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Tips on growing Swiss chard

Tips on growing Swiss chard

Dark green vegetables help strengthen bones and are generally excellent for health, especially in older people.
Growing apricots: a brief overview

Growing apricots: a brief overview

A brief overview on cultivating this versatile fruit, which arrived in South Africa in the 17th century.
Growing lettuce at home

Growing lettuce at home

Plant lettuce types that enable you to harvest the leaves as required over a long period, says vegetable specialist, Bill Kerr.
Getting started with brinjals

Getting started with brinjals

The brinjal or eggplant is a species of nightshade, and therefore related to the potato and tomato.
Preparing your vegetable patch

Preparing your vegetable patch

In preparing your vegetable patch, the ideal is to prepare the soil only once, and then switch to no-till.
Learn the basics of growing tea

Learn the basics of growing tea

Tea is a challenging crop, but can be financially worthwhile under the right conditions.
Some tips for growing garlic

Some tips for growing garlic

Closely related to the onion, shallot and chive, garlic has long been used as a seasoning worldwide.
How to apply herbicides

How to apply herbicides

A brief overview of how herbicides are applied, and how to avoid resistance.
Growing pecan nuts: cultivars, soil prep & planting

Growing pecan nuts: cultivars, soil prep & planting

Here are a number of well-known cultivars, advice on how to prepare the soil, and other aspects to consider when growing pecan nuts.
Understanding herbicides

Understanding herbicides – Part 1

Herbicides were developed in the 1940s. Here is a brief overview of their history and how they work.
Advice on growing pecan nuts

Advice on growing pecan nuts

There are a number of factors that should be taken into account before planting pecan nut trees.
Dealing with Gibberella ear rot

Dealing with Gibberella ear rot

Also known as red ear rot, this disease appears to be on the increase in South Africa’s maize-producing areas.

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