Pick garlic when leaves start to die off at the base. Don’t wait for all leaves to die as they will store better. Hang the bulbs in a warm, airy
and shaded spot for 3 weeks to cure. Garlic takes 5 to 8 months from planting to harvest.
If your garden is in pots, plant an eggplant seedling in a large pot and check daily for moisture. Compact varieties are best for pots. A tomato
cage can be installed at the time of planting to support the plant as it produces fruit. Don’t let you pot dry out. Glazed and plastic pots
don’t dry out as quickly as terracotta.
Feed passionfruit and citrus with a pelleted organic fertiliser like Gyganic (Neutrog).
Plant clumps of strongly scented herbs such as thyme, chives, winter savory, marjoram to discourage pests from invading your vegetable patch. These
herbs will attract beneficial insects like native bees, once they come into flower.
Plant comfrey near your compost heap so it can absorb leached nutrients. Comfrey leaves contain high levels of potassium and phosphorus, good for
encouraging summer vegetables: tomato, zucchini, eggplant and capsicum. Make a tea with the leaves, dilute 1:8 and water your plants. Remember
that comfrey leaves are poisonous. Click here for our comfrey tea recipe.