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The Star 29 Gardening Latest Christchurch news at www. Onions – the must-have vegetable .kiwi Thursday May 18 2017 VERSATILE: Stagger plant your onions for a constant source of supply. IT’S OFTEN been said that autumn can be the best season for planting, because new plants have time to settle in before they’re faced with their first summer. Here are some other tasks you could be doing before winter strikes. Fertilising Spread organic pellets around shrubs and flowerbeds. Feed citrus and other fruit trees with citrus food. Clear away weeds and grass at the base and spread a layer of organic mulch over the root area (keeping well clear of the trunk). Remember, feeding with • By Henri Ham Autumn best for planting The magazine for gardeners who like To geT Their hands dirTy www.gardener.kiwi 100% YES, I know I harp on about must-have vegetables and herbs. The problem is, once you start growing and enjoying homegrown food, the list of must-haves seems to grow too. But I really do think onions are at the top of that list and should be grown in every vegetable garden. In my vegetable garden I like to grow red onions. But I don’t stop there. I also stagger-plant spring onions, regular brown pukekohe longkeeper onions, pearl drop onions and red bunching spring onions. For the newbie gardeners out there, stagger planting (or staggering) is when you plant a few seedlings of the same varieties (ie broccoli or onions) every few weeks to ensure you have a constant supply of produce ready to harvest. You can grow onions pretty much anywhere in the garden – they also grow well in pots. But make sure the soil is friable (goes crumbly when you touch it). If it’s not, simply give it a good dig over and add a bit of compost and fertiliser. Red and pukekohe longkeeper onions need to be planted 10cm high potash fertilisers encourages blooming and, even more importantly, builds plants’ resistance to disease (essential at this time of year when fungal problems are rife). Lawn care Give lawns a feed with a long-lasting fertiliser. Early autumn is the ideal time to rejuvenate tired lawns. Spike with a fork or a purpose-designed lawn aerator and oversow with a lawn seed blend. Pest control Watch out for the autumn influx of caterpillars. White moths and butterflies attack cabbages, cauliflowers, rocket and their relatives, vine moth caterpillars are demolishing grape leaves, flax caterpillar is stripping leaf sections of leaves, leaf rollers are knitting leaves and emerging to graze on apples, feijoas and other fruit. Use low toxic options for controlling most caterpillars. Grass grubs and porina, too, can destroy lawns. Treat weeds Many annual weeds are approaching maturity and should be removed before they have the chance to spread their seeds. Ouruhia ‘The greatest little nursery in town’ www.ouruhianursery.co.nz SPECIALIST LANDSCAPE NURSERY Fruit Trees from $25 5 for $100 Up to 50% off Ornamental Trees 20% off Citrus HUGE NATIVE SELECTION On site garden design Cnr Marshland & Turners Road 8.30-5pm • 7 DAYS • Ph 323 8588 Eftpos, credit cards and most garden gift vouchers welcome COLOUR: Red spring onions make good companions for the larger varieties. apart. And if you’re growing them in rows, make the rows 20cm apart. I like to companion plant spinach in between the rows. Or you could try growing spring onions in between. They will be ready to harvest much earlier at around six to eight weeks, so will be out of the rows before the larger onions need the space. Simply, plant your spring onions around 4cm apart from the next. You can harvest your spring onions at any time. But the Standard Nuggets $22 .95 per scoop $61 .95 per cubic metre Forest Floor/ Arbor Mulch $5 .80 per scoop Black Forrest $35 .95 Exclusive to Parkhouse per scoop NO GREEN WASTE IN ANY OF OUR COMPOST longer you leave them the bigger they will get until they go to seed. Your larger onions will take around 20 to 24 weeks to get ready and you can tell when they are because they start to pop right out of the ground. If they start to flower, we also recommend harvesting them as onions that have started to bolt or go to seed don’t store very well. Don’t worry if they’re green, you can still eat them. Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd) P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS Remember... we are NOT in Parkhouse Road naTiVe planT nursery Trees for CanTerbury speCialisTs in • Groundcovers • Ferns • Grasses • Small to big sized shrubs • Shelterbelts • ALL grades • Expert advice • Planting now Ask us about Super Gold Card discounts Helping our community grow 42 Charlesworth Street Ph/Fax (03) 982-1028 OPEN 7 DAYS www.treesforcanterbury.org.nz