CAPE MOLE RAT / CAPE GOLDEN MOLE This little critter will be the beginning of the end of my sanity! Now, I am not entirely sure if we are being pestered with the Cape Golden Mole or the Cape Mole Rat, as it has been unwilling to meet face to face, even when the boerboel tried to … Continue reading My Blind Nemesis..
Now according to Wiki and other sources there is a list of plants known as Gooseberry. They fall under the genus RIBES and also include currants… Jeez lets stop there for now and get to know the berrylicious Gooseberry we are familiar with on our farm, the Cape Gooseberry. The fruit which resembles a small … Continue reading Berrylicious Goose
As always we welcome articles and insights relating to Farming, Gardening and every topic in between that can assist our fellow green fingers. Visit the page below to find some insight and useful information on CREATING AN ORGANIC GARDEN. All gardeners will attest to the fact that gardening makes for a very satisfying and enjoyable … Continue reading The Widespread Benefits Of Starting And Maintaining An Organic Garden
GARLIC CHIVES This popular herb is easy to grow and a great addition to any garden. It is easy to differentiate between onion chives and garlic chives. Garlic chives have a flat, grass-like leaf, unlike the hollow leaf of its oniony cousin. Some info for those serious green fingers. Garlic chives/Allium tuberosum is indicative of … Continue reading 2 FLAVOURS ONE DELICIOUS HERB
In Sanskrit ashwagandha means “smell of a horse.” That’s because this herb is said to impart the vigor and strength of a stallion, and has traditionally been prescribed to help people strengthen their immune system after an illness. Sauce Ashwagandha (indian ginseng) is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as both rejuvenating tonic as well as … Continue reading Smell of a Horse
Setup and running about 1 year ago our greenhouse has produced some awesome fruit, veggies and herbs. It was built out of gumpoles, shade-netting, old building materials such as windows, wooden beams and zinc roofing. The greenhouse beds were raised using compost, mulch and potash. Yarrow grew like weeds, spinach is growing green, a wall … Continue reading Greenhouse
Owning a worm farm is very rewarding; it will turn your kitchen scraps into a high-value, natural fertiliser. Being eco-friendly it reduces greenhouse gasses too. Once you start feeding your garden with worm castings it will flourish like never before; your vegetables will be bigger and tastier, your flowers healthier and it will all be … Continue reading Beginners Guide to Worm Farming