“Despite the gardener’s best intentions, Nature will improvise. ”
~ Michael P Garofalo ~
Celery is a crisp & crunchy super green that’s great for you!
Best grown from Autumn to Spring, this crunchy delight can be easy to grow in the right conditions. Prepare a compost, organic matter rich soil with some Katek Blood & Bone Plus pellets thrown in.
Plant the Celery in a full sun area that receives afternoon shade in trenches, with one seedling per hole as this stalky plant doesn’t like being crowded. Keep up a regular watering regime and as Celery are heavy feeders, give them a good dose of liquid fertiliser like our Super Growth Liquid in combination with our Neptune Seaweed Concentrate. Expect a bountiful harvest approximately 15-18 weeks after planting.
Apply a thick layer of mulch around your Celery plants when planting to help maintain moisture levels in the soil – Katek Not Just Mulch or Sugar Cane Mulch is perfect. Once your seedlings have grown larger stalks wrap them with newspaper to keep them growing strong and harvest them when their stalks are pale green!
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.
Blood & Bone is a great source of natural nitrogen for healthy plant growth. As a soil conditioner, Blood and Bone Plus will encourage earthworms and microbial activity. Maintaining soil health will benefit the whole garden, helping you reap the rewards in abundant fruit, tasty veges and vibrant flowers!
Perfect for Fruit Trees, Vegetable Gardens, Flowers and Shrubs.
Australian Organic Registered product, suitable for use on organic gardens and farms.
Available in 3kg bucket, 18kg bag and bulka bags
Kevin Rimmington, Buderim Qld!
STUNNING ORCHID – GROWN ON KATEK OF COURSE!
This Exotic blue Vanda Orchid was grown from a tiny seed in tissue culture to begin with and look at it now!
Grown in ideal location in part shade and receiving partial afternoon sunshine, this orchid is one of many species grown by Kevin Rimmington in Qld.
He says his secret to get the best results out of his orchids all comes down to patience and the right combination of sunshine, water and fertiliser. He waters them every week during the summer months, feeding their roots with a spray bottle while during Winter they become dormant so he only gives them water when they need it.
During the warmer growing seasons of the year, every four weeks he applies Katek Neptune Seaweed Concentrate and Katek Super Growth Liquid Fertiliser combined in a spray bottle to the roots of the plant and the results speak for themselves!
What a wonderful bloom – Happy Gardening!
What to Plant:
Alyssum Aurora Daisy Cineraria
Cornflower Cyclamen English Daisy
French Marigold Iceland poppy Lobelia
Lupin Pansy Polyanthus
Primula Snapdragon Stock
Strawflower Sweet Pea Viola
Ageratum Allysum Candytuft
Carnation Dianthus Everlasting Daisy
Iceland Poppy Impatiens Marigold
Sweet Pea Viola
Ageratum Aster Balsam
Crysanthemum Coxscomb Coleus
Cosmos Dahlia Dianthus
Everlasting Daisy Kangaroo Paw Marigold
Petunia Portulaca Salvia
Sunflower Torenia Verbena
Vegetables & Herbs:
Beans Beetroot Garlic
Leek Lettuce Onion
Silverbeet Potatoes Tomato
Coriander Garlic Broad Beans
Lettuce Onion Peas
Shallots Spinach Turnip
Beans Beetroot Cucumber
Lettuce Squash Zucchini
Super Chicken’s Top Tips!
- Its the best time of year to be planting Australian native trees and bushes. We love the Grevillea species & a beautiful one to have is called ‘Ned Kelly’, keep an eye out for it in your local nursery!
- Plant spring bulbs and trees to get them established just before Winter. We love Dahlias & Liliums.
- Plant garlic varieties suitable to your climate zone and harvest in 17-25 weeks.
- Feed the garden with a seaweed treatment like Katek Neptune liquid, to encourage new growth!
- Grow a green manure crop like oats, millet or field peas to improve your vege patch’s soil! during the cooler months.
Did you Know? All the bean varieties are classified as Legumes – this means they have the ability to remove nitrogen from the atmosphere and fix it to their root systems! Clever!