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Organic, Chemical Free Produce in Hervey Bay

Ross Cotton is at it again in his Veggie Patch! Ross Cotton lives in coastal Hervey Bay and grows organic, chemical free produce for local customers. A long time Katek advocate, Ross uses a variety of Katek products in his garden, including Super Booster, Potting Mix...

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July Garden Guide 2020

““If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden” ~ Robert Breault ~ Feature Plant: Eggplant! Grilled Eggplant? Eggplant Lasagne? Yum! This wonderful fruit is making a comeback in the kitchen. Always thought of as one of...

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June Garden Guide 2020

“In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener.” ~ Robert Rodale ~ Feature Plant: Snapdragon! Fierce yet sweetly coloured dragon faces in your flower garden!  Known for small shrubby foliage and their dragon face like flowers that open and...

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Homegrown in Gympie!

Feature Garden: Jordan Simpkins, Gympie Qld! An avid gardener and one of our chief product-testers at Katek, Jordan has a varied garden with plenty happening after the recent rain. Jordan has used Katek Super Feed Liquid Fertiliser on her lawn to keep it healthy...

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How to Grow Gerberas

With their brilliant, happy colours and long vase life as a cut flower, Gerberas make a cheerful addition to any garden! CHOOSE A VARIETY Gerbera Daisies are available in a variety of colours and flower forms.  The main forms are single, double, crested doubles and...

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May Garden Guide 2020

““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 .  Feature Plant: Radish! The Cutest little red in the veggie patch! Commonly grown all over the world as an annual...

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Stunning Orchid Grown with Katek

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...

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April Garden Guide 2020

“Despite the gardener’s  best intentions, Nature will improvise. ” ~ Michael P Garofalo ~ Feature Plant: Celery! 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...

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Katek Commercial Growers Newsletter – April to June 2020

CEC, is it all it's cracked up to be? Let`s be clear right from the start, CEC does not stand for the Commonwealth electoral commission, or the Coolangatta embroidery club. It is of course Cation Exchange Capacity and if you have soil you have a CEC. But what is it?...

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16 Quick Growing Vegetables you can Harvest in 3-8 Weeks!

If you are in self isolation or spending time at home at the moment and are eager to get some fast growing veges on your table, a productive vegetable garden has the potential to be of great benefit in the months to come.   Getting out into the sunshine, a bit of...

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March Garden Guide 2020

“A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself” . . May Sarton . . Feature Plant: Garlic! The aromatic smell & delicious taste brings to mind tasty Italian cuisine, yum! Garlic has many different varieties and can be cultivated...

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How to Revive a Lawn that is Brown and Patchy

If an extreme dry season has taken its toll on your lawn and your lawn is like a fake tan gone wrong - brown and patchy - we can step you through what to do to get a lackluster lawn back to a healthy carpet of lush green. When your lawn is patchy after a dry Winter...

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