CHECK YOUR STONES AND PITS

Christchurch Mail - - GARDENING -

Those plum and apri­cot stones, peach and nec­tarine pits that you put into the soil in the au­tumn once you’d eaten the sweet flesh, will be emerg­ing now and grow­ing to­ward the light. If you were far-sighted enough to put down stones and pits in ex­pec­ta­tion of grow­ing your own fruit trees, well done you! Homegrown soft fruits are es­pe­cially good value, grow­ing as they do from what would or­di­nar­ily be thrown away. Those hard ‘‘cores’’ from your favourite juicy summer and au­tumn fruits con­tain the germ of a new, free fruit tree and it only takes a small ef­fort to get them grow­ing. I crack

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