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WINTER IN THE GARDEN - JUNE

June is a great time to plant fruit trees and winter vegetables for a continuous supply. It is also time to begin thinking about the next season and the crops you might want to grow and harvest.

All deciduous fruit trees including apples and pears can be planted now while the plants are still dormant, and the widest selection is available in-store. Most pip and stone fruit will now be losing their leaves and going into a dormant state for the next few months. Remember to tuck into the preserves from the summer and autumn harvests! 

Brightly coloured polyanthus, primula, pansies and violas can be planted now, and new season roses will be appearing in-store, so make sure you check these blooms out.

In the vegetable patch it's garlic planting time, with garlic traditionally planted on the shortest day for harvest on the longest day in December. Keep planting winter staples including brassicas, beetroot, leafy greens and herbs.

Harvest time is from seedling planting to harvest. For seeds, depending on variety, it will take an extra 6-8 weeks from germination to planting. Reference: https://tuigarden.co.nz/planting-calendar. Many thanks to Tui Garden Products.

Most deciduous trees in your garden will be shedding the last of their foliage at this time, so you may need to upsize your green waste wheelie bin to accommodate the extra amount of green waste for recycling. Give the team at Bay Enviro Bins a call and they’ll talk you through the options!