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September Garden Guide

Spring has arrived and the warming of your garden means it will start coming to life again! Hopefully, you have kept the garden in tidy through the cooler months making it easier to start planting your spring garden.

McGregor's have made it easy to plan a productive garden with our guide to companion planting and you can even download our easy to follow chart FREE! Download the Companion Planting Guide.pdf

Plant Vegetables

North Island
Raddicho, Bean Scarlet, Chilli, Beetroot, Carrot, Parsnip, Basil, Cauliflower, Kale, Lettuce, Mesclun, Peas, Radish, Rocket, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Tomato, Rhubarb, Mizuna, Rock Melon, Lemon Grass, Leek, Kohl Rabi, Fennel, Cape Gooseberry, Celeriac, Chinese Cabbage, Artichoke, Watermelon, Turnip, Swede, Pak choy, Parsnip, Tarragon, Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Mint, Lavender, Dill, Chives, Chamomile Lawn, Gherkin, Brussel Sprouts, Okra, Zucchini, Borecole, Micro Green Mix, Mustard Salad

South Island
Raddicho, Bean Scarlet, Chilli, Beetroot, Carrot, Parsnip, Basil, Cauliflower, Kale, Lettuce, Mesclun, Peas, Radish, Rocket, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Tomato, Rhubarb, Mizuna, Rock Melon, Lemon Grass, Leek, Kohl Rabi, Fennel, Cape Gooseberry, Celeriac, Chinese Cabbage, Artichoke, Watermelon, Turnip, Swede, Pak Choy, Parsnip, Tarragon, Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Mint, Lavender, Dill, Chives, Chamomile Lawn, Gherkin, Brussel Sprouts

Plant Flowers

Wildflower, Poppy, Cosmos, Swan Plant, Phacelia, Gypsophilia, Dahlia, Zinnia, Sweet Pea, Sunflower, Stock, Snapdragon, Pansy, Nasturium, Marigold, Lupin, Lobelia, Livingstone Daisy, Hollyhock, Foxglove, Forget me not, Cottage Garden, Cornflower, Calendula, Aquilegia, Alyssum

Feed your garden

  • Companion planting is a great way to ensure a productive garden - Marigold Flowers are a good companion for basil, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, gourds, kale, potatoes, squash and tomatoes, melons
  • Protect your young seedlings from pests with Copper Oxychloride control fungus and bacterial diseases on fruit, vegetables and ornamentals such as Blackspot Fire Blight, Leaf Curl and Brown Rot.
  • Slugs and snails will begin to make an appearance with the warmer weather - protect your edibles with McGregor's Slug & Snail Pellets
  • Make sure you get the best from your crop this season with McGregor's FruitMax or McGregor's VegeMax. FruitMax and VegeMax are a complete liquid fertiliser that will maximise the production and development of your crop.
  • As you start to plan your Spring garden, it's a great time to replenish the nutrients in your soil - dig in compost to your soil for a top-up but make sure to give it time to settle the PH levels before planting seedlings. You can check your soil levels with the McGregor's moisture, light and pH meter.

Tidy up and control weeds

  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs as soon as their flowerings finished with our 195mm Bypass Secateurs, made with stainless steel blades - perfect for tough pruning tasks.
  • Protect your garden from pesky white butterfly and caterpillars with McGregor's Derris Dust - an organic insecticide that controls most chewing and sucking insects on vegetables and flowers.
  • Catch weeds early with McGregor’s Weed Out Advanced - it's a non-selective weed killer that will control annual and perennial weeds.
  • The safest way to apply Weed Killers is to ensure you follow the instructions carefully and use a well-sealed sprayer such as the McGregor's 5L Pressure Sprayer. Be sure to store in a secure place out of reach of children and pets.

Fresh ideas

Grow your own Tomatoes

Tomatoes thrive in both garden beds and pots and are available in so many easy-to-grow varieties – why not grow a whole selection for fun colour and flavour in salads? Kids can also help in the garden by growing their own cherry tomatoes in pots!