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 0860 110 110 lauren@atlanticfertilisers.co.za
Suné Harris Gauteng 0860 110 110 sune@atlanticfertilisers.co.za
Lee-Anne Visagie Western Cape 0860 110 110 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:
our product range

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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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



Redberry Farm sets an inspiring example




When going on holiday along the Garden Route, the Redberry Farm is a family favourite, and it's no wonder! Upon your arrival at the farm, located just outside George on the Yellowwood tree path, you are welcomed by the sweet aroma of rows and rows of strawberries. The best part is, you can pick strawberries yourself and take them home to enjoy.

The land that Redberry Farm is built upon has a rich history.  It was established in 2001 by Dave Cruse and Mark Miller who purchased the land from a dairy farmer. An old mushroom pack house was purchased and converted to process strawberries. The Redberry farm stall was launched inside the original dairy building while the existing tea garden kitchen used to be the dairy itself. The area where the coffee bar is located used to be a holding pen for cows.  The party lapa was the carving pen for the cows giving birth!

The overnight cottage is over 120 years old and was built by C.J. Langenhoven’s family, who originally lived in it.  Additions have been made to extend and modernise the building, but the original structure is still intact, with the thick walls and the Fisherman’s cottage shape.  There used to be a wood oven built into the wall in the lounge area, where a white cupboard now stands. A number of the Langenhoven family graves have been preserved on the premises.

When they embarked with strawberry cultivation, Dave and Mark soon realised that one of their many challenges on the farm was the compact soil. Urgent decisions were made regarding the right variety of strawberry plants and fertilisers to be used, so as to be sustainable and to ensure good results. Redberry Farm have been long term supporters of the Atlantic Fertilisers’ products.

The farm uses the Bio Ocean fertiliser with an addition of Atlantic’s water-soluble fertiliser. It is extremely important to make sure the right nutrient combination is released for the plant as well as the microbes in the soil. These products help, especially with the microbial soil health. Mark believes that you should put back into your soil what you’ve taken out. Today you can stick your finger in the ground, the compaction is a thing of the past and the soil is teeming with life. Biological farming is not easy, but the results are worth it, and Mark stands by the decision he has made.

His son recently joined him, and with his knowledge of raspberries and blueberries, there are plans for further expansion. The first plantations were planted in 2013 and are showing excellent growth. They have also planted kiwi’s and the team are excited about the future of this fruit in South Africa.

The Garden Route’s favourite family farmstead is growing from strength to strength, and we are proud to be part of their journey.



The right fertilisers are essential for the establishment of Rooibos




The great interest shown in this "miracle bush" has caused the demand for rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) to increase significantly over the past few years.

HISTORY

It all started with the Khoisan's traditional use of Rooibos. In 1930 dr. P.le Fras Nortier discovered how to germinate Rooibos tea seeds. He grew the first plants on his farm in Clanwilliam and the seeds were so scarce that he paid the locals £5 for a matchbox full. However, the problem was soon resolved when a Khoi woman followed ants to the nest, leaving enough seeds for Dr. Nortier to continue with his research.

During the Second World War it was impossible to import tea and Rooibos was the next alternative. In the past, this indigenous plant, was only farmed in the Clanwilliam area. Today, Rooibos is planted as far afield as the Swartland and Sandveld areas.

Johan Ferreira, of The Red. T. Company outside Clanwilliam, started an organic tea plantation on the farm, Nooitgedacht, in 1995. With 18 years of knowledge as an agricultural pilot, he realised his dreams of farming himself. The need, however, was to move away from all the years of working with toxins and become more environmentally friendly. The Red. T. Company expanded its business in 2000 by adding a processing plant and a packaging plant, and has since become known as the most dynamic boutique company in the Rooibos industry. They export to countries as far afield, such as Australia, Japan and the Netherlands.

GOOD ADVICE

Johan refers to the importance of soil preparation before new Rooibos tea is planted. Soil samples play an extremely important role in determining the nutritional status of the soil, as well as determining the gypsum and lime requirements for each field. He started using Atlantic Fertilisers' organic fertilisers when he worked out the nutrient requirements of his tea and realised it had the same relationship as the nutrients available in chicken manure.

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED?

Atlantic Fertilisers' focuses on keeping the agricultural ecosystem in balance by creating healthy, nutritious soils. Rooibos tea prefers low pH sandy soil and good results are obtained from soils with higher carbon levels. Johan suggest Bio Ganic All Purpose fertiliser from Atlantic Fertilisers. It is completely safe to use on indigenous plants.

Much research is being done on Rooibos cultivation. The Department of Soil Science at Stellenbosch University is currently researching how fertilisation contributes to the growth process of Rooibos plants. Atlantic Fertilisers are proud to be part of this study. One thing is certain, thanks to the health benefits and pleasant aroma of Rooibos tea, the world is craving this product!





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

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.

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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SUMMER

JANUARY:

01 Jan 2019 - New Year's Day

AUTUMN

MARCH:

09 Mar 2019 - Durbanville Plaasfees

12 Mar 2019 - Plant a flower day

18 Mar 2019 - Recycling Day

21 - 24 Mar 2019 - Decorex, Durban

22 Mar 2019 - World Water Day

APRIL:

01 Apr 2019 - April Fools day

05 - 07 Apr 2019 - The Autumn Garden Show, Pietermaritzburg

19 Apr 2019 - Good Friday

21 Apr 2019 - Easter Sunday

22 Apr 2019 - Earth Day

26 Apr 2019 - Arbor Day

27 Apr 2019 - Freedom Day

MAY:

01 - 05 May 2019 - Decorex, Cape Town

01 May 2019 - Worker's Day

12 May 2019 - Mother's Day

14 - 17 May 2019 - Nampo Harvest Show

WINTER

JUNE:

05 Jun 2019 - World Environment Day

16 Jun 2019 - Father's Day

16 Jun 2019 - Youth Day

17 Jun 2019 - World Against Drought Day

JULY:

11 Jul 2019 - World Population day

AUGUST:

07 - 11 Aug 2019 - Decorex, Johannesburg

09 Aug 2019 - Women's day

SPRING

SEPTEMBER:

01 Sep 2019 - Spring Day

07 - 09 Sep 2019 - The Witness Garden Show, Pietermaritzburg

16 Sep 2019 - Ozone Layer Day

24 Sep 2019 - Heritage Day

OCTOBER:

07 Oct 2019 - World Habitat Day

13 Oct 2019 - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

20 Oct 2019 - Garden Day

NOVEMBER:

28 Nov 2019 - Thanksgiving Day

29 Nov 2019 - Black Friday

SUMMER

DECEMBER:

05 Dec 2019 - World Soil Day

16 Dec 2019 - Day of Reconciliation

24 Dec 2019 - Christmas Eve

25 Dec 2019 - Christmas Day

26 Dec 2019 - Day of Goodwill

Get in touch with us

0860 110 110

orders@atlanticfertilisers.co.za

10 Molecule Street,
Stikland Triangle
Bellville, 7530