Carrots in containers – not a potty idea
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