Growing flowers not a patch on my veggies – IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za

By Jeanne Viall

Cape Town – The wind has wreaked havoc with my garden, drying out the plants and leaving debris all over. My neat vegetable garden of a month back has grown over the paths, and the snails and bugs have moved in. The flowerings of spring have passed and I’m learning about a summer garden in Cape Town.

It’s been nine months since I moved to Noordhoek, to a garden that is big enough to grow vegetables in, and has enough sun. It’s been a treat, and a learning curve.

I’ve been writing about other people’s gardens for years now, and I’ve picked up many tips about gardening. Now that I’m faced with my own garden, I appreciate so much more the end results, the gardens I see when I visit, and the effort that goes into a garden.

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