Gently summer prune for bountiful branches

Gently summer prune for bountiful branches

By Jonathan van Wiltenburg | jonathanvw@yahoo.com One of the best bang-for-your-buck summer garden tasks is to summer prune your fruit trees. Many of us have slipped into the habit of pruning only during the dead of winter, however summer pruning in July and August...

Early bloomers: Kids & gardening

Having kids has taught me a few things. First, that my time is not infinite. Second that napping is glorious. And thirdly, that kids actually love working. Now it may sound like I’m busy raising under-indulged little slaves, but truth be told we just do our best to...

The secret of my (lettuce) success

I love eating my own lettuce. Nothing beats the texture and flavour especially when you have it straight from the garden to the plate.  But have you ever wondered how the market gardeners have such a splendid supply all season long? Well it is not as easy as you might...