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.
- Continue to water all vegetables and provide shade for leafy vegetables and young seedlings.
- Remove vegetables that have gone to seed and/or withered, such as broccoli, spinach and peas.
- Cover bare soil with mulch (e.g. lucerne) to keep moisture and nutrients in the soil.
- 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.
This light lunch is a simple and delicious way to enjoy your tomato harvest. Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A and niacin.
Tomato & Garlic Bruschetta
7 minutes preparation + 10 minutes cooking
5 serves of vegies in this recipe.
4 slices crusty bread, cut into 2-3 cm thick slices
2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
2 teaspoons olive oil, warmed
2 medium ripe tomatoes, sliced
1 tablespoon red or white onion, finely diced
A few fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
Lightly toast bread on both sides under grill or in a hot oven at 200°C for 10 minutes each side. Rub both sides of bread with garlic and brush with oil. In a small bowl mix onion and basil. Place slices of tomato on each piece of toast and top with onion and basil mixture. Serves 2.
Did you know?
Worm castings are essentially worm poo and have a high level of microbial activity, which will be beneficial for your garden. This helps plants strengthen their immune systems, battle disease and deter pests.