Plants need nutrients, and the easiest way to feed them is with compost The importance of composting Any successful home food gardener knows how important it is to feed the soil regularly with goodquality compost for the best crops. This is particularly so in South Africa as our soils are generally poor. The benefits of […]
Make the most of Winter Each season we take a look at what’s happening in the Soil for Life garden. Soil or Life is an NPO in Cape Town that educates people all over the city how to grow their own at home. The rich bounty of their demonstration garden proves their eco-friendly, easy-to-apply methods […]
Gardening most fowl As people seek a more sustainable lifestyle, it has become popular to keep chickens at home, not only for their daily supply of fresh eggs but also to keep as pets. Chickens make great companions and quickly become part of the family. Another reason to keep chickens is their vital contribution to […]
Gardeners are often uncertain about the difference between compost and mulch. Compost is what remains once plant and vegetable matter has decomposed; and it is used mostly in the preparation of garden beds to improve the structure of the soil.