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