1. Lemon Grass This clump-forming perennial with strongly lemon-scented leaves is the perfect addition to any South East Asian dishes. 2. Kale High in vitamins, antioxidants and fibre, this popular ‘superfood’ is something we should all be including in our diets. 3. Lovage This underrated Mediterranean herb have a strong celery-like flavour and […]
Make the Most of Winter Each season we take a look at what’s happening in the Soil for Life garden. Soil for 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 […]
Radish With a Difference Radishes are a quick and easy spring crop, and there is a new Asian variety that is just as easy to grow but looks completely different. It is creamy-white, and much larger, rather like a type of stubby carrot, anything from 25 – 80cm long. The other difference is that it […]
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 […]
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.