Now that spring has made a welcome arrival your garden will be starting to come alive again! Just like giving your house a good spring cleaning to help freshen it up after a long winter, you can take a similar approach to your garden to get it back in shape for the warmer months ahead
It’s now time to start planting your spring crops and get your own piece of paradise into tip top shape for the long summer ahead. It’s important to remove the last winter crops from the vege patch so as to make room for new season plants and also plan where to plant new season blooms that will brighten up your outdoor space!
Blending Dave’s organic humate into garden beds in preparation for the upcoming growing season is an excellent idea and so beneficial. Humate adds vital organic material to the soil and the carbon that humate contains is in the form of carbohydrate that feeds/sustains microbial life – that is obviously so important! Also humate is up to 20x more potent than regular compost so a little goes a long long way – and its 100% organic!
Also you can, if you haven’t already done so, dig in green crops such as mustard and lupins.
Popular crops for planting in spring include: beans, beetroot, broccoli, carrots, celery, lettuce, peas, potatoes, spinach, and spring onions. Keep an eye out for weeds. As soon as the soil warms up, everything – including weeds – will start to grow.
Finish picking the last of the citrus crops and plant new season citrus trees for fresh fruit at your fingertips. Get your strawberry plants in the ground if you haven’t already. A good rule of thumb is to plant five strawberry plants for each member of the household.
Humates are so easy to use and here are just a couple of ways:
- Prior to planting, prepare the hole and just grab a handful of organic humate, mix it in and around the topsoil and then plant into that.
- For any established trees/shrubs etc, spread some humate around the base and either rake or water it in.
- With the liquids it’s a good idea to make a solution up in a bucket of water and soak the roots.
- The remainder can go in a watering can and be poured over the foliage of what you have just planted and any other crops that you have.
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