Garden Work, Summer, Summer Gardening, Uncategorized

Summer is here!

 THINGS TO DO IN SUMMER

  • Set up Christmas garden lights and decorations
  • Weeding
  • Fertilise plants
  • Dead head flowers
  • Prune and shape hedge plants
  • Tidy old bulbs (do not cut off dead growth – it feeds the bulbs – just tie it up or hide amongst other plants)

SOW AND GROW

  • Salad Vegetables: Asian Greens, Lettuce, Endive, Salad Greens, Silver Beet
  • Root Vegetables: Beetroot, Carrots, Parsnips
  • Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Mustard
  • Mediterranean Vegetables: Capsicum, Chilli, Tomatoes, Eggplants
  • Gourds and assorted: Pumpkins, Squash, Zucchini, Corn, Cucumber

HARVEST NOW

  • Lettuce
  • Asian Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchinis
  • Eggplants
  • Potatoes
  • Stone Fruit
Harvest

Do you have a glut of summer fruits and vegetables?

Yes, I know that this is my third post about dealing with unexpectedly large, home garden harvests, but it really is a bit of an issue at this time of year. The summer heat can be delightful, but it also means that all of the fruit and veg are ripening and ready to pick at the same time. In addition to the preserves ideas and recipes on this site (you can download factsheets here: Factsheets) you may want to check out this website (thanks to Terri Bateman for sourcing this): www.bite.co.nz

Have fun preserving!

 

Garden Work, Summer, Summer Gardening, Uncategorized

Summer is here!

 THINGS TO DO IN SUMMER

  • Set up Christmas garden lights and decorations
  • Weeding
  • Fertilise plants
  • Dead head flowers
  • Prune and shape hedge plants
  • Tidy old bulbs (do not cut off dead growth – it feeds the bulbs – just tie it up or hide amongst other plants)

SOW AND GROW

  • Salad Vegetables: Asian Greens, Lettuce, Endive, Salad Greens, Silver Beet
  • Root Vegetables: Beetroot, Carrots, Parsnips
  • Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Mustard
  • Mediterranean Vegetables: Capsicum, Chilli, Tomatoes, Eggplants
  • Gourds and assorted: Pumpkins, Squash, Zucchini, Corn, Cucumber

HARVEST NOW

  • Lettuce
  • Asian Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchinis
  • Eggplants
  • Potatoes
  • Stone Fruit