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Winter soup

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 work slowly come to fruition exposes them to principles such as patience, diligence and perseverance that often gets lost in today’s fast-paced and technology-driven...

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 become very popular and they definitely add a bit of old school charm to your food gardening.  Some of...

Hot and happening food gardening for the summer

Posted By Category: Edible Plants, Gardening Tips, Summer Gardening, VegetablesComments: 0Post Date: 26th Oct 2016

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 cost of food, especially fresh produce, increasing year on year, growing your own food allows you to make considerable...

Grow your own tasty winter veggies

Posted By Category: Autumn Gardening, Edible Plants, VegetablesComments: 0

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 should grow veggies in winter No need to water your veggies as much as during summer due to the cooler temperatures. Longer...

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 be used. Besides flavouring, garlic has uses ranging from culinary to medicinal. For example, garlic stems work great in stir-fries.  Throughout...