Home Grown

Growing your own vegetables is hot, fashionable, healthy and it makes economic sense! Yes, we know all about trenching and those old-fashioned and time-consuming methods. But the times they are a-changing … Just dig over and plant up a door-sized patch with veggies every four months. This can supply a family of four with veggies year-round. Of course veggies need full sun, the bed needs to be dug over deeply and plenty of compost should be added.

You can either sow your own seeds or plant seedlings. Remember that carrots and radishes can be sown directly in the veggie patch and that other veggies should be sown in containers and transplanted when about 10 cm tall. Keep the soil moist (not wet) initially and once the plants are established water only when the soil feels dry. Fertilize with Talborne Organics Vita Grow or Culterra’s 2:3:4 Vegetable Fertilizer or Efekto’s 2:3:4 Fruit and Flower Fertilizer.

Veggies that can be sown / planted now for a winter crop include: artichoke, broad beans, broccoli, beetroot, Brussels sprouts, peas, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, onions, radishes and Swiss chard.