Check out these super tips for the food garden this season. 1. Super berries They say that the blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is one of the world’s most effective superfoods due to its high concentration of antioxidants. Good news is that a number of great blueberry varieties are now readily available locally. Plant them in full […]
1. Sweet basil does best with morning sun and afternoon shade. Grow in fertile, wellcomposted soil that drains well. For lush leaves water regularly and feed with a liquid feed once a month. Pinch off the white flower heads to prevent plants going to seed. Purple basil and cinnamon basil are also delicious in salad. […]
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 […]
In warm, frost-free areas, the following vegetable and herb seeds can be sown in situ. In other areas, sow in pots or wait until after the last frost. Herbs: chillies, nasturtiums, Italian parsley (flat leaf parsley) and parsley (curly leaf) Vegetables: beetroot, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, peas, peppers, radishes, rocket, runner beans, spinach, Swiss chard and […]
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.
One of the joys of growing tomatoes in pots is that they do so well, and if the pots can be moved as the sun moves then one can pick tomatoes well into winter, which is a real bonus. Growing tomatoes in containers is a viable option for gardeners who have limited space, plus it […]
As the size of modern gardens continues to diminish, the space available for traditional herb and vegetable patches decreases. Pots and containers, window boxes and hanging baskets provide simple alternatives in these restricted areas. Furthermore, hanging baskets add an extra dimension to the garden, utilising the vertical space that would otherwise remain empty. Remember, though, […]