What the fungi

WTF Mushrrom

From bread mould to penicillin, fungi are an integral part of our world. Although it might not be obvious, fungi are all around us. The Fungal kingdom is so big that in 2017 estimates suggest that there may be between 2.2 million to 3.8 million species in existence. What makes Fungi truly amazing is its diverse range of shapes, sizes, … Read More

Add spice to your holiday with peppers galore!

Chilly Peppers

One of the yearly highlights at Heckers is our selection of sweet and chilli peppers. I am always amazed by the amount of fruit produced per plant as the value of the peppers far exceeds the price of the actual plant. Our peppers are grown right here on the nursery premise. This means that they have a low carbon footprint … Read More

Growing your own organic food: Why and how?

Organic Hecker

Organic food has increasingly become more popular but is it truly worth the hype? Beyond the money one saves from growing your own food, there are numerous other benefits to choosing organic food (even if you do not grow it yourself). For instance, organically grown food minimizes pollution as it is grown without the use of any chemicals, antibiotics, hormones, … Read More

Herb Garden petit

Herbs Hecker

It takes almost no space at all – just sun and some beautiful pots – to grow all the herbs you need. Herbs thrive in containers; being mostly bushy perennials that like good drainage and not too much care. They also don’t need much space to grow. Four or five herbs planted together in a large pot can be kept … Read More

Blueberry basics – Grow your own

Grow your own Blueberries

Strangely enough, one of my favourite flowers belongs to a plant better known for its delicious fruit.  Blueberries have the most elegant white bell shaped flowers. The best part is that as soon the flowers fade those tasty berries start growing.  Blueberries are packed full of antioxidants, making them a true super food.  Read on to find out everything you … Read More