Horticulture: Grow vegetables in a tyre garden

Creative and practical, South African musician Jason Hartman gives us a model for small-scale sustainable farming with his innovative idea of planting vegetables in old tyres. Anyone can grow vegetables, whether they live in town or on a farm, says Jason. “As recently as 80 years ago it would have…

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Watering vegetables: Use water wisely

Vegetables need a regular supply of water from planting until harvest, and can’t be grown successfully under rain-fed conditions in the drier parts of southern Africa. Here is some advice for saving water when growing veggies. The secret to using water wisely is to water slowly, deeply, and less often…

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