[Fam. Asphodelaceae] Other Names / Related Species Afrikaans: balsemkopieva, copaiba, geelkatstert, katstert English: cat’s tail, bum jelly plant, stalked bulbine, grass aloe Sotho: Khomo-ya-Ntsukammele, sehlare-sa-pekane, sehlare-sa-mollo Tswana: Ibucu Xhosa: intelezi, ingelwane Zulu: ibhucu, intelezi Note: The name Bulbinella is often used –even by the late Margaret Roberts – to name many of this large group of […]
Can I share a secret with you? If you only learn one thing from this Grow Your Own Herbs Course learn this: FRESH is BEST. The difference between fresh and dried herbs is as profound as the difference between summer and winter. One is full of sparkle, warmth and life, while the other is dull, cold […]
July is a busy month in the ornamental garden and the food garden. It is time for pruning roses, fruit trees, vines and perennial herbs. It also time for sowing the first spring vegetables and herbs. In the summer rainfall areas, feed and water all winter vegetables at least once a week. Table Notes: Column […]
In most parts of the South Africa this is a very quiet month in the food garden. Especially as far as sowing is concerned. Regular frosts can be expected in some parts of the country during June. Keep your frost covers handy and cover your tender crops. Water the garden in the morning so that […]
May is traditionally the first month of winter and time to think of winter protection where heavy frosts are experienced. In the summer rainfall areas May also marks the end of the rain season and this means that watering becomes a critical element of the weekly growing activities. Table Notes: Column 1 – Common Name Column […]
For an explanation of the sowing table columns see the sowing table notes.
“Let food be your medicine, and medicine your food.” – Hippocrates The above age old advice from Hippocrates, the father of medicine, still holds true today. Contemporary nutritional therapists believe that most states of ill-health, barring accidents and trauma, can be treated effectively with diet. In the case of the common cold they suggest a […]