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Vegie Mesh – easy peas-y!

It’s time for spring planting, and nothing beats green peas or beans fresh from the garden! Vegie Mesh is a great way to grow climbing vegetables like beans, peas, tomatoes, eggplants and cucumbers – it’s 2m high by 50m long, very quick and easy to put up, and you can harvest from both sides – twice the beans! It’s also great for tomatoes and capsicums – any climbing plants. Vegie Mesh is very affordable and completely re-usable. It’s easy to post too – give us a call and find out more!

Ezi Crop Protection – another successful orchard structure!

Tired of the birds getting all the benefit from your fruit trees? Need effective crop protection? The best way to protect your crops from birds is with a permanent orchard netting structure. An orchard structure will protect your crops for a decade or more before you’ll have to consider replacing it. Now is a great…Continue Reading

Tree Guards – a must to protect your young trees.

Getting ready to plant your tree seedlings? Have you thought about Tree Guards to protect them? With these days of winter rain, followed by days of sunshine, followed by more rain, now is the perfect time to get those young trees in the ground and well watered in before the warmer weather arrives. Whether you’re…Continue Reading

Save your Fruit! Build your own Bird Netting Structure.

Tired of the birds getting all the benefit from your fruit trees? Bird netting is the answer – a permanent orchard netting structure will protect your crops for a decade or more before having to consider replacing it. We have a shipment of extra-heavy duty, premium quality bird netting arriving at the end of the…Continue Reading

Crackpots Rural’s last week of trading for 2018!

It’s our last week of trading for the year! Hope your pre-Christmas preparations are going well and stress-free. Crackpots will be open 8am til 4pm this week, plus 9am til noon on Saturday 22nd and Monday 24th. Pop in or give us a call if you have any birdnetting, shadecloth, windbreak or other crop protection…Continue Reading

Save your summer vegies with shadecloth!

Have you thought about protecting your vegetable and herb garden with shadecloth? A milder start to summer means there is still time to plant your summer crops of herbs and vegies like basil, tomatoes, fennel and eggplants – but it’s going to get hot very soon! A good idea to protect your vegie garden from…Continue Reading

Weeds no more, with durable weedmat

This winter’s heavy rains and sunshine have been an absolute boon for the weeds! Weeding is part of life at this time of year, but there is another way. An easy method for weed suppression is to use weedmat, of which there are two main types. Spun-bonded mats allow air and water to pass through,…Continue Reading

Tree Guards a great investment.

It may sound obvious, but the one single thing you can do to ensure the survival of your young plants is to water them regularly for the first 12 months to help them get established (not really a problem at this time of year!) The second best thing you can do is to protect them…Continue Reading

Bird Structures – build your own!

EZBUILD BIRD STRUCTURE – EASY, COST EFFECTIVE CROP PROTECTION Crackpots has the solution to keep your crops free from birds! A permanent bird structure is the most cost effective, long term solution for keeping your crop free from birds. The team at Crackpots have designed a bird control structure especially for smaller orchards that with…Continue Reading


  We’re very pleased to announce Crackpots is now trading out of our brand new warehouse, just 200m down the road from our old at 59 Forsyth Street in O’Connor. The new signage is up, so you won’t be able to miss us! We now have lots of space to display all our rural products…Continue Reading