Car­rots in con­tain­ers – not a potty idea

The Bay Chronicle - - SITUATIONS VACANT - RACHEL OLD­HAM

reg­u­larly. Avoid us­ing ter­ra­cotta pots as they dry out very quickly. Plas­tic pots work the best. com­pa­ra­ble with spinach – as far

as good­ness goes. You can sow corn salad any time from now on and it will ma­ture in around 60 days. Buy seeds from Kings Seeds or Yates. time to wait un­til they’re ready to har­vest.

Grow straw­ber­ries on mounds in fer­tile soil in full sun, spac­ing plants 20-30cm apart. Be care­ful not to com­pletely bury the crown or it could rot. Straw­ber­ries also grow very well in con­tain­ers, troughs and hang­ing bas­kets. Use good qual­ity straw­berry grow­ing mix which has ev­ery­thing they need to get them off to a strong start. Whether planted in the ground or in pots, feed your plants fort­nightly with liq­uid fer­tiliser and water reg­u­larly to main­tain mois­ture lev­els – this is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant once fruit starts to set! 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

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