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Healthy Planet 365

Stay healthy 365 days with remedies around the globe. Make This Homemade Garden Insect Spray To Keep The Bugs At Bay Gardeners know all too well that certain bugs just won’t leave the plants alone even when the commonly available pest sprays are applied. That just goes to show...

Healthy Soil and How to Make It

A Crash Course in Soil Maintenance BY COLLEEN VANDERLINDEN Southern Stock/Stockbyte/Getty Images Whether you are growing flowers, herbs, vegetables, a lawn, or a shrub border, healthy soil is an absolute must. Your plants will be less prone to pest and disease issues, they’ll grow better, and they’ll look better. With...

Understanding and Improving Clay Soil

Knysna is reknown for its poor soil, it is either heavy clay or sandy soil which is a huge challenge for gardeners.  This article was published on an American site, the information provided can be very useful for local conditions. A Gardener’s Guide BY COLLEEN VANDERLINDEN Ezra Bailey / Getty...

More About Our Club

‘Gardening at Leisure’ offers garden lovers of Knysna the opportunity to share their interest with like minded people. Our club has a range of activities and events designed to meet the needs of anyone wishing to add a social dimension to their interest in gardening.

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November 21, 2017 |

Healthy Planet 365

Stay healthy 365 days with remedies around the globe. Make This Homemade Garden Insect Spray To Keep The Bugs At Bay Gardeners know all too well that certain bugs just won’t leave the plants alone even when the commonly available pest sprays are applied. That just goes to show that DIY projects (or do-it-yourself projects) always work the best for gardeners! Importantly, this homemade pesticide will not harm your “garden pets” that is your hard grown plants. It’s extremely easy to make it, and, at the same time, it is super effective to get rid of bothersome garden insects. If you are preparing to create a glorious garden area this spring season, this spray...

November 14, 2017 |

Healthy Soil and How to Make It

A Crash Course in Soil Maintenance BY COLLEEN VANDERLINDEN Southern Stock/Stockbyte/Getty Images Whether you are growing flowers, herbs, vegetables, a lawn, or a shrub border, healthy soil is an absolute must. Your plants will be less prone to pest and disease issues, they’ll grow better, and they’ll look better. With a bit of know-how, some work, and some patience, you can have healthy soil, no matter what kind of soil you are starting with. Characteristics of Healthy Garden Soil If good soil could be achieved merely by buying a bag of fertilizer from the garden center, most Americans would be boasting perfect soil. While fertility is obviously an aspect of good garden soil, there is...

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