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Benefits of Gardening for Your Children

Benefits of Gardening for Your Children Gardening is far more than just having a lovely space or growing your own edible landscape. A children’s gardening program has highlighted the following benefits: • Increased self-esteem, • Helped students develop a sense of ownership and responsibility, • Helped foster relationships with family members, and • Increased parental […]


Benefits of gardening

Benefits of Gardening Celebrate World Environment Day  by reflecting on the benefits of gardening: • The relationship that develops, between plants, and people, and the basic human need of watching things grow, creates a sense of excitement. In many cases it becomes a source of therapy for people with emotional problems. • Growing your own […]


The Family garden

The Family Garden Our demanding lifestyles desperately need a garden space to add quality to family life. • Spend quality time together to grow and harvest food for the table. It is during these informal and relaxing time periods that you can have a relaxed conversation and do creative problem solving, • Garden spaces also […]

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Gardening is Value for Money

Gardening is Value for Money • When you consider the benefits of gardening, giving us a space of beauty and inspiration, reducing stress and improving overall well being, its popularity comes as no surprise. • Even more so when you consider that you can add plants to your collection that has the same value as […]

Container Gardening

Container Herb Gardening

Container Herb Gardening Container gardening is a great way to grow plants, vegetables and herbs without needing a lot of space. Herbs do especially well and can be grown right outside your kitchen door. In this video, you’ll learn how to use an old farmer’s market basket to make a great container garden. Fill it […]


Picking Basil

Picking Basil Basil is a summer herb that needs regular harvesting to ensure that the plant stays short, compact and produce an abundance of tasty leaves. In this demo you will see where to cut the stems to ensure new growth and a succession of leaves. This way you will get the most out of […]

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Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas Give the following some thought: • Start planting more companion plants in your garden. Companion plants improve the growth of other plants, making them less susceptible to diseases. They attract beneficial insects and birds, keeping pests away from your edibles and ornamentals. This way you will not only be able to have a […]


Winter solstice

Winter Solstice On 21 June it is the shortest day and the longest night – the deepest point of winter. From now on the days will get longer and the nights shorter as we start heading for the 2011 Spring season. Although still cold, it is a very good time to start planning your herb […]


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 […]


Why do you Garden?

Why do you Garden? A lovely article on gardening by Nikki Phipps: You see them everywhere you look, each having its own unique appearance-gardens. You also see numerous books, Web sites, and other gardening resources filled with all the ins and outs and how-to of gardening. But seldom do you ever see anything about why […]