Jane's Delicious Garden
“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
If someone had told the wired twenty-something-year-old me that I would not only become an avid organic vegetable gardener, but also write a best selling book about it, I would have wanted to know what they were smoking from their garden! By the time I was 25, I had travelled down the mighty Congo River, been inside the crater of a live volcano, come eyeball to eyeball with a mountain gorilla and touched the glacier on the Mountains of the Moon. Me – a gardener? No way. But today I can’t imagine my life without a garden.
In late 2007, a friend approached me for some help in starting his organic vegetable garden. After spending time helping him, I realised two things: one; over the years I had gathered a vast store of knowledge on how to grow organic vegetables, and two; I needed to share this information as there was a lack of South African books on this topic. I started writing and sixteen months after I began, Jane’s Delicious Garden was launched. In less than a year it had outsold Keith Kirsten and Margaret Roberts and is now in its fifth print run.
Today my vegetable garden is about 50 square metres and is my favourite and most rewarding part of my garden. On this page I will show you how easy it is to create and maintain an organic vegetable garden – no matter how small or large your space is.
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