Growing vegies in a garden or pot.
Vegies are hungry little things, so here’s our recipe for a bumper crop! To get vegies off to a flying start, soil preparation is a must. Most vegetables require an open, sunny position with good drainage, so dig plenty of homemade compost and organic matter and/or Seasol Super Compost to your soil. If possible let the soil for a couple of weeks. If your soil is not free-draining or you don’t have the space, consider planting into pots using a premium potting mix such as Seasol Advanced Potting Mix.
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 as it is especially formulated for seed germination and plant propagation. Seasol or Seasol GOLD 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 or Seasol GOLD to get them off to a flying start. Mix 40mL of Seasol or Seasol GOLD concentrate in 9 litres of water (standard watering can) and apply it at planting time and every fortnight through the growing season.
Before planting seedlings mix Seasol Plant + Soil Booster into the soil to boost soil health. Water plants in with Seasol or Seasol GOLD to help aid plant establishment and strong root development. Regular doses of Seasol encourages strong, healthy plants with better resistance to stress, pests and disease.