‘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 […]
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 […]
The new Grow to Eat magazine presented by The Gardener team is on sale now at your local store. This Spring / Summer issue is packed with practical information about the best ways to grow veggies, herbs and fruit, even in the smallest of spaces. Highlights include: Less water, more veggies Hot season crop tips What […]
Ingredients 1 garlic clove 1 onion, chopped 800 g white flour 50 ml olive oil 40 g fresh yeast 5 g salt 5 g sugar 150 g pitted olives, chopped 120 g spinach, washed and ribs removed 45 ml double cream pinch nutmeg black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 125 ml milk Add the garlic to […]
The roasted flavour in this soup gives it a more robust flavour. Ingredients 2 kg Roma tomatoes olive oil salt and pepper 1 teaspoon sugar 5 or 6 zucchini, roughly sliced 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped 1 onion, chopped ½ cup herbs (we used basil and origanum) 2 tablespoons vegetable stock powder Method Cut the […]
One of the joys of growing tomatoes in pots is that they do so well, and if the pots can be moved as the sun moves then one can pick tomatoes well into winter, which is a real bonus.
Early December presents the last chance in the season to plant both the hot and the sweet capsicums, so whether your taste tends towards hot and fiery or sweet and crunchy start sowing them now.
There are no hard and fast rules about fertilising, but a productive food garden often needs less fertiliser than you may think.
The best time to sow cauliflower in most of the country is in February or March while in hotter areas, like the Lowveld, sowing should be in March or April. In hot gardens, choose the coolest section of the food garden where plants will receive afternoon shade.