Edi­ble gar­den

Gardening Australia - - YOUR PLANNER -

Put in new crops of sweet­corn and mini squash, and keep them grow­ing with reg­u­lar liq­uid feed­ing

Store al­most-ripe lemons in saw­dust or dry sand where they will keep for many weeks

Give cit­rus trees an ap­pli­ca­tion of trace el­e­ment mix­ture, fol­low­ing the packet direc­tions

Pick up fallen fruit and seal it in a plas­tic bag to pre­vent spread of dis­ease and pests such as fruit fly

Look out for and say thanks to any help­ful lady­birds eat­ing pow­dery mildew from the leaves of cu­cur­bit rel­a­tives, such as pump­kins

Har­vest zuc­chini (above) when they are just past fin­ger length as that’s when they’re at their best

Lift sweet po­tato shoots so they don’t put down roots ev­ery­where

Bag de­vel­op­ing figs to keep the birds and other pests away (right)

Rig up sup­ports for heav­ily laden branches of peaches, plums and any other sum­mer fruit

Plant cape goose­ber­ries for an easy crop that will hap­pily self-seed

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