We love this idea, of making your own seed strips and storing them in a file. Seed tapes or seed strips are a great way to plant seeds, especially ones that are very small and difficult to handle You need: Maizena or flour Water Squeezie bottle (like an old tomato sauce bottle) Paper towel […]
Grow to Eat
If you are looking to get the best out of your garden, then look no further than this!
Grow to eat is a unique guide to vegetables, fruit, herbs and the many other wondrous, edible plants in your garden. Below you will find tips on growing your own produce, articles on the latest advancements in food gardening and, of course, hundreds of recipes for you to try!
By growing your fruit trees in pots, you can add another dimension to your edible garden. Fruit trees like lemons, oranges, apples, figs, berries and even bananas can be grown in pots. Here are 5 tips to remember when potting up a fruit tree: Choose the correct pot The roots will need space to […]
1. Lemon Grass This clump-forming perennial with strongly lemon-scented leaves is the perfect addition to any South East Asian dishes. 2. Kale High in vitamins, antioxidants and fibre, this popular ‘superfood’ is something we should all be including in our diets. 3. Lovage This underrated Mediterranean herb have a strong celery-like flavour and […]
Root vegetables make wonderful chips or crisps and they are easy to make. A mandoline to quickly slice the veggies into thin slices, although a sharp knife and a steady hand will also do the trick. Almost any vegetable can be made into baked chips, but we found the best ones to start with are […]
Urban Gardening, Late Summer Planting The end of a summer is a bitter sweet time. But as the temperature starts to cool slightly, there is opportunity for a some late summer planting CABBAGE: Cauliflower was certainly the hero veggie last year as a replacement for all things carb. This year, keep your eye on the […]
Rosemary imparts a delicious flavour and aroma to food. It is a healing herb for the body and soul, a beauty herb for hair and a fragrant air freshener for the home. In the garden it is a versatile plant that can be clipped into a neat hedge, shaped for topiary, grown in containers, or […]
Read in English Oorskiethoender? Kap hoender, seldery (1 of 2 stingels) en ŉ halwe appel in klein blokkies op en meng by 4 eetlepels gewone jogurt, 2 eetlepels matige heelkorrelmosterd, fyngekapte pietersielie, dille of grasuie, en sout en peper. Sit die vulsel in ŉ aparte bakkie en draai ŉ broodjie of pitabroodjie afsonderlik toe sodat […]
Lees in Afrikaans Chop chicken, celery (1 or 2 stalks) and half an apple into small cubes, mix in 4 tablespoons of plain yoghurt, 2 tablespoons of mild wholegrain mustard, finely chopped parsley, dill or chives, and salt and pepper. Put the filling in a separate tub and wrap a bread or pita separately so […]
PROVEN THROUGH THE AGES Heirloom tomatoes offer colour, flavour and endless variety, and more and more wonderful varieties are becoming available locally. Heirloom fruits and vegetables are varieties that have stood the test of time, the seed being passed down from generation to generation of gardeners, often within a family (hence the term ‘heirloom’). Some companies […]
Check out these super tips for the food garden this season. 1. Super berries They say that the blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is one of the world’s most effective superfoods due to its high concentration of antioxidants. Good news is that a number of great blueberry varieties are now readily available locally. Plant them in full […]