Tip of the Month:
Feeding all established fruit trees including citrus regularly throughout growing season is important for fruit production. Richgro Black Marvel Fruit & Citrus Premium Food is ideal!
It’s summer vegie gardening time. Wait until the danger of frost has passed before you plant tomatoes, eggplant, chillies and capsicums. September is also a good time to plant potatoes, lettuce, cabbage, capsicum and carrots.
As the weather warms up give the passion fruit vine a prune. One third of the growth can be trimmed off to keep them contained a little for the following growing season. Passion fruit will bear fruit on their new growth. You can give fruit trees a small prune if needed and remove any deadwood.
If the climate suits, it’s time to plant tropical fruits such as mangoes’ and bananas.
With the warmer weather, pests will start to become more active and feed on the new growth on your fruit and vegies. Protect your crops with Richgro Beat-A-Bug Natural insect spray, which is great on fruit trees as well. Mulch around the base of the tree – remember to leave a 10cm gap though around the trunk to reduce diseases.
For those organic Gardeners, applying an organic plant food to your fruit trees now, will give great flowers, and in turn, produce great fruit.