Deep waterings are more beneficial for your plants that short ones. Always water down at ground level and avoid overhead watering which can encourage fungal diseases.
Keep an eye out for pests like aphids, caterpillars, whitefly and scale that love the warmer weather. If needed use Defender Pyrethrum Insect Spray as per the labels instructions to control these pests.
In the veggie patch
All of your warm season favourites like tomatoes, eggplants, capsicums and chillies thrive in the summer sun.
Don’t forget your greens – plant out zucchini, cucumbers, beans, rainbow chard and lettuce (with some afternoon sun protection).
Corn and pumpkins are a favourite to grow with kids
Summer loving herbs to plant now include; basil, parsley, rosemary, lemongrass, mint, tarragon and chives