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 […]
Cool season crop tips 5 Tips for growing Brussels sprouts Plant in firm soil. This will keep the plant well anchored. Space plants 60cm apart. Grow in full sun in a position that is sheltered from the wind. Support the plants as the sprouts develop. Water deeply and regularly. Spray regularly with an organic insecticide […]
Hot season crop tips! MORE BRINJALS Increase the yield of your brinjals by pinching out the growing tip when five or six leaves have formed. This encourages the plant to branch, which increases the number of flowers. Don’t neglect watering and feed with a potassium-rich fertiliser, like Vigorosa, for more flowers. TRANSPLANTING TIPS Seedlings are […]
Winter is history and the time has come to prepare your garden for spring. Whether you have a large garden with lawns and trees, or even a flat balcony, you can share in the joys of spring. To ensure a beautiful spring garden, there is a lot of preparation to do. The first step is […]
Healthy soil holds water for longer periods, allowing less frequent watering! Water restrictions have been implemented across the country to reduce water demand by 15% to align with targets set by the Department of Water and Sanitation. Despite recent rains received in Gauteng which may see the water restrictions lifted, other provinces in the country […]
There are 365 growing days ahead of us, which makes every day a garden day and every month a peak season. In this concise, month-by-month action plan (which you should really cut out and keep), we will remind you what to plant and do, and also keep you in touch with global trends for 2017. […]
The way to attract wildlife to your garden is to provide comfortable homes and delicious meals.
African bollworm AKA American Bollworm To avoid destroying the natural controls along with the pest you are targeting you need to follow a process of integrated pest management (IPM). In other words you must manage the damage caused by pests in the most environmentally sensitive way possible, minimising the risks to human health and the […]