Faan’s South African Veggie News – October 2014

It’s not often you get the opportunity to learn from the best. Faan Koekemoer is without any doubt one of the most experienced and pragmatic vegetable gardeners I know. He publishes a monthly newsletter jampacked with tips, tricks and timely advice for enthusiastic vegetable gardeners. And he has agreed to share it with our SA Herb Academy members. […]

Online Course: Food Gardening

Imagine looking out your window to see beds bursting with ripe red tomatoes, tumbling squash, and a multi-coloured array of crisp salad greens and herbs! The possibilities for growing your own fresh, flavourful produce are endless – no matter how limited your space or level of experience. Yes, it’s true… More and more people around […]

The Rooting Hormone Debate

Is it safe to use a rooting hormone when propagating medicinal herbs? As with anything else in life there are different points of view. As far as herbs are concerned the purists argue that applying a rooting hormone, irrespective of it being natural or artificial, is contrary to what we are trying to achieve. It’s like eating […]

Choosing the Best Spot for Your Potted Herbs

The ideal spot for potted herbs receives ample sunlight, is near the kitchen, protected from cold winds and frost, and is close to a water source. Of all these the amount of sun that your herbs will receive is the most important as it will have the biggest impact on the quality of your herbs. […]

9 Wenke Om Gelukkige Kruie in Potte te Kweek

Om kruie in potte te kweek is ongelooflik maklik en ook sommer baie produktief. Die meeste kruie aard besonders goed in potte. Doen net die basiese dinge hieronder reg en ek kan jou waarborg dat jy suksesvol sal wees. 1. Moenie dit oordoen nie. Hou jou poging hanteerbaar deur te fokus op alledaagse bruikbare kruie. […]

9 Tips for Growing Happy Potted Herbs

Growing herbs in pots is amazingly easy and productive. Most herbs do exceptionally well in pots. You just need to get a few basics right.  Simply apply the nine essential below and I can almost guarantee that you’ll get good results. 1. Don’t overdo it. Keep your initial attempt manageable by opting for a few useful herbs. The “Magnificent Seven” […]