For Southern Africa October Food Gardening Activities in a Nutshell This is the loveliest month in the garden and another very busy month in the herb and veggie garden. icon-check Sowing herbs and veggies, and summer flowering companion plants is now a priority. This is also a good month to propagate herbs from softwood cuttings. icon-check Transplant […]
It’s officially spring, no matter what the thermometer says, and the danger of heavy frost has passed. Sowing herbs and veggies and summer flowering companion plants have priority. Continue routine care of all vegetables. Water every four to five days if the weather is dry. Feed every two weeks with a liquid organic fertilizer. Pull […]
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.