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Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser offers BIG Benefits!

Seaweed Fertilizer, why use it? For centuries, seaweed (and specifically Kelp) has been used as a fertiliser to improve crop production.  For the home gardener, it acts as a complete garden treatment that helps build overall plant and soil health. When to use a Liquid...

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April Garden Guide 2018

Feature Fruit: Figs! There's something archaic about figs, with their ancient past and symbolism of fertility, peace and prosperity - this delicious syconium is well worth growing in your home garden! Reaching a peak of 10 to 30 feet high and living longer than most...

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Laurel English, North Queensland

Laurel and Gary live in the beachside village of Greenhill about an hours drive south of Mackay in Central Queensland. Having to deal with poor soil quality and limited water due to no town supply, has meant Laurel has found gardening a bit of a challenge. However...

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Beryl Dan, Gympie, Qld

Beryl is a long time fruit, vegetable and flower home gardener. She has been using Katek Super Growth on her garden; stating, “I can’t wait to see more results in a few months – so far so good, I’m very happy with Katek fertilizers on my garden.”

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March Garden Guide 2018

Feature Fruit: Passionfruit! A common feature in the home garden is a healthy, thriving passionfruit vine weaving along a fence! This South American heritaged vine loves consistent nutrient feedings,  blood and bone, compost, rich soil and plenty of sunshine. March is...

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Jade Simpkins, Beerwah, QLD

Jade Simpkins, has a house block with a large backyard in Beerwah, Qld. She was searching for something to revive her dead, weed-infested lawn and gave us a call at Katek HQ. She purchased some Katek Super Grass and this is what she had to say….

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February Garden Guide 2018

Feature Flower: Sunflowers! The big bright smiley faces of the Sunflower will bring a burst of colour to your garden! These are easy flowers to grow all year round. The key requirements are lots of sunshine and minimal water! Not only are they wonderful to look at...

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Henry Kross, Wolvi, South East QLD

Henry & Del Kross of Wolvi, “We have trialled different fertilisers but always seem to go back to Katek. The old adage is ‘If you’re on a good thing, stick to it.”

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Kevin Rimmington, Buderim, QLD

Kevin grows a wide range of delights in his small garden in Buderim. He has been using Katek products for several years and has tried and tested the full range of products. Orchids are his passion, as an active member of his local Orchid Society he often travels to garden shows and displays his gorgeous blooms.

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January Garden Guide 2018

Feature Fruit: Mangoes! Perfect for summer shade and pugent with the sweet smell of ripening fruit, a mango tree is a crucial fruit bearer for any home garden - provided you have the room that is! Dwarf varieties are available to be grown in pots if you're short on...

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December Garden Guide 2017

Feature Plant: Frangipani! Finally these beachy favourites are now out in full bloom and will continue to do so well into April! Known as the icon of the tropics for their ability to grow in sandy and coastal conditions, these beauties thrive with very little...

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Jo Petersen, Woolooga, South East QLD

“We grow 4 to 5 thousand Rosella plants each year. We find Katek Super Growth is ideal and has boosted yield by 20% and the plants look fantastic”. “We also grow a few tonnes of Snow Peas. We plant on Katek Super Growth and on flowering, side dress with Katek N Phoska...

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November Garden Guide 2017

Feature Plant: Beans! Try your hand at growing a rewarding crop of the humble old bean this summer! The ultimate health food, beans in both the dwarf and the climbing variety love a position of full sun and prefer well drained soil in your vege patch. Beans prefer...

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Customised Blend sends Farmers over the Moon!

ON SITE AT MOON ROCKS, ST GEORGE, QLD: Farmer David Moon and Greg Mills, Senior Agronomist at Cotton Growers Services - Emerald. David and Andrew Moon of Moon Rocks operate a mixed cropping business on approximately 500 hectares in and around the Western Queensland...

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October Garden Guide 2017

Feature Vegetable: Tomato! Time to plant those juicy ripe tomatoes you’ve been looking forward to! You can either raise your tomatoes from seed or just transplant some seedlings! There are a wide variety of tomatoes on the market, ranging in colour and size; most...

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September Garden Guide 2017

Feature Plant: Camellias! Camellias! These lush, shiny, dark green shrubs that burst in autumn, winter & sometimes spring, with large, fragrant flowers ranging from whites, pinks, purple-reds and a range of bi-colours are an easy option in all home gardens! These...

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