Echeverias

Echeverias

Echeverias are highly decorative in containers and rarely crowd out other plants. They compliment sunny borders, rock gardens, succulent and Mediterranean gardens. There are nearly 200 species of Echeveria. They tolerate heat, full sun, part shade and are drought...

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GROWING TOMATOES

GROWING TOMATOES

There are a wide variety of tomatoes available on the market and there are several ways to cultivate. Either grow from seed (great if you've been given some heirloom seeds from your aunty Mavis upcountry whose some kind of tomato guru!) or cheat a little and buy...

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GROWING STRAWBERRIES

GROWING STRAWBERRIES

“Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did” - the wise words of sixteenth century gourmand William Butler. And who can argue? Strawberries are delicious, nutritious and easy to grow if you follow a few easy rules. First, some fruity...

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GROWING LEMONS

GROWING LEMONS

Did you know that many believe the first lemons come from Southern India, Northern Burma and China? Today, lemons are found in myriad variations and this little yellow sour fruit has had global influence on our society from pop-culture to ancient alternative medicine...

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GROWING DRAGON FRUIT

GROWING DRAGON FRUIT

A pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several cactus species. "Pitaya" usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while "pitahaya" or "dragon fruit" always refers to fruit of the genus Hylocereus. These fruits are commonly known in English as "dragon fruit",...

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GROWING CORIANDER / CILANTRO

GROWING CORIANDER / CILANTRO

Coriander is one of the world's most commonly used herbs - in spite of the fact that the name comes from the Greek, koris, meaning bed bug! It is green, leafy aromtic herb with a fresh, citrus taste that makes it an invaluable garnish and flavour enhancer. Both the...

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GROWING BASIL

GROWING BASIL

Growing Basil is relatively easy as long as the growing environments has suitable light and temperature levels. Basil is grown for its fragrant tasty leaves that can be added raw to salads, sandwiches or used in cooked dishes such as the ever popular pasta with tomato...

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GROWING CHILLIES

GROWING CHILLIES

Chillies are the fiery cousins of the capsicum family. There are dozens of varieties, each with a unique character and flavour. Colour isn’t a good indicator of heat - size is more reliable, and in general, smaller chillies pack a bigger punch. The heat in chillies...

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THE MORINGA TREE / MIRACLE TREE

THE MORINGA TREE / MIRACLE TREE

Moringa oleifera is a medium-sized evergreen tree that is native to Africa and Asia. Also known as The Moringa Tree, the Drumstick Tree or The Miracle Tree, it has been prized by traditional societies for centuries thanks to its exceptional medicinal properties. Every...

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