Sea­sonal tasks

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - 2017 GARDENING CALENDAR -

Feed and mulch as­para­gus beds.

• Weeds aren’t al­ways bad news. When weeds start pop­ping up again this month, it’s a sign the weather has turned and the soil is slowly warm­ing up for spring plant­ing.

• Once straw­berry plants start flow­er­ing, the first har­vest is only six weeks away. Lay straw or plas­tic around the plants to keep the ripen­ing berries clear of the soil.

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