Planting vegetables in late winter
Get a head start on late spring and summer crops with early plantings. In frost-free zones start planting tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and zucchini later this month. In areas that are still cold, especially at night, plant seedlings into containers and keep them warm and protected to plant into the garden in early spring.
There’s also time to start late crops of cool season vegetables including English spinach and snow peas. These plants will give quick and nutritious crops while other vegetables establish. To keep your vegies healthy and happy for a bumper crop apply PowerFeed PRO SERIES for Tomatoes & Vegetables every two weeks. August is also an ideal time to plant carrot, parsnip and potato. For more information on growing individual vegies check out our vegie guide.
If you don’t have a vegetable garden, now is a great time to install a raised vegetable bed in a sunny spot so you can grow some vegetables and take your first steps towards being self sufficient and reducing food miles.