Winter sowing is coming to an end, except in sub-tropical areas where the season is only really starting! Time to get ready for winter and the challenges that it brings Good to know Combining green manure crops with compost (at planting time) builds long-term organic matter and should supply all the necessary nutrients for the […]
Die wintersaaityd is nou omtrent verby behalwe in subtropiese gebiede waar die seisoen eintlik nou eers begin! Dis tyd om gereed te maak vir die winter en die uitdagings wat dit meebring Goed om te weet Deur groenbemesting tydens planttyd met kompos te meng word organiese materiaal langdurige opgebou wat al die nodige voedingstowwe […]
‘Turkish Orange’ eggplant Spice up your food garden with these deliciously different veggie varieties! Every year we lucky food gardeners are presented with new varieties of old favourites, plants that add some pizzazz to the veggie garden and manage to carry the excitement through to the kitchen. Here are a pick of some of […]
5 tips for success Grow sweetcorn in blocks, not rows. For cobs to form, the female flowers need to be pollinated by the male flowers. Growing them in blocks allows the wind to more effectively pollinate the plants. That won’t happen if they are planted in a row. Make sure plants grow in full sun […]
Thyme is one of the top five herbs used in Caribbean cooking, being the mainstay of green seasoning. In addition to the normal thyme, Caribbean cooks use a broad-leaf thyme and Guyanese thyme, which is like oregano and strongly aromatic. Thyme is used in marinades to tenderise meat, which is then called ‘jerk meat’. Jerk […]
This is the snack that everyone loves, and it is so easy to prepare. The simplest way to do it is to brush a slice of French bread with olive oil and garlic and toast it in the oven, then add finely chopped tomato, a mix of herbs, and top with your favourite cheese. Pop […]
Spice up your food garden with these deliciously different veggie varieties. Every year we lucky food gardeners are presented with new varieties of old favourites, plants that add some pizzazz to the veggie garden and manage to carry the excitement through to the kitchen. Here are a pick of some of our favourites for this season.
While people have been eating flowers forever, they have never been trendier than they are right now. Some are used mainly for their appearance, but others taste as good as they look. One of the more flavoursome flowers is the begonia. These fleshy-stemmed plants have been cultivated for their colourful blooms for centuries, and […]
Spicy, steamy, exotic, mysterious… there are so many more words that can be used to describe the subcontinent of India, and that applies equally to its cuisine. While this varies from region to region an essential ingredient that is common to all is the chilli pepper. Described as the queen of Indian cuisine, the dried […]
If your eagerness to grow your own herbs and vegetables is being stymied by the lack of an area that gets full sun then all is not lost. Read on for some inspiration and ideas.