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Tasks for this month:
Complete vegetable garden preparation, digging in plenty of
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
Plant early-crop potatoes after sprouting. Plant herbs in
pots or into the garden and sow herb seeds for summer harvest.
Plant citrus and fruit trees. Feed existing trees with Citrus
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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Yates tips for
September are here
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 &
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.
Do you have any tips to share. Please let us know.