You will need: 2 red, yellow or orange sweet peppers ½ onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, sliced 150g mushrooms, chopped 4 slices ham, chopped 100g feta Handful thyme leaves Olive oil Salt and pepper 4 slices French loaf or 2 slices regular bread, cut into cubes Cut the peppers in half and scoop out the […]
Problem-Free Sweet Peppers If you find it easy to grow chillies and wonder why you don’t have the same success with sweet peppers, here’s the answer. Sweet peppers have a weaker root system, which makes them sensitive to a whole host of problems: overwatering, nutrient deficiencies, damping off, viruses that cause deformed fruit, and more. […]
Leaf vegetables: spinach, rocket Root vegetables: beetroot (cooler areas) Legumes: bush and runner beans Brassicas: broccoli (first sowing for cooler areas), cabbage (cooler areas), cauliflower (first sowing for cooler areas) Fruit vegetables: capsicums (last month), tomatoes (last month), cucumber, marrows, squash, mealies and pumpkins Shoots: asparagus (except Lowveld and KwaZulu-Natal coast) Herbs: continue sowing basil, […]
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.
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 is a misconception that it is hard to grow capsicums, but the reason for this is mainly that the […]