into the garden; lettuce, leeks, cabbage, onions and silverbeet. In warmest districts (or under glass) early tomato, capsicum, courgette, cucumber, pumpkin and celery can be planted.
Spray with Copper to protect young seedlings from fungus diseases.
Protect seedlings from slugs and snails with Slug & Snail Pellets.
Plant early-crop potatoes after sprouting. Plant herbs in pots or into the garden and sow herb seeds for summer harvest.

Fruit Trees

Plant citrus and fruit trees. Feed existing trees with Citrus Fertiliser.
Spray stone fruit trees with Copper to protect from leaf curl disease. Watch the buds, when they are just about to burst, spray them. If raining spray them again.

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Flower Garden

Sow seeds and plant seedlings of: Ageratum, alyssum, aster, begonia, chrysanthemum, californian poppy, carnation, celosia, coleus, cosmos, dahlia, dianthus, everlasting daisy, gazania, geranium, gerbera, godetia, gypsophila, honesty, impatiens, marigold, petunia, nasturtium, phlox, salvia, snapdragon, statice, sunflower, sweetpea, verbena, viscaria and wallflower.
Protect young seedlings from slugs and snails with Slug & Snail Pellets.
Prolong the blooming of early spring flowers such as cineraria, pansies, poppies and primulas by liquid feeding with Phostrogen and removing faded blooms.
Plant dahlia tubers and gladioli corms for summer display.
Plant new perennials, taking care with tender plants in cold districts until danger of frost is over.
Feed spring flowering bulbs with Bulb Food to ensure best flowering for next year.
Protect roses from pests and diseases with Gild or Super Shield.
Feed and mulch roses, trees and shrubs.
Plant trees and shrubs. A good time to choose new camellias and rhododendrons as they come into flower.
Complete pruning of fuchsias.
Repot and feed houseplants with Liquid feed.
Plant hanging baskets and terracotta pots for summer display.

Sow new lawns.
Feed existing lawns with Lawn Fertiliser. Water-in well.
Spray Onehunga weed with Prickle Weed Killer to eliminate prickles in summer. Control broadleaf weeds with Turfix.

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