Novem­ber GAR­DEN TASKS

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Garden Diary - Source: thinkveg­eta­bles.co.uk

•While the flow­ers are at their best, it’s a good time for a party! Have a fam­ily oc­ca­sion, fundraiser, or any kind of party in the gar­den. Just add a fire to cook on and to keep your­self warm if it’s a chilly Novem­ber evening.

•Stake tall grow­ing plants for pro­tec­tion against strong winds.

•Tidy up early flow­er­ing plants to make room for the cur­rent surge of growth.

•Fill in gaps with an­nu­als or add new peren­ni­als. Be­ing able to buy pot­ted plants th­ese days means you can pro­vide a bit of in­stant colour if you feel there is a lack.

•Seed sow­ing, trans­plant­ing, ma­nur­ing, mulching, stak­ing, ty­ing up, net­ting in – it’s a busy time get­ting main crop foods es­tab­lished.

•Main crop pota­toes can still go in and should romp away now the soil is warm.

•Straw­ber­ries can be net­ted as they be­gin to ripen. Clean fruit is de­sir­able so a light layer of mulch

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