One of the best things I saw on my trip to Joburg was a veggie garden that I spotted in Craighall Park. This particular household has turned their verge into a vegetable garden and the best thing… it’s for their neighbourhood not themselves. Yes, their whole verge dedicated is to growing vegetables and herbs which anyone can go and pick. The only rule… just pick what you can eat. Isn’t this a wonderful idea? I’d love to see these start popping up in Cape Town.
There’s nothing like picking one’s own vegetables, fruit and herbs, it really brings a lot of joy and contentment to know you’ve grown your food yourself. If you get creative you can actually achieve this in the smallest of spaces, from clever container gardens to roof tops. I’ve got a few herbs on the go but I want to plant more veggies. What are your thoughts on vegetable gardens? Do you have green fingers?