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Planting in April - Gardenate

Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow seed
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

Planning for May

Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Sow seed
Watermelon Sow seed

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    When the yield drops off and fruit are becoming small, time to pull them out. A plant only has a limited cycle. A crop may take 12 weeks until it bears and then produce for 4-6 weeks and then that...
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    I'm no expert - I have been growing them for 3 yrs. The new spears shoot in early Spring. So do not trim them now. I made the mistake of cutting them in late July last year and I had a very poor c...
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  • 24 Apr - Daniel Barresi
    Has anyone used a weedecide such as roundup prior to garlic emerging?
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    typically root vegetables such as onions,carrots and beetroot can be grown year round , just ensure they have enough deep soil , and keep an eye on the moisture levels, after the bulbs started for...
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