Dilly for Dill With its feathery, blue-green leaves and clusters of yellow flowers in summer, dill (Anethum graveolens) is an elegant, 1 m-high feature plant for the herb, veggie and flower garden. The showy flowers attract many beneficial insects, such as tiny wasps and flies that prey on aphids. For this reason, dill is often […]
Know your onions It’s probably impossible to count the number of savoury recipes that contain onions. Onions (Allium cepa) is a member of the Allium family and contains a number of sulfides that are similar to those found in garlic. Sulfides have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions that help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as […]
Grow Microgreens A great project for winter is to grow your own microgreens and baby salad leaves. This can be done in seed trays indoors, and even in a sunny room on a heating pad if necessary. The trays can also be put outside for sun during the day and then brought inside at night. […]
Grey Water Growing veggies with grey water Grey water is waste water collected from the shower, bath, hand basin and washing machine. It can be collected in buckets, or directed from the bath or washing machine onto the garden (laundry to landscape) to be collected in a tank and pumped into the garden. How suitable […]
Bright And Beautiful Beetroot Beetroot is a stalwart of the garden; an efficient crop, grown year-round for its root and foliage, that doesn’t take up much space and is also very nutritious. The sweet, succulent root contains more sugar than any other vegetable, while the leaves are an excellent source of calcium, iron and vitamins […]
March Vegetable Sowing Guide Summer rainfall temperate: Broccoli, Broad beans, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Beetroot, Lettuce, Leeks, Garden peas Onions, Parsnips, Radishes, Swiss chard, Turnips
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.