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SEPTEMBER MEANS…

JUMP START YOUR SPRING GARDEN
Apply Organic Xtra garden-wide. Simply scatter generous handfuls of Organic Xtra across your entire garden. Organic Xtra is a pelletised, premium, slow release fertiliser – an excellent choice as it continues feeding plants for a long time.  Organic Xtra is 100% natural. It will not burn or damage your plants.

DIVIDE CLUMPING PLANTS
Divide and spread them to new areas of the garden. Fertilise with Organic Xtra. Divide and re-pot crowded and root bound plants.

PUMP UP YOUR SOIL HEALTH
The secret to great gardens is getting your soil right. It should drain properly, be well dug and contain plenty of organic matter.  Turn generous amounts of Organic Xtra through the soil in new garden beds, to build a soil that is teeming with microbes, worms and beneficial organisms. You will be all set to make the most of the fabulous Spring growing weather!

START APPLYING MULCH
To help garden beds conserve moisture over summer, and to retard weeds. The best mulches are organic ones such as lucerne hay and sugar cane mulch. These break down, improve soil health and encourage earthworms. (In bushfire prone areas, stick to mulches that won’t ignite eg. pebbles).

CHECK FOR SOOTY MOULD AND SCALE ON LEMON TREES.
Wipe off if there isn’t too much, or spray with a low toxic product like Pest Oil.

 

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FLOWERS

TROPICAL
alyssum, amaranthus, begonia, california poppy, celosia, cosmos, gomphrena, honesty, impatiens, marigold, nasturtium, petunia, phlox, portulaca, salvia, snapdragon, sunflower, torenia , verbena & zinnia
SUBTROPICAL & COOL TEMPERATE
alyssum, aster, amaranthus, begonia, calendula, california poppy, celosia, cleome, cosmos, dahlia, gomphrena, impatiens, marigold, nasturtium, pansy, petunia, phlox, portulaca, salvia, snapdragon, spiderflower, strawflower, sunflower, sweet pea, viola & zinnia

HERBS

TROPICAL
parsley, basil, ginger
SUBTROPICAL
basil, borage, coriander, fennel, French tarragon, garlic chives, lemon balm, mint, spearmint, oregano, marjoram, sage, thyme, watercress
COOL TEMPERATE
basil, chives, mint, thyme

VEGETABLES

TROPICAL
artichokes, asparagus, beans, capsicum, carrot, celery, chilli, cucumber, eggplant, pumpkin, radish, rockmelon, rosella, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, sweet potato, tomato, watermelon, zucchini
SUBTROPICAL
artichokes, asparagus, broad beans, cabbage, celery, carrot, cucumber, beetroot, capsicum, eggplant, parsnip, pumpkin, radish, rockmelon, silver beet, sweet corn, sweet potato, squash, watermelon, zucchini
COOL TEMPERATE
artichokes, asparagus, carrot, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, chilli, eggplant, kohl rabi, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, onion, potato, parsnip, peas, radish, rhubarb, spring onion, squash, silver beet

 

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