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GROW GUIDE Chillies

GROW GUIDE 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...

GROW GUIDE Tomatoes

GROW GUIDE 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...

GROW GUIDE Mushrooms

GROW GUIDE Mushrooms

The best advice for success is to start by growing Oyster mushrooms, the easiest and most forgiving variety for any home cultivator to grow. Growing mushrooms from scratch requires care, so start with a kit and go from there. Download your Grow Guide here

GROW GUIDE Microgreens and Sprouts

GROW GUIDE Microgreens and Sprouts

You may have seen microgreens as garnishings on gourmet food dishes. But they are much more than a pretty embellishment on your plate or garden. Microgreen herbs are, in fact, nutrient bombs that we need to include in our diet on a regular basis. Download our Grow...

GROW GUIDE Epiphyllum

GROW GUIDE Epiphyllum

MEET THE NEW COLLECTOR’S PLANT! Red Mussel Dracula, Sugar Plum Fairy,Lemon Custard And Gladys Jones – No, these are not Drag Queens! They are Epiphyllum OR Orchid Cacti, and they are Jewels Of The Cactus Kingdom! Download our Grow guide here

GROW GUIDE Aloe

GROW GUIDE Aloe

Aloes are extremely diverse landscaping options, combining perfectly with rock features, perfectly suited to potting and lending themselves to mass planting or grouping with other flowering Aloes of different types or colours. Aloes are indigenous succulents, which...

GROW GUIDE Avocado’s

GROW GUIDE Avocado’s

Termed “Green Gold” by many thanks to its benefits as a complete food but also due to the price of the fruit out of season. Rich in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, avocados are always in demand. Download our Grow guide here

GROW GUIDE Mushrooms

GROW GUIDE Mushrooms

Up to 4 harvests can be expected from each log. The growing process should be started within one month of purchase to obtain the best results. Your 1st harvest will weigh between 140g-150g but will get less for 2nd to 4th harvest. Depending on outside temperature, it...

GROW GUIDE Pomegranate

GROW GUIDE Pomegranate

Pomegranate trees can live for 200 years. The fruits are classified as a superfruit. Download your Grow Guide here

GROW GUIDE Chillies

GROW GUIDE Chillies

Chillis are natural painkillers but follow our grow guide to take the pain out of growing them in your garden. Download our Grow Guide here

GROW GUIDE Blueberries

GROW GUIDE Blueberries

Blueberries are native to North America but this superfood is now grown worldwide. Download our Grow Guide here

GROW GUIDE Proteas

GROW GUIDE Proteas

Proteas date back millions of years and occur naturally in the southern hemisphere. They thrive in poor soil.  The cultivation of a Protea plant is time-consuming, so good planning when developing the cross combinations and goals are of great importance of the...

GROW GUIDE Potato Pot

GROW GUIDE Potato Pot

A fun and tasty delight for the whole family~An interesting and fun opportunity for kids to learn. HOW TO PLANT:. Plant 3 - 5 seed potatoes in Landscapers Choice Potting Soil in the inner pot, which is placed inside the outer pot. Place the 3 - 5 seed potatoes in the...

GROW GUIDE Asparagus

GROW GUIDE Asparagus

Anyone who is a fan of asparagus but not a fan of the cost of buying them in the grocery store have wondered how to make an asparagus bed or planter box. The thought of being able to grow your own is tempting, but many people don’t know how to go about planting...

GROW GUIDE Peas

GROW GUIDE Peas

Peas originated in Middle Asia and contain more vitamin C than two apples. They are also rich in protein, carbohydrates and fibre. Download our Grow Guide here

GROW GUIDE Broad Beans

GROW GUIDE Broad Beans

Broad beans are amongst the easiest plants to grow. The beans are rich in iron and are a very popular vegetarian dish. Download our Grow Guide here

GROW GUIDE Spinach

GROW GUIDE Spinach

Spinach is a leafy green flowering plant native to Iran but is a popular annual vegetable worldwide.  Its leaves are a common edible vegetable consumed either fresh, or after storage using preservation techniques by canning, freezing, or dehydration. Download our Grow...

GROW GUIDE Leeks

GROW GUIDE Leeks

Leeks are related to onions and garlic but they have a milder, sweeter flavour and are a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Download our Grow Guide here

GROW GUIDE Granadilla

GROW GUIDE Granadilla

In South Africa, the purple granadilla, also known as the passion fruit, is grown commercially as well as for home use. Here is an overview of how this crop is produced. Download our Grow guide here

GROW GUIDE Echeverias

GROW GUIDE 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...

GROW GUIDE Strawberries

GROW GUIDE 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...

GROW GUIDE Lemons

GROW GUIDE 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...

GROW GUIDE Dragon Fruit

GROW GUIDE 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",...

GROW GUIDE Coriander /Cilantro

GROW GUIDE 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...

GROW GUIDE Basil

GROW GUIDE 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...

GROW GUIDE Moringa Tree

GROW GUIDE Moringa 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...