What To Plant:
- Lettuce Mignonette (but keep out of afternoon sun)
- Coriander (but keep out of afternoon sun)
- Last Tomatoes
- Sweet Potato
- Climbing Beans
- Bush Beans
- Flowers (any from seed)
What To Do In The Garden:
If you’ve never tried planting veggies before, it’s not too late to start! There’s still time to get things in the ground before the heat of Summer hits. Check out our Beginners Guide To Planting and you’ll be eating your own home grown produce in no time!
Spring can see a tremendous amount of growth in the garden, some you want, and some you don’t want. Now is a great time to be getting out into the garden, before the weather heats up too much, and get some of those trees, bushes and plants trimmed up and clipped back before they completely take over your backyard, driveway, or path (that goes for weeds as well).
Feeding & Protecting Your Plants
Your plants and trees have all been working hard growing for you over the last 2-3 months, so make sure you keep their feed supply up with a nice handful of a food source such as blood and bone and/or Dynamic Lifter, and water it in well with some diluted seaweed or fish kelp. Another thing most of your fruiting plants and trees need at this time of year is a boost in their trace minerals. Citrus in particular can start showing signs of stress and lack of these minerals by a yellowing of their leaves.
Plant attack by scale, aphids and ants can also be a sign that your plant/tree is stressed. Give them a good drink that includes soluble trace minerals (these can be purchased as one ready make formula in most hardware or gardening shops), and a handful of Rock Dust. A handful of Sulphate of Potash around the drip line will also ensure strong fruiting or flowering. I like to add an extra drink of Epsom Salts (Magnesium) as it’s a mineral generally very deficient in our soil and it makes an amazing difference in the sweetness of the fruit produced!