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Raising the Beds

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Raising the Beds

Raised garden beds have become somewhat trendy. Some people are employing the tactic just because they prefer not having to break their backs and pad their knees to do gardening, others because of the amazingly creative ways in which it can play out but for some it’s also quite honestly just a space saving technique because theirs comes at a premium. Whatever your reason, it’s an incredibly diverse new garden art form that can serve all sorts of purposes, simultaneously.  Depending on the type of raised bed you go for, there may be some additional things to take into consideration,...

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Plant up a food garden

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Plant up a food garden

There is nothing more satisfying than harvesting and eating fresh vegetables and herbs from your garden. Food gardens are in fashion. From schools to private gardens, gardeners are growing their own food across the world. Garden centres report that the sale of vegetable seedlings is up by 150% from previous years. Ornamental plant growers in KwaZulu-Natal have also turned hectares of land over to planting winter cabbages and summer lettuce to meet demand. Home food gardens are important for providing fresh, healthy vegetables for the family. Vegetables can be as exciting as any flower, offering a variety in texture, form...

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Garden Feasting - Twelve Treats to Try

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Garden Feasting - Twelve Treats to Try
Twelve garden treats to sow, grow and harvest.

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