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Grow Thyme in a Pot

Contain Thyme

Thyme is such a versatile herb in the kitchen that everybody should have fresh Thyme available at all times.

Have you considered combining different Thyme varieties with you favourite ornamental? We suggest you combine the following into a large bowl (min. 30cm wide) to ensure ample space for all the plants to grow to their full potential:

In the center:
- Ivy Geranium for its beautiful flowers and all season colour,
- It also has the same sun and water requirements as Thyme, therefore they will happily grow together in the same bowl.

On the side:
- Common Thyme
- Lemon Thyme,
- Silver Thyme,
- French Thyme

These are the best culinary thyme varieties that you can use to flavour many different dishes.

Place your Thyme bowl in a position where it gets at least 4 hours direct sun.

Read more about Thyme, its properties and how to use it.

Sowing Radish

 

Fertilis

 

Sowing some Radish.

Radish, that common and beloved part of your salad, is a root crop, and it is pungent and sweet in taste with a lot of juice. The parts of radishes that are commonly consumed are the leaves, flowers, pods and seeds. Radishes are eaten raw, cooked or pickled.

It is Full Moon at the moment (6 Sep 2017) and the ideal time to sow root crops during the waning phase - therefore make use of the next 10 days to get some root crops in your veg garden. The gravitation pull is high, creating more moisture in the soil, but the moonlight is decreasing, putting energy into the roots.

It is best to sow radish seed in-situ (directly into the soil where you want it to grow) - it germinates quickly and grows easily.

Simply make small furrows about 10cm apart and plant the seeds at a depth of about 2cm and cover loosely with soil.

Tip of the week: Successful Seed Sowing
- Soak some vermiculite overnight in water
- Mix with some Fertilis (earthworm castings) just before use - you can read more about Fertilis on their website ... http://www.fertilis.co.za/ ... and ask for it at your local Garden Centre !
- Sprinkle the mix of wet vermiculite and fertilis in the furrows - about a handful per 30cm length of furrow
- The fermiculite will retain moisture and make it available for the new roots after germination.
- The Fertilis will supply the first round of much needed organic nutrients for proper seedling development.

Radishes are so fast growing your children will be pulling the succulent roots in as few as 21 days from sowing!

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