WHAT TO HARVEST
Apples, Bananas, Cabbages, Cucumber, Figs, Garlic, Limes, Passionfruit, Spring Onions, Watermelons
PLANT OF THE MONTH
Baby Sun Rose
Botanical name: Aptenia cordifolia
Colour: Crimson or pink
The baby sun rose is a great ground cover on areas that are not walked upon. It will suppress weeds as it grows on top of itself forming a tight surface that does not let sun shine through. It is ideal in coastal gardens as it tolerates sea spray and grows well in sandy soil. It grows in full sun or semi-shade and can be planted underneath trees. This plant is a great attractor for butterflies and bees, so if you are looking to attract wildlife baby sun rose is a great choice. Baby sun rose is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintenance gardens.
NEWS FROM THE FARM
WHAT TO PLANT
Tropical – Amaranthus, Begonia, Celosia, Cosmos, Dianthus, Portulaca, Salvia, Zinnia
Sub Tropical – Alyssum, Candytuft, Cornflower, Pansy, Marigold, Phlox, Petunia, Viola, Sunflower
Cool/Temperate – Alyssum, Marigold, Hollyhock, Poppy, Sweet Pea, Petunia, Pansy, Viola
Autumn is the best season to plant pretty much anything. The soil is still warm and often moist from the rains. You can also smarten up patchy and worn lawns by re-sowing bare spots. Simply cultivate the bare soil with a light dose of Eco88’s raked in, sow a lawn repair mix and water in thoroughly.
PROGRESS IN YOUR VEGGIE PATCH
March is an excellent time for planting a wide range of veggies. Planting now will mean you can make the most of the mild autumn conditions ahead. Renovate citrus trees now to encourage a bumper fruit crop. Fertilise with Organic Xtra under the drip line of the tree. If leaves show yellowing, also apply a dose of Eco88’s and water in well. Replant your herb garden in preparation for cooking winter stews and soups. Good all year herbs include rosemary, parsley, sage, thyme & mint.