Sunday, 1 April 2012
Gardening in Cyprus - Jobs for April
As the early flushes of flowers finish on daisy like plants such as marigolds deadhead for continuous flowering .
Make plantings of flowering plants, shrubs and trees. But first ensure that you prepare and improve the soil
Fruit trees in blossom need a weekly soaking down to the main roots
Fertilise figs and loquats.
Fertilise grape vines and give a good watering weekly
Earth up potatoes to increase crops
Continue to pick and preserve oranges, mandarins, lemons and grapefruit while crops last.
For preservation ideas go for citruses go to http://sites.google.com/site/cyprusgardener/home/preserving-and-storing-produce"
Plant out cucumber, melon and watermelon plants and start some more, for a later crop, from seed.
Sow sunflowers directly into prepared soil or plant in pots for later planting
Sow chive seeds or plantlets
Sow leeks, molohiya, summer purslane, radish, rocket, oregano and thyme
Plant out chicory, lettuce and sweetcorn plantlets
Try sowing some sesame
Happy gardening and if you require any further advice go to