““If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden”
~ Robert Breault ~
Grilled Eggplant? Eggplant Lasagne? Yum!
This wonderful fruit is making a comeback in the kitchen.
Always thought of as one of the ugliest fruits to grow, in modern gardens you can find all sorts of colours and sizes to suit your palette.
Growing conditions for these tasty purple treats include an organic matter rich soil in a sunny spot that is well draining. If planting when soil temperatures are still cool, sow seed inside and plant out once all threat of frost has passed.
Eggplants prefer soil that is not soggy, but that is kept moist with regular infrequent watering. Plants that don’t receive enough water will produce small and bitter fruit. A regular feeding with a liquid fertiliser or all purpose pelletised fertiliser (like our Katek Super Growth!) will give them a continuous release of nutrients to keep them growing and producing fruit. Apply a layer of mulch to keep the soil moist and keep down weeds.
Did you know?
Eggplants and tomatoes are close relatives. It’s best not to plant them in soil that tomatoes have been growing
in, for at least 2 years afterwards.
Keep your weeds under control and maintain moisture around your garden!
Our specialised mulch is not like other mulch products as it is poultry manure based!
The nutrients are released into the soil as they compost down and therefore keeping your plants happy & healthy!
We recommend spreading a layer of mulch 4cm thick – just wait til you see the benefits of using this fantastic product!
Available in a Nursery or Rural Store near you!
Ross Cotton, Hervey Bay Qld!
Organic, Chemical Free Produce!
Ross Cotton lives in coastal Hervey Bay and grows organic, chemical free produce for local
A long time Katek advocate, Ross uses a variety of Katek products in
his garden, including Super Booster, Potting Mix and Super Growth.
No other products are used.
What to Plant:
Alyssum Aquilegia Begonia
Calendula Cineraria Cornflower
Delphinium Dianthus Foxglove
Geranium Hollyhock Larkspur
Lobelia Nemesia Pansy
Polyanthus Poppy Primula
Ranunculus Snapdragon Viola
Ageratum Alyssum Candytuft
Carnation Cornflower Cyclamen
Delphinium Dianthus Everlasting Daisy
Geranium Iceland Poppy Impatiens
Marigold Pansy Sweet Pea
Ageratum Aster Balsam
Carnation Cosmos Dahlia
Dianthus, Everlasting Daisy Gazania
Geranium Gerbera Impatiens
Kangaroo Paw Marigold Nasturtium
Petunia Portulaca Snapdragon
Sunflower Verbena Zinnia
Vegetables & Herbs:
Broad Beans Onions Garlic
Peas & Snow Peas Radishes Shallots
Cabbage Garlic Lettuce
Marjoram Spinach Thyme
Basil Broccoli Capsicum
Cucumber Lettuce Rocket
Pak Choy Radish Turnip
Did you know? Its best to only give your pot plants a weekly water if needed as most plants slow growth or become dormant over the Winter months.
Super Chicken’s Top Tips!
- Prune Roses & follow up with a spray of Lime Sulphur.
- Fertilise winter growing vegetables mid-morning with our Super Growth All Purpose Liquid Fertilizer
- Reduce frost injury by gently hosing over plants first thing in the morning. Don’t remove frost-damaged sections of plants to provide protection to the still growing plants underneath.
- Prune plants that flowered in summer or autumn
- Prepare your veggie patch for spring with some composted manure pellets like Super Booster.