Tag: vegetables

  • 5 ways to deal with kitchen waste

    5 ways to deal with kitchen waste

    Leaves and offcuts don’t need to land in the bin. Here’s how to use kitchen scraps to enrich your meals and garden

  • Nosh Food Rescue’s fight against food waste

    Nosh Food Rescue’s fight against food waste

    In an attempt to address food insecurity in South Africa, Hanneke van Linge set up Nosh, a non-profit enterprise that rescues food from retailers and elsewhere to pass it on to feeding schemes, soup kitchens and shelters.

  • How to make your own compost

    How to make your own compost

    Compost is a garden fertiliser that you can make yourself by using vegetable material and other garden waste. Here’s how to do it.

  • Soil for Life: Planting ideas for the future

    Soil for Life: Planting ideas for the future

    Environmentalist Pat Featherston started Soil for Life to teach the hungry how to grow their own food 21 years ago. Today, many students still benefit from her food garden initiative.

  • Battles with birds

    It’s hard work keeping one step ahead of the birds in my garden. I had to drop out of the race for the peaches because, despite watching the tree for days for signs of ripe fruit, the mousebirds, go-away birds, white-eyes and bulbuls managed to find them first. Every peach had been pecked almost to […]

  • New adventures with vegetables

    I’ve been growing veggies in a very haphazard way for a few years. Well, to be honest, I think things grow in my veg patch despite my attempts at gardening and not because of them; what survives seems to have either seeded itself there, or been planted and looked after by the man who comes […]

  • Broccoli found to hold immunity-boosting chemical

    Researchers think that a chemical in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbages and radishes, may hold a key to restoring the body’s immune system, which weakens as we get older. Scientists at UCLA found that sulforaphane, a chemical in broccoli, switches on a set of antioxidant genes and enzymes in specific immune cells […]