About our products


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.


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.



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


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AgriGarden Free Sate 057 396 3393 info@agrigarden.co.za
Plasgrow Mpumalanga 013 751 2076 marie@plasgrow.co.za
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Lynora Middleditch Accounts 0860 110 110 admin@atlanticfertilisers.co.za


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


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


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

The full measure:
our product range

Available at all leading Nursery & Hardware stores throughout South Africa


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



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


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


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


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 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.



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


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


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



Apply 50-100g per m2 every 6 weeks.


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


Apply 100g per m2 every 6 to 8 weeks.


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


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


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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Our fertilisers are available at all leading Nursery & Hardware stores throughout South Africa


April in your garden

It is spring bulb planting time, and school holidays again. Put the kids to work and play, with you in the backyard this Easter.

Smart planting!

GCA garden centers across the country report that the following plants are on their top-selling hit parade in autumn. You can’t afford to miss out!

  • Aloe hybrid 'porcupine' - a compact aloe with striking bi-coloured flowers in deep rose pink and greenish cream shades, peaking in autumn. Perfect for hot rock gardens or pots.
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' - a compact hybrid of an old favourite with bright variegated foliage. Perfect for low hedging.
  • Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) - spiny succulent with sparse leaves and bright flower bracts. Available in a variety of different colours. Drought-tolerant, and perfect for pots too.
  • Angel wings (Gaura 'Rosy Jane') - a desirable perennial with delicate, two-tone pink and white flowers. A new form of an old gardening favourite!
  • Horseshoe pelargonium (Pelargonium zonale) - the indigenous specie grows into a wild woody shrub, flowering in pink all the time. Modern hybrids will shower you with colour in every shade. Great for beds, window boxes, and pots.
  • Ribbon bush (Hypoestes aristata) - masses of attractive lilac pink flowers on an indigenous shrub which likes to grow in the dry shade of trees.
  • Everlasting (Syncarpha argentea) - silvery foliage on a dainty plant, supporting small, paper-like flowers in soft pink and white. Perfect for pots too.
  • Hairawn muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) - grass with spectacular and billowing inflorescences of masses of vibrant pink, airy flowers on tall stems. This grass tolerates poorly drained soil but also drought conditions. Perfect for meadow planting.

A digging patch

If we don't make time to teach the young folk to love gardening, who is going to plant trees, flowers, fruit and vegetables one day. Will it be drones?
Kids love to dig, play in the mud and create little imaginary gardens in the soil with sticks, stones, leaves and friendly flower faces (like daisies and hibiscus) which they are allowed to pick from the garden. This Easter, get them to help you dig, plant, sow and get involved. A sandpit filled with all kinds of plastic toys is of course an option, but they will have much more fun if allowed to get really dirty and muddy in ordinary garden soil, close to where you are digging and planting yourself. Remember kids love to 'help' you in the garden, but soon do their own thing.

Wish list stuff: Kid-sized gardening tools, small wheelbarrows, bright watering cans and pint-sized garden focal points, hobbit houses and even dainty little artificial plants to build fairy gardens. Big GCA garden centres stock a wide range of kiddie's tools and ornaments for miniature landscaped gardens.

Hedge up in April

Define your space and create boundaries with a living hedge. The advantage of such a large planting project now, is that cooler soil gives young hedge plants a chance to settle in well and cooler weather will allow you to spend the time needed to dig the trench needed to plant them in. Digging a trench goes a long way to help you to plant a straight hedge. Dig to about 60cm deep and enrich the excavated soil with compost, kraal manure and bonemeal or superphosphate before filling it back. You will then find it easy to make small planting holes, fitting the root ball of young nursery plants. Trending now is hedge plants with a dual purpose - defining space and supplying you with edibles. Choices include quinces, pomegranates and the indigenous and water wise big num-num (Carissa macrocarpa).

Grow a lemon tree

Two of the most important requirements for growing citrus are full sun, and soil which drains well. If there is doubt about the latter - like heavy clay soil – it is a better idea to plant citrus trees in a raised bed to which commercial potting soil and coarse compost have been added, or in a large pot filled with quality potting soil. Always plant a young citrus tree on the same level as grown in its nursery bag – never deeper or shallower. Prepare the planting hole well with lots of compost and a large handful of bonemeal.

Feeding lemon trees

Feeding young trees which must still establish, is not a critical thing in the first year or two, but older trees are gross feeders. To ensure a great harvest of fruit, you have to fertilise at least four times per year – in July, September, January and April – use Atlantic Bio Ocean fertiliser, 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.

Citrus trees growing in pots need additional and regular feeding with a liquid fertiliser.

Water this way

Citrus trees are not water guzzlers and deep watering once a week now, and every two weeks in winter, is ample for established trees. Young trees and those growing in containers will need a bit more water, depending on weather conditions. Potted trees can be allowed to dry out a bit before watering, but should not remain dry for prolonged periods. Ensure you water citrus trees well when in blossom, and the fruit starts forming. Reduce watering when the fruit starts swelling and changing colour. A little drought stress at this stage betters the sugar quality and juiciness of the fruit.

Time to plant your spring bulbs

From the weirdest looking corms and dried out little bulbs, will burst forth the most beautiful spring flowers on earth, and for very little effort too!

Hot tips on bulb planting

  • Because spring-flowering bulbs need to be cool, don't plant them next to hard landscaping like driveways or paved pathways.
  • Avoid north-facing walls and if planted in containers, keep them in morning sun and afternoon shade.
  • Plant all spring-flowering bulbs with the pointed side up (except anemones, which should be planted with the pointed side down). Bulbs with fingers or claws, like ranunculi, should be planted with the fingers pointing downwards. Small bulbs like anemone, leucojum, muscari, lachenalia, tritonia and ranunculus should be planted 5cm deep, and larger ones like hyacinth, freesia, and Dutch iris should be planted 10cm deep. Use a dibber (a tool to make holes in the soil) or bulb planter to do the job.
  • Keeping the soil moist at root level is the most important aspect of growing bulbs. Soak the soil to a depth of about 15cm every four to five days.
  • Potted bulbs will need more regular watering – even every day if dry. Never allow the base of the pots to stand in water.

Remember to: Toss some “waterblommetjie” bulbs into your pond - they will grow well in water between 10-60cm deep, and will soon settle into the mud sediment at the bottom of the pond, giving you a tasty flower harvest in late winter and spring.

Too little space and too much shade?

Interplant winter veggies in the flower garden. Try red-leaf lettuce, Swiss chard 'Bright Lights', beetroot, oriental greens and kale. More pretty leaves to plant are flowering kale - one of the showiest foliage annuals around!

Grow your own garlic

You can buy garlic bulb sets from nurseries. Pick a sunny spot with well-draining soil and plant the cloves about 15cm apart in drills of about 7cm deep. The clove’s noses should just be covered with a thin layer of soil. Water regularly. You can also plant garlic in containers.

Roses in April - fill in the gaps

As roses are deciduous, their bottom leaves will soon turn brown and start dropping off. Planting cool-season annuals in front of them will screen the bare stems at the base of the bush. Choose sun lovers like alyssum, calendulas, dwarf snapdragons, lobelias, Namaqualand daisies, phlox and pansies.

Inland gardening

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

  • Young fruit trees, especially deciduous types like peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots, can be planted this month.
  • Once raspberries have finished fruiting, prune the old canes back.
  • Keep your gardenias well-watered now. Although they flower mostly in summer, they still form new buds until late autumn, which mature on the plant and will open as soon as temperatures rise again. If they experience a lack of water in this phase, the buds fail to open and fall off.
  • Now is the ideal time to move trees and shrubs to different spaces in your garden, if you wish. As the heat is over, plants will have a better chance to establish themselves again in a new area.
  • Plant the full range of osteospermums, arctotis and diascias for instant colour – they bloom now and love the cooler weather.
  • Italian cypress aphids are active in the cooler months; keep on spraying conifers against them.
  • Use fallen leaves as a mulch for woodland plants like azaleas and rhododendrons.
  • Prune evergreen hedges - also clean them out at the base, as it can become a hiding and overwintering place for many unwelcome objects and critters.
  • Clear away fallen leaves and rotten fruit under fruit trees. It will prevent rose beetles and fruit fly from breeding and overwintering there. You can also dig around the base of the trees and lay down a fresh layer of organic mulch.

Coastal gardening

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

  • Fynbos like ericas, acmadenias and buchus (Agathosma) are easy to grow and lots of species flower in April. As their root systems are very fine, they should never be allowed to dry out completely if grown in containers or newly planted in the garden, until well established.
  • Fill up garden beds with lots of lasting and tough golden daisies (Euryops pectinatus). Feed with Bio Ocean fertiliser, ideal for flowering plants and a big water saver!
  • Feed sweet peas once a month with a fertiliser high in potassium. Remember to feed other winter and spring-flowering annuals regularly too. Use Bio Ganic All Purpose fertiliser for general feeding.
  • Start potting up herbs for winter use and place them in a sunny spot close to the back door.
  • Turn the compost heap over and check for larvae and pupae of fruit fly and rose beetle.
  • Plant out seedlings of larkspurs, delphiniums and foxgloves into well prepared beds. They enjoy deep, rich and well-drained soil in a sunny to lightly shaded spot. Tall bi-annuals like these will need staking and this is best done when planting them out. Never water these plants from the top – wet foliage can encourage disease. Rather soak the soil at the base of the plants. They are all gross feeders - fertilise them every two weeks with a soluble fertiliser, or once every six to eight weeks with Atlantic Fertilisers Flower & Fruit Fertiliser.
  • Clean out hanging baskets and plant them up with pelargoniums and cascading petunias.

Source: Life is a Garden


An ideal indoor-plant to enjoy at home or work

Sometimes we all just need a little PEACE & QUIET…

In the wonderful world of plants, we have an indoor plant specifically dedicated to exactly that, Soleirolia soleirolii more commonly known as ‘Peace in the Home’ (although in some regions it is also known as the ‘Mind-your-own-business’ plant, which we guess is pretty much the same thing!)

‘Peace in the home’ is a low-growing, spreading foliage plant with small delicate leaves. It originates in the northern Mediterranean region, loves moisture and shade, and as such is best grown indoors in low to medium light areas.

‘Peace-in-the-home’ like all indoor plants, has been proven to reduce stress, ease eye irritations, headaches and fatigue – indoor plants even contribute to improved concentration and less absenteeism in offices. So, they certainly offer a quick and easy way to ‘instantly’ add ‘peace’ to the home.

‘Peace-in-the-home’ can be found in the indoor plant section of your GCA nursery. They are typically planted into small 10cm pots and sometimes in wider bowls. They make an excellent ‘Thank You’ gift – offering a quirky and meaningful gift of appreciation that lasts for months.

Trending: ‘Peace-in-the-home’ is ideally suited to use in terrariums. Garden-lovers looking to experiment with stylish bell jars or simple glass jars, should most certainly include this little gem in the moist environment of the miniature greenhouse.

‘Peace in the home’ can be temperamental and may require repositioning a few times. Bathrooms and kitchens are often good locations and once they find a ‘happy place’ they’ll thrive with minimal TLC for ages.

‘Peace-in-the-home’ can also be grown on patios and in enclosed areas but are frost tender. As with most indoor plants, do not position in direct sunlight, and water regularly (2 – 3 times a week, depending on the season). Make sure not to let the soil dry out. Feed monthly with a quality foliar feed to enhance and promote growth.

Source: Life is a Garden


For the kids: Get creative with a fun teepee trellis

You are never too young to develop your green thumb with a spot of gardening. Inspire your kids to get into the garden this Easter, and start growing their own plants with this nifty teepee trellis project. This project is a great after-school activity for you and your child and can be used to grow a variety of vines, such as the Mandevilla seedlings featured in this activity.

The teepee trellis can also be used to grow a number of edible plants, such as runner beans, peas, and tomatoes, depending on the time of the year. Encouraging your children to grow their own vegetables is a fantastic way to teach them about living off the land. They can watch their food grow from a seedling and end up on their plate.

What you will need:

  • Some dowelling rods
  • Some string
  • Mandevilla seedlings
  • Cable ties
  • Scissors
  • A spade
  • A rake
  • Some bonemeal, a handful of fertiliser and half a bag of compost, in a Trug or wheelbarrow

Let’s get started:

The day before:

Step 1: The first step is to prepare the soil for planting and this needs to be done the day before the activity. Choose a nice big area where you and your child can plant the Mandevilla seedlings and get it ready together, by aerating the soil and adding compost, fertiliser, and bonemeal. Finish off by raking the soil level and watering it well.

On the day:

Step 2: To begin the activity you’ll need to make a teepee trellis in the area that you and your child prepared for planting the day before. Help your little one arrange the dowelling rods into a teepee shape and get them to hold it in place while you tie them together with string.

Step 3: With the teepee in place, your child can then dig holes just in front of each dowel, providing enough space for the Mandevilla seedlings. Get your kiddie to plant the Mandevillas in the holes, alternating the white and pink flowers

Step 4: Once all the seedlings have been planted, you’ll need to attach each plant’s stem to its dowel with a cable tie. This might be a bit tricky for your child, so give them a hand with this part. They can water the planted Mandevilla thoroughly after they have all been cable-tied.

Step 5: The easiest step - watch it grow into gorgeous colour!

Source: Life is a Garden


The latest scoop

A proud partnership with Cavalli Stud Farm

Within the 110 hectares of farmland you will discover the gorgeous indigenous gardens designed by Keith Kirsten and Ray Hudson of Keith Kirsten Horticultural International. It aims to be restorative in terms of biodiversity with carefully constructed, colour-co-ordinated fynbos groups planted along the entrance driveway which has become a hive of activity, inviting fauna endemic to the Cape Floral Kingdom back into the area.

We met with Waldo Groenewald, Grounds Manager of Cavalli and were privileged to be shown around these prestigious gardens. Waldo has been using Atlantic’s Bio Ganic All Purpose and Bio Ganic Lawns, for the past two years, on different varieties of fynbos and Proteacea throughout the +-20 hectares gardens and paddocks. The fact that Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens uses our products on their fynbos and Proteacea gave Waldo the confidence to use it on the estate. Another advantage was the products’ ability to increase the soil’s water holding capacity which is of great importance during the current crippling drought affecting the Cape.

Cavalli also boasts waterwise Cynodon dactylon paddocks situated adjacent to a world-class indoor equestrian arena which is further surrounded by 26 hectares of Vineyards producing award-winning wines and a restaurant which was awarded the first 4-star green-rated restaurant and exhibition space in the country by the GBCSA.

We are proud to be a part of Cavalli and their story, together caring for the environment!

Source: Earthworks magazine

Fertilise all year round

Our products are suitable to use in any season


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.


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.


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.


Plants 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.


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

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