Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

It is time to start harvesting and preserving herbs for a good supply during winter, especially if you love robust soups and stews. Timing If you have not thought of it before, try harvesting according to the moon. Herbs for drying should be picked during a waning moon. During a waning moon the sap moves […]

Prepare Your Own Winter Herb Pharmacy

Preparing your winter herb garden Pull up summer annuals like basil, dill, borage, to make space for winter herbs or veggies. Add borage plants to the compost heap; the leaves are full of minerals and also act as a compost activator Replenish the soil with compost, adding it to beds where summer annuals have grown […]

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Shade Gardening

Shade Gardening Living in build-up areas presents its own challenges to growing fresh herbs and vegetables. For many gardeners, the optimum conditions most vegetables and herbs prefer—eight to 10 hours of full sun—just aren’t possible. This can be due to trees or shadows from nearby buildings. Luckily, shade doesn’t have to prohibit gardeners from growing […]

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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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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 […]