Bring your vegie patch to life
Winter provides an array of tasty vegetables for the kitchen table, so why not get cool season crops like Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli and Broad Beans in the ground to inspire a feast of winter and spring dishes. Don’t forget to plant leafy greens like Lettuces and Silverbeet too for garden fresh salads and stir-fries.
Growing vegies in a garden or pot
Most winter vegetables require an open, sunny position with good drainage, so dig plenty of compost and organic matter though the soil before planting or use a good a quality potting mix in pots. Brassicas such as Cauliflowers, Cabbage and Broccoli don’t like the soil to be too acidic, so where necessary dig in a couple of handfuls of lime when preparing the ground too.
Planting vegies in a garden or pot
Vegies can be grown from seeds or seedlings. Seeds can be sown direct or grown in seed raising mix and transplanted as seedlings. Seasol can help to increase germination rates when applied to direct sown seeds. Seedlings can be planted directly into the soil or potting mix. Don’t forget to put a scoop of Seasol Planting Gel at the bottom of the hole or through the backfill soil at planting. Water young seedlings in with a solution of Seasol to get them off to a flying start. Mix 30mL of Seasol in 9 litres of water and apply it at planting time and every fortnight through the growing season.
Happy and healthy vegies
Vegies are hungry little things, so here’s our recipe for a bumper crop! Two weeks after planting apply PowerFeed with Troforte granules to the soil (application rates are on the pack). Mix into the soil and water in throughly. One month later start giving plants regular doses of PowerFeed for Tomatoes and Vegetables to promote bigger yields of tastier vegies. Plus regular doses of Seasol to encourage strong, healthy plants with better resistance to stress, pests and disease. Simply mix 30mL of Seasol and 50mL of PowerFeed for Tomatoes and Vegetables together with 9 litres of water and apply it every two weeks.
Tasting yummy vegies
Check seedling labels for guidelines on when your crop is ready to harvest. Remember to always wash vegies thoroughly after picking and before eating.