PULL OUT TIRED CROPS AND CUT BACK RUSTED MINT

The Bay Chronicle - - SITUATIONS VACANT -

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.

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