Winter Flowers From the Food Garden If you are hooked on the pleasure of picking your own grown veggies and herbs, why not extend that to cut flowers that will fill your home with colour in winter? A cutting garden fits easily into a veggie garden because it needs the same conditions: plenty of sun, […]
Designed for Feed Few gardening experiences are more rewarding than picking home-grown edibles, and the ways in how they are produced are always changing. In simple terms, you don’t need much to start a veggie patch. The basic requirements are fertile soil, good drainage, full sun for at least five hours a day, water, a […]
Roses in the food garden We grow roses for their beauty in the garden and for picking. So what are they doing in the food garden? Roses are not only food for the soul, but certain varieties are food for the body too. Their nutritional value lies in their rose hips and, to a lesser […]
Generous Green Beans Fresh green beans are so versatile and delicious when properly prepared – a must have summer crop. Get cracking and plant yours now! Green beans are an easy, highly productive crop for the home gardener and are especially recommended for beginners. They’re the biggest bean crop in the world today, the workhorse […]
Less Water, More Veggies It’s time to get inventive as we find ways to garden in our water-challenged country. A smart, water-wise greenhouse in your backyard may be the answer, and it’s easy to build one yourself! Water-wise gardening has become something of a household term, and never more so than now, off the back […]
Food Garden Flowers Do flowers belong in a food garden? They certainly do, and not only those with edible petals! Many flowers double up as companion plants in the food garden. They attract pollinators (especially bees) or repel pests, protect tender vegetables, and act as a tonic for other plants. Don’t forget the aesthetic side […]
Top ten tips to start a food garden! The best time to start a food garden is when you are ready. So why not start right now? There’s a good reason in every season: now that it’s cooler, it’s the perfect time to plan the garden design and then prepare the beds so they’re ready […]
August is the time to get out those seed packets and hone your sowing, spacing and thinning out skills.
The ideal site for a food garden is one that is level, gets at least six hours of sun, has good soil and is sheltered from wind, frost and even pets.
Start planning your winter food garden now, before summer becomes autumn, as dictated by the March solstice.