Onions need full sun and will grow in most types of soil. Seed can be sown in trays or in-situ, although trays may be easier to manage. The young seedlings transplant well.
Many food gardeners have mixed feelings about the December holiday season.
Cauliflower 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. Cauliflower grows best in fertile, heavy soil. […]
Here’s a way to have at least one homegrown salad ingredient available all year round.
Hailing from the Americas, originally thought to be poisonous and saddled with the unwieldy botanical name Lycopersicon esculentum, the tomato is now used worldwide and is an almost indispensable part of meal preparation in many South African homes. Low in calories and rich in vitamins A and C, potassium and iron, it is well worth […]
Baby marrows, also known as courgettes or zucchinis, are most rewarding plants for the home vegetable gardener to grow. The seed germinates easily and the first fruit is ready for picking within 65 days from sowing. The plant itself is also attractive: it has big, hairy leaves and bears and abundance of yellow flowers that […]