Planting of Rooibos

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Rooibos seedlings in the nursery. The worked soil in the foreground is where seedlings have already been removed to be transplanted in the fields. At this stage, the seedlings are about 4 months old.

Four of our seasonal workers sitting on the mechanical transplanter, ready to start planting the seedlings in the field. The workers feed the transplanter with seedlings. The transplanter puts the seedlings into the ground, deposits one cup (250ml) of water, mixed with an organic kelp fertilizer and a fungicide, at the roots of each seedling (we are the first, and thus far the only, farmers in the industry that utilise water while planting) and closes up the hole in which the seedling was planted. It also compresses the soil around the seedling.

Three transplanters at work. They move very slowly and using three ensures that we finish planting before the planting season is over and the weather changes. The two workers walking behind each tractor and transplanter checks that the transplanter had properly planted each seedling and compressed the soil with which the hole was filled. Where the transplanter did not do this correctly, or missed a seedling due to a misfeed, they correct it or plant an extra seedling by hand.

When the seedlings are growing properly, they will start flowering in about November, slightly later than the older rooibos bushes.

 
 

OUHUIS® Rooibos tea is cultivated and processed on Protea Kop Rooibos Tea farm between Clanwilliam and Lambert’s Bay in the Western Cape in the Republic of South-Africa.

OUHUIS® Rooibos tea productsrange from bagged to loose rooibos, in natural and flavoured variants. Variants include honey, blackcurrant and vanilla flavoured and rooibos blended with buchu, camomile, cancerbush, lemongrass and ginger.

Zeekoevlei 109 
P.O. Box 209 
CLANWILLIAM 8135 
SOUTH AFRICA

Tel: +27 27 470 0152
Tel: +27 72 527 1671
WhatsApp Chat

ouhuis@rooibostee.co.za

 
 
 

OUHUIS® ROOIBOS

Zeekoevlei 109
P.O. Box 209
CLANWILLIAM
8135
SOUTH AFRICA
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Tel: +27 27 470 0152
Tel: +27 72 527 1671
WhatsApp Chat  
ouhuis@rooibostee.co.za