Create your own food box in six easy steps

Gone are the days of massive yards with big open spaces for food gardening.  Enter the age of duplexes and town houses. Despite growing space being limited, you can still enjoy the rewards of growing your own food. One way of getting around the space problem is by planting your edibles in containers and hanging baskets.  Lately, wooden boxes have … Read More

Hot and happening food gardening for the summer

food gardening

We have seen an amazing increase in people opting for food gardening in the last few years. There are several good reasons for people making this decision, for example: Growing your own food allows you to control what goes into them. This allows you to provide safer, healthier food for your family that you can be certain of. With the … Read More

Grow your own tasty winter veggies

We always tend to think of winter as this grey colourless season where nothing grows, anxiously waiting for Spring’s warm embrace. Yet, winter holds so much potential, especially in the veggie department where we can still expect a bumper crop. For a culinary twist consider planting some tasty heirloom veggies this year, but more on heirlooms later.   Why we … Read More

Growing Great Garlic

Growing garlic gives you an ample supply of one of nature’s best healing herbs. Garlic is one of those amazing plants that has been used by mankind since recorded history. There are many different types of garlic, with most belonging to the Alium sativum group of plants. Garlic is known mainly for its bulbs, however all parts of the plant can … Read More

Beat the heat in your veggie garden this summer

In South-Africa we take pride in our warm sunny summer days. However,  with the sweltering heat we have been experiencing lately, this is taking our love of the heat to the extreme. Luckily for us, we can always retreat to the shade, or cool down in other ways. Unfortunately our veggies and herbs don’t have that luxury and we have … Read More