What happens when a mate gives you a call and asks for a bit of help – well you give a hand of course.

Well this mate is a principal of a local primary school and is super keen to get their students connected with growing plants, in particular herbs and vegies. Which I think is a great idea. So, well when I need a hand to help out a friend I turn to another bunch of mighty helpful mates

Turning a small thin area into a vibrant & productive garden requires a bunch of enthusiastic helpers, some top products and a good number of students to plant up the beds.

Raised garden beds using Ecowood®
Ecowood® Treated Pine, which is treated with an arsenic free Tanelith E Treatment, is safe for external use around children and animals. It is highly recommended for use on raised garden beds, childrens playgrounds, and cubby houses. Also as the treatment has no corrosive properties, you are able to use Galvanized fixings without having to worry about them being eaten away by the treatment. Perfect for use in fencing and retaining walls.

Potting Mix: Amgrow Nu-Erth Premium Potting Mix
*Red tick Australian Premium standard potting mix
*Contains Wettasoil granular wetting agent for superior water penetration
*Added Coir for excellent water and nutrient retention
*Contains Controlled release fertiliser for complete nutrition
*Contains BioActive compost

Used for revitalising all plants throughout the year (including natives) and is ideal for establishing new plants, particularly bare-rooted roses.
Contains the full range of plant nutrients in a natural form.
Pellet form
A.C.O. registered product

Manufactured from seaweed, fish, humic acid and manure.
Seamungus is a great year round health tonic and winter fertiliser – helping your plants resist frost, pests and disease as well as conditioning the soil and encouraging root growth, giving them a head start for spring.
Use Seamungus as part of your Year Round Fertilising Program

Go-Go Juice:
GOGO Juice is teeming with beneficial microbiology and is essentially a pro-biotic for your soil and plants.

GOGO Juice combines the “catalystic” power of the billions of beneficial bacteria with the well documented benefits of applying kelp, seaweed, fish, humic acid and manure. Hence, you are not only feeding your plants with all the goodness of a wide range of organic nutrients, but you are also providing your soil with the “workers” (beneficial bateria) that assist in breaking down the organic matter, maximising the nutrients available to your plants.
The carefully selected microbes have been proliferated utilising complex carbohydrates and sugars through a unique aerobic brewing system in which kelp, seaweed, fish, humic acid and manure have been digested by the beneficial bacteria.

The resultant product provides your soil and plants with a huge boost of the living microbiology necessary for them to perform at their optimum level, increasing their ability to resist pest and disease and to withstand heat and frost stress.

When it comes to selecting the right seedling to plant, it always starts by selecting locally grown. The benefits of buying local is plants are grown under local conditions and not just survive but thrive when planed out.






About The Author

In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.