One would think that chickens were first domesticated for their egg and meat production, but in fact they were initially kept for cock fighting in Asia. These days chickens lay eggs on a daily (or nearly-daily) basis for human consumption, before we get to all the nitty gritty about nesting let me first start off… Continue reading The C Files: How to raise chickens – Layers & Nest Business
Parsley stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising:5/5 – Very Easy, plant and leaveWater:2/5 – Minimal, twice a weekSun:1-2/5 – Full sun or partial shadeTraining:1/5 – Minimal (3Ds: Dead, damaged and diseased)Fertilise/Feeding:1/5 – Minimal (at least during the growing season)Time to Harvest:2/5 – Soon, 1-2 months when sownFrost Hardiness:1/4 – Very Hardy (can’t take black… Continue reading Parsley: How to Grow – Herb of the Month
Mint stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising:5/5 – Very Easy, plant and leaveWater:2/5 – Minimal, twice a week (especially in a container)Sun:3/5 – Full sun & dappled shadeTraining:1/5 – Minimal (3Ds: Dead, damaged and diseased)Fertilise/Feeding:1/5 – Minimal (at least during the growing season)Time to Harvest:1/5 – Immediate (purchased a seedling)Frost Hardiness:1/4 – Very Hardy… Continue reading Mint: How to Grow – Herb of the Month
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Summer is finally here after lots of rain along with the fourth edition of the Seasonal Planner series! This planner is targeted towards the Gauteng (Highveld) area of South Africa! Get the lowdown (or the highdown I suppose) on the Highveld Biome and Other South African Climates & Hardiness Zones here. 1. Similar to the Autumn,… Continue reading Summer Garden Planner: Gauteng, South Africa
KumquatCitrus japonicaFlora Japonica 1870Kurt Stober's Online Library Kumquat stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 3/5 Bi-weekly check-ups Water: 3-4/5 Every 2nd day to Daily Sun: 5/5 Full sun Training: 3/5 Some, pinching out growth or flowers Fertilise/Feeding: 3/5 Moderate, monthly Time to Harvest: 5/5 Forever, 5+ months Frost Hardiness: 4/4 Very hardy, can’t cope… Continue reading Kumquat: How to Grow – Fruit of the Month
I have a few articles that are meant to be read as a series, one following on the other and building upon that information. One of the first series I started was how to grow and maintain a productive garden without breaking the bank, yourself or the environment. 1.Vegetables Worth Growing The very first article… Continue reading Sustainable, Productive and Economical Vegetable Gardening Series