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Unlock the secrets to cultivating the garden of your dreams – one that’s bursting with health and beauty. At Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, our team of gardening experts is armed with a treasure trove of invaluable hints and tips to not only assist you but also to steer you clear of common garden pitfalls.
Regardless of whether your garden sprawls across acres or is tucked into a cosy corner, the lush year-round planting season along South Africa’s East coast beckons. Whether your passion lies in nurturing vibrant blooms, stately trees, or bountiful vegetables and herbs, Sean Granger, our adept GM at Granny Mouse, advises that you delve into the nuances of the right planting month for each variety.
In your quest for a greener, more sustainable haven, always remain on the lookout for eco-conscious options that align with our Earth’s well-being, as well as plants that cater to your specific needs, Granger emphasizes.
As October unfurls its petals, spring awakens with zest. With the arrival of warmer weather and longer days, the perfect window of opportunity for planting vegetables is upon us. Here at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, our green thumbs are itching to dive into the garden!
Now is the time to introduce an array of delightful items into your garden, including pumpkins, beetroot, beans, brinjals (eggplants), lettuce, tomatoes, and the beloved KZN chillies. Keep in mind that certain crops, such as tomatoes, chillies, lettuce, peppers, and brinjals, benefit from a stint in trays before finding their permanent home in the soil beds.
For carrots, cauliflowers, celery, cucumbers, leeks, radishes, and spinach, the soil is their canvas for thriving. Remember, proper spacing is key to their happiness; avoid overcrowding their domain.
Here’s a savvy tip to ward off pesky critters from nibbling on your budding herbs and veggies: choose companion plants that aid growth and eliminate the need for unsightly pesticides, which can harm both beneficial and harmful insects.
For the perfect garden companions, consider planting pumpkins alongside corn, peas, melons, radishes, lettuce, marigold, and nasturtium. If tomatoes are your star players, invite basil, beans, and asparagus into their realm. Peppers flourish with the company of basil, chives, carrots, onions, and spinach.
With your hands in the soil and a green thumb at your service, embark on a planting adventure that promises to yield abundant rewards. Happy
planting and savour the fruits of your labour with your joyful gardening fingers.