Gardening 101

Time Schedule

Tue 21:00 | Wed 09:00 | Thu 13:00 | Fri 17:00 | Sat 12:00 & 19:00 | Sun 16:00 & 23:00

Overview

Gardening 101 is your complete beginners’ gardening guide, from things that need to be done in the garden, to practical planting advice and basic landscape design principles. Presented by Melanie Walker and organic food gardener Linda Galvad, this team will give you the confidence and inspiration to create a thriving garden for you and your family. A new design focussed segment steered by award winning landscape designer Michael Rickhoff will give you the confidence to design your own aesthetically pleasing garden. Whether you’re a novice gardener or simply want inspiration, this series will show you how to get your hands dirty and start growing.

 

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This week:

18 – 24 Feb: Episode 12

11 – 17 Feb: Episode 11
In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Melanie takes a closer look at citrus trees, Linda Galvad points out some must have perennials in the food garden and Michael Rickhoff is starting to finalise his two garden designs.

 

Previous Episodes

03 – 09 Dec 2018: Episode 1

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we look at weeds that you can use to make liquid fertiliser. Melanie visits a floral garden that is bursting with colour and Michael Rickhoff talks garden design 101.

Special thanks:

–          Debbie Smit; Foxglove Landscape Design; https://www.facebook.com/FoxglovesPoppiesPassiion/ 0117924375

–          Michael Rickhoff; Michael Rickhoff Landscape Consulting; https://www.facebook.com/mikerickhoffdesign/ ; mike.rickhoff@gmail.com

10 – 16 Dec 2018: Episode 2

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Linda shares ways to be water-wise in your vegetable garden. Melanie visits a grassland garden in the heart of Sandton and meets up with Craig de Necker to talk about fire pits.

Special Thanks:

–          Craig de Necker; The Friendly Plant; http://www.thefriendlyplant.co.za/

17 – 23 Dec 2018: Episode 3

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Linda shares ways to protect your produce in the vegetable garden. Melanie finds out more about plant trials and how it influences you at home.

Special Thanks:

–          Kathy Varney; Ball Straathof; http://www.ballstraathof.co.za/en/

24 – 30 Dec 2018: Episode 4

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Linda shares her take on organic ways to make your own compost. Melanie visits a garden that boasts both formal and informal designs, and we take a look at the next step in designing your garden.

Special Thanks:

–          Debbie Smit; Foxglove Landscape Design; https://www.facebook.com/FoxglovesPoppiesPassiion/ 0117924375

31 Dec – 06 Jan: Episode 5

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101 we take a look at a show garden that boasts the full colour spectrum. You’ll learn how to make seed bombs with the kids and we look at the next step in designing your garden.

Special Thanks:

–          Lifestyle College; https://www.lifestylecollege.co.za/

07 – 13 Jan: Episode 6

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Melanie visits Bristlecone Nursery to look at water-wise options for year round colour. Linda Galvad has the perfect project for the little ones to get into growing their own and Michael Rickhoff is back with another addition to designing your own garden.

Special Thanks:

–          Leon Scholtz; Bristlecone Nursery; http://www.bristlecone.co.za/

14 – 20 Jan: Episode 7

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Melanie visits Plantae Orchids to find out more about these incredible plants. Linda Galvad shares her foolproof ways to grow sweet potato and we look at the next step of designing your own garden.

Special Thanks:

–          Tinus Oberholzer; Plantae Orchids; http://www.plantae.co.za/

21 – 27 Jan: Episode 8

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Melanie visits a garden in a Tuscan-style estate, Linda shares ways to grow potatoes and Michael Rickhoff is back with another step in designing a garden…

Special Thanks:

–          Debbie Smit; Foxglove Landscape Design; https://www.facebook.com/FoxglovesPoppiesPassiion/ 0117924375

28 Jan – 03 Feb: Episode 9

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Melanie looks at impatients and how they’ve made a comeback, Linda Galvad shares ways to grow fruit trees in pots and Michael Rickhoff adds another layer to designing your garden…

Special Thanks:

–          Ball Straathof; http://www.ballstraathof.co.za/en/

04 – 10 Feb: Episode 10

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Melanie visits the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens in Johannesburg to find out more about the importance of conservation. Linda looks at compost for your garden and Michael Rickhoff adds the next layer to his garden designs.

11 – 17 Feb: Episode 11

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Melanie takes a closer look at citrus trees, Linda Galvad points out some must have perennials in the food garden and Michael Rickhoff is starting to finalise his two garden designs.