In the spirit of World Cucumber Day on June 14, Tanya shows you how to grow these versatile vegetables successfully. If you follow these step-by-step instructions, hopefully there will be some fresh cucumbers in your garden this spring! Place either seedling mix or coconut husk in a small terracotta pot – anything […]
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
Spicy, steamy, exotic, mysterious… there are so many more words that can be used to describe the subcontinent of India, and that applies equally to its cuisine. While this varies from region to region an essential ingredient that is common to all is the chilli pepper. Described as the queen of Indian cuisine, the dried […]
The new Grow to Eat magazine presented by The Gardener team is on sale now at your local store. This Spring / Summer issue is packed with practical information about the best ways to grow veggies, herbs and fruit, even in the smallest of spaces. Highlights include: Less water, more veggies Hot season crop tips What […]
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. Most vegetables and herbs require ‘full sun’ for optimum growth. This is generally understood to be six hours of direct […]
The best time to start a food garden is when you are ready to do it. That could be now, which is ideal because it is the start of the growing season.
Ingredients 1 garlic clove 1 onion, chopped 800 g white flour 50 ml olive oil 40 g fresh yeast 5 g salt 5 g sugar 150 g pitted olives, chopped 120 g spinach, washed and ribs removed 45 ml double cream pinch nutmeg black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 125 ml milk Add the garlic to […]
August is the time to get out those seed packets and hone your sowing, spacing and thinning out skills.
The ideal site for a food garden is one that is level, gets at least six hours of sun, has good soil and is sheltered from wind, frost and even pets.
The roasted flavour in this soup gives it a more robust flavour. Ingredients 2 kg Roma tomatoes olive oil salt and pepper 1 teaspoon sugar 5 or 6 zucchini, roughly sliced 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped 1 onion, chopped ½ cup herbs (we used basil and origanum) 2 tablespoons vegetable stock powder Method Cut the […]