Jane Griffiths in her garden. This Tuesday, at 2pm, Jane will share tips on how to start a spring vegetable garden on the IOS webinar.
Jane Griffiths in her garden. This Tuesday, at 2pm, Jane will share tips on how to start a spring vegetable garden on the IOS webinar.

Jane gets you growing

By Frank Chemaly Time of article published Sep 18, 2021

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In our webinar this week, the Independent on Saturday speaks to author and gardener Jane Griffiths about growing your own vegetable garden.

Griffiths, who wrote Jane’s Delicious Garden in 2009, started a trend towards growing one's own vegetables. She followed it up with Jane’s Delicious Urban Garden, Jane's Delicious Herbs, Jane’s Delicious Kitchen and Jane’s Delicious A-Z of Vegetables. Her most recent book is Jane’s Delicious Superfoods for Super Health.

Griffiths tells how, 15 years ago, she planted her first vegetable garden in Johannesburg. “I didn’t realise it was to be the beginning of a cherished relationship. It all started innocently enough. I wasn’t really interested in the growing process. I just wanted to grow some interesting chillies for my kitchen. So, holding hopeful green thumbs, I dug up some lawn, threw in compost and that summer I had about 20 varieties of chillies growing.

“I suppose it was fitting that my vegetable affair began with hot and spicy chillies, but they left me wanting more and as I dug up further lawn and began experimenting with other vegetables, my fling turned into a relationship,” she says.

In her first webinar, she will look at the vegetables one should plant in your first spring vegetable garden, and give growing tips to get the best results. In the second webinar, at a date still to be set, she will explore ways to cook delicious meals with the produce of your garden.

Catch her advice on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IOSnewsSA on Tuesday, September 21 at 2pm.

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