What ve­g­ies need

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Garden Walkaround -

THE 4 ES­SEN­TIALS Sun

Al­most all ve­g­ies need plenty of sun. At least six hours each day is rec­om­mended, but more is bet­ter.

Soil

The bet­ter the soil, the bet­ter the re­sult. It should be dark, crumbly and rich in rot­ted or­ganic mat­ter (think com­post and cow ma­nure).

Wa­ter

Con­sis­tent mois­ture is the key to suc­cess, but the soil should not be soggy. On hot days, don’t let veg­etable plants wilt, as their qual­ity de­clines.

You

Visit your crops for some time each day. Feel the soil for mois­ture and pull small weeds straight away. Check over and un­der leaves for pests and squash any you find.

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