Grow Your Own
Putting Soil First – How To Clean It Up

Putting Soil First – How To Clean It Up

A potato farmer from Harrismith is changing the way we look at soil. Potatoes – just add butter and you have the perfect side dish, whether they are boiled, mashed or fried. We all eat potatoes, and in most households no meal is complete without this starchy tuberous...

Anyone Can Grow a Garden – Herb Gardening

Anyone Can Grow a Garden – Herb Gardening

In our eagerness to grow our own vegetables, we often forget that most vegetables and herbs need at least six hours of sunlight to grow and produce fruit efficiently. This is a challenge when you live in a built-up urban area, complexes or in small apartments. But...

Pruning Plum Trees

Pruning Plum Trees

Pruning is the most important winter task for your plum trees. Here’s how to do it properly to ensure optimal fruit production in summer. Plums need to be pruned in July and August to ensure top-quality fruit is produced consistently each and every season. Many trees...

Sowing Your Seeds

Sowing Your Seeds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sowing Your Seeds Timing is critical in growing your own flower or vegetable seedlings, so make sure that you sow the seeds during the right season for your area or climatic zone because temperature, day length and humidity can all...

Growing Apples Successfully

Growing Apples Successfully

A + APPLES Here is archaeological evidence that apples (Malus domestica) have been eaten since as far back as 6500 BC, and they have also been associated in mythology with youthfulness and health through the ages. While an apple is credited with solving the problem of...