Healthy Living Herbs

The name in herbs to be trusted for the best results. Follow our easy growing plans and tips, and you and your family will surely enjoy the benefits of freshly and naturally grown herbs in your daily life. Seasonal herbs available at your local Garden Center. Information cards that highlight the most popular use of the herb will help you to make the correct choice.

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Rocket

Cool Season Rocket

Cool Season Rocket Rocket is noted for its distinctive nutty, tangy flavour, a quality that has created legions of rocket lovers. It is a cool season crop and grows best, with less bolting, during the cooler months of the year. Rocket Soup Ingredients • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced (2 cups) • 3 cups […]

Sunflower pots

Don’t Bite More than You can Swallow…

Don’t Bite More than You can Swallow… One very important principle is to only make your garden as big as you are able to still enjoy it. Nothing kills enthusiasm like failure. Start out by planting a small area or a few pots and as you get more familiar with everything, then expand and add […]

Cabbage

Ideas to go Organic in Your Garden

Some ideas to go organic in your garden: • Play to your garden’s strength, making the most of its particular characteristics and using plants that will thrive in those conditions, • Make compost and leaf mould to feed the soil, • Learn to distinguish pests from predators. Plants that are struggling to grow will benefit […]

Brinjal

Brinjals and Tomatoes

Grow Brinjals and Tomatoes together. Grow Brinjals (eggfruit) with your tomatoes as an indicator plant. The brinjals are more sensitive than the tomatoes and will show nutrient deficiencies and pest problems first. If you keep the brinjals healthy, you will automatically have excellent tomato plants. This is one of the ways to make use of […]

Garden

Gardening by the Moon

Gardening by the Moon As the Moon moves across the sky it travels through the different zodiac signs that represent the four elements: earth (roots), water (leaves), air (flowers) and fire (fruit and seed). The Moon Calendar will give you the ideal days for doing activities relating to specific parts of the plant. If you […]

Horseradish

Herb Focus – Horseradish

Herb focus – Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) The pungent horseradish sauce that delivers a kick to salads, sauces, mustard and even mayonnaise, is made from the grated raw root. The ground root also has many healing actions; as a mild antibiotic, expectorant and diuretic that promotes perspiration making it useful for breaking fevers, especially those associated […]

Relax

Life lessons in the garden

Life lessons in the garden Gardening teaches people the art of being patient. Unlike other activities, gardening does not produce instantaneous results. As such, a person who takes up gardening must wait for their rewards. The garden should be planned to a certain degree. Once a basic plan has been developed, the soil needs to […]

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Earthworms

Earthworms Do you want more natural diggers in your garden – composting and mulching will increase the natural indigenous earthworm population and will aerate the soil as they burrow through it, allowing precious oxygen and water to reach the roots of your lovingly planted herbs, veggies, flowers and shrubs. What more can earthworms do for […]