PULL OUT TIRED CROPS AND CUT BACK RUSTED MINT
It’s amazing how long some crops will hang on before succumbing to the heat of summer. I have a large wooden planter full of cavolo nero, sorrel, mint, Vietnamese mint and nasturtiums that up until last week were doing well and looking healthy. This week, they are all more than
a little worse for wear. My mint plants look ghastly with their rusted leaves so have all been cut back to the ground, the kale has been pulled out and the sorrel has had a good thinning. This has freed up space so I’ll sow some fast-growing coriander in there before the mint bursts back This column is adapted from the weekly e-zine, get growing, from New Zealand Gardener magazine. For gardening advice delivered to your inbox every Friday, sign up for Get Growing at: getgrowing.co.nz
to life and overruns everything.