The warm weather is finally here! Early summer mornings and balmy summer evenings are wonderful times to be out in your garden. What could be better?
Plant now: Brussel sprouts, annual herbs, celery, leek, carrot, parsnip, swedes, turnips, beetroot.
To do in the Garden
- Tie tomatoes to stakes and give them a good feed of worm liquid or compost tea once a week.
- Ensure compost bins and worm farms are covered with wet hessian or another natural fibre (like an old towel or t-shirt) to keep the whole system moist.
- Continue to water all vegetables and provide shade for leafy vegetables and young seedlings.
- Cover bare soil with mulch (e.g. lucerne) to keep moisture and nutrients in the soil.
- Remove vegetables that have gone to seed and/or withered, such as broccoli, spinach and peas.
This delicious salad is a great accompaniment to your summer BBQ. It’s a wonderful way to use your celery and parsley from your garden too. From Gofor2and5.com.au
Crunchy Waldorf Salad
2 red apples, cored and chopped
2 green apples, cored and chopped
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup orange segments
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
½ cup low-fat natural yoghurt
2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
Juice of ½ orange
Combine salad ingredients in a bowl. Mix dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and pour over the salad. Mix thoroughly and serve. Serves 4.
Did you know?
‘Worm Castings’ are the solid fertilizer from your worm farm. Worm castings are essentially worm poo and have a high level of microbial activity, which will increase the microbial activity in your soil. This helps plants strengthen their immune systems, battle disease and deter pests.