Tag Archives: growing food

Durban’s Mistletoe – Litchis!

Yes! It’s that time of year again where we can start enjoying this beautiful, juicy fruit. Do litchis not trigger thoughts of summer and Christmas for you? Or is it just me?
Litchis, also called lychees (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) are subtropical fruit native to China. The fruit develops in clusters on sizable evergreen trees, requiring six to eight years to reach full production. Litchi trees thrive with ample moisture and well-drained soil.

Growing Carrots

I have been growing my own carrots at Fairview for a while now and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the bright orange top of a juicy carrot sticking out of the soil, indicating it’s ready to be harvested. Mostly, the carrots that come out are an odd shape and don’t have the nice […]

Biodiversity On Our Farm

Having a variety of different plants and animals is really important for macadamia farms to be successful in growing the tasty nuts we love. It’s not just about making sure there are enough nuts for us to eat, but also about taking care of the natural environment that helps the farms stay healthy. By having […]

Growing Dragon Fruit in Your Garden

Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya or pitahaya, is a unique and exotic fruit that has gained popularity in recent years. It is one of those fruits that you look twice at when walking passed as its quite unusual. The two most common types have bright red skin with green scales or spikes that resemble […]

Macadamia Nuts

Here at Fairview Estates, we have a Macadamia co-op, which is an innovative first in South African farming, allowing you to buy land, invest in Macadamia’s and receive a turnkey farming solution as a member of a co-operative. South Africa has been the world’s largest producer of Macadamia nuts since 2010. They’re indigenous to Australia […]

Types of veggie gardens

Do you have a veggie garden or are you looking at starting one? If so, what type of vegetable garden would you like? You may be thinking what do you mean, “what type of veggie garden do I want, it’s not that hard, you just plant a few veggies in your garden and voila, you […]

Growing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a crunchy, clean, and deliciously healthy fruit, well, according to the culinary world, they’re considered a vegetable. They grow beautifully in our tropical climate here in sunny KZN, they thrive when the weather is hot and there is a lot of water. Cucumbers grow in two forms, vining and bush. Vining cucumbers normally […]

Plants and food to grow in Winter

Winter is definitely here, and we have been experiencing some icy mornings. Just because it’s cold, it doesn’t mean that we can’t plant fruit and veggies. We are fortunate to have beautiful Winter days with clear skies and warmth in the sunlight. This time of year is the best time to plant new rose bushes […]