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Decision Time in the Field

Sugar producers, Brett and Steve McKeering, from the banks of the Pioneer River at Mirani 35Km West of Mackay discuss their next move for their fallow soybean crop with industry experts Steve Newbery and Ian Faulkner. The nitrogen contribution from the beans will...

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How to Grow Hibiscus

Bring a bit of the tropics to your garden with some dramatic, bold and colourful hibiscus! Choose a Variety Choosing a variety is not just a case of picking a flower colour; there are single, semi-double and double blooms in a wide variety of shades from soft yellow...

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May Garden Guide 2019

“Gardeners live in beautiful places, because they make them so.” ~Joseph Joubert~ Feature Plant: Geranium! Classic colours & Memorable Scent!  Pelargoniums or widely known as Geraniums are one of the easiest flowers to grow with a tolerance for full sun positions...

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Rae & Gaye Harris, Buderim Qld

Rae & Gaye have been using Katek products for many years in their tranquil garden in Buderim. The garden is a work of art, pulling together seperate feature areas and created for quiet...

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Another great weekend at the Gympie Garden Expo!

There was lots to do and plenty to learn at the Gympie Garden Expo over the weekend. Lots of knowledge and friendly advice at the many stalls selling native and exotic plants, garden ornaments, worm farms, bonsai displays and plenty of beautiful orchids. Amongst the...

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How to Grow Peas

One of our all-time favourite family kitchen job is shelling peas.  The fighting begins over who gets to pick the peas in the garden and ends with who gets the job of snapping the pods open and popping the little green gems into the bowl.  Peas are so easy to grow and...

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Commercial Growers Newsletter April – June 2019

Potassium; The big K In the last few issues we have discussed how nitrogen and phosphorus are important to plant nutrition, so in this issue I thought we should complete the set by looking at potassium.   Potassium (K) is one of the “Big 3” when it comes to plant...

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Bob & Glenise Wahrlich, Gympie Qld

Bob & Glenise have been using Katek products on their stunning garden since 2013. Being situated at the corner of their street, they get plenty of comments on their garden as the flowers are on display for all to enjoy. "I love to plant petunias for colour under...

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April Garden Guide 2019

“Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air." ~ Georges Bernanos ~ Feature Plant: Parsley! Iron rich & a household favourite, Parsley is a versatile herb used...

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How to Grow Tomatoes

Home grown tomatoes are the best of example that nothing tastes as good as what you grow yourself! The varieties you can grow in your garden may not store as long as shop bought ones – but they will be tastier and full of flavour!  Choose your Variety Tomatoes come in...

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