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Tonic Herbs

Tonic Herbs Herb gardening is all about growing your own organic medicine. Time to make use of some tonic herbs to strengthen the immune system and to bring balance. Parsley is still a great tonic, supplying nutrients that maybe beneficial for conditions such as anaemia, indigestion, water retention and fatigue. 3 reasons to grow Pennywort […]

Herbs

Growing Healthy Herbs

Growing healthy herbs To grow herbs successfully , in the garden and in containers , there are three points to attend to: 1. A Sunny position, 2. Well drained, composted soil, 3. Organic fertiliser. The aim of giving the correct growing conditions is to produce a plant that is: • More resistant to fungal diseases […]

Basil

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 […]

Cabbage

Companion plants for Cabbage, Roses and Brinjals

Companion Plants for Cabbage, Roses and Brinjals Benefit the growth of your cabbages by interplanting with Sage, Rosemary and Thyme that will help to repel the cabbage butterfly. If you can’t grow it in between the cabbages then use the herb leaves as a mulch at the base of the plants and repeat as often […]

Beetroot

Organic Beetroot

Organic Beetroot Become healthier with home grown, organic beetroot. It is easy to grow and packed with goodness. A great source of carbohydrates without any fat, high in fiber, antioxidants which help to fight various diseases and folic acid. Even the young leaves are edible, a great source of iron, foliate and beta-carotene. To make […]

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 […]

Organic Fertilizer

A balanced supply of nutrients are critical for healthy herbs and vegetables. Plants grow strong, more resistant to fungal diseases, more able to handle environmental stress as well as being more tasty and high in essential oils. The most important benefit is that you get more beneficial plant based nutrients absorbed into your body to […]