Spring is here and can I say, at last!

NZ Gardener - - LETTERS -

What a wet, cold and mis­er­able win­ter it has been over much of the coun­try. But spring is here, so sow root crops such as car­rots, beet­root, turnips, parsnips and swedes di­rect; sow peas, spinach, sil­ver­beet and let­tuces (in trays or di­rect, as you pre­fer); and start more trays of to­ma­toes, cap­sicums, egg­plants and chill­ies too, al­though keep these heat­lovers in­side for now. You can also plant cel­ery (do it soon so it can take max­i­mum ad­van­tage of spring’s moist soil… if it’s grow­ing over a hot dry sum­mer it will be­come bit­ter and stringy), as­para­gus, salad greens; onions, spinach and sil­ver­beet seedlings too.

Sow, sow, sow!

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