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Aloes like rich well-draining soil, but have little tolerance for heavy clay. To improve poor drainage, try raising the beds by adding about 30cm of river sand and a generous helping of compost. If you’re planting aloes in pots, use a succulent potting mixture with some added compost and some Talborne Vita Grow into the mix. The right mix doesnt allow water to collect on the top of the soil. Most aloes need full sun but there are exceptions so do a bit of research. Generally those grown in full sun have better colouring, flower strongly and are less susceptible to pests and diseases. Aloes in the garden respond well to organic fertilising, especially at the beginning of spring (for better summer growth). Use an organic, slow-release fertiliser like Talborne Vita Grow, and in February to March (to enhance flowering) feed them with Talborne Fruit & Flower (3:1:5). Due to leaching, aloes in pots need more feeding. Use an organic, slow-release fertiliser like Talborne Fruit & Flower (3:1:5) every three months.
The Aloe Collection: Aloe aristata The stemless aloe, also called “lace aloe” and “guinea-fowl” aloe, is known for its deep green, saw toothed leaves and their unique white speckles. It looks a lot like another common succulent, the haworthia, and is often confused with this distant cousin. Its large orange flowers attract a variety of birds and insects, especially bees, that encourage the health and longevity of this plant and other plants in its immediate area. That makes it another excellent plant for gardens, as it requires little care and thrives in warm and cool climates. The aloe aristata also has therapeutic roots, as it is used it for wound healing in Ayurveda. #aloearistata #guineafowlaloe #lacealoe #succulent #waterwise #Ayurveda #africanaloes #growingaloes http://ow.ly/f8z930lpeqG
The Aloe Collection: #Aloe arborescens This large, much-branched shrub is distributed mainly over the eastern, summer rainfall areas of South Africa, occurring from the Cape Peninsula through KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo province and further north into Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. It can be found growing at sea level right up to the tops of mountains. Aloe arborescens is one of approximately 130 Aloe species native to southern Africa. It is possibly the most widely cultivated aloe in the world and can be seen grown in gardens in many cities around the world. Aloe Arborescens is regularly used to treat livestock such as calves and chickens, domestic animals as well as humans. It is a convenient first-aid treatment for burns, wounds, abrasions, cancer sores and digestive tonic. There is growing experimental evidence for its use as an antiviral and an adjuvant cancer treatment due to its immune modulating effects. http://ow.ly/dxsk30lnXdu #aloes #aloesforhealth #waterwise #growingaloes #africanplants
Organic Citrus Series:🍋🍊🌳 Citrus trees are very productive and therefore hungry trees so here are some tips on feeding them. FEEDING CITRUS: ~ Feed with VITA Fruit & Flower 3:1:5(18) every 4 months in their producing cycle to maintain flowering & fruiting and tree health. ~ Post-harvest, feed with VITA GROW 2:3:2(16) to nourish roots and build up energy reserves in the tree for the new season. Disease or Dis/Ease and pest attack is usually a symptom of a stressed tree resulting from a shortage of water or food. #growinghealth #organiccitrus #nutritiousfoodforplants #healthycitrus
Organic Citrus Series: Gardeners often seem challenged by the maintenance of healthy, productive citrus trees - either the tree doesn’t bear fruit or fruit drops before maturing or insect control is a problem. The easy secret to healthy citrus trees is correct planting, fertilizing and watering. HOW TO PLANT A CITRUS TREE IN THE GARDEN: 1. Prepare the planting hole that will cover the root ball of the tree. Remove the pot or sleeve and position tree in hole. 2. Mix the soil dug from the hole with 1 Litre of quality compost and 150g Vita Grow 2:3:2(16) organic fertilizer. Then fill the hole around the root ball with this soil mix. 3. Water well, then mulch with wood chips placed up to 10cm of stem to prevent root or collar rot. Talborne VITA GROW 2:3:2(16) organic fertilizer available at Garden Centre’s. See www.talborne.co.za for a list of stockists. #growinghealth #organiccitrus #growyourown #itseasywithtalborne #kitchengarden
Citrus must be the juiciest, fresh and health giving fruit on earth. The Gardener can choose from a wide variety, or have a tree of each - Oranges, Grapefruits, Lemons and easy peelers like Naartjies, Minneola’s, Satsumas, Kumquats, Pomelo’s and the list just goes on... #growinghealth #organiccitrus #growyourown #itseasywithtalborne #kitchengarden
HOW TO PLANT CITRUS IN A CONTAINER: 🍋🍊 1. Select a suitable size container that will allow for roots to grow to maturity 2. Place small stones over drainage holes 3. Mix VITA GROW 2:3:2(16) at 20ml for medium pots or 50ml for large containers, into a good quality potting soil. Fertilis Earthworm Castings can be added to enrich potting soil, and BERA Urbanscape Green Cubes can be mixed into potting medium in ratio of 1:5 parts green cubes to potting medium for water retention in pots. 4. Remove sleeve or pot around citrus tree, position tree in container and fill container with potting mix. 5. Water well. #growinghealth #organiccitrus #lemontree #urbangardening #containergardening #beragravelfix
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