Well spring has now sprung and as the new soil starts to warm up, spring plants and bulbs begin to bloom, and lovely new bright green growth starts to show. It’s now time to start planting spring crops and get your piece of paradise into tip top shape for the warmer months. Remove the last winter crops from the vege patch to make room for new season plants and plan where to plant new season blooms to brighten up your outdoor space and if possible, dig in green crops such as mustard and lupins.
Blend Daves organic humate and Growth Booster sheep pellets into garden beds in preparation for the upcoming growing season. Applying humate in the spring, if you haven’t already done so, helps build the organic matter in the soil and encourages and stimulates the soil biology. By mixing in Daves Growth Booster sheep pellets this adds valuable nutrients to the soil and providing that extra boost when its most required.
There are lots of vegetable plants that can be planted including asparagus, basil, beetroot, bok choi, beans, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chilli, coriander, courgette, cucumber, eggplant, kale, lettuce, mesclun, parsley, parsnip, peas, potatoes, pumpkin and squash, radish, rhubarb, rocket, silverbeet, spinach, spring onions, sweetcorn, tomatoes.
You can also sow your favourite vege seeds including Carrots, Beetroot, Silverbeet and Peas, directly into your garden. Sow Lettuces, Leeks, Cabbage, Tomato, Capsicum, Courgette, Cucumber and Eggplant into trays of seed raising mix – mixed with humate – ready for transplanting later.
For your fruit trees apply organic humate around the base of the trees – this stimulates the soil and with dry weather possibly looming in the summer, it helps to keep the soil moist as the humic in the humate holds its own weight in water up to 7 times. Humate is also great for those sandy areas where the moisture drains away quickly.
For lawns that you have, apply humate at around 100grams per sq. metre – this will freshen up your lawn and help in keeping it nice and lush during the summer months.
Happy gardening folks!