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APRIL MEANS…

PLANT SEEDS & SEEDLINGS NOW!
April is a busy time in the veggie garden. It is the perfect time to plant a HUGE range of seeds and seedlings.

PLANT ANNUALS & BULBS NOW!
For pretty, cheerful colour later this year, in spring.

PLANT PERENNIALS, TREES & SHRUBS NOW!
While the soil is still warm enough for them to establish before winter. Divide existing perennials like agapanthus, daylilies, dietes & lliriope.

WATER WISELY
Even if the soil is moist, establishing plants will still need watering.

FERTILISE & MULCH YOUR ENTIRE GARDEN
Even though April can be wet, we are moving towards the drier months. It is still warm enough to support good growth for a while yet & the summer rain will have washed away a lot of the nutrients from the soil. Toss around a generous amount of Organic Xtra. It’s a great all round fertilizer and will boost your soil health and add loads of valuable nutrients. Top it off with lashings of a good organic mulch and your garden will come alive with microbes & worms.

FERTILISE YOUR LAWN NOW!
So it can store enough reserves to resist winter diseases & pests as well as energy for root & shoot growth in spring. Apply Eco88s and water in well. Eco88s will cleverly give your lawn both an immediate, visual boost, and longer term slow release nutrient.

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FLOWERS

TROPICAL
Alyssum, begonia, celosia, cosmos, dianthus, marigold, nasturtiums, petunia, portulaca, salvia, zinnia.
SUBTROPICAL
Calendula, candytuft, cornflower, daisy, hollyhock, lobelia, pansy, phlox, poppy, snapdragon, sunflower, sweet pea, sweet william, viola.
COOL/TEMPERATE
Delphinium, dianthus, daisy, hollyhock, marigold, pansy, petunia, phlox, polyanthus, poppy, strawflower, sweet pea, wallflower.

VEGETABLES

TROPICAL/SUBTROPICAL
Beetroot, carrot, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, corn, cauliflower, chives, celery, choko, capsicum, gooseberry, lettuce, radish, spring onion, cucumber, eggplant, beans, garlic, kohl rabi, leek, lettuce, potato, silverbeet, squash, corn, luffa, tomato, mizuna, pak choy, mustard greens.
COOL/TEMPERATE
Beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, kohl rabi, lettuce, parsnip, radish, silverbeet, spring onion, turnip, kale, Brussels sprouts, chives, collard greens, endive, leek, mizuna, onions, pak choy, peas, rocket, snow peas, spinach, swedes.

HERBS

TROPICAL
Basil, chicory, coriander, fennel, tarragon, garlic, ginger, mint, parsley.
SUBTROPICAL
Chicory, coriander, dill, fennel, oregano, parsley, garlic.
COOL/TEMPERATE
Fennel, garlic, oregano, parsley.

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