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If you only have 20 minutes at a time in the garden at this time of the year, make it count. There are a few tasks that can be completed in less than 20 minutes, which will have you reaping rewards for the rest of the year.

  • Time for the planting the first crop of potatoes, get them in early before the frost (in prone areas) sends them black.
  • In the vegetable garden (or where ever you have some space) it is time to plant cauliflower, brussell sprouts, broccoli and cabbage. Get these in nice and early and they can be harvested before the cabbage white butterfly eats them for you.
  • Other vegetables to plant include dwarf beans, beetroot, carrots, loose leaf lettuce, Asian vegetables and silverbeet.
  • As soon as it starts to cool down plant coriander, it loves the cool weather and will stay in leaf and not go straight to seed.
  • March is the month of dead-heading roses, pruning agapanthus flower stalks, tidying up annuals for their second flowering flush and pruning the new growth on the Wisteria.
  • Fertilise the lawn with a slow release fertiliser to help strengthen the root system to build resistance against drought. Try PowerFeed LawnFeed or PowerFeed Buffalo LawnFeed.
  • Feed all pots with PowerFeed Controlled Release Plant Food All Purpose including Natives and water in thoroughly after applying. Top up pots with potting mix if needed and replace tired annuals with pansys, violas or lobelia.

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