Welcome to Stuart Gardens in Simons Town.


I have a small garden because there is less work, and I am only interested in growing the vegetebles I like in suffient quantities to meet my needs. 


I see no point in growing masses of vegetables I dont need.


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. 


The site is for home organic vegetable gardeners that enjoy growing delicious vegetables and herbs, using methods that work in a small home garden. 


Join me and my plants in our season-long adventures and share tips for the small home gardener.

Goals for the garden

  1. ​​​​​​Test and record the outcomes using standard methods to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit to determine successful approaches for a small home garden.
  2. Determine the biochemical, biological and physical requirements needed to efficiently grow high-quality organic vegetables and herbs in a small home garden.
  3. 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:

How it started

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