1 EASY WAY TO CHEER UP YOUR TASTE­BUDS IN WIN­TER

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Grow & Tell -

If win­ter weather is get­ting you down think of the cit­rus fam­ily and eat plenty. Eat­ing lots of these sun­shine coloured fruit can only be good for us.

At this time of year there is plenty of choice with le­mons, man­darins, lime and lemon­ade all ready over win­ter. Their glow­ing colours in the gar­den cre­ate bright and vi­brant beauty on a dull day.

Cit­rus are sus­cep­ti­ble to both frost and dry so you need pro­tec­tion for one and reg­u­lar wa­ter for the other (some­thing you hope­fully re­mem­bered to do in the mid­dle of sum­mer). They are also gross feed­ers and need a good dol­lop of food in spring and mid-sum­mer; think a sack­ful at least, of an­i­mal ma­nures.

Ap­ply­ing lime in win­ter is good prac­tice.

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