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 […]

3 Dreadful Food Gardening Maladies

Most activities work better when there is a grand scheme guiding them than when they just sort of happen in a haphazard way. There’s no doubt that an overarching design is absolutely necessary when it comes to complex projects like building a house or manufacturing a cell phone. When it comes to seemingly simpler projects […]