Selecting a site for your food garden

Picking the right location for your food garden is absolutely crucial. A sub-par location can result in sub-par veggies! Here are a few tips for choosing a good site:

Tea-time with Adriaan

How herbal tea rescued my health and how to grow your own. I cover everything from soil preparation to harvesting and making delicious, healthy herbal teas

What the fungi

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 […]

Blueberry basics – Grow your own

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 […]

Grow your own winter soup garden

Few things provide the satisfaction of knowing that you are eating a hearty homecooked meal, but moreover knowing that it is homegrown too. So, let Adriaan guide you through growing your own winter soup garden. A project such as this is also an excellent opportunity to get kids involved. The process of seeing their hard […]

Plant a fruit tree now for a bounty in the coming season

Remember the days when fruit actually had a taste? The best way to guarantee that you can enjoy nature’s bounty is to grow your own. The advantages of healthy homegrown fruit are legion. Not only do homegrown fruit taste like real fruit should, sweet and juicy, but you will save money as well has lower […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grow your own Blueberries this summer

Simply put “Blueberries are delicious”, whether you use them in desserts, with baking or best yet eaten fresh off the bush.  Nothing can beat the pleasure of growing your own blueberries and being able to transform yourself into a forager in your own garden. Advantages of growing your own blueberries Fresh berries every year Amazing […]