The Gardener

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

If you love gardening, but are looking for ways to take it to the next level, then join Tanya Visser for a brand new season of The Gardener. Loaded with spades full of new ideas, Tanya shares fun DIY projects, practical tips and even some of her favourite recipes. In her Potting Shed is where you’ll find out more about tools and gadgets that will fuel your passion…

 

23 – 29 Sept: Episode 3

Zantedeschia… Arum Lily… Varkoor… Call it what you like, but this is a plant for every garden… Join Tanya Visser in this week’s episode of The Gardener as she shares a plant combination from her garden that includes some old favourites… We make pretty through recycling and take chinese greens into the kitchen to make the most delicious ramen…

Episode 1

Nasturtiums…. Cute to look at and a magnet for aphids, but did you ever think of serving them as a delicacy to your guests?? In this weeks episode of The Gardener, Tanya shares some fabulous ways for you to enjoy nasturtiums at home. We find inspiration in a modern food garden and plant up some eye catching baskets…

 

Special Thanks:

Garden World https://www.gardenworld.co.za/

 

Recipes:

 

  • Nasturtium Butter
  • Chop up a couple of Nasturtium flowers and mix with butter. Delicious on toast.
  • Stuffed Nasturtium flowers
  • Mix ½ cup cream cheese, ½ teaspoon crushed garlic, salt and pepper, chopped chives, zest of 1 lemon
  • Spoon into the flowers and close up the petals.

Episode 2

Have you ever fallen head over heels in love… with a pot recipe?! Be sure to join Tanya Visser in this week’s episode of The Gardener as she shares three of her favourite pot plant combinations… She’ll also show you step by step how to create a terrarium… and lettuce for breakfast?! You heard right…

 

Lettuce Recipes:

Have you ever fallen head over heels in love… with a pot recipe?! Be sure to join Tanya Visser in this week’s episode of The Gardener as she shares three of her favourite pot plant combinations… She’ll also show you step by step how to create a terrarium… and lettuce for breakfast?! You heard right…

Lettuce Recipes:

Quick and tasty salads with lettuce and herbs

Lettuce, roasted butternut, pumpkin seeds, feta

Crispy fried sage would go well with this – throw the pumpkin seeds in a pan with a little olive oil, add the sage leaves and crisp up, add violas for colour – great contrast with the orange of the butternut.

 

Breakfast Caesar salad

Cos lettuce fried in a pan, fried egg, Bacon bits, croutons, dressing. Parsley would go well with this one.

Dressing:

1 egg yolk

2 anchovies (optional)

½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Squeeze of lemon juice

¾ cups vegetable oil or mild olive oil

Salt and pepper

Place the ingredients in a food processor and blitz adding the oil in a thin stream like you would do for mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper.

 

Episode 3

Zantedeschia… Arum Lily… Varkoor… Call it what you like, but this is a plant for every garden… Join Tanya Visser in this week’s episode of The Gardener as she shares a plant combination from her garden that includes some old favourites… We make pretty through recycling and take chinese greens into the kitchen to make the most delicious ramen…

 

Episode 4

Ever felt like you need a little pick me up – well when it comes to our plants, they often need a little help to keep them upright and proud – join Tanya Visser for this week’s episode of The Gardener where she’ll show you step by step how to stake your more delicate plants… We visit a tiny but eye catching show garden and praise thyme for its flavour in the kitchen…

 

Episode 5

Bug hotels are all the rage – inviting the good guys into your garden… In this week’s episode of The Gardener, Tanya will be showing you how to build your own… Then she’ll share her  grassland garden with you… and we enjoy celery in the kitchen…

 

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