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THINGS TO DO IN NOVEMBER

COOL & TEMPERATE

VEGIES

Gardens are growing strongly with the advent of warmer weather and longer days. Already there’s plenty to harvest but there’s still lots to plant, including corn. This vegie is wind pollinated so to aid pollination and ensure lots of juicy kernels it’s necessary to plant in blocks of at least a metre square.

Pumpkin is traditionally grown under corn as it happily covers the soil beneath the cornstalks. The first pumpkin flowers are often male. Fruit isn’t produced until female flowers appear. If there are male flowers only, tip-prune the

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