Cold Season Crop Tips 5 Tips for Growing Brussels Sprouts Plant in firm soil. This will keep the plant well anchored. Space plants 60cm apart. Grow in full sun in a position that is sheltered from the wind. Support the plants as the sprouts develop. Water deeply and regularly. Spray regularly with an organic insecticide […]
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 […]
Tips for harvesting winter veggies • Harvest broccoli heads before the flower buds open and when they are still firm and compact. Remove the head with about 15cm of stem attached. The main head side shoots will develop with smaller heads, which can also be harvested when they are firm. • Broad beans are ready […]
Grow Microgreens A great project for winter is to grow your own microgreens and baby salad leaves. This can be done in seed trays indoors, and even in a sunny room on a heating pad if necessary. The trays can also be put outside for sun during the day and then brought inside at night. […]
Plant a Plum Tree this Winter Success with plums is as easy as following these steps There is no juicier fruit than a plum. Ranging in flavour from very sweet to tart, and in colour from deep purple to golden yellow, plums have been cultivated in South Africa since Jan van Riebeeck established a food […]
Square Foot Garden: Square Foot gardening is a new way of growing more in less space. A hardware store will have everything you need to build this simple garden guaranteed to provide your family and friends with fresh produce this winter. WHAT YOU NEED: 4 pine boards (1192 x 150 x 44 mm) 6 pine […]
Make the most of your growing season through winter gardening Winter, the time when temperatures are at their lowest and gardening usually takes a plunge. This doesn’t need to be the case as there are plenty of things to do need to be the case as there are plenty of things to do need to […]
When your winter bulbs have finished flowering and the leaves have died back it is time to dig them up and store them for next year’s season.