GREAT BOOKS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GARDENING COUPLES
July 02, 2017
One of the best ways to keep up to date with gardening trends, or even just learn how to get going in the first place, is to buy a book that has been written with the South African gardener in mind. International publications can be helpful, but it’s always a good idea to choose a book by a local author if you can, because their work is focussed on our terroir and gardening conditions.
Here are our top picks for gardening books that will help South African couples to up their horticultural game:
GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN GARDENING BOOKS
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EARTHWORM FARMING
Written by Mary Murphy, A Beginner's Guide to Earthworm Farming
gives a great overview of everything you need to know to get a worm farm up and running in the South African context. The book is short and to the point, and gives lots of helpful advice to keep costs low – excellent value for money.
GARDENING IN SOUTH AFRICA THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
The title of this wonderful book by Marianne Alexander, tells you just what it is – a systematic guide to seasonal gardening in South Africa
. As a gardener, it is important to understand how to achieve and maintain a beautiful garden no matter what your natural environment and ground conditions are. This practical, illustrated book explains what needs to be done each month to keep your garden in tiptop condition.
JANE’S DELICIOUS GARDEN
Jane Griffiths is a television producer, writer, artist and traveller who has been growing organic vegetables and herbs for the better part of two decades. Her best-selling book, Jane’s Delicious Garden
has led to a vegetable revolution in South Africa, with thousands of home growers now following in her green footsteps. She has since also authored books on urban farming, cooking with home-grown veggies and growing herbs.
These are just a few of the South African gardening books that can help you to turn your date nights into a fully-fledged hobby. Keep an eye on the blog in comings weeks and months for more advice on healthy outdoor activities for active couples.
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