Dig in for national gardening week
Who doesn’t love an extra day off in theweekend? It gives us a chance to relax a little and get the vege and flower garden spruced up (or at least get started on) and to get planting!
For a great productive and colourful garden start by getting your soil right. With the development of many homes in new subdivisions, this is ever more important.
Building up the soil takes time but is well worth it. Raised gardens are a great option if you have bad drainage. Make sure you fill them with quality garden mix and our Magic poultry compost for best results.
Adding a ready made vege or garden mix will beef up the soil, especially if you have been gardening in the same place for the last few years. Add iCan Organic Vege food, iCan Real Blood & Bone or sheep pellets when planting.
This will improve the structure and fertility of the soil and you’ll be well rewarded with much healthier and happier plants.
For the vege patch there’s a huge range to select from at this time of year:
Tomatoes are top sellers but ensure you go for the best— grafted tomatoes— these are hybrid grafted varieties which will produce heaps of healthy delicious tomatoes. Be sure to protect them from the cool spring winds however.
If you want to plant seeds, check out our exclusive iCan range of vege seeds. These are the best the country has to offer with superior taste, disease resistance and high yields.
Make sure there’s plenty of room in the vege patch for a variety of lettuces alongwith cucumbers, capsicums, eggplants, pumpkins, beans, spring onions . . . herbs are a must for the kitchen garden too — basil, parsley, sage, oregano, thyme, coriander . . . wow where do I finish listing all that’s available.
If you don’t have a vege patch then start up awee one in a pot or a series of pots— we grow all our tomatoes in pots and we have some great big plastic pots with handles that are ideal for this. Hanging baskets are also perfect for growing the likes of Tumbling Tom tomatoes.
Vegepods are a great idea if you would like a small garden on wheels. We have three sizes in store.
Add some colour to garden beds, pots and hanging baskets this weekend too. Clear out any old tired plants and renew with fresh mass plantings of colour— like petunias, marigolds, salvias, lobelia and verbena.
We have a huge range of flowering punnets ready for planting out and this is a great way to quickly and inexpensively create a fresh colourful look.
Enjoy theweekend and happy gardening!
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A national planting day will be held on October 20.