The VEG­GIE gar­den

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Feed de­cid­u­ous fruit trees like peaches and plums and trop­i­cal fruit such as mango, av­o­cado, banana and paw­paw trees with an or­ganic 3:1:5 fer­tiliser. Bury or bin fallen fruit.

Con­tinue to fo­liar feed young veg­eta­bles.

Make an­other plant­ing of sum­mer veg­eta­bles in­clud­ing bush and run­ner (climbers) beans, patty pan squashes, zuc­chi­nis (or cour­gettes), which should be har­vested while young and ten­der.

Be­fore plant­ing an­other batch of radishes, car­rots and beet­root, add wa­ter­re­tain­ing gran­ules to the soil, and then cover rills with loose com­post to keep them cool and moist.

Make a fi­nal plant­ing of tomato seedlings.

Keep veg­eta­bles mulched and feed reg­u­larly with liq­uid fer­tiliser.

Har­vest corn or mealies when the tassels

have dried.

Plant New Zealand spinach, a creep­ing va­ri­ety, which needs less wa­ter than other spinach. It’s de­li­cious sweated in a pan with but­ter.

In sub­trop­i­cal ar­eas, plant cu­cum­bers, pump­kins, toma­toes, pep­pers, chill­ies and brin­jals.

Patty pan squash

New Zealand spinach

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