Gardening in Nelson - Top Tips for Success
Nelson is one of the better regions in the world for gardening because of the great climate. We have a temperate climate which provides enough hours of chilling in winter to ensure good fruit set on deciduous fruit and berries, and is mild enough to grow sub-tropical plants like citrus reasonably well. Add to this the long sunshine hours and a reasonably even spread of the 1200mm of annual rainfall and we are well on the way to successful gardening.
Although we have some soil types in the region that suit fruit production, the soils in our urban areas can be on the heavy side with a predominance of clay, which makes gardening a challenge.