IN THE VEGIE PATCH

Homes+ (Australia) - - MY BACKYARD -

WEEK 1

Plant toma­toes: in cold climes raise seedlings in­side on win­dow sills; if frost-free, plant out­side.

WEEK 2

Look out for cab­bage moth and white but­ter­fly, as their eggs hatch into hun­gry cater­pil­lars. Pick off cater­pil­lars, or spray with Dipel.

WEEK 3

Get on top of weeds quickly as they ger­mi­nate. Hand-weed or douse with boil­ing wa­ter for an eco al­ter­na­tive to her­bi­cide.

WEEK 4

Pick­ing broc­coli and Brus­sel sprouts? Leave the “mother plant” and you’ll get small side crops.

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