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Sabrina’s spring gardening tips

Sabrina Hahn shares her top three jobs to tick off your to-do list this week.

1. Trim the lower leaves off tomatoes as they grow and shake the flowers if there are no bees around.

Trim the lower leaves off tomato plants. Picture: Gerald Moscarda

2. Plant out seedlings in the early morning, soaking them in a seaweed solution for 10 minutes before planting.

3. Spray zucchini, pumpkin and cucumber with milk and water 1:9 to help prevent powdery mildew.

Mildew on a zucchini plant. Picture: Simon Santi

Did you know?

Artificial hollows built for Carnaby’s cockatoos give them extra spaces to breed in areas that have depleted natural nesting sites.

Do you have a gardening question for Sabrina?

Write to Habitat Ask Sabrina, GPO Box N1025, Perth WA 6843, or email

Please include your full name and suburb. Due to the volume of questions, not all will be answered.

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