Archive | January, 2012

WANTED: Multi-coloured radish seeds

Hello, It is two years since my husband bought a packet of radish seeds, which produced multi-coloured radishes in yellow, pale pink, dark pink, red, mauve and white.  We went back to Builders Hardware where he bought the seeds, but they had no more.  We asked them to investigate for us, and went back a […]

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WANTED: Looking for coriander seed….

Hi Niall, I’ve read your blog regarding coriander seeds very interesting, however have a problem obtaining them. Could you please advise me where I can buy them from Niall. Thank you SO much! Poppie from Napier (South Africa)

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Anti-fracking Petition to SA Government

We have written briefly about fracking here and here. What are your thoughts on it? Is it a viable energy source? Too much of an environmental risk? So says the reader who sent in this link to an anti-fracking petition… Do you agree with what is written below? mol-d In South Africa, the government is considering whether to remove the […]

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Trees for Zambia

Trees for Zambia

For 3 weeks in July 2012, Greenpop is hosting a reforestation and conservation education project in Livingstone, in partnership with Zambezi Nkuku.  Zambia has the second highest deforestation rate in the world! In an effort to fight this drastic deforestation, Greenpop is planting 5,000 to 10,000 trees in Livingstone and spreading education. Interested in volunteering? […]

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French Tomatoes - ooh lala!

Why granny’s tomatoes are great!

A tomato should  be round and red – right?  Actually, wrong.  Some tomatoes are red and round, others are yellow and oval, while others are lumpy and black.  Tomatoes have been especially bred over the past 50 years to conform to the red and round stereotype (I blame the Americans), at the cost of diversity […]

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