GROW YOUR OWN AND REAP THE REWARDS.
Home grown means tastier, more nutritious foods that have a longer shelf life. It means less pesticides & keeping chemicals off your plate. It saves money off your grocery bill, is good for the soul, great stress relief and a great form of exercise. Veggie gardens beautify your neighbourhood and mean you can enjoy a greater variety of fruit and vegetables than that offered by the stores. Why not give it a go??
JANUARY IS A GOOD TIME TO RELAX IN THE SHADE & PLAN WHAT YOU WILL PLANT FOR AUTUMN.
Weather conditions in January are usually harsh. Pests & diseases are so active that gardening can be difficult. Use the time to TIDY UP, PRUNE, WEED & MULCH.
TAKE NOTE OF WHERE YOU’D LIKE MORE SHADE NEXT SUMMER & PLANT ACCORDINGLY.
Consider deciduous trees to provide shade in summer & allow the winter sun to warm the area through the bare winter branches.
Prune Gardenias when flowers are finished. Poinsettia and Snowflake can have a light pruning to encourage a denser habit prior to flowering. Remove spent rose flowers and lightly prune to ensure a good show in autumn.
BECOME A “SPROUTER”
It is said that sprouts ‘represent the miracle of birth’. They are in the true sense, super foods. They are alkaline, whole, pure, and natural foods. Sprouting a seed enables it to produce an enormously enhanced bundle of nutrients. Sprouted seeds acquire natural increased digestibility and nutrients as compared to unsprouted seeds. They provide us with all the essential minerals and vitamins.
Alyssum, Amaranthus, Marigold, Petunia, Salvia, Zinnia.
Alyssum, Cosmos, Chrysanthemum, Marigold, Petunia, Sunflowers, Zinnia.
Alyssum, Cosmos, Marigold, Sunflower, Begonia, Petunia, Salvia, Zinnia.
Mustard Greens, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potato.
Beans, Capsicum, Chilli Peppers, Leeks, Squash, Sweetcorn, Turnip, Watermelon.
Beans, Beetroot, Carrot, Cucumber, Lettuce, Radish, Rosella, Silverbeet, Zucchini.
Basil, French Tarragon, Lemongrass, Thyme.
Oregano, Parsley, Lemongrass, Mint, Thyme.