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Welcome to Stuart Gardens in Simons Town.
The site is for home organic vegetable gardeners who enjoy growing delicious vegetables and herbs, using methods that work in a small home garden.
I have a small garden because I am only interested in growing the vegetables I like in sufficient quantities to meet my needs, and I see no point in growing masses of vegetables I don't
Since the garden area is small, only a limited number of plants can be accommodated, giving one more control over the whole garden and the condition of all plants grown during the season. I enjoy helping the small number of plants I grow survive pests, diseases and extreme weather conditions.
In turn, my plants provide me with delicious food, which I enjoy.
Join my plants and me in our season-long adventures and share tips for the small space home gardener.
Goals for the garden
- Test and record the outcomes using standard methods to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit to determine successful approaches for a small space home garden.
- Determine the biochemical, biological and physical requirements needed to efficiently grow high-quality organic vegetables and herbs in a small spece home garden.
- Investigate the interaction between plants and the environment that enable plants and the biosphere to act in harmony.
The following audio strip explains how the site came about:
The video below shows what is possible in a small home garden.
The following video shows the garden and its content and layout.
Site location - Simons Town, Cape Town
Simons Town has a Mediterranean climate which allows year-long vegetable growing opportunities.
In previous seasons I had used a two-season growing chart.
In the 2022 to 2023 I decided to use a four-season growing chart