Category: Hero of the Month


Purslane is an aesthetically attractive weed with fleshy leaves and often yellow flowers, but its health benefits are even more desirable.


A versatile and remarkably easy to grow subtropical: the quiet achiever of the Carica genus, there is the papaya, but then there is the babaco – the champagne fruit – which will thrive in...


Nothing is better than planting a tree in your own backyard. The perfect backyard variety is the Stella, as this is self-pollinating and crops in heavy clusters.


Cucamelons are native to Mexico and Central America. They also go by the following names: mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkin, Mexican miniature watermelon and Mexican sour cucumber. These climbing plants produce masses of grape...


Fresh out of the ground yacon looks like a baking potato, however its flavour is a little strange for what you might expect from an underground tuber – it’s like a sweet cross between early apples, watermelon and very mild celery, with a touch of pear!

Japanese Raisin Tree

The Japanese Raisin Tree is also known as the Chinese Raisin Tree, Kenpo Nashi or by its true name: Hovenia dulcis. This ornamental shade tree is well-suited to the home garden as well as...


The tomatillo is a close relative of Cape Gooseberry and a distant relative of tomato. It grows a thin husk (or lantern) around the fruit that must be peeled prior to using the fruit....


Fennel is a perennial grown as an annual, easy to grow, great in salads or pasta, and can be a hit with the kids as “it tastes like black jelly beans!” Fennel is often...