About our products

WHY OUR PRODUCTS STAND TALL

Atlantic Fertilisers produces a range of organic and semi-organic fertiliser products for use in the home garden, as well as in the commercial/agricultural market. The products are based on composted poultry manure, which is a one of nature’s oldest and most trusted sources of minerals and nutrients, which will condition soil and improve fertility.

In essence organic fertilisers work in three ways—firstly they directly add nutrition to the soil, secondly they stimulate the micro-biology within the soil which will break down organic matter to generate further nutrition, thirdly they stimulate root growth which provides a great soil surface area upon which to draw nutrients (& moisture/water)

Hence given the ‘nature’ of how organic fertilisers work they can basically be used in any application at any time and are hence all effectively multi-purpose products.

WHAT IS IN A NAME?

The vast Atlantic Ocean teems with a rich diversity of marine life. On the South west coast of Africa, its cold-climate Benguela Current supports abundant marine organisms, fish and mammal species through its oxygen rich waters.

On the African continent itself, our fertilisers nourish the earth in a similar manner. Using the finest organic and chemical ingredients, some sourced from the ocean itself, our products are formulated to improve and sustain biological activity in the soil.

Our company’s focus is on keeping soils healthy and nutrient rich and keeping soil ecosystems in balance. Our aim is to increase sustainability and assist you in growing healthy and vibrant gardens over the long term. We achieve this by thinking more broadly about our clients’ needs, and by adding value. This fresh approach to doing business means we offer you not only the best products available, but also products tailored to your conditions.

We are Atlantic Fertilisers – And like the ocean we are named for, we strive to support the cycle of life:

  • By offering you, the home gardener, the best products made according to time-tested recipes.
  • By helping you enrich your soil’s fertility.
  • By developing new products for specific conditions.

We are 100% South-African owned and support biological and sustainable gardening. Walk with us and you will see how we go the extra mile to support you, considering above all, your needs in our planning and future product development.

Atlantic Fertilisers: Familiar faces bring you professional and personal solutions in soil fertility and plant nutrition.

This is growth you can measure.

MEET THE MAIN GROWERS

SALES

Daniel Janse van Vuuren National sales manager 0860 110 110 daniel@atlanticfertilisers.co.za
Lauren Botha Gauteng 082 496 8388 lauren@atlanticfertilisers.co.za
Suné Harris Gauteng 079 198 8853 sune@atlanticfertilisers.co.za
Lee-Anne Visagie Western Cape 083 613 0776 leeanne@atlanticfertilisers.co.za

DISTRIBUTORS

Mango Moon Kwa-Zulu Natal 031 766 3823 admin@mangomooncc.co.za
AgriGarden Free Sate 057 396 3393 info@agrigarden.co.za
Plasgrow Mpumalanga 013 751 2076 marie@plasgrow.co.za
Hortiworld Namibia 00264 6122 4002 paul@hortiworldnam.com

ADMINISTRATION

Lynora Middleditch Accounts 0860 110 110 admin@atlanticfertilisers.co.za

ORDERS

Geone Jacobsz Sales orders 0860 110 110 orders@atlanticfertilisers.co.za

OPERATIONS

Zandre Hanekom Warehouse manager 082 416 8608 operations@atlanticfertilisers.co..za

MANAGEMENT

Peter Runkel 0860 110 110 peter@atlanticfertilisers.co.za




The full measure:
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Available at all leading Nursery & Hardware stores throughout South Africa

BIO GANIC ALL PURPOSE



Bio Ganic All Purpose is a unique blend of the highest quality organic fertiliser and natural minerals, specifically formulated for the most effective and safe feeding of all your garden plants.

Essential plant nutrients are released slowly into the soil, stimulating microbiological activity, making further nutrients available to plants. Bio Ganic All Purpose also encourages the development of healthy, well structured soils.

It promotes microbial and earthworm activity which bind soil particles together to improve soil structure and tilth. Better soil structure allows roots to grow unrestricted in a nutrient rich environment.

  • Premium non-chemical fertiliser- organic and environment friendly
  • Pelletised for slow, consistent release of nutrients and easy application
  • pH Neutral
  • Composted and heat treated which kills weed seeds and significantly reduces harmful bacteria - pathogen free with no germs, mould or bacteria
  • Improves soil organic matter and increases soil water holding capacity
  • Convenient and safe to use
  • Will not burn seedlings or plants

Usage

FLOWERS & SHRUBS

Apply 100g per square metre every 6 to 8 weeks.

TREES

Apply 500g per tree for each year of the tree’s age (up to 2.5kg) every 10 to 12 weeks.

INDIGENOUS

Apply 50g-100g per plant every 10 to 12 weeks.

POT PLANTS

Apply 15-30g (1-2Tbs), depending on the size of the pot. Work into the top layer of soil.

Available in 5, 10 & 20 kg


Active Ingredients (g/kg):

N 26 Mn 0.61
P 18 Cu 0.06
K 33 B 0.05
S 10 Mo 0.005
Ca 36 C 115
Mg 7 Humic Acid 54
Fe 5 Fulvic Acid 116
Zn 0.54
Reg. No. Act 36 0f 1947. B4844

BIO GANIC LAWNS



Bio Ganic for Lawns is an ideal organic food for all lawns. It is suitable for new and established lawns and its slow release properties help prevent thatch build up. Bio Ganic for Lawns promotes natural, healthy growth of your lawn; essential plant nutrients are released slowly into the soil, stimulating microbiological activity and making further nutrients available to grass.

Bio Ganic for Lawns is in a crumble form to allow for easy application and absorption over a large surface area.

  • Premium non-chemical fertiliser- organic and environment friendly
  • In crumble form for ease of use providing slow, consistent release of nutrients and sustained growth.
  • pH Neutral
  • Composted and heat treated which kills weed seeds and significantly reduces harmful bacteria - pathogen free with no germs, mould or bacteria
  • Improves soil organic matter and increases soil water holding capacity
  • Convenient and safe to use
  • Will not burn lawns.

Usage

NEW LAWNS

200g per m2 spread evenly and incorporated into top 10cm of soil prior to seeding or laying.

ESTABLISHED LAWNS

Apply 50g-100g per m2 every 10 to 12 weeks throughout the year.

Available in 5 & 10 kg


Active Ingredients (g/kg):

N 26 Mn 0.61
P 18 Cu 0.06
K 33 B 0.05
S 10 Mo 0.005
Ca 36 C 115
Mg 7 Humic Acid 54
Fe 5 Fulvic Acid 116
Zn 0.54
Reg. No. Act 36 0f 1947. B4844



BIO OCEAN



Packed full of goodness, Bio Ocean is a soil and plant conditioner, manufactured by composting seaweed, fishmeal, humic acid and poultry manure. The key ingredient seaweed, contains a range of naturally occurring minerals and growth stimulants which help maximise plant growth. It is also known for its ability to retain moisture and increase the moisture level of the plant’s cell sap – in turn increasing the plant’s ability to resist frost and heat stress.

Bio Ocean will retain up to 120% of its own weight in moisture – significantly increasing the soil’s ability to hold onto water. Bio Ocean increases resistance to pests and disease, stimulates healthy growth above and below the ground and generally improves the well-being of your soil and plants.

Bio Ocean is ideally suited for establishing new plants, feeding of herbs, vegetables, flowering plants and for use on indigenous plants.

  • Premium non-chemical fertiliser- organic and environment friendly
  • Added kelp and fishmeal, with naturally occurring growth stimulants
  • Pelletised for slow, consistent release of nutrients and easy application
  • pH Neutral
  • Composted and heat treated which kills weed seeds and significantly reduces harmful bacteria - pathogen free with no germs, mould or bacteria
  • Improves soil organic matter and increases soil water holding capacity
  • Convenient and safe to use
  • Will not burn seedlings or plants

Usage

VEGETABLES & HERBS

Apply 50-100g per m2 every 6 weeks.

PLANTING

Apply 100g to the base of the hole and mix in with the soil.

FLOWERS & SHRUBS

Apply 100g per m2 every 6 to 8 weeks.

TREES

Apply 500g per tree for each year of the tree’s age (up to 2.5kg) every 10 to 12 weeks.

INDIGENOUS

Apply 50-100g per plant every 10 to 12 weeks, ideally suited for establishing all new plants.

POT PLANTS

Apply 15-30g (1-2Tbs), depending on the size of the pot. Work into the top layer of soil.

Available in 5 & 10kg


Active Ingredients (g/kg):

N 27 Mn 0.58
P 17 Cu 0.06
K 31 B 0.05
S 9 Mo 0.005
Ca 35 C 109
Mg 7 Humic Acid 30
Fe 5 Fulvic Acid 172
Zn 0.51
Reg. No. Act 36 0f 1947. B4842

FLOWER & FRUIT



Flower & Fruit combines the best of both worlds; its organic base provides a full range of plant nutrients in a slow release form, whilst the carefully selected water-soluble nutrients have been added to maximise the performance of each application. Flower & Fruit is ideal for all flowering and fruit bearing plants (except indigenous plants and bare-rooted roses).

  • An increase in quantity and quality of blooms per bush
  • An increase in quantity and quality of fruit
  • Increased resistance to diseases and pests
  • A more robust and healthy plant

Usage

Apply Flower & Fruit evenly to pre-soaked soil around the drip line of the plant or tree and water again, well. Keep fertiliser at least 20cm away from the base and avoid contact with foliage or flowers. Apply after signs of new season growth and thereafter every 6-8 weeks throughout the growing season. Apply Atlantic Bio Ocean in winter


Analysis: (g/kg):

N 92.05
P 19.25
K 90.50
S 2.70
Ca 11.25
Mg 3.60
Zn 200
Organic Matter 292.50
Fertiliser Group 1 Reg. No. K10221 Act 36 of 1947




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January in the garden

The new year has arrived with a bang! There are 365 days ahead to grow something, which makes every day a gardening day and every month a peak season.

Flex your gardening muscles

Giving yourself a good workout in the privacy of your own backyard is much nicer than going to a gym and you don’t have to force your ‘love handles’ into unbecoming lycra!

While you are getting fitter and trimmer with pruning, weeding, composting, raking, digging, planting and mowing, your garden will reward your time and spent perspiration with lush growth and great harvests of flowers and edibles. Another advantage is that garden gym, which means spending time outside in the sunshine and fresh air, has a positive influence on your psychological health as well – it relieves stress and helps with depression. Regular hours spent in the garden will work out the muscles in your legs, back, stomach and will also give you a healthy cardiovascular buzz while the calories slowly melt away.

Before starting your garden gym session, warm up those cold muscles by stretching a bit – it gives you time to decide what you are going to tackle first. Vary your garden workout with different actions like pruning, raking, mowing, digging and weeding, and spend about 15 minutes on each activity to work out different muscles. Do some stretching and releasing exercises before moving on to the next action. If you stick to this regime regularly, everything which needs to be done in the garden will be done, and you will become trim and fit!

Plant smart... “Verdure” smart!

Be on trend with one of the Pantone colour group for 2018 called "verdure". Complementing shades in this group include "celery green", "berry-infused purple" and "egg shell blue". It is said that these colours are "symbolic of health".

Another gardening trend is to plant veggies in between flowers in garden beds and containers, flying the old fashioned idea of traditional vegetable gardens hidden away in an unseen corner of the garden. So, grow different colours of basil (the most popular herb on earth to use in salads, pasta dishes or as garnish), between your petunias and other flowering gems like Euphorbia 'Diamond Dust' and 'Kilimanjaro'. Some of the different basils include:
Purple basil has spicy, scented, deep-purple oval leaves with clusters of pink flowers in summer.
'Purple Ruffles' has large, shiny, purple-black, ruffled and fringed leaves, with pink flowers.
'Siam Queen' has lush green leaves, square purple stems and deep-purple flowers.
'Magical Michael' is a compact, bushy plant with small purple and white flowers.

New plants for sunny spots

  • Coreopsis 'Citrine': Bright, compact, showy and tough! 'Citrine' impress with great blooming beauty and a very neat growth habit throughout summer. The new flowers appear right on top of the old ones which just disappear. Coreopsis 'Citrine' works well en masse, as edging, or in mixed beds or containers. Low maintenance, easy to grow, and perfect for the sunniest places.
  • Brachyscome Fresco Candy: Tons of bright magenta blooms cover these mounded plants all season long. 'Fresco Candy' is ideal for mixed containers. The plants are sensitive to over-watering, and for optimal performance, must be fed with a slow release Flower and Fruit fertiliser to ensure good flowering.
  • Petunia ‘Babydoll’: Meet the little sister of Petunia 'Night Sky’! Another unique colour pattern on a neat plant with great performance. 'Night Sky' and its sister variety 'Babydoll' may have the most distinctive blooms you’ve ever seen on this planet. 'Babydoll' is primarily pink/rose but features eye-catching splashes of white/cream. 'Night Sky' is primarily purple with splashes of white/cream. Ideal for containers and hanging baskets, or as a unique centrepiece on your patio table. Deadhead spent and faded flowers to encourage new blooms.

Bedding besties

Zinnias can always be trusted on to supply bright colour in the hottest months of the year. They have leathery leaves and sturdy flowers which love the hot sun. Modern varieties are much more disease resistant than the old-fashioned ones grandma used to grow, and while tall growing, well-branched varieties are still popular. One can also fill the garden with dwarf types like ‘Profusion’, ‘Mondo’ and ‘Zahara’ - all three are suitable for container planting too.

A resolution to keep to:

If we pledge our minds and hearts to using modern technology and good old common sense to save water, we will get the maximum value out of what we have committed to the soil with a clear conscience - not only in large gardens, but also in small spaces, and even in pots on a patio or balcony.

  • On hot days mist-spray houseplants like ferns and orchids to provide extra humidity.
  • Keep ponds and bird baths topped up.
  • Punch holes in the bottom of plastic milk, water, or soft drink bottles, place them on or in the soil around plants, and fill them with water from your hose or watering can as needed.
  • Use a soaker hose rather than a sprinkler. Less water is required because the water is concentrated on the soil nearer the roots, and there is less evaporation.

Mulching is priority!

Mulch around all plants and veggies using a light 5-10cm mulch (dried leaves, straw, bark, coarse compost and other commercial mulches available at GCA nurseries), which allow water to penetrate the soil easily.

Advantage: Watering requirements can be cut down to 50% and weeds are smothered and discouraged (weeds compete with plants and grass for water, so mulch is essential)

Another New year's resolution!

Re-organise and declutter your space. We want low maintenance gardens, full of well-performing plants. So, ask at your favourite GCA garden centre for plants that can be relied on to grow effortlessly, and without too much water.

Bug watch

  • Remove old flower stalks and dead material around the base of spent perennials to curb mildew, rust and red spider mite.
  • Spray roses against black spot, mildew and aphids.
  • Watch out for hawk moth caterpillars feeding at night on impatiens, arum lilies and fuchsias – remove them by hand.
  • Control lawn caterpillar infestations.

Remedies for all the above pest and disease problems are available at your nearest GCA garden centre.

You need to feed

Bio Ganic for Lawns is an ideal organic food for all lawns. It is suitable for new and established lawns and its slow release properties help prevent thatch build up. Bio Ganic for Lawns promotes the natural, healthy growth of your lawn; essential plant nutrients are released slowly into the soil, stimulating microbiological activity and making further nutrients available to grass and helps to maintain their lush green colour.

Garden containers, young seedlings, and indoor plants should be fed every two weeks with liquid fertiliser. Azaleas and camellias will need an acid fertiliser to help them set buds for winter.

Rose care for January

Make the following resolutions to grow the best roses ever:

  • Deadhead or lightly cut back the stems of the red roses in your garden on the second day of the year. They will then flower on St Valentine’s Day :)
  • Keep them foliated by not cutting long stemmed blooms for the vase and spray regularly and preventatively against black spot, mildew and red spider mites to avoid leaf drop.
  • Study your roses. If the leaves are a bleak light green colour, they need Flower and Fruit fertiliser. Bad performance can mean that the roots are too dry or robbed of food and water by another plant's roots.
  • Use water in a clever way. Roses need at least two or three deep watering a week. If you have restrictions, water them with grey water.
  • Mulch the soil around the base of your roses. This will keep them cool for the heat to come

Inland gardening

(Gauteng, Free State, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo)

  • Don’t allow evergreen hedges and topiaries to grow out of shape. Keep them lightly trimmed and neat.
  • Sow beans, beetroot, carrots, leeks, sweet corn, radish, spinach, and Cape gooseberries, and plant seedlings of tomatoes, chilies, basil, lettuce, celery, parsley, and brinjal.
  • Feed fruit trees like mangoes, avocados, lemons and granadilla vines. Apply the specialised fertilisers for roots, foliage, and future fruit production – use slow releasing Bio Ocean fertiliser at this time of the year.
  • Remove fallen fruit to discourage pests breeding in them.
  • Sow quick-maturing lobularias (alyssum), dwarf marigolds, portulacas and zinnias.
  • Plant seedlings of Celosia, annual salvias, petunias, impatiens, vincas, begonias and marigolds.
  • Problems with scale and aphids? Spray against these critters. Visit your local GCA garden centre for the best spray.
  • Ensure there is no stagnant water in the cup-area of bromeliads - this will prevent mosquito larvae from hatching there.
  • Nip out the growing tips of chrysanthemums and poinsettias to encourage bushy growth.

Coastal gardening

(Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal)

  • Prune low branches of trees to allow in more sunlight.
  • Tame overgrown shrubs, except those which will flower and produce berries in winter and spring.
  • Thin out deciduous climbers like wisterias, Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) and ornamental vines (Vitus coignetiae).
  • Espaliering or training the long branches of climbing roses will encourage flowering.
  • Rotate indoor and shady patio plants, as well as hanging baskets, regularly towards the light to ensure even leaf growth.
  • Pull out the old flowering stems of Inca lilies with a firm tug.
  • Cut long lavender stalks, tie into bunches and hang upside down to dry. Place them in your linen cupboard.
  • Cut spent flowers of liliums, leaving the leafy stems to produce enough food to the bulbs for next season. Keep well-watered and well-fed until they die down.
  • Plant more chives, oregano, marjoram, thyme, sage, coriander and remember to plant your first crop of seed potatoes for an early winter harvest.
 

Basil on the Balcony

Basil is one of the most versatile herbs, with different varieties that each offer unique properties and uses. Not only is Basil a useful herb, but it is beautiful too. Some varieties have broad leaves, while others have petite leaves. Add this incredible herb to your balcony garden for a fresh, lush look, or grow it as a handy, ready-to-reach-for, addition to your cooking. Here are a few species that are easy to grow and offer an incredible range of different textures and scents.

Aristotle Basil

This species of basil offers a great number of uses, first and foremost in the kitchen. It gives a delightful flavour to fresh salads, Greek and Italian cooking, while the small leaves make it an attractive and aromatic plant for the balcony. It is a dense, compact bush that grows to around 25cm in height. You can grow it in its own planter, or add it to mixed planters.

You can harvest leaves fairly regularly provided you do it in a balanced method. Try to pick leaves in such a way that it is not noticeable. Give them lots of light, shelter from the wind, and they will reward you with a nutritious addition to recipes, being jam-packed with vitamin K, vitamin A, copper, iron, and manganese.

Dark Opal Basil

This beautiful purple variety of basil is a great ornamental plant. Their leaves are larger, around 2-3cm at full size, with variegated green elements. These aromatic leaves are also fantastic in pasta, stews, and vegetable dishes. Companion them with cherry tomatoes on your balcony for a power team, because they naturally repel tomato hornworms, aphids, and mites.

They enjoy a sterile soil that is kept moist, especially for the first 2 or 3 weeks if you are growing them from seed, to facilitate their germination process. They like small pots in sunny places with rich, well-drained soil. They can share a planter with others but need a gap of about 45 centimetres to prevent cramping. Transplant the seedlings at 6 weeks, and give them a hole in the soil that can comfortably house the entire root system. To encourage a fuller bush, flower buds can be pinched off.

Dolce Fresca

This medium-sized plant delivers a lot of usable leaves and is the ideal variety of basil to grow in planters on the balcony. Plant seeds around 30cm apart. Dolce Fresca stays neat, compact and controlled, where other varieties become lengthy and messy, so this is a fantastic choice for aesthetic purposes. Expect your Dolce Fresca to grow to around 30-35cm in height.

Red Rubin and other varieties

Another interesting and decorative species of basil is the Red Rubin. It has large, dark red leaves with elements of purple. It has a sweet, aromatic scent and grows fairly tall, reaching around 60cm in height.

Thai-Siam Queen, Ajaka, Dark Lady, Green Ball, Harlekin, Red Ball and Wild Magic are other fantastic varieties of basil to grow on your balcony, involve in your decor, and add to your cooking.

Whichever type of basil you decide to grow, they’re all fantastic in cooking. Each has a different flavour and can be used to add a special touch to pesto, pasta dishes, salads, and a variety of other dishes. There’s nothing better than the flavour of fresh homegrown basil in home cooking!

That’s balcony gardening with basil in a nutshell! The only thing left to do now is try not to make the neighbours jealous with the lovely fragrance….

 
 

With the holidays stretching out before us, it is definitely time to get those little hands busy, and what better way to keep busy, than to make something out of nothing, that everyone will enjoy. A chair planter is a creative and easy-to-make decoration that can liven up any patio or quiet corner. It doesn’t require much in terms of tools, and the task is straightforward.

Why renew, reuse, recycle?

By upcycling an old chair, we are adding value to the garden, creating a beautiful gift, or simply keeping busy. At the same time, it prevents an old chair going to waste. Keeping our landfill sites as empty as possible is extremely important for our natural environment and for the wildlife in those areas. We can minimise the amount of rubbish that goes to a landfill site by renewing, reusing and recycling as much as possible at home. That is why we are going to take an old chair and create something fresh, new, and beautiful.

You will need

  • An old, unused chair. The best chair to use would be a wooden one, but the most important chair to use is one that is not being used already. If your chair is slightly weathered and damaged, it’s absolutely perfect!
  • A hanging basket with the hooks and chains removed. You can use a wire basket from your local GCA, or find an old one at home. For this project, rustic items will work perfectly.
  • Flowering plants. It is a good idea to plan ahead and decide whether your chair planter will be placed outside, inside, in sun or shade. That will help you to choose flowers that will happily live in those conditions. Begonia boliviensis is a great plant to put into your hanging baskets, so is the classic and cute Petunia plant, or New Guinea Impatiens which we used.
  • Potting mix. Ask your GCA to help you pick the best mix for the plants you have chosen.

Get creative!

  1. The first step in this project is to remove the seat of the chair. The seat is probably stapled on with a staple gun, so be careful not to damage the rest of the chair as you lift the seating away.
  2. Our attention will now move to the hanging basket. Get your kids to fill the hanging basket with potting soil, keeping it only semi-full. (This ensures that the hanging basket isn’t completely full and will leave enough space to plant your flowers, and still make sure that their roots are comfortable and supported)
  3. Help your little ones to place the plants gently in the hanging basket, covering the roots with soil and gently pressing the soil down to make sure the plant is well supported. If there isn’t enough space for the amount of soil that is needed to keep the plant supported, you might need a larger basket.
  4. Give the plant a good amount of water, ensuring the soil is properly soaked. You can now place the basket into the chair, filling the seating area with beautiful flowers. Remember to give your flowers the right amount of water, and a little bit of sunlight every day.




Fertilise all year round

Our products are suitable to use in any season

IDEAL FOR ALL SEASONS

Traditionally, and contrary to the practices of professional growers, home gardeners only applied fertilisers to their lawns and gardens in autumn and spring. No applications were made in winter or summer. This was primarily because the nutrients in chemical fertilisers would "leach" in winter and "burn" in summer providing very little if any positive impact on the garden.

Atlantic Fertilisers range of organic fertilisers was designed and developed by experts to provide consistent and sustained growth of your garden plants and lawns throughout the year.

Remember that a happy, healthy, well nourished plant will look great, perform better and be less likely to be plagued by pests and disease.

Summer

The most stressful season for plants and lawns. Summer feeding will result in healthy root and plant growth, extended flowering and reduced inclination to pests and disease.

Autumn

Many plants begin to lose their leaves at this time. Feeding in autumn will allow plants to store nutrients to help them survive through winter.

Winter

KUlants may appear dormant above the surface, but feeding in winter allows root systems to take up nutrients from the soil, in preparation for the flush of new growth in spring.

Spring

As the temperature rises our plants and lawns burst into life. Feeding in spring encourages this burst of energy and provides sustained plant growth.





Get in touch with us

0860 110 110

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