“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” 

~Thomas Jefferson~

Feature Plant:

Basil!

Think Delicious Italian style dinners & aromatic herbal remedies!

A powerful immune booster, and stress reliever that is originally native to Iran, India and other tropics of Asia, Basil had been cultivated for thousands of years. You can propagate this delicious peppery herb by seeds and cuttings.
Basil prefers a warm spot in the garden, ideally with 6-8 hours of full sun a day. Basil likes to be kept slightly moist and prefers soil with good drainage. The best time to plant is late Spring through to Summer, with a final harvest in April before the weather cools off.

Known as a great companion plant to have, Basil repels white fly and aphids and is particularly helpful around Tomato plants. Don’t forget to give your Basil a good dose of Super Growth pellets and you’ll have plenty of lush leaves for your cooking and herbal remedies!

Feature Product:

Organic Blood & Bone Plus Fertiliser Pellets!

Combining the power of Blood & Bone with nutrient rich Poultry Manure into one easy to use pellet!
High in Nitrogen & Phosphorus for healthy, green growth and strong root development!
Loads of Potassium for great fruit development!
Pelletised – convenient and easy to spread compared to traditional powdered blood & bone.

Available in 3kg Buckets, 18kg bags & Bulk Bags!

Feature Garden:

Ross Cotton, Hervey Bay QLD

After trialling some ineffective products and battling slow growth and
pest problems, Ross picked up a bag of Katek Super Growth. “I could
not believe the results! The growth and colour of my plants was
incredible, to the point that I had more than I could use! I now supply
a group of healthy eaters with weekly Organic, Chemical Free produce.

To keep my supply running smoothly, I have a set regime; I give the whole patch a
light fork over, a dusting of Katek Super Booster, then I add a layer of my compost.
I then follow that with a layer of Katek Potting Mix.

We are now picking 15 plus bunches of herbs a week. I have been so impressed with
the results from Katek products, I am about to double my garden size to meet demand
and keep my rotation to a point of continuous supply”.

 

You can Follow Ross & his garden via his Facebook page – ‘The Veggie Patch’

What to Plant:

Flowers:

Cool Climate/Temperate: Ageratum Alyssum Cineraria Cleome Cyclamen Forget-me-not Iceland Poppy Lobelia Lupin Marigold Pansy Petunia Phlox Stock Verbena Wallflower Zinnia

Subtropical: Ageratum Aster Balsam Celosia Coxcomb Gomphrena Impatiens Marigold Salvia Sunflower Torenia Vinca

Tropical: Balsam Celosia Coxscomb Gomphrena Marigold Petunia Salvia Sunflower Torenia Vinca

Vegetables & Herbs:

Cool Climate/Temperate: Beans Broccoli Celery Mint Potato Pumpkin Rockmelon Silverbeet Tomato

Subtropical: Basil Beans Capsicum Eggplant Tarragon Ginger Lettuce Oregano Pumpkin Squash Sweetcorn Tomato

Tropical:  Basil Rosella Sweet Potato

Super Chicken’s Top Tips!  

  • Continually harvest herbs to keep them trim and shapely.
  • Don’t forget to water regularly in hot weather.
  • If you’ve got pot plants about the house, fill saucers underneath with sand, which helps conserve moisture in the heat of summer, but also prevents mosquitoes from breeding!
  • Trim evergreen shrubs to keep their shape and prevent straggly growth.
  • A dose of liquid fertiliser (Super Growth Liquid) will help encourage new healthy growth.