Vegetables & Herbs / Recipes

Winter Warming Thai Recipe: Healthy Herbs for Hearty Curries

As winter’s frosty fingers spread a frigid chill over the country, healthy herbs for hearty curries take the spotlight on the menu.
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A Mother’ Day treat to share with mom

A flower starts as a bud. Simple and humble. Like a newborn baby, there is only a whisper of promises to come.
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Edible Gardening for March – 6 ways to improve your exotic pet’s health with fresh greens

Dogs and cats make loving pets, they’re always ready to greet you when you arrive home. 
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It’s Valentine’s Month! Spice it up with nature’s aphrodisiac: The Chilli

Valentine’s month has everyone swooning over roses and chocolates. Few remember the tantalising kick of the chilli’s lovebite and the role it plays in romance.
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Bright and Beautiful Beetroot

Beetroot is a stalwart of the garden; an efficient crop (one can use both the leaves and roots) which doesn’t take up much space, and is also very nutritious.
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Healthy herbs for winter comfort food

Winter is all about comfort food and that means slow cooking; simmering soups and stews for hours until the meat drops off bone.
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Sexy Spinach

Sexy spinach is not only full of flavour, but full of goodness too!
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Super Smoothies

Super Smoothies for Autumn

Smoothies are a great way to use your home-grown fruit and veggies, and to get your daily requirement in a quick and tasty meal.
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Healthy Herb for November: Flavourful fennel

Spicy and sweet, fennel is a cook’s dream and a delight for gardeners who love its striking foliage and flowers.
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Vital Veggie for October: Squashes

Growing perfect squash Squash and pumpkins have been enjoyed on South African dinner tables for centuries.
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Healthy Herb: July – Lovely Lavender

Lavender, a magnet for bees and other insects, is the queen of herbs – loved for its beauty, fragrance and the sense of well-being that it imparts.
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Vital Veggie – June: Growing Broccoli

It is hardly an exaggeration to describe broccoli as “the wonder vegetable”. It is the most nutritionally rich of all vegetables and, as everyone knows by now, a major agent in preventing different kinds of cancer and heart disease.
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Vital Veggie for April – Oriental Veggies

Growing Oriental Veggies Heading into winter the fresh flavour of Oriental vegetables balances the richness of winter food and are also good sources of sources of vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamins B2 and B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium and calcium.
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Healthy Herb for March – Celery

Celery (Apium graveolens) Is it a herb or a vegetable? Whichever way you view it, celery has been grown for its nutritional and medicinal properties for at least 3000 years.
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Strawberry Fields

To enjoy sweet strawberries in spring and early summer, start preparing now. There are 2 ways to grow strawberries: From healthy runners, removed from growing established plants Planting new strawberry plants obtainable from your favourite GCA garden centre Strawberry plants are usually sold individually and are ideal for planting into vegetable or edible gardens.
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Cheeky Chillies

  Chillies are the most rewarding plants to grow. They are as hot on the eye as on the tongue, with glossy, multi-coloured fruit that glows against the dark green leaves.
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Cool Cucumbers

Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) are one of the few vegetables that can be sown in December in most areas – their planting window generally stretches from September to December.
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Chives

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are members of the Allium family, along with garlic, leeks, onions, scallions and shallots, but with a mild onion flavour.
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Bountiful Basil

To experience one of nature’s most delicious perfumes, just bury your nose in a handful of freshly picked basil leaves.
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Tomatoes

There is just nothing to beat tomatoes in terms of taste, variety and satisfaction.
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