Vegetables & Herbs / Recipes

Edible Doorstep Garden

South Africa’s favourite holiday is surely our National Braai Day, and fresh-picked herbs transform good food into the best of meals.
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Edible Garden make-over

July is the time of year when the garden takes a holiday, packs up and leaves for sunnier climes.
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Making a Mother’s Day feast from your Garden

For Mother’s Day, why not treat your Mum to a new plant for the garden.
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Father’s Day Celebrations

With both Father’s Day and Youth Day falling on June 16th this year, what better reason to throw a family kitchen garden party?
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New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year has rung in, the naughty Christmas elves have sown all our clothes at least two sizes smaller and we’ve all got a long list of New Year’s resolutions we’re intending to keep for at least a month or two sitting at the top of our minds.
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‘Rooted’ to culinary delight with carrots!

Carrots were probably one of your first ‘solids’, boiled and mashed with other stuff into a tasteless goo and force-fed into you as soon as you were weaned of breast milk.
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Back to school with healthy snacks

In January, most food gardens will have a variety of vegetables to harvest: corn, tomatoes, spinach, beetroot, brinjals, beans, carrots, green peppers and members of the pumpkin family like zucchini (courgettes) and butternuts.
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Broad Beans – Hearty and Healthy

There are varying degrees of difficulty when it comes to growing vegetables, but most seasoned veggie growers agree that one of the easiest of winter crops is broad beans.
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Vegetables for winter soups

February is the time to plant vegetables that can be used for winter soups.
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Veg for the summer months

What can you plant in your kitchen garden this month to provide you with a delicious crop for the rest of the summer?
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Unusual and fun veg for the garden

Have fun in your kitchen garden with vegetables that have exciting colours, textures and tastes.
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The queen of the veggie garden is a blood-red tomato

Understanding all the myths and stories about tomatoes can be a vexing thing!
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Tasty and healthy chow with salad leaves!

In yesteryear, the humble lettuce leaf was used mostly as a limp, green garnish next to a meaty dinner, or to keep one’s picnic sandwiches fresh.
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Rosemary Delight!

Rosemary – protective and satisfying on all fronts Rosemary is a Mediterranean herb that has been used since ancient times as a plague and pest repellent, an odorant and for medicinal uses because of its strong aroma and antiseptic qualities.
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Rainbow Peppers

It is amazing that green, yellow and red peppers all come from the same plant – the colour of the fruit depends on the level of its maturity.
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Radishes

Any vegetable with a tang, like radishes, makes such a delicious, colourful and crunchy addition to leafy-green salads.
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Pretty potagers

Combine the colours and textures of vegetables with herbs and flowers to create a beautiful ornamental edible garden.
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Plant up a food garden

There is nothing more satisfying than harvesting and eating fresh vegetables and herbs from your garden.
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Olives: Mediterranean magic

Find out how to grow olives – one of the essential ingredients of any Mediterranean dish.
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No tears with Chives!

If you prefer a milder and more subtle flavouring or garnish than the pungent taste of raw onions, give fresh chives a try.
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