gardening | winter

Sprouting Broccoli

This is the first year that I have grown broccoli and it has gone so well. I decided to plant the sprouting variety because I wanted a plant that would continue to provide even after the first harvest. I am not sure if it was the right choice as the heads are so much small…

gardening | Seeds | winter

A week in the Berg.

On the 21st of June local schools broke up for the winter holidays. We left that afternoon and returned on Friday after a lovely one week holiday in the Drakensberg Mountains. We were expecting a very cold week, but instead enjoyed mild days with temperatures ranging from low to mid 20’s (degrees Celsius). We spent…

gardening | winter

Garden clearing and Loofahs!

I decided that it was time for the butternut vines to come out. They have produced very well and given us lots of food, but now the vines were looking empty and sad. So yesterday we pulled out all the vines, weeded and gently turned the garden beds. I almost forgot how much space I…

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Rain, rain, more rain… and a bit of hail.

As the rest of South Africa are enjoying the widespread snowfalls, we here in Durban are getting our fair share of rain. It doesn’t snow here on the east coast but we are very happy for the rain as we have had a couple of extremely dry months. Hopefully this marks our transition into the…

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:…

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Winter? What’s winter?

This post is not to make anyone jealous, I just really wanted to share the strange weather we have been having this year in Durban. In one week we officially enter our winter season but it has been unseasonably warm here. Could this be due to global warming? One can only speculate. Today the temperature…