Generous Green Beans Fresh green beans are so versatile and delicious when properly prepared – a must have summer crop. Get cracking and plant yours now! Green beans are an easy, highly productive crop for the home gardener and are especially recommended for beginners. They’re the biggest bean crop in the world today, the workhorse […]
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 […]
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, […]
Many food gardeners have mixed feelings about the December holiday season.