Blueberries are incredible bearers of fruit and will grow successfully in a pot or in the garden. They are an ideal gift for someone who loves growing their own food. Why not bundle a plant, pot, potting mix, Seasol and PowerFeed together for a gift for the gardener of the family? There is a blueberry variety that will suit the majority of regions in Australia. If you live in a warmer area select a variety guaranteed to fruit in warmer climates. If planting in the ground Blueberries thrive in acidic conditions and will benefit from the addition of composted cow manure to the soil at planting. Place in a morning sun position and mulch with a composting mulch. Apply Seasol (30mL per 9 litres of water) and PowerFeed (50mL per 9 litres of water) every 2 to 4 weeks.
GORGEOUS LAWNS FOR CHRISTMAS
If your lawn is looking a little crunchy due to lack of water and heat stress, it’s not too hard to get it to come back to looking amazing before Christmas. Warm season varieties such as couch and buffalo will recover from stress fairly quickly. The first and most important step is to apply a wetting agent to allow the water to soak in to the root zone. Seasol for Lush Lawns is ideal as it contains wetting agent and Seasol and liquid compost. This way you get the best of both worlds a soil and plant conditioner and the ability of water to soak in.
Next, check how much water is being applied to the soil at each watering by putting catch cups or straight sided containers around before the irrigation is applied. Run the sprinklers for the same time and measure how much water is in each container. A lawn requires about 10mm of water at each watering. This is enough water to allow the lawn to grow through summer without wasting water.