One Pot Combinations Think about the type of herbs you use most and your favourite style of cooking, and plant up your herb pot accordingly. If your mind is open to new ideas and your heart is big enough to accommodate the whole spectrum, we have the right combinations for you to have great fun […]
Eat your Microgreens Packed with flavour and nutrition, these gourmet greens are the perfect solution for urban gardeners. But even if you’re not short of space, the best place to grow them is on your kitchen windowsill, where they’re always in sight and easy to reach for the snip Microgreens are leafy green veggies like […]
Leaf vegetables: spinach, rocket Root vegetables: beetroot (cooler areas) Legumes: bush and runner beans Brassicas: broccoli (first sowing for cooler areas), cabbage (cooler areas), cauliflower (first sowing for cooler areas) Fruit vegetables: capsicums (last month), tomatoes (last month), cucumber, marrows, squash, mealies and pumpkins Shoots: asparagus (except Lowveld and KwaZulu-Natal coast) Herbs: continue sowing basil, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]