Now that the soil is warming up, as seen in the growth of
weeds, work can begin on sowing for the coming season.
The urge to sow seeds begins whenever there is a mild day
from now on.
Hedges can protect vegetable crops from wind damage but
because they need regular clipping, busy gardeners may prefer
to use wind cloth, manuka twigs or similar.
Every opportunity should be taken in the next few weeks to
dig and manure the vegetable garden, leaving the ground
exposed to the weather, which will help ensure it is in good
order for next season's crops.
Potatoes are an easy-to-grow staple vegetable and many
varieties are available.
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