• What to do in the vegetable garden and orchard in August

    1 month ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    It may still be chilly, but spring produce is just around the corner.
    Words: Jane Wrigglesworth 1. Start spring fruit tree prep. Start a routine fruit tree spray schedule before bud break in spring. Apply a copper spray when dry to prevent fungal diseases such as leaf curl, botrytis, and black spot. Spray again after flowering, then again at leaf fall in autumn. Make sure you cover trees thoroughly, including small crevices.
    2. Well-sprouted early potatoes can be planted. Use a tunnel house in cold regions.
    3. Sow seeds in trays for planting out later: beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower...
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