Feature Plant:

Eggplant!

Eggplant! Related to potatoes and tomatoes, the fruit is known as a vegetable, but it is actually a berry fruit by botanical definition!

Eggplants are very frost tender and love the sunshine so be sure to plant these in an area that receives all day sunshine in a richly composted and fertilised soil. Digging in a composted manure based fertiliser like Katek Super Booster or Katek Super Growth will help get them off to a great start.

Keep up a regular watering regime during the warm spring days and mulch your eggplants well to prevent weeds growing and ensure moisture remains in the soil. For superior results use Katek’s Super Growth Liquid fertiliser every 1 to 3 weeks until the fruit develops.
At around 12 weeks, there should be an abundant crop to harvest!

Feature Product:

Neptune Seaweed Concentrate!

A complete garden treatment for healthy plants!
Not only does Neptune promote fruiting & flowering it also builds pest and disease resistance!

An all year round seaweed concentrate that improves nutrient uptake, promotes strong root development, flowering and fruiting & builds resistance against pests and disease.

Seaweed plays an important role in the garden. While it will benefit the garden any time of year, it is most useful in times of hot, dry weather or in areas prone to frosts.  By helping the development of strong plant cells, regular applications of liquid seaweed builds resistance against disease and helps the plant recover quickly in times of stress.

Seaweed has a broad road and balanced range of nutrients, which helps promote early flowering and cropping and increases the sugar content of fruit.

For use on all plants, flowers, lawns, fruit trees, vegetables, palms, shrubs and natives.

Available in 1L & 5L bottles, 20L, 200L & 1000L drums

Lawn Feature:

Best tips for a LUSH Green Lawn this Spring!

Watering

Overwatering can be worse for grass than underwatering.
Water replaces air in the soil, which starves it of oxygen & inhibits growth. Infrequent watering encourages a nice deep root system and works better than a little sprinkle everyday.

 

Fertilising

Poultry manure is a great, nutrient rich fertiliser for your lawn. All lawn types benefit from this type of fertiliser. In Spring a higher nitrogen complete fertiliser will help the lawn recover from Winter and encourage green healthy growth into Spring. Regular applications throughout the year will help maintain a lush green lawn.

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
Cucumber Leeks Potato
Pumpkin Rockmelon Silverbeet
Sweet Corn Tomato Turnip

Subtropical:

Artichokes Asparagus Basil
Capsicum Coriander Eggplant
Fennel Pumpkin Sweet Potato
Tomato Turnip Watermelon

Tropical:

Basil Ginger Sweet Corn
Sweet Potato Taro

Super Chicken’s Top Tips!  

  • Remove any dead branches from shrubs, trees and perennials once they’ve sprouted
    new spring growth.

 

  • Shape and thin out hedges once spring growth has appeared.

 

  • Start spring and summer veges and herbs from seed indoors and transplant into the garden once they are around 3cm tall.

 

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

 

  • Cut back ornamental grasses and hibiscus bushes.