gardening | spring

October Garden

Last weekend we had a family picnic at the Durban botanical gardens. They have the most amazing permaculture garden, and even though it was locked, we could walk around the fence line and get a great view of it. I was so inspired! Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me but I will take…

gardening

First Potato Harvest

Today I harvested my first ever successful potato plant, which may seem strange because spring has only just started. I planted these potatoes back in May during Autumn and we have such a great climate that they grew right through winter. Even though the plants got pretty battered and banged during our late winter storms,…

gardening | recipes

What to do with Turnips?

I seem to have an abundance of turnips that are at picking size so I decided to search the web looking for interesting ways to use them. I tried steaming them and didn’t like that very much, then tried caramelizing them and didn’t like that either.So I ended up pickling a jar and I am…

gardening | spring | summer

A Taste of the Summer ahead

One week away from spring day and its a serious scorcher here in Durban today!I have pasted in the details that popped up when I googled our temperature today, I nearly fell off my chair when I read it. Weather for Durban 40°C | °F Sat Sun Mon Tue Clear Wind: NW at 37 km/h…

gardening | winter

Mid-winter garden

Its quite amazing how quickly a garden grows. I didn’t realise how much growth we have had over the past few weeks until I looked back at an older post and saw the pictures.So here’s what the garden is doing at the moment: Chard and beetroot doing really well Broad beans have finally set, I…

gardening | winter

Garden update

I went for my usual walk around the garden this morning and wanted to share some of pictures I took. I am so happy to see how much is growing over these winter months. I really feel lucky to live in such a mild climate area where we can grow all year round. Borage flowering:…