Robust Rhubarb Rhubarb is a strange plant; it’s grown in the vegetable garden, eaten as a fruit, and possesses medicinal properties, which entitles it to be a herb. It is also fairly easy to grow, which makes it a good plant for gardeners who want to try something different. The best way to start growing […]
Sweet Pineapples Common name: Pineapple Botanical name: Ananas comosus Origin: Tropical Mesoamerica Suitable climates Pineapples are one of the most important subtropical crops cultivated in northern KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and parts of the Limpopo Province. They require warm, humid weather without extreme temperature variations, 25°C being optimal. If planted in areas that don’t meet […]
Rough Lemon is one of the hardiest types. It can grow into quite a large tree. The lemons, which ripen in June, are medium-sized, with a thick rough peel.
Pomegranate tree There was a time when pomegranate trees or shrubs were quite common in gardens. Then they became old fashioned and disappeared almost completely. Here and there an old tree still lingered in a garden and if its branches held fruit, it always lured passers-by. Perhaps it’s nostalgia or perhaps it’s the unique taste […]
Lemon Meyer Lemon Meyer bears round, smooth lemons with a thin peel throughout the year. This is the best choice for pots The lemon tree has a number of attributes that qualify it for inclusion in the modern garden’s list of core plants. When it is laden with fruit it makes an eye-catching tree, especially […]
Lemon Eureka Lemon Eureka produces medium-sized lemons with a smooth, yellow peel throughout the year. The lemon tree has a number of attributes that qualify it for inclusion in the modern garden’s list of core plants. When it is laden with fruit it makes an eye-catching tree, especially in a smaller garden, and as it […]
Lovers of avocado will find an investment in a tree or two well worth their while. Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persia Americana Origin: Tropical America Propagation Growing an avocado tree from a pip suspended over a container of water is fun, but trees grown this way can take from seven to 15 years to […]