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While this Summer has been cooler than in previous years, water is also more scarce than ever before in Cape Town. If you are growing veg, make sure to water them sparingly and only in the evening or early morning so you don’t burn their leaves.


Make sure you have lots of mulch to aid water retention – there should be NO soil exposed to the sun, and a thick layer of mulch. If you are tending to veggies, you should be using water already used once – from the shower, sink or washing machine (if you use biodegradable products).

 It’s amazing how much water you can recycle if you get the right sized basins! Hopefully everyone’s being really creative with setting up rainwater systems too, and you can buy very smart flat plastic piping to attach to gutters and run into your garden. Ask about it at any hardware store – it’s fairly cheap too!

Plant List for This Month: 

Bush and climber beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, Calendula, Carrot, Chard/Spinach, Celery, Chinese cabbage, Chives, Chilli’s, Kale, Kohlrabi, Globe artichokes, Leeks, Leaf mustard, Lettuce, Onion, Parsnip, Parsley, Potato, Radish, Rhubarb, Tomato

Happy growing!

Gabriella Garnett
076 2199 849 |

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