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 […]
1. Sweet basil does best with morning sun and afternoon shade. Grow in fertile, wellcomposted soil that drains well. For lush leaves water regularly and feed with a liquid feed once a month. Pinch off the white flower heads to prevent plants going to seed. Purple basil and cinnamon basil are also delicious in salad. […]
One Pot Combinations Think about the type of herbs you use most and your favourite style of cooking, and plant up your herb pot accordingly. If your mind is open to new ideas and your heart is big enough to accommodate the whole spectrum, we have the right combinations for you to have great fun […]
Companion Planting for Pest Control: Companion planting has a long tradition in organic gardening practice. The principle behind companion planting is that certain plants either enhance each other’s growth or help control pests when planted close together. There are also plants that enrich the soil. In addition, companion planting increases bio-diversity in our gardens, by […]
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.