Feature Plant:

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 the ideal time to plant or trim your passionfruit vines. Don’t be concerned if you’re just starting out, it can take 12–18 months for a newly planted vine to reach fruiting size, although some flowers may be produced in summer or early autumn.

Make sure to plant these lush climbers onto a fence, pergola, verandah or trellis that will support their size and weight when they are laden with fruit! A regular watering regime and fertilizing with Katek’s Super Booster organic fertilizer pellets every 6-8 weeks in spring & summer, plus plenty of mulch will guarantee plenty of flowers and result in a mass of fruit come harvest time!

Feature Product:

Super Booster Organic Fertilizer ~ The Heart of our Fertilizer Range!

NOW WITH ADDED HUMATES & MICROBES

Naturally composted poultry manure, full of live beneficial microbes and rich in plant available nutrients.

Katek’s Organic Fertilizer Pellets have an organic base rich in organic carbon compounds, the major energy source for soil microbes. Delivers a slow release of Major & Trace Elements for healthy, balanced soil.

Suitable for the entire garden, for better blooms, lush lawn and bountiful fruit and vegetables. Safe enough to use on natives, shrubs and palms with no fear of burning.

Available as Pellets, Granules and Fines.

Available in 15kg & 25kg bags, Bulka bags and loose bulk.

Feature Garden:

Beryl Dan, Gympie, Queensland 

Beryl Dan has been a long time fruit, vegetable and flower home gardener. She grows a variety of vegetables, citrus and fruit trees and loads of colourful flowers including stunning gerberas, hibiscus and roses.

Beryl has been using Katek Super Growth for a few months, stating;

 

“I feel it has been helping my garden since I’ve started use of it, it’s certainly given everything a boost, especially after the rain!  Since putting in on my citrus and fruit trees, I’ve got double the amount of passionfruit flowers than I’ve ever had before and my passionfruit vine is taking over the fence.

I’ve also got paw paw and marigold seeds planted on it, which I’m waiting to see results on & I have also spread some amongst my desert roses which are loving it.

I think the highlight is my hibiscus have grown at least 30cm in a very short time and have the most magnificent blooms.

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.”

 

What to Plant:

Flowers:

Cool Climate/Temperate:

Alyssum  Aster   Crysanthemum Cornflower   Dahlia    Dianthus   Foxglove  Gazania   Hollyhock  Impatiens  Lobelia  Marigold  Petunia  Salvia   Zinnia

Subtropical:  

Ageratum  Aster     Balsam  Carnation  Cosmos    Dianthus Geranium  Gerbera  Impatiens Marigold   Pansy   Petunia  Rudebeckia  Sunflower  Verbena

Tropical:  

Ageratum Amaranthus Begonia Crysanthemum Coxscomb Coleus Cosmos Dahlia Dianthus Gerbera Kangaroo Paw Marigold Petunia Portulaca Salvia Sunflower Torenia Verbena

 

Vegetables & Herbs:

Cool Climate/Temperate:

Beans   Beetroot  Capsicum Pumpkin  Rockmelon  Silverbeet Sweet Corn  Tomato  Turnip

Subtropical:

Artichokes Asparagus Basil  Capsicum Coriander Sweet Potato Tomato Turnip Watermelon

Tropical:

Basil Ginger Sweet Corn Sweet Potato Taro

Super Chicken’s Top Tips!  

  • Keep up a regular feeding for all your plants with Katek’s Neptune Seaweed Concentrate every 1-3 weeks.

 

  • Get out in the garden and do some weeding. Clear the weeds away to allow more space for your plants to grow.

 

  • Re-fill pots with Katek Potting Mix, which feeds plants for up to 6 months.

 

  • Cut back cordylines to encourage branching lower down. Prunings can be used to strike new plants later on.

 

  • Prune all flowers and plants that have previously flowered, encouraging new growth for Spring!