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••• • • G A RD E N T IPS • • It’s almost W winter inter is in the air and it is time to establish your winter vegetable garden. Winter vegetables need a period of six to eight weeks to get established before the first frost. Prepare beds by adding organic compost and work it in to spade-depth. Most of the vegetables can be grown from seed. If you sow carrots, beetroot and onions, it is better to sow it thickly and to thin it out later on, instead of sowing sparsely. Cabbage, lettuce and spinach can be planted out and you can sow it in a small area, where it can stay until the plants are big enough to replant. Celery is also easy to replant. Fertilise your garden with organic fertiliser to ensure the healthiest vegetables for you and your family. WIN ONE OF TWO HANNON GIFT PACKS The HANNON Intense Hydrating Moisturi­ ser, together with the Hannon Rehydrating Moisture Mask, are moisture and energy stimu­lants, ideal for dry, dehydrated, flaky skin or anybody struggling with a dull complexion. Use the Hydrating Moisture Mask twice a week. It will plump out the skin and leave you with a beautifully radiant complexion. The Intense Hydrating Moisturiser is a rich moisturiser for very dry and dehydrated skin types, particularly if you live in a very dry climate. Use the Intense Hydrating Moisturiser morning and evening. You skin will be radiant and will feel supple and moisturised. Tips: Mix garlic, onion juice and chilli powder, water and baby shampoo as a remedy against bugs and other pests. Use an organic ground cover (mulch) to save water, since vegetables need a lot of water. List of winter vegetables which can be planted: Onions, carrots, beetroot, radishes, lettuce, all types of cabbage, cele­ ry and chives. A winter garden is at its best in spring. It should not be hard for you to take out a plant to make provision for your sum­ mer garden - plant accordingly. Due to the price of plants, I suggest that you plant in the sunny focus areas - use petu­ nias, pansies and Namaqua daisies. Shady areas: There is nothing like primulas to chase away the winter blues. They sow themselves and will come up again next year. Water: Spray off the frost before sunrise. It will prevent a lot of damage to the garden. Don’t water during the late afternoon - the water will freeze after sunset, particularly in sub-zero temperatures. Remember to fertilise your whole garden to make sure all your plants are ready for spring. Lastly, don’t remove leaves from your beds, since they protect your plants against the cold. Enjoy the winter season and stay organic! SMS Senwes, Hannon and your name, tele- phone number and e-mail address to 31 022 before 31 July 2017 for a chance to win one of two gift packs of Hannon Intense Hy- drating Moisturiser en Hannon Rehydrating Moisture Mask to the value of R655 each. Standard sms-tariffs apply and no employees of Senwes may enter. Visit the website for compre­ hensive competition rules. THE WINNERS OF THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF THE SENWES SCENARIO IS: (February/March 2017): CUM: Joey Delport from Lichtenburg. Hannon: Madelein Oosthuizen from Koppies and Jacoba Boshoff from Bloemfontein. CONGRATULATIONS! SENWES Scenario • JUN/JUL 2017 55