Urban Homestead South Africa

by Wendy
(South Africa)

Corn and squash outside my door

Corn and squash outside my door

We have a small plot which is mostly house but we have managed to grow our own food - from corn and potatoes to herbs and lettuce, even fruits like strawberries in baskets and passion fruit on a trellis - for almost 2 years now.

We also have 6 chickens whom we delight in having.

It is a bit tricky to work out how to grow in a small space to get maximum yield but once you see grass as a luxury its not too hard to get rid of.

Then there is cooking from scratch with wholefoods, saving water, making bread, canning and preserving, making compost and living simply...so much we can do if we put our minds to it!

You can see more about our homestead here.

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Jan 30, 2011
by: Shana

Hi Wendy
Ever considered growing mushrooms in the garden? It all sounds do easy on the net?

Dec 20, 2009
by: Mare

I love your site. You have a great place. And alot of neat stuff to read and learn from. I'm glad that I got to come across it. I read alot from Susan's site. I think it's amazing what you do. I live in Inverness, Fl. Nice to meet you. Hope you and your family Have a Wonderful Christmas and Happy New year. Mare

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