In true South Africa fashion, fun is being had in the sun and the whole country is experiencing sweltering temperatures this February. If you didn’t manage to get your edible garden started yet, you can still get it going in most regions, just make sure you pay special attention to watering requirements and what will grow best by getting some advice from your local garden centre, before you get started
Children love building, so giving them a garden project that will allow them to have a living tepee in their garden is sure to spark their interest. If you make the tepee large enough, they’ll be able to enjoy summer hideaways with their friends within its leaf-growing ‘walls’
One of the great joys of growing your own food is being able to harvest tender young veggies just hours before they’re to be served up on a platter. A few steamed new potatoes, a couple of baked baby gem or butternut squashes, a handful of sugared berries are all it takes to add a Masterchef touch to your dinner table, with a few squash and nasturtium flowers as cheerful edible garnish.