The VEGGIE garden
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
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