WREST CONTROL OVER THE SEEDY AND THE NEEDY
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.