Get some quick wins in the vegie patch with baby lettuce and snow peas.

Yates Lettuce Baby Combo contains an interesting blend of baby leaf lettuces in greens and reds and different leaf shapes and textures.

They grow quickly, with sweet and tender leaves ready for harvesting just 6 weeks after sowing. And you can pick individual leaves as you need them, leaving the rest of the plant to continue to grow.

Perfect for a sunny or lightly shaded position in the vegie patch or in pots. So, add a gourmet splash to your salads and grow a delicious combo of baby lettuce. It’s time to sow some now!

Growing tips:

  • Lettuce seedlings are irresistible to snails and slugs. A light sprinkling of Yates Blitzem Snail Slug Pellets around the lettuces will attract and kill snails and slugs.

  • Regular feeding will encourage quick, healthy growth. Feed lettuces each week with easy to use Yates Thrive Vegie Herb Liquid Plant Food. Dilute 2 capfuls in a 9L watering can and you can feed as you water.

Disease Control:
Cool season vegies can be prone to diseases like downy mildew. Downy mildew is a fungal disease that is favoured by cool weather and starts as angular shaped yellow patches on the top of the leaves, often corresponding with furry or downy growth on the undersides.

It can rapidly spread to cover entire leaves. Downy mildew infections can result in death of leaves and lead to very poor plant health.
Yates Natures Way Fungus Spray is a broad spectrum fungicide that will control many common diseases of vegies.

It’s a very handy product to have on hand for winter as it will control:

  • Downy mildew, black rot and various leaf spots on brassica vegies.

  • Blights and spots on beans, including broad beans.

  • Downy mildew and bacterial leaf spot on lettuces.

  • Blights on peas.

  • Downy mildew on spinach, silverbeet and beetroot.

  • Downy mildew on roses & ornamentals.

Spray regularly as per the label directions to help keep vegies protected from disease.

 

Grow a green feast!

Peas are super versatile and can be used in appetising creations like soup, risotto and pasta, as well as fritters, purees and salads.

Yates Greenfeast Peas are a traditional favourite and produce an extremely heavy crop of large, even, well filled pods. They’re a mid-season shelling variety with a rich green colour and tender and deliciously sweet peas.

Growing Tips:

  • Being a dwarf variety, they don’t take up too much space. They don’t require a trellis to climb on, however will benefit from a low support (to 1m) to grow on.

  • Yates Greenfeast Peas have their best flavour when harvested as soon as pods are plump and well filled. Shelling peas is a fun and relaxing activity, including with kids. Who can shell the most peas into their bowl?

  • Peas should be sown in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of sunshine a day.

  • Sow seeds direct where they are to grow, into damp soil that’s been enriched first with some Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food. Don’t water again for a few days as pea seeds can rot if they’re too wet.

  • Seedlings should pop up in around 10 days and you can start harvesting in around 14 weeks.

  • To encourage a great harvest, as soon as the seedlings are established start feeding each week with Yates Thrive Flower Fruit Soluble Fertiliser, which is boosted with extra potassium which promotes flowering and pod development.

  • Keep picking pods regularly to help maximise the harvest.

  • At the end of the harvesting season, dig spent plants into the soil to add extra organic nitrogen.

  • Snails and slugs can quickly devour tender young pea seedlings. A light sprinkling of Yates Baysol Slug Snail Bait around where the seeds have been sown will attract and kill snails and slugs before they have a chance to eat your peas.


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Peas Greenfeast

A mid season variety that is noted for its extremely heavy crop of large, even, well filled pods.


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