I am fairly new to
It’s an excellent time to plant out your winter veggie garden. Prepare the site by digging the soil over and adding compost. Ensure drainage is adequate to cope with the wet months ahead.
With all the rain we’ve
Possibly all over New Zealand, gardens are encountering the same wet and boggy conditions. At this time of the year, clearly identify and mark areas that are particularly wet, either from poor drainage or just continual rainfall.
The past two seasons since
With a new garden it is hard to know the condition of the soil and it may be that nutrients are depleted or unbalanced. It would be wise to prepare your soil well this year, before planting.
I am preparing my garden
Its well worth putting time and energy you put into preparing your soil in spring, as it means less work during the growing season and promotes healthy, bountiful crops. If your garden bed is empty, prepare it for spring by digging over the existing soil to approximately one spade deep.