Winter: August In The Garden – Chasing Crusoe.

Β August – Winter

North Island, New Zealand

Temperate with Frosts

The last month of winter! We are well into the month of crisp mornings, sunny beautiful days and then frosts at night that so readily catch us out. The frosts always leave me uneasy and I wonder how my garden will cope. So far, so good!

This month there is plenty to do in the garden as we look towards spring and planning the spring/summer garden. There is still lots of options for planting in August though to ensure you have a steady supply of in-season fruits and vegetables…

To plant this month:

Beetroot, blueberries, deciduous fruit trees (apple etc), lettuce, onions, pak choy/bok choi, parsley, peas, strawberries, silver beet, spinach…

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June In The Garden – Chasing Crusoe.

June and it’s officially winter!❄ Still remarkably mild in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, with beautiful sunny days but cool nights.

Growth in the garden is slowing down, however, there are still plenty of vegetables that can be grown in June:

Beetroot, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflour, garlic, kale, lettuce, parsley, radish, rhubarb, rocket, silverbeet, spinach…

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