Growing your own fresh vegetables is great way to control how “pure” your produce is every day. Home grown tastes wonderful and it is easier than you expect. The one really vital requirement for a successful patch is a sunny location. Also, avoid planting near trees and other plants whose roots can compete with your vegetables for moisture and fertiliser.

Most will grow well in well-drained soil and adding organic matter is crucial to create suitable conditions for growth. Use a premium soil conditioner or dig in some Richgro Sheep or Cow Manure prior to planting. Feed with a good quality organic fertiliser such as Mega Booster Vegetable & Herb Organic Fertiliser.


1. Add organics to your soil
Most vegetables will grow well in well-drained soil. A soil rich in organic matter (compost or manure) will promote good healthy growth, improving the yield of your crops. Organic matter in soil will also hold extra water.

2. Feed regularly
Regular application of fertiliser is essential for yield. The type, rate and time of application will depend primarily on the particular crop to be grown and the soil type. A good fertiliser applied during the growing season will ensure vigorous and healthy growth in vegetables.

3. Water consistently and mulch
Most crops require consistent watering or plants could suffer reduced yields and quality. Most vegetables stop growing if soil temperatures get too high. Covering your garden beds with good quality mulch will keep the soil cooler, resulting in active root growth. Also the application of a soil wetter, especially during drier conditions, will ensure that the plants get all the water they need.

4. Prevent and treat pests and diseases quickly
Keeping good gardening practices (good soil conditions, fertilising and watering) will result in strong vigorously-growing vegetables that are better able to resist attack and outgrow damage. Be familiar with the normal healthy appearance of your plants so that when there is a problem you will be able to tackle it quickly and hence prevent excessive damage to your crops.

Find out more by getting in touch today
For information regarding any of our products, or more tips and advice about growing vegetables in Australia, get in touch with Richgro today. Our team will be happy to help you choose the right fertilisers and supplements for your plants. Call us on (08) 6258 7100, or leave your details in our contact form, and we will be back in touch as soon as we can.

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