PRE­PARE YOUR BEDS FOR SPRING CROPS

North Taranaki Midweek - - GARDENING -

While you’re wait­ing for the ground to warm up enough to plant out vege seedlings, turbo boost your soil by adding a gen­er­ous amount of com­post (ap­prox­i­mately 40 litres per 2 square me­tres) and some well­rot­ted ma­nure, such as sheep pel­lets. Top this with a thick layer of mulch, such as peas­traw or bark. This helps to re­tain wa­ter and sup­press weeds. My in-laws, who grow all their own veges, place lay­ers of news­pa­pers (not

GROW A TOMATO RAIN­BOW

Where does one start when it comes to choos­ing toma­toes? There are so many to choose from (more than 20,000 va­ri­eties world­wide, and at least 15 dif­fer­ent types at your lo­cal

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