WREST CON­TROL OVER THE SEEDY AND THE NEEDY

Matamata Chronicle - - Gardening -

Sum­mer’s no time for pam­per­ing weak­lings, or turn­ing your back on the overly en­thu­si­as­tic. When re­sources – wa­ter, fer­tiliser and your mo­ti­va­tion to work hard in hot sun – are lim­ited, save your ef­fort for crops that will ac­tu­ally feed you. If you have crops such as rocket, sil­ver­beet, dill and cele­riac that have gone to seed, pull them out now (if not sav­ing their seed to re­sow), es­pe­cially in ar­eas with wa­ter­ing re­stric­tions. Don’t waste a pre­cious drop on weeds ei­ther. Cover bare soil with news­pa­per, then pile grass clip­pings and com­post on top as ecofriendly weed­mat.

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