Garlic is one of the easiest and least fuss vege crops you can grow. It takes up hardly any room (width wise above the soil) and once planted it requires little care. Packed with flavour and health properties, it’s a superfood of the garden! Traditionally garlic is planted on the shortest day and harvested on the longest day, however it can be planted in both autumn and winter.
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As we move in to the warmer weather the summer months bring it is heartening to see all the hard labour put in the garden over spring come to fruition, in the form of stunning floral displays and delicious homegrown crops. Take time to enjoy your garden, and follow these tips to get the most from your plants over the summer season.
Healthy conditioned soil is essential to get the most from your plants. Making your own compost is simple and a great way to transform household greenwaste and garden waste into a soil conditioner that adds nutrient rich organic matter to replenish your soil. Use compost throughout your garden for healthy plant growth!
Organic food is growing in popularity - try growing your own for things you eat regularly like salad greens and herbs. Create a mini organic patch in some large containers and maximise the natural goodness in your garden!
The great Kiwi pavlova just wouldn’t be the same without a generous topping of delicious red strawberries. Grow your own this season and you’ll be the family favourite! Plant in garden beds, pots and containers and harvest a bumper crop of homegrown strawberries this summer. Click here for a guide to growing strawberries in guttering.
The humble potato is a staple on many dinner tables around New Zealand. Roasted, boiled, mashed or in a salad – no matter how you serve yours, they will always taste better dug out of your own garden. Plant Tui Certified Seed Potatoes in garden beds or containers, and harvest a bumper crop of homegrown potatoes this season.
Fragrant herbs will add a flavour punch to any meal, particularly when they are freshly snipped from your own garden. Create a herb ladder by filling containers with a variety of tasty herbs, and you’ll be harvesting a bumper crop of homegrown herbs this season.