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Growing Vegetables in South Africa

 









Dear Gardening Lover,

Do you want to grow delicious fresh vegetables but are not quite sure where to begin; or have you tried your hand at growing vegetables in the past and come unstuck?

“Growing Vegetables in South Africa” is written in a way that is easy to understand, yet complete with all the facts you need to know about growing vegetables; without getting too technical and boring.
 
If you think that vegetable patches are so ugly that they must be relegated to some corner of the backyard, think again! When you practice organic gardening together with companion planting; not only will your vegetable patch be productive, but also overflowing with flowering annuals and herbs growing between the rows. Your crops will also be healthier, more nutritious, and more resistant to pests and diseases. “Growing Vegetables in South Africa” includes many tips to get you started on your journey into companion planting and organic growing.

Are you concerned that the vegetables you buy for your family may be GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) or are fed with artificial fertilisers and sprayed with harmful chemical sprays? By sourcing organic seeds and growing your own vegetables, you will have peace of mind knowing that your family is eating 100% organically grown vegetables that are fresh and packed with vitamins and minerals. “Growing vegetables in South Africa” includes nutritional information and the health benefits of each vegetable.

Do you want to grow vegetables, but space is limited? A small vegetable patch can produce an amazing quantity of food and every garden, no matter how small, can produce a bounty of vegetables and herbs. Most vegetables grow easily in pots, so even a tiny balcony garden can produce your family's favourites.

“Growing Vegetables in South Africa” is written especially for South African gardeners and includes a sowing guide. All 100 pages of this e-book are jam-packed with good advice and lovely photographs; and the instructions are so easy to follow that even a child could understand. In fact, growing your own veggies can be so much fun that the whole family will want to get involved. Small children are especially fond of growing vegetables and this is sure to encourage them to eat them too.

Whether you want to grow vegetables in the conventional manner, or are keen to practice companion planting and organic methods, this e-book offers all the information you need to get you started; and includes recipes for many sprays that you can make at home. Not only are these methods lighter on your pocket, but they are definitely the healthier option and wont damage the environment either.

If you follow the growing instructions in my e-book you will soon be harvesting your very first crops and nothing is more rewarding than that first meal, using your own home grown produce.

I hope you will have as much fun reading my book as I had writing it.



A chapter by chapter preview:

Cool season, warm season and intermediate crops
Perennial vegetables
Root seed and leaf crops
Granular fertilisers
Liquid fertilisers
Foliar feeding
Crop fotation
Leaf & stem crops, root crops, fruiting & seed crops
Vegetable families
Heavy feeders, medium & light feeders
Preparing and planning your vegetable garden
Preparing the beds
Trenched beds
Raised beds
Organic growing
Mulching
Watering
Growing vegetables from seed
Successive sowing
Growing vegetables in containers
Companion planting
Bait plants
Green manure
Natural sprays
Sowing guide

Vegetable Varieties:

Artichokes       
Asparagus       
Baby Marrow       
Barley       
Beans   
Beetroot       
Broad Bean   
Broccoli       
Brussels Sprouts 
Cabbages  
Carrot       
Cauliflower   
Celeriac
Celery
Chickpea   
Chilli Peppers       
Chinese Cabbages      
Cucumber       
Egg Plant
Endive
Fennel
Garlic
Globe Artichoke
Green Bean
Jerusalem Artichoke
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce
Maize
Marog
Mustard
Oats
Okra
Onion
Parsnip
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radish
Rhubarb
Shallots
Soya Bean
Spinach
Spring Onion
Squash
Sweet Bell Peppers
Swiss Chard
Tomato
Turnip
Watercress
Wheat

You can order and pay for my ebook either by Credit Card or EFT/Cash Deposit  within a few minutes  by following a couple of simple steps.

The cost of "Growing Vegetables in South Africa" e-book is a one-time payment of R139.00.

Credit card orders will be processed daily and confirmed by an administrator as soon as notification of payment is received. You will then receive an email with the link to download your e-book.

EFT/Cash Deposits may take a couple of days to reflect, but immediately payment is confirmed you will receive an email with the link to download your e-book.

 

Please note that this is an electronic book and is not available in hard cover.

 


My customer satisfaction guarantee:

If you are in any way unhappy with the e-book,
feel free to contact me and I will give you a no-quibble refund
(within 30 days of purchase).
You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Contact me if you need any further assistance

Growing Bedding Plants in South Africa








 










Dear Gardening Lover,

Colour is what most people are drawn to in a garden and should be tactfully incorporated into your garden design. Colour has a great impact on us "affecting our moods and reflecting our personality" and in the garden it can be used to create the right mood and to invoke different feelings.

Colour will enhance the visibility of your business and bold floral plantings can be changed seasonally, to continually attract attention. Colour will also add value to your home if you are hoping to sell, and can be used to effectively brighten up a dull garden for special occasions like weddings etc.

If strategically placed where they will have the most impact, pots will transform any area of your garden. Many bedding plants grow beautifully in containers, and groupings of flowering pots and hanging baskets will instantly add a warm and welcoming touch to entrances, patios and other areas.

Children love sowing and growing seedlings and will be delighted at their kaleidoscope of colours. Gardening offers many opportunities to teach your children about caring and nurturing, as well as opening up the wonderful world of birds, butterflies, frogs, bees and all the other fascinating creatures that inhabit our gardens.

Good garden design involves knowing how to combine colours so that the final result is the “coming together of theory and reality.” Only practice and experimentation will develop your eye for colour and allow you to see the differences between hues.

If used well, colour will help to lead the eye through the garden; drawing attention to focal points and tying together various other landscaping elements like stretches of lawn or background trees and shrubs.

It will soften and accentuate low walls and pathways and is used to demarcate various "rooms" in the garden, and lead from one to another.

The large selection of flowering bedding plants available in South Africa enables us to have colour in our gardens throughout the year. Bedding plants allow you to incorporate a fresh "new look" every season by using different colour schemes and plant varieties. Combine this with the fast-maturing versatility of annuals and your garden can become a canvas and you the artist!

Do you long to have colourful flowers in your garden throughout the year but are not sure which varieties to plant each season; or when to sow or plant them for best results?

Are you tired of wasting your money on seedlings that either die or do not give you the results you envisioned?

"Growing Bedding Plants in South Africa” is written especially for South African gardeners and covers everything you need to know about growing or your own seedlings. All 78 pages are packed with useful information; like the best planting and sowing times for each variety, as well as ideal germination temperatures and days to flowering.

This e-book is easy to understand, yet includes everything you need to know about successfully sowing and growing beautiful bedding plants in South Africa. I hope it will inspire you to create a beautiful flower garden, no matter how large or small.

Whether you sow your own seeds or buy seedlings from your garden centre, you will find growing bedding plants a most rewarding hobby. I know that the plants I have selected to include in this book will inspire the artist in you; and I hope that you will enjoy reading my book as much as I have enjoyed writing it.




A chapter by chapter preview:-

Introduction
Growing Bedding Plants
Sowing Seeds
Planting out your Seedlings
Watering and Manicuring your Plants
Common and Latin Names Index
Sowing Guide




Plant Varieties

African Daisy
Ageratum
Alyssum   
Aquilegia
Aster
Baby Snapdragon   
Bedding Dahlia   
Wax-leaf Begonia   
Bells of Ireland   
Bokbaaivygie   
Bush Violet   
Busy Lizzie   
English Marigold   
Calibrachoa   
Candytuft   
Canterbury Bell 
Celosia   
Chrysanthemum  
Cineraria   
Coleus   
Common Primrose  
Cornflower   
Cosmos
Cup Flower   
Delphinium   
Dianthus 
English Daisy   
Everlasting Flower   
Flowering Tobacco   
Forget-me-not   
Foxglove 
Godetia
Gazania
German Primrose 
Hollyhock   
Iceland Poppy   
Lobelia   
Lupins
Marigold   
Monkey Flower   
Nasturtium   
Nemesia
Impatiens   
Love-in-a-mist   
Ornamental Cabbage  
Pansies and Violas  
Petunia  
Phlox
Poor Man’s Orchid  
Portulaca
Fairy Primrose  
Salvia   
Snapdragon   
Spider Plant   
Stocks   
Sunflower   
Sweet Pea   
Sweet William   
Trumpet-flower
Verbena   
Vinca  
Wishbone Flower  
Zinnia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

You can order and pay for my ebook either by Credit Card or EFT/Cash Deposit within a few minutes by following a couple of simple steps.

The cost of "Growing Vegetables in South Africa" e-book is a one-time payment of R139.00.

Credit card orders will be processed daily and confirmed by an administrator as soon as notification of payment is received. You will then receive an email with the link to download your e-book.

EFT/Cash Deposits may take a couple of days to reflect, but immediately payment is confirmed you will receive an email with the link to download your e-book.

Please note that this is an electronic book and is not available in hard cover.



 My customer satisfaction guarantee: If you are in any way unhappy with the e-book, feel free to contact me and I will give you a no-quibble refund (within 30 days of purchase).

You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Contact me if you need any further assistance or information.

Gardening in the shade

NEW EDITION! This e-book covers everything you need to know about gardening in shade; like understanding the type of shade your garden receives before selecting your plants; proper soil preparation; irrigation and feeding.

A properly planned shade garden possesses a charm of its own, with quiet harmonies of light, colour, form and texture that are so different in character from its sunny counterpart. But, let’s face it, gardening in the shade can be daunting at first, and limited sunlight is often viewed with despair by those endeavouring to maintain a garden in shade; especially if they happen to be trying to grow plants that will not do well there. But rest assured; there are many attractive and interesting plants that will thrive in the shade; it is all a matter of determining how much shade your plants will receive, enriching the soil, and choosing the right plants.

In this book I will teach you how to create a shade garden from the ground up and how to use shade and its counterpoint, light, as dynamic visual elements in the garden. Textures also play a vital role in the shade garden, and strong contrasts in texture accentuate their differences - this can be achieved by both plants and the clever use of varied hard landscaping materials. The form or shape of plants, and how they are combined, can also make or break shade gardens; and variations in leaf colour, no matter how slight, are important elements in the design.

In this book I cover everything you need to know; like understanding the type of shade your garden receives before selecting your plants; proper soil preparation; irrigation and feeding. Good garden planning and proper plant selection always pays off in the long run, and planning your shade garden is vital for its success.

“Gardening in the Shade” is 225 pages long and lists 657 plants; including bulbs, bedding plants, groundcovers, shrubs, trees and climbers, suitable for all regions of South Africa - all with wonderful photographs and informative text.

I hope you enjoy reading “Gardening in the Shade” as much as I enjoyed writing it.






You can order and pay for my ebook either by Credit Card or EFT/Cash Deposit within a few minutes by following a couple of simple steps.

The cost of "Gardening in the Shade" e-book is a one-time payment of R159.00.

Credit card orders are confirmed by you and can be downloaded immediately. You will receive an email with your invoice and the link to download your e-book.

EFT/Cash Deposits may take a couple of days to reflect, but immediately payment is confirmed you will receive an email with the link to download your e-book.

Please note that this is an electronic book and is not available in hard cover.




My customer satisfaction guarantee:

If you are in any way unhappy with the e-book,
feel free to contact me and I will give you a no-quibble refund
(within 30 days of purchase).
You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

 

Contact me if you need any further assistance

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