The approaching cooler months are not all doom and gloom for the vegie garden. Emerging seedlings, established autumn crops and even your favourite ornamentals can all be protected from frost, harsh winds and heavy rains with a few simple additions to the garden. Best of all, you can even extend your growing season, giving you an even bigger harvest. Marcelle Nankervis explains how.
Living in the cooler part of Australia offers many advantages, but of course, there are also some challenges. When winter strikes, the cool winds and pounding rains can destroy emerging seedlings, established crops and developing fruit. When the weather starts to warm, we have lovely clear skies and killer frosts and then of course, this is followed by hot drying winds and unrelenting sun. Providing protection for your garden allows you to extend your harvest and maintain healthy crops which are much more resistant to pests and diseases.