“I love spring anywhere, but if I could

choose I would always greet it in a garden.”

Ruth Stout ~

Feature Plant:

Zinnia!

A smaller sunflower relation with colours that pack a punch!

Known for their long tall stalks of up to 70 centimetres high and their pompom like flowers that come in a wide variety of colours including lime green, magenta, reds, yellow, white, purples & orange.

Zinnias are definitely showstoppers in any home garden. There are many varieties and some come with double flowers, star shapes and even stripes petals.

They are best grown from seeds and prefer a full sun location in the garden – a hot spot is where they’ll grow best!

As they grow be sure to pinch off the lower branches to encourage for more flowers at the top of the plant.

Once the flowers are fully grown, keep them happy & healthy throughout the year by giving them regular doses of seaweed liquid – Katek’s Neptune Seaweed concentrate works a treat! Happy Gardening!

Did you Know? Zinnias are the longest lasting annual flowers in the garden – be sure to mulch around their bases as the seasons change!

Did you Know?

Zinnias are the longest lasting annual flowers in the garden – be sure to mulch around their bases as the seasons change, Katek’s ‘Not Just Mulch’ is great!

Feature Product:

Super Grass Lawn Fertiliser!

Lush Green Grass SUPER FAST!

THE SECRET TO A HEALTHY AND LUSH GREEN LAWN WITH STEADY, CONTINUOUS FEEDING IN BOTH SLOW AND QUICK RELEASE FORMS!

Super Grass is a balanced mix of synthetic and organic fertilizer granules with major and trace elements. Katek Super Grass provides excellent results for your lawn, fairways, resorts and pasture applications.

Suitable for:

  • ALL types of natural and hybrid turf and lawns
  • Plants, vegetables and fruit trees.

Available in 3kg and 12kg buckets, 20kg & 35kg bags, bulka bags and loose bulk.

Feature Farm:

Richard Fairley, Biloela Qld!

Richard Fairley operates a mixed farming operation on the outskirts of the central Queensland farming community of Biloela. Crops grown include Lucerne, pulse grains, and a parcel of organic herbs. These herbs are grown and sold into both the fresh and processing segments of the industry. With these herbs being a high value crop, and also being highly regulated Richard is adamant,

“THERE IS NO ROOM HERE FOR SECOND GUESSING WHAT THE NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS OF THESE PLANTS ARE, NOR CAN WE AFFORD TO PUT UP WITH SECOND RATE PRODUCTS, WE HAVE BEEN USING KATEK FERTILISERS FOR YEARS NOW AND WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE GETTING, AND WE KNOW THEY WORK”.

Chris Dawson, sales agronomist at Ag-N-Vet Moura agrees,

“THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT KATEK HAS SERVED THIS INDUSTRY WELL, BUT MORE IMPORTANT IS THE CONSTANT REVIEWING OF THEIR EXISTING PRODUCTS, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ONES THAT KEEPS THEM ON TOP OF THE TREE. THE INTRODUCTION OF THEIR CUSTOM BLENDED LIQUID PRODUCTS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THIS”.

As Richard prepares for the upcoming winter crop he knows that every aspect of his farm management skills will be put to the test by everything from weather to governments, but at least he can get some peace of mind knowing his crops nutrient requirements will be in the bag; a Katek bag that is!

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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
Cucumber Leeks Potato
Pumpkin Rockmelon Silverbeet
Sweet Corn Tomato Turnip

Subtropical:

Artichokes Asparagus Basil
Capsicum Coriander Eggplant
Fennel Pumpkin Sweet Potato
Tomato Turnip Watermelon

Tropical:

Basil Ginger Sweet Corn
Sweet Potato Taro

Super Chicken’s Top Tips!

  • Remove any dead branches from shrubs, trees and perennials once they’ve sprouted
    new spring growth.
  • Shape and thin out hedges once spring growth has appeared.
  • Start spring and summer veges and herbs from seed indoors and transplant into the garden once they are around 3cm tall.
  • Cut back cordylines to encourage branching lower down. Prunings can be used to strike new plants later on.
  • Cut back ornamental grasses and hibiscus bushes.