Raised Garden Beds
We prefer to use organic sheep manure, however you can also use cow, horse or chicken.
Premium Potting Mix
Support Structures for Climbing Plants
- Thick wooden stakes are ideal for supporting tomatoes and giant sunflowers. Make sure they are at least 1.8m tall as tomato plants can grow very tall and the fruit is heavy. We recommend the 2m Gardman Harwood Garden Stakes.
- This 10 pack of 1.8m bamboo stakes can be used to make a teepee/wigwam for climbing beans. You can also purchase a trellis for beans, however make sure it is anchored into the ground or to your fence so it does not fall over during the first summer storm.
- You can also use Giant Russian Sunflowers as support structures for beans. Simply plant them together in the garden (we recommend giving the sunflower a head start) and the beans will happily climb the flower stem. The Giant Russian Sunflowers are available in our Sunflower Garden Kit.
- Lastly, the humble garden arch is favourite at My Urban Patch because they look amazing and are a fun way to grow food. They are perfect for growing tromboncino and beans. You get what you pay for when it comes to garden arches. This $20 arch is a good starting point if you are new to gardening and don't want to invest too much money. Be warned they do rust and break after a few seasons so you will need to replace them. As an alternative you could consider a wooden arch like this or invest in the Gardman arch which is designed to withstand the elements.
Note - If you are using the $20 arch recommended above you will also need to buy some plastic mesh or trellis to attach to the arch so the plants have something to cling onto. We recommend using something like this and simply using cable ties to secure the mesh to the arch frame.
Plant Ties ~ New 6/11/20
When securing plants to support structures such as wooden stakes or a trellis we recommend using a soft cloth tie so you don't damage the plants. Whites is our preferred brand.
Liquid Fertiliser ~ New 6/11/20
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