Manure will do more than just fertilise and feed soil, it will loosen it to help the roots grow better and prevent diseases.Issue date: 13 August 2010
You don't need fancy tests to check your soil to see how much fertiliser you need.
Hydroponics is becoming a popular way to produce vegetables in South Africa because of the high quality of the produce. This week: keeping your plants disease-free.
Sweet potatoes originate from South America. Their heat tolerance makes them a useful summer crop for areas that are too warm for most vegetables.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be taking you through this interesting and potentially profitable form of farming.
Maintain a healthy kitchen garden by irrigating at the right time and giving plants the right amount of water, says Bill Kerr.
Green peppers like plenty of sunlight and moist, warm soil. If using seed, plant under a shelter about eight weeks before you anticipate the last frost in your area, then...
Sweet potatoes are easy to plant, need little looking after and deliver high yields. They are usually grown in sandy soil, which makes them easier to dig up. But they...
When planting a crop on a continuous basis, the tendency is to plant the same quantity regularly. This seems logical, but it's not the best way to proceed, as yields...
Potatoes are nutritious vegetables and form the staple diet of millions of people.
Onions are one of the first crops of spring. They are very versatile and can be stored during winter. They are frost resistant and grow in most climates.
Carrots grow well and develop long straight roots when planted in loose, deep, rock-free, sandy loam soil.