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 […]
Green Manure Manure is usually something that we think of as smelly, albeit useful for our garden, but difficult to obtain from a reliable source, especially if you live in the big city. Added to this, there’s the problem of using manure that may come from animals that have been inoculated with hormones and antibiotics, […]
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 […]
Winter sowing is coming to an end, except in sub-tropical areas where the season is only really starting! Time to get ready for winter and the challenges that it brings Good to know Combining green manure crops with compost (at planting time) builds long-term organic matter and should supply all the necessary nutrients for the […]
Start planning your winter food garden now, before summer becomes autumn, as dictated by the March solstice.