It may not be as inviting to head out into the garden during the cooler months but there are few jobs to get done over the Winter to ensure your garden blossoms beautifully in the Spring.
- Top up your mulch but not too thickly because showers of rain won’t penetrate the soil
- Feed your winter crops and your flowering annuals with a low nitrogen feed. This will promote robust growth and reduces risk of fungal diseases.
- Wash your fruit trees with copper oxychloride or lime sulphur sprayed at alternate years. This will help prevent fungus growing in the Spring.
- Ensure your evergreens are well watered – which is not such a problem for the Mid North Coast at the moment – plenty of rain for us!
- Prune your deciduous plants and remove deadwood. Try and open the interior to promote better air circulation and thereby minimize fungal diseases. Just remember not to remove more than one-third of the growth.
- If you are considering of planting any edibles – go for Lettuces, Kale and Parsley.