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Selwyn Times: June 21, 2016

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday June 21 2016 31 Gardening Pak choi – the hero crop Rachel Vogan gets excited about one of the super-hero crops for this time of year WITH STRONG Asian connections, Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis is a bit of a mouthful, but simply put, it is part of the cabbage family. Pak choi – known also as bak choy – is a hero crop that requires only a small patch of fertile earth to flourish and is happy in cooler temperatures, hence this vegetable is a worthy candidate for gardeners all over the country to grow. This robust and rather durable vegetable tastes even better than it looks. The lush, almost soft-looking green leaves are as tough as old boots. The contrasting juicy white midrib is sweet and packed with flavour. Pak choi is a good source of around 20 nutrients, including the highly sought after omega-3s, as well as the antioxidant mineral zinc. Pak choi is versatile in the kitchen, too. Some enjoy it added to smoothies and energy drinks as it’s a good source of both vitamins A and C. Try it raw, shredded into rice paper rolls with a piquant dipping sauce laced with soy, ginger and sesame. •Turn to page 32 TASTY: Pak choi or bak choy grows happily in cooler temperatures. Pak choi doesn’t need a lot of root room, making it a great option for planters. For those keen on colour contrast, try a red variety such as ‘Red Choi’. LET’S GET GardEninG SuccuLEnT If strawberries are on your list of favourite fruits, then you need to start thinking about planting soon so you can enjoy their sensational taste come the summer. While planting them now seems a bit silly, research shows that our crisp winter can help to produce a better crop in the summer. Here are some key things to consider when planting strawberries. Location: Choose a sunny spot to plant. Strawberries will do great in pots, containers, barrels and garden patches, just choose somewhere they will get sun. Growing Mix: For pots, containers and barrels our Patio Plus is an excellent choice. It provides all the essential nutrients for the plant, and is designed specifically for planting in pots and containers. You can also use Tomato Mix as strawberries and tomatoes have very similar nutritional requirements. Your choice of mix plays a big part in how your crops will turn out – so choose wisely! For garden beds, make sure they are full of Organic Compost and quality soil. Fertilise: Your plants will need a regular feed during their optimal growing times of spring and summer. We have a strawberry fertiliser that is excellent for this. Application rates are written on the packaging, making it nice and easy for you. Pest Control: As the plant begins to fruit, you will want to put some form of protection over the plants to stop the birds getting the berries. Use a mesh or wire cover so they still get air, water and sunlight. For more detailed information on how to plant strawberries, head to our website www.igro.co.nz Gardening Advice & Videos → Gardening Advice → Growing and Sowing INTELLIGRO OFFERS: 3 Expert gardening advice 3 High quality products 3 South-Hort growing mixes 3 VIP rewards 3 Buy in-store and online 3 Handy delivery service For more information, check out our website: www.igro.co.nz or visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/igro.co.nz 1394 Main South Road, RD7 Weedons www.igro.co.nz | Phone 03 347 9415