IN THE VEGIE PATCH

Homes+ (Australia) - - MY BACKYARD -

WEEK 1

In colder ar­eas, af­ter the Oc­to­ber long week­end, you can plant cold-sen­si­tive crops like to­ma­toes, beans, corn, sun­flow­ers and basil out­side.

WEEK 2

For stun­ning long-liv­ing plants with ed­i­ble “globes”, plant off­sets of ar­ti­chokes. Dig in lime, al­low space (they grow 1.5m tall and 1m wide) and wa­ter monthly with liq­uid ma­nure.

WEEK 3

Pro­tect ripen­ing stone fruit from fruit fly, birds and fly­ing foxes by wrap­ping fruit clus­ters in ex­clu­sion bags.

WEEK 4

Go on a mul­berry hunt – you’re sure to find an over­hang­ing branch. If plant­ing, choose “Shah­toot” – the white fruit is sweet, abun­dant and doesn’t stain!

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