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21 Days Of Lockdown Gardening: How To Plant Up Your Veggie Pots

Vertical Veg Veggie pots come in three sizes. The smallest will hold 5 litres of soil, the next 10 litres and the biggest will take about 20 litres. Choose the pot size according to what you want to grow. The 20 litre pot has slits in the lining of the pot to be able...

21 Days Of Lockdown Gardening: How To Plant Up A Vertical Veg Panel

On our first day let’s start with How to Plant up my Vertical Veg Panel You will need the following: 1 empty Vertical Veg panel. Good planting medium – a good potting soil. Planting additives such as bone meal – for good root development. A scoop – either bought or...

Let Food be your Medicine and Medicine your Food

In the current situation, with fears of catching the dreaded Corona virus at an all-time high, here are some helpful hints, tips and recipes to help us all get through the crisis in a calm and productive way.This information is useful as here in South Africa we are...

Stuck at home? Kids bored?

Have a picnic on your lawn! Desperate for something to keep them not only occupied but well fed and healthy? Look no further… here is a very quick and easy solution – even a child could make this: All that is needed are a few standard ingredients plus some of the...

Recent Herb Garden Talk at Workshop

1.Who I am and what I do: Herbologist: I specialise in herbs and salad plants – the soft leafy veggies that have been grown everywhere on kitchen windowsills since time immemorial. My Ethos: Hippocrates: “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food.”...

Vertical Veg for Hospitality Industry

Vertical gardens are the solution to a lack of garden space in inner-city living. It’s about having the freshest produce at your fingertips - whenever you need it, organically grown and pesticide-free. It’s about greening the urban environment, getting back to being...

Salad Days…

Green Green Green Basics: - vary the amount according to how many you have to feed or to your taste. Salad Ingredients: Green lettuce leaves of the varieties that you have grown in your pocket panels. Fennel – some feathery sprigs coarsely chopped. Avocado – sliced...

Exotic Violet Flower Liqueur

(From Jean Dickson: Make your own Liqueurs) Ingredients 300 g Violet flower petals 1 clove 3 whole allspice 4 cm piece of cassia 1 piece of mace 1 star aniseed 600 g (750 ml) sugar 750 ml water 1I vodka Bottles: 2 x 750ml sterilised bottles that can be sealed. 1 x 1,5...

Lavender Biscuits

(Adapted from Margaret Roberts) Ingredients 62 ml softened butter 62 ml castor sugar 250 ml cake flour 10 ml baking powder 1 extra large egg – beaten 30 ml (2 large tablespoons) fresh Lavender flowers – choose flowers that are open, i.e. that have purple petals...

Basil Salsa and Herbed Croutons Recipes

The heat is ON! What better way to chill out than with a cold soup served ‘Al fresco’ – in the shade of a tree? Use the following recipes for BASIL SALSA Or HERB CROUTONS to jazz –up a cold soup such as a Cold Parsnip Soup, Cold Courgette Soup, a Vichyssoise or a Cold...