GET YOUR GREEN THUMBS READY FOR NATIONAL GARDENING WEEK

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This year’s National Gardening Week takes place from October 6-13. National Gardening Week aims to bring green thumbs of all different levels of expertise together and out into the garden. This year’s Gardening Week is sponsored by Yates and they will be giving a free packet of seeds to everyone who registers online at www.yates.co.nz/nationalgardeningweek between 1st-13th October. Yates recommends getting involved with National Gardening Week in a variety of ways…

10 things to do during National Gardening Week:

  1. Begin a bee friendly garden – blue, purple and yellow-flowering plants are their favourites
  2. Brighten up the garden with a hanging basket of flowers – or fill with strawberry plants
  3. Plant microgreens for the kitchen window sill
  4. Feed your plants to get them ready for the Spring growth spurt
  5. Start a compost bin or worm bin to convert kitchen scraps into a valuable plant food
  6. Volunteer for a local replanting programme
  7. Join your local garden club
  8. Lend a hand in your community gardens
  9. Help a neighbour in need – offer to weed their garden
  10. Visit a Botanical Garden or local park and stop and smell the roses