Abundant action in the veggie garden will reward you with abundant results.Time to get busy in the veggie plot, this is probably the most important month for sowing or planting vegetables including asian greens, beans, beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, chilli, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cress, cucumber (careful not to over water) eggplant, kohlrabi, herbs, leek, lettuce, okra, onions, parsnip, peas, pumpkins ,squash, radish, spinach, swede, potato, strawberries, sweet potato, tomato, turnip, zucchini and sweetcorn.
Plant pots, containers and hanging baskets should be planted now. There are great plants available such as geraniums, cape daisies, impatiens, petunias, and calibrochoa that will reward with bright, colourful summer displays. Always use a premium quality potting mix.
Water pots and hanging baskets regularly. Feed weekly with a liquid food such as Powerfeed or Maxicrop, or a soluble plant food such as Bloom Booster or Flourish.
Plant annual summer flowers such as alyssum, celosia, cosmos, gerbera, impatiens, lobelia, nasturtium, marigold, petunias, phlox, portulaca and zinnias.
Roses are looking fantastic. Fertilise with a formulated rose food and watch out for aphids and thrips.
New season’s Hydrangeas are beginning to flower and are excellent spring/summer colour for pots and those shady parts of the garden or entertainment areas where we spend our summer days.