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“As I leave the garden I take with me a renewed view, And a quite soul”.
Jessica Coupé

Feature Plant:

Ginger!

Ginger is a kitchen staple that makes a lovely addition to the garden

VARIETIES
There are varieties that can be grown outside of tropical and sub-tropical climates so it is best to read the label as different varieties require different conditions.

PLANTING
Improve the soil with organic matter – composted poultry manure pellets like Super Booster are perfect. Some extra pellets spread around the planting area after planting will give the ginger the nutrients it needs as it is growing. It is a good idea to soak the rhizome in a seaweed solution like Katek Neptune before planting out and then repeat applications of seaweed every 2-3 weeks.

HARVESTING

Around 4 months after planting your ginger should be ready to harvest. You can dig down and gently break
sections apart and leave some to continue growing. If you live in a colder area, aim to fully harvest before any frost.

Feature Product:

Super Rock!

ALL NATURAL ROCK MINERALS WITH ADDED COMPOST, GUANO AND ROCK PHOSPHATE

Katek Super Rock is an easy way to replace soil minerals and maximise plant nutrition!

Rock Minerals help to reduce compaction, improve water holding capacity and are a great source of food for microbes!

Rock minerals contain a wide range of slow release trace elements and minerals for increased soil health!

Can be used on the entire garden, just work it into the soil for the best results!

How to Grow Marigolds:

Where to Plant
Sow in Spring and watch them bloom & rebloom! Plant in full sun with good drainage. Great in pots as well.

Watering
Keep the soil moist but not wet is the secret to great blooms. Water regularly if the weather is dry.

Mulching
A layer of 2-5cm mulch will help retain moisture and prevent weeds.

Pruning
Regular deadheading will encourage blooms.

Fertilising
Rose & Flower fertiliser applied every 6-8 weeks is ideal for repeat flowering and healthy blooms. Regular applications of seaweed concentrate every 2 weeks will help keep the plants healthy.

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
Pumpkin Rhubarb Silverbeet
Strawberries Tomato Watermelon

Subtropical:

Artichokes Asparagus Basil
Capsicum Carrot Cucumber
Radish Tomato Watermelon

Tropical:

Basil Ginger Rosella
Sweet Corn Sweet Potato

Did you know? Green manures are a great way to enrich your soil structure. Plant some soybean, cowpea, oats or barley and then dig them in to increase the organic content & improve soil fertility.

Super Chicken’s Top Tips!  

  • Feed plants with an all purpose fertiliser.
  • Cut back all tropical plants like cordylines & crotons, they will reshoot in warm weather.
  • Time to plant summer perennials!
  • Give citrus and fruit trees a feed of fertiliser.
  • Lighly trim passionfruit vines and camelias to encourage new growth. Re-mulch around the base.
  • Establish vegetable and flower seedlings in a shaded area before transplanting.