Get winter veges going Summer won’t last forever so start planting winter vegetable seeds of cabbage, cauliflower, silverbeet, spinach and leeks in trays for transplanting into the garden later. Compost a tonic for veges Add a layer of compost to the vege garden – it’ll add some nutrients for this fast-growing time and also help to conserve moisture. Curb cucurbit runners Nip the tips off the runners of cucumbers and pumpkins to concentrate their energy on producing food rather than great long vines. Mulch ado about kelp Multi-task when you go to the beach. After your swim, fill your boot with seaweed. Kelp is the best. Cut it up and use to mulch your vegetables.