Winter calendar of activities

May 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2006, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p36
The article presents tips for winter gardening. Winter is considered the traditional planting season. Seedlings planted in June or early July have to resist the worst of winter frosts and risk death by winter desiccation. Young seedlings are very exposed to physical damage, therefore, it is vital to treat them gently and lay them flat for transport. When planting, it is important to make sure that the planting hole is big and deep enough to accommodate all roots without harming them. During the winter season, a gardener can spend some time indoors and update his planting and tending records.


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