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Summer Drinks Gardening Hack

Rather drink punch than grow veges? Then this summer drinks garden including delicious fruit and garden‑fresh herbs is for you!

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What you need to do

  1. Half fill a half wine barrel or your chosen container with Tui Pot Power.
  2. Place two capfuls of Seaweed Plant Tonic into a bucket with water. Soak the lime tree in the bucket before planting.
  3. Remove the lime tree from the bag or bucket it came in and gently loosen the root ball of the tree.
  4. Place the lime in the pot and top up with more Tui Pot Power. As a rule, you want the soil around your tree to be at the same level as it was in the bag. Once you’re happy, press down firmly around the base of the tree.
  5. Next, soak the herb plants in the bucket of Tui Organic Seaweed Plant Tonic.
  6. For each herb plant, dig a hole approximately twice the size of the root ball around the tree.
  7. Remove the herbs from their containers and plant one per hole, filling in with Tui Pot Power.
  8. Give them a good drink with the last of the Seaweed Plant Tonic in the bucket, and remember to keep it up over those hot months. Bring on summer!

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  • I'm spend my whole summer in my gardens


  • Love Tui products, just filled hanging baskets with carpert roses using Tui Potting Mix and fertiliser. They look great. They are on my sun porch with filtered sunlight, 3 red and 1 white. Thank you Tui.

    Ann Craig.

    • Hi Ann, these sound lovely! Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoy our products :)

      Tui Team

  • Oh yes please to the drinks package!!


  • Am really enjoying getting out into the garden again. My little paradise 🌸

    Helen Pond

  • My quiet place surrounded by nature's goodness. limes and herbs, oh please send me some

    Muriel Ann Cavallaro

  • To grow is to live well


  • You can grow blue borage and float the starry blue flowers in your punch, or sprinkle them over your salads, it is a very easy plant to grow.

    Jane Maxwell

  • Potted Lime tree would make my little Garden.

    Glyn Hunt

  • I love to garden with tui

    Brendan Selwood

  • love tui products x

    Chrissy Baker

    • Thanks Chrissy, glad to hear you enjoy using our products! 

      Tui Team

  • Hi I love gardening in summer, especially in evenings.

    Allie Foster

  • Love it, planting in pots is the only way I’m able to garden.

    Hoana Harris

  • Tomatoes are coming along nicely, so some nice herbs such as basil will be a great addition for a Margarita Pizza and some fresh mint for a long cool refreshing Mojito, with perhaps a slice of lime for a different twist. Hello Summer!


  • Hi Tui, I have had a Kaffir lime and two Bearss lime trees for nearly three years. I keep them indoors during the winter months and set them outside from the end of October to April every year. This year, both Bearss limes have died. They didn’t show any sign of stress (via their leaves) and their soil did not dry out but they did sustain a bit of frost damage when we were hit with some unseasonably cold nights in October. I clipped off the dead/frost burnt leaves and wood thinking that might bolster the plants but they dropped their remaining leaves and died. My Kaffir lime which is a year older is thriving. What could I have done differently to prevent my lime trees from dying?

    Tara Davison

    • Hi Tara, I think the cold has probably killed your bearss lime trees. They are frost tender and once established, will tolerate light frost but maybe the frost was just too much for them. With frost damaged plant material, it is always better to leave it and not cut it back until the tree shows signs of recovery. Lime trees are subtropical fruit and if growing in a marginal regions, there are a few things you can do to help prevent the cold affecting the trees. Keep plants on the drier side in winter, try not to overwater and allow the soil surface to dry out between watering, you may only need to water once a week, avoid keeping the soil damp in winter. Applying seaweed plant tonic such as Tui Organic Seaweed Plant Tonic is also beneficial. I know you say you move the plants in winter, but they will benefit from regular applications, start applying at least 8 weeks before frost (or cold weather) is expected and can be applied year round. Seaweed strengthens the cell wall of the plant and in doing this, displaces water so there is less to freeze on the plant. It also stimulates root development and overall plant growth. 

      Tui Team

  • Would be excited to put this Summer Drinks garden on my deck. I have an empty half barrel all waiting. So finger crossed :)

    Janet Hills

  • Love these products, we used them to keep our blue berry, strawberry, tomato, mixed berry and dwarf feijoa healthy.

    Sarah Lestet

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