Green your world: Grow veggies in recycled containers

Jul 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

If you’re keen on being ‘green’ and healthy this year, now might be a great time to plant up a veggie garden and start growing your own salad, soup and stew ingredients.

You really don’t need a lot of space to plant and grow your vegetables.

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Topics: Gardening, Home Maintenance, Recycling

Get your garden ready for winter and spring

Jun 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Around the country the cooler mornings and evenings herald the beginning of autumn, and an indication that it's time for some maintenance in the garden to prepare for winter.


If you are growing a new lawn, sow seeds for grass, especially in colder areas where shade over and all seasons evergreen grow well.

The sun is still hot and sitting high in the sky with no great hurry to set at the end of the day, and we should make the most of this beautiful weather by nurturing the garden. This is the time of year when we prepare the garden for winter and spring flowering bulbs.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Gardening, Winter, Spring

Make your Garden Good Enough to Eat

Oct 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

These days few people have the time or space for a separate vegetable garden or orchard, yet there is no reason why you can’t incorporate food-bearing plants into your garden, creating an easy, edible landscape.

There are hundreds of different plants that can fulfil any landscape need, and at the same time add something that can be eaten. You can savour luscious berries and sun-ripened tomatoes as well as exotic vegetables with many species nowadays just as abundant in attractive pots as in the garden.


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Topics: Agent Life, Gardening, Garden, Home Maintenance