Blog Posts

November 9, 2020

Reduce the size of your lawn

It is common that a large patch of lawn, probably consisting of kikuyu, in our...

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November 5, 2020

Snakebites and antivenom in South Africa

As smallholders, we have to be aware of the dangers of snakes on our properties....

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October 13, 2020

#ClimateChangeChooseday: Cut the Climate Change Jargon

The challenge of climate change has produced a whole new vocabulary of jargon ~ terms...

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October 8, 2020

Bottling Beetroot

Leave about 5cm of stem. Preserving one’s own produce gives one the most satisfying sense...

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September 30, 2020

Choosing Livestock for your Smallholding

So you have finally been able to move to that smallholding that you have been...

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September 16, 2020

Measuring Rainfall

So far there is little sign of rain in Gauteng this spring. However, the weather...

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September 10, 2020

Fix your Compost Heap Problems

How’s your compost heap looking after our dry Gauteng winter? Most problems in a compost...

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August 31, 2020

#ClimateChangeChooseday: Are Trees the solution to Climate Mitigation?

It’s Spring Day and Arbor Week, so we are encouraged to buy and plant some...

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