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Bring your vegie patch to life

Autumn and 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.

How to bring your vegie patch to life with Seasol
How do grow winter n the garden or pot.

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. Consider a seed raising mix such as Seasol Seed Raising & Cutting Potting Mix it is especially formulated for seed germination and plant propagation. Seasol can also help to increase germination rates when applied to direct sown seeds. Seedlings can be planted directly into the soil or potting mix. 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.

Handy Hints - How to grow tasty winter vegies
How to grow tasty, vegies with Seasol

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.

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