The watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) originated in Africa, where tribes in arid areas used it as an emergency water source.
This new series will outline the basics of growing nutritious vegetables without the use of soil.
This article looks at the beefwood, balloon vine and other species that, by law, have to be controlled or eradicated.
Earthworms play a crucial role in improving soil quality, and every farmer should try to maintain a healthy population of these remarkable creatures.
Careful plant selection and good process management will help ensure success.
Tomatoes are an important part of our diet, as well as being highly nutritious. Bill Kerr tells us more about this versatile fruit, and the varieties that are most suitable for growing at home.
Syringa berries are highly toxic to livestock as well as children and dogs, warns Prof Cheryl McCrindle of the University of Pretoria. No specific treatment is available, so caution is advised.
Most home vegetable gardens are irrigated incorrectly. Here’s how to get it right, says Bill Kerr.
Maize following this leguminous crop usually shows no nitrogen deficiency symptoms.
No garden is complete without this underrated and versatile vegetable, says Bill Kerr.
This fungal disease can wipe out a dry bean crop. Here’s how to prevent, and treat, this problem.
Soil tillage, particularly primary tillage, is the foundation of every crop production system and the main cost factor in maize production.