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Sweet Potato: How To Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Sweet Potato stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 5/5 - Very easy Water: 2-4/5 – Twice a week to daily Sun: 4/5 - Full sun, will tolerate shade Training: 1/5 – None, except for unwanted runners Fertilise/Feeding: 3/5 – Moderate (monthly) Time to Harvest: 4/5 – Moderate (3-4 months as leaves die, but well… Continue reading Sweet Potato: How To Grow – Vegetable of the Month

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How to Grow · Profile · Vegetable

Beetroot: How To Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Beetroot stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 4/5 – Easy (monthly check-ups) Water: 3/5 – Moderate (high heat, every second day) Sun: 5/5 – Full sun, no shade Training: 1/5 – None Fertilise/Feeding: 1-3/5 – Moderate (growing, monthly) to Minimal (during root set, none) Time to Harvest: 3/5 – Moderate (2-3 months) Frost Hardiness:… Continue reading Beetroot: How To Grow – Vegetable of the Month

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Carrot: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Carrot stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 4/5 – Easy, monthly check up Water: 3/5 – Moderate (high heat, every second day) Sun: 5/5 – Full sun, no shade Training: 1/5 – None Fertilise/Feeding: 3/5 – Moderate (growing, monthly) to Minimal (during root set, none) Time to Harvest: 4/5 – A long time (3-4… Continue reading Carrot: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Food Garden · Fruit · Herb · Homesteading · Vegetable

Starting a Productive & Economical Food Garden (Part 1): Vegetables Worth Growing

I wrote this post in 2014, but is has become even more applicable given the state of South Africa's economy and sky-rocketing food prices. When I started vegetable gardening I didn't think that it would save a lot of money (maybe come out square?). We started the vegetable garden as part of a ‘productive hobby’… Continue reading Starting a Productive & Economical Food Garden (Part 1): Vegetables Worth Growing

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Radish: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Radishes stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 5/5 – Very easy (plant and leave) Water: 4/5 – Daily (shallow root system) Sun: 4/5 – Full sun & shade tolerant Training: 1/5 – None Fertilise/Feeding: 4/5 – Every two weeks Time to Harvest: 2/5 – Soon (1-2 months) Frost Hardiness: 4/4 – Very Hardy (can’t… Continue reading Radish: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

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Edibles: Food Plant Families & Botanical Definitions

Here is a very comprehensive list of plant families to which our crops, spices, fruits, herbs and vegetables belong. Also supplied are the botanical definitions for some of the fruits, vegetables and herbs we use daily. Food Plant Families Family (Scientific classification) Represents Members Actinidiaceae Chinese gooseberry family Kiwifruit Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis or Onion family Garlic,… Continue reading Edibles: Food Plant Families & Botanical Definitions