Growing your own vegies, herbs or fruit can be so rewarding and much easier than you think.

We recommend that you grow the food you love, it will motivate you to look after it better and you will experience the joy of harvesting and eating your produce. Here are 4 easy steps to get you started PLUS check out our plant growing guides for extra tips!



Step 1: PREPARE 

Prepare your garden bed by controlling unwanted weeds with Yates® Nature’s Way® Organic Weed Spray. 

Before you plant, you need to prepare your garden by removing unwanted weeds. Weeds will compete with your new plants for valuable nutrients and water. One of the easiest and quickest ways to control weeds in garden beds is to spray with Yates® Nature’s Way® Organic Weed Spray. This certified organic weed spray is based on two natural ingredients – clove oil and acetic acid – which work together quickly to dehydrate and kill weeds. Simply spray for visible results within 1 hour on most weeds.


Step 2: PLANT

Use the Yates Seed Finder to know what you can plant now. 

To ensure your new vegies & herbs seedlings thrive and produce, prepping the soil is an absolute must. For a bumper crop of veggies, enrich the soil before planting by adding Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Organic Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. It’s packed with organic matter which encourages earthworms and beneficial soil micro-organisms. It also contains wonderful slow release nutrients from manure, fish meal, blood & bone and seaweed which gently feeds your plants as it grows. Simply dig the pellets in. 

If your soil is difficult to work with or perhaps you don’t have any soil to plant up, then consider using a raised garden bed, like the Organic Garden Co. Square Raised Garden Bed. It measures 90cmx90cmx41cm and perfect for any sized garden. Fill with garden soil and mix in Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Organic Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting. 


Step 3: FEED

Feed your new plants with Yates® Thrive® Natural Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food

To encourage lots of leafy vegies & herbs, feed your plants regularly with Yates® Thrive® Natural Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food. It is specially formulated with fish blood & bone and seaweed which are natural plant growth promoters PLUS contains additional fast acting nutrients to give your plant a boost. Yates Thrive Natural Vegie & Herb is high in nitrogen for healthy green leaf growth. Simply add two capfuls to your nine litre watering and you can feed and water at the same time.



Protect your garden from nasty pests with Yates® Nature’s Way® Vegie and Herb Spray

Your new vegie & herb garden will be a feast for unwanted pests including aphids.  Aphids are small green, brown or black coloured insects that hide under foliage, and deplete your new plants by sucking the sap from leaves and stems.  Aphids can be controlled by spraying with Yates® Nature’s Way® Vegie and Herb Spray.  Certified organic, it’s a natural soap based spray that smothers and suffocates aphids on contact. Best of all it has no withholding period so you can simply wash and eat your produce after spraying. Spray every five to seven days and be sure to spray underneath leaves as this is where aphids can hide.


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