• 3 x Terracotta Pots (150 mm diameter) and 4 x Nail-In Anchor Wall Plugs (8 x 80 mm) included TIP: Soak the terracotta pots in water for a day before planting up. Terracotta acts like a sponge and absorbs all the water from the potting medium. By saturating before planting, the pot will not absorb water, and the soil will stay moist.
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  • There is nothing like the taste of a freshly picked tomato, warm from the sunshine. In the smallest of gardens or even a flat with a window-box, it is worth growing at least one tomato plant. Tomato Facts: There are over 10,000 varieties of tomato, from small cherry ones to Ponderosa, which can weigh in at 1.5 kg and more. Tomatoes come in a range of colours including pink, purple, black, yellow and white. With an annual production of 60 million tons, they remain the world’s most demanded and most popular fruit. The second spot goes to bananas and third to apples. The Tomato and you: Tomato has potent medicinal properties. It can lower the risk of cancer, prevents cardiovascular diseases, purifies cigarette smoke carcinogens, is full of minerals and vitamins, lowers hypertension, regulates blood levels, dissolves gallstones, reduces the severity of blood clots, treats inflammation, and more. Tomatoes are the richest source of lycopene, an antioxidant that is not only good for the heart and effective against certain cancers but also important for the health of the prostate gland in men. Cooked tomatoes are better for you than raw ones, as more beneficial chemicals are released. Tomatoes are also packed with vitamins A and C, calcium and potassium.  Did you know? Sometimes tomatoes are picked green and dosed with ethylene gassed on their way to the supermarket. This way when they arrive, they are ripe. Refrigeration decreases the flavour and quality of tomatoes. Tomatoes can keep longer if you store them with their stem down. How to plant? Put the seedling in a deep hole, up to the top set of leaves. The covered stems will put out other roots, and you will have a stronger, healthier plant. Tomatoes need feeding. Use some long-term fertiliser pellets or regularly feed when you water. Feeding also improves the flavour of the fruit Tomatoes grow well besides Carrot, Celery, Chives, Parsley, Marigold and Basil. Avoid growing close to Rosemary, Potatoes and Fennel. What soil is best? Tomatoes will grow in almost all soil types except heavy clay. The soil should be relatively loose and well drained. Tomatoes don’t do well in dry soil but avoid planting them in excessively wet, waterlogged soil. An ideal potting mix for tomatoes consists of equal parts potting soil, perlite, sphagnum peat moss and compost.
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  • There is nothing like the taste of a freshly picked tomato, warm from the sunshine. In the smallest of gardens or even a flat with a window-box, it is worth growing at least one tomato plant. Tomato Facts: There are over 10,000 varieties of tomato, from small cherry ones to Ponderosa, which can weigh in at 1.5 kg and more. Tomatoes come in a range of colours including pink, purple, black, yellow and white. With an annual production of 60 million tons, they remain the world’s most demanded and most popular fruit. The second spot goes to bananas and third to apples.  The Tomato and you: Tomato has potent medicinal properties. It can lower the risk of cancer, prevents cardiovascular diseases, purifies cigarette smoke carcinogens, is full of minerals and vitamins, lowers hypertension, regulates blood levels, dissolves gallstones, reduces the severity of blood clots, treats inflammation, and more. Tomatoes are the richest source of lycopene, an antioxidant that is not only good for the heart and effective against certain cancers but also important for the health of the prostate gland in men. Cooked tomatoes are better for you than raw ones, as more beneficial chemicals are released. Tomatoes are also packed with vitamins A and C, calcium and potassium.  Did you know? Sometimes tomatoes are picked green and dosed with ethylene gassed on their way to the supermarket. This way when they arrive, they are ripe. Refrigeration decreases the flavour and quality of tomatoes. Tomatoes can keep longer if you store them with their stem down. When and how to plant? Plant in Cape Town from August till December and in Gauteng from August till November. Put the seedling in a deep hole, up to the top set of leaves. The covered stems will put out other roots, and you will have a stronger, healthier plant. Tomatoes need feeding. Use some long-term fertiliser pellets or regularly feed when you water. Feeding also improves the flavour of the fruit Tomatoes grow well besides Carrot, Celery, Chives, Parsley, Marigold and Basil. Avoid growing close to Rosemary, Potatoes and Fennel. What soil is best? Tomatoes will grow in almost all soil types except heavy clay. The soil should be relatively loose and well drained. Tomatoes don’t do well in dry soil but avoid planting them in excessively wet, waterlogged soil. An ideal potting mix for tomatoes consists of equal parts potting soil, perlite, sphagnum peat moss and compost.
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  • This container is hand painted with acrylic paints and sealed with a marine grade wood preserve.
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  • This container is hand painted with acrylic paints and sealed with a marine grade wood preserve.
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  • Being surrounded by flowers improves one’s health. In behavioural research conducted at Rutgers University by Jeanette M. Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., the results showed that flowers are a natural and beautiful moderator of moods and have an immediate impact on happiness, a long-term positive effect on mood, and make for more intimate connections between individuals. There you have it. Plant flowers! Measurements: 600 mm x 280 mm x 310 mm (h) Soil Volume: 30 litre Soil Recommendation: 1 x Organic Container Potting Soil (PTS)
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  • Being surrounded by flowers improves one’s health. In behavioural research conducted at Rutgers University by Jeanette M. Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., the results showed that flowers are a natural and beautiful moderator of moods and have an immediate impact on happiness, a long-term positive effect on mood, and make for more intimate connections between individuals. There you have it. Plant flowers! Dimensions: 800 mm x 280 mm x 310 mm (h) 50 litre
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  • Dimensions: 290 mm x 310 mm x 250 x 555 mm (1 leg) 20 litre Please Note: The Flower Box Corner cannot be used on its own. The boxes to the left and right are there for demonstration purposes only.
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  • The four casters can support a combined weight of 60 kg
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  • Gardening Can Improve a Child's Fitness and Well-Being Researchers in South Korea have found that children can reap a wide range of benefits from the high-to-moderate physical activity of digging, raking, and weeding. Having children involved in the process of growing vegetables improves fitness, increases the odds of them eating healthier foods, provides the reward of planting something, and gives young people a sense of self-reliance. The findings were published in the journal Hort Technology on January 31, 2014, in a study titled "The Metabolic Costs of Gardening Tasks in Children." Researchers hope that the data will inform future development of garden-based programs that help engage children in physical activity and promote healthy lifestyles. The Kiddies Garden Planter What better way to get your kids into gardening, growing stuff. For them, it is an adventure to watch what they've planted and looked after - be it sweet strawberries, fast-growing radishes, endless supplies of lettuce, or tall sunflowers. Whatever they nurture, it will also grow their sense of responsibility. It will make the little people proud and happy, to be able to contribute something to the family’s dinner table. Apart from all else, it's a perfect parent/child activity The planter rests on two casters, so that an adult can move it around, but not the youngster. Part of the planter is a set of gardening tools (metal with wooden handles), a watering can, a chalkboard and several handmade ornaments. It's a Useful Gift One of the best things you can do for a child is helping them discover nature, and a garden is the ideal learning ground for children of all ages. Their experience can develop into a life-long, healthy appreciation of gardening. Children are Natural Gardeners They're curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time while observing the cycle of life firsthand. Gardening gives children a chance to learn a valuable life skill, one that is often overlooked in a standard school curriculum. Gardening is also a great way to teach environmental awareness by exploring the workings of nature. Kids and Gardening
    • Boosts self-confidence and self-reliance
    • Increases the odds of them eating healthier foods
    • Improves environmental awareness
    • Improvement in nutritional attitudes
       
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