““It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.”
. Kate Morton .
The Cutest little red in the veggie patch!
Commonly grown all over the world as an annual vegetable, radishes have an unusual peppery, spicy flavour.
Modern varieties available in all colours, shapes and sizes with the most common being the small red type in Australia. You can grow these little wonders all year round, from seeds or from seedlings purchased at a garden centre. They are best grown in a sunny position in the garden that also gets afternoon shade.
Soil quality is very important as they prefer well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter dug in. We recommend Katek Super Growth fertiliser pellets added to the soil at planting to boost organic matter and provide nutrients.
Keep up a regular watering regime and maintain moisture in the soil while they are growing. Every 3 weeks give them a dose of seaweed liquid to encourage healthy roots and crops!
Your crop can be harvested between 6-9 weeks after planting depending on the weather.
Did you know?
The radish is part of the mustard family & are a delicious source of vitamin C, folate & potassium!
Organic Super Growth All-Purpose Organic Fertilizer Pellets is an organic all-purpose pelletised fertilizer treatment brimming with a completely enriching formula optimised for healthier, stronger plants. Rejuvenates soil and encourages healthy microbes and earth worms! Slowly releases nutrients as your plants need them!
Australian Organic Registered Garden Product.
For use on all plants, flowers, fruit trees, vegetables, palms, shrubs and natives and lawns for super healthy grass!
Contains: Biologically active composted poultry manure, blood & bone, zeolite, rock phosphate, natural gypsum, sulphate of potash, worm castings, rock minerals, fish meal & seaweed extract.
Available in a range of product sizes.
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
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!
- Plant Cucumbers with sunflowers – your cucumber crop will be sweeter and will use the tall stalks of sunflowers as a natural trellis!
- Feed Katek Super Booster to your azaleas, gardenias, magnolias, camelias & rhododendrons this month!
- Time to give your shrubs a tidy up with a good prune back!
- Its a great time to plant sweet peas while it is still a bit warm!