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How to Grow - growing healthy soils for planting How to create healthy soils
A healthy soil is the first essential step to growing healthy plants. Healthy soils are full of organic matter and humus, teeming with beneficial microbial activity, earthworms and an abundance of nature’s wonderful little helpers. Plants growing in rich, healthy soil are vibrant, full of vitality and health, having few or rare problems with pest attack, diseases or nutrient deficiencies.

On the other hand, plants grown in soils with little organic matter and poor microbial activity are much more likely to suffer those problems. Such plants are not as healthy and generally have less brilliant blooms; in the case of fruit and vegetables, quality and quantity is poorer. So the key to growing healthy plants is first to build up a healthy garden soil! Here's how create healthy gardens



Redcycle - You can Recycle Searles Potting Mix bags Did you know you can recycle Searles potting mix bags?
All Searles potting mix, compost, mulch and garden soil soft plastic bags can be recycled at any REDcycle participating collection centre. After use cut into A3 size pieces and shake free of as much product as possible before placing them in the REDcycle recycling collection centre, located in most major supermarkets (e.g. Coles & Woolworths). For more information on what you can recycle visit  




Reuse recycle reduce gardening tips

Look out for our recycled plastic packaging logo
Searles have taken steps to collaborate with plastic manufacturers to source plastic packaging which has been produced with a considerable percentage of recycled plastic. Look out for our ‘Reduce, reuse and recycle’ logo on many Searles bagged product packaging of composts, potting mixes and mulches which contain recycled plastic.


Searles Potting Mix bag have recycled plastic content