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 […]
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 […]
“If you feel uncomfortable with the idea of self-medicating, I respectfully suggest you root out and possibly reconsider the beliefs that underlie these feelings. Boundless numbers of us in this society are extremely intelligent human beings, fully capable of making excellent decisions about our lives, particularly when given access to valid information as a base […]
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 […]
Since there is no quick cure for the common cold, the best approach is prevention. You can, in a sense, catch a cold from yourself. When your immune system weakens from factors such as stress and/or poor diet, viruses can take hold. Once a cold has a firm grip on you it is hard to stop. […]