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Things to do in FEBRUARY

COOL & TEMPERATE

VEGIES

Mozzies spoil time in the garden, especially in late summer. In addition to wearing long sleeves and repellents for protection, regularly empty water that’s collected in containers. This removes breeding grounds and reduces mosquito numbers. Water put out for pets, poultry, native birds and bees should be replenished daily to avoid mosquitoes using it to breed in.

Productive crops need daily watering at this time of the year. They’ll also benefit from liquid-feeding each week. Use organic plant food. Leafy crops such as lettuce, coriander and parsley may bolt (that is, begin to

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