Starke Ayres - Latest News Starke Ayres News Articles Friday, October 09, 2015 Friday, October 09, 2015 Gardening Tips for October The weather really starts heating up this month, saying goodbye to winter rains in the Cape and hello to perfect planting conditions for the gardener. It’s a great time to start planting summer vegetables and flowering plants. Click on the PDF to view more handy gardening tips for October. Sunday, October 18, 2015 Companion Planting Wellness Warehouse October 2015 Issue To keep roses red and violets blue your summer plants need companions, too! Prose aside, companion planting helps bring a balanced eco-system to your landscape, allowing nature to do its job. Plants have natural substances in their roots, flowers, leaves and bodies that can either naturally attract, or repel insects - depending on their chemical make-up. To read the full article as published in the Wellness Warehouse Magazine October 2015 issue, click on the PDF to download. Friday, October 16, 2015 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 and basil sauce. To find out more about growing basil, click on the PDF to download the grow guide. Monday, October 12, 2015 Growing Chillies Chillies are the fiery cousins of the capsicum family. There are dozens of varieties, each with a unique character and flavour.They grow well in pots or containers, as these can be moved to protected spots in the garden or around the house in case of an unexpected cold snap. To find out more about growing chillies, click on the PDF to download the grow guide. Sunday, October 11, 2015 Soil Solution Wellness Warehouse Article Sep 2015 Without healthy soil and legions of microbes, there would be no life. Soil is the critical link between our health and the very future of live as we know on earth. By improving the quality of our soil and its fertility we can grow quality food. Few people realise that it's only 20cm of topsoil that separates mankind from starvation. Sunday, September 27, 2015