Sow tiny seeds for big re­sults

One lit­tle seed can have a huge im­pact – here are three ways to make it hap­pen

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - April Contents -

this is the per­fect time of the year for plant­ing. The weather is still warm, so your time out­side is more com­fort­able. And the soil re­tains its mois­ture longer as the sun’s in­ten­sity wanes.

The milder tem­per­a­ture also means it’s a good time to plant from seed, be it vegeta­bles or flow­ers.

Sal­ads are still on the menu and let­tuce is

a quick food fix, ma­tur­ing at about 6-7 weeks. But you can pop into the patch ear­lier and pick the outer leaves for a fast salad sand­wich lunch. Car­rots are a year-round crop and great for freez­ing. Try sow­ing seeds that pro­duce pur­ple car­rots. They are higher in an­tiox­i­dants and nu­tri­ents than or­ange ones.

Stag­ger your sow­ing of let­tuce seeds to get a longer har­vest of the sweet leaves.

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