Winter: An ideal time to plant root veggies, take stock

Contrary to popular belief, there are many plants and vegetables  that thrive at this time of the year. Winter also offers the chance to  take a long hard look at your garden and make the necessary changes to  improve its structure.

Ghetto gardener, Ludwe Qamata from Site  C in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, says that while winter can be a  challenging time of year for most food growers, root veggies including  carrots, beetroots, and onions are foods that thrive in the winter  season. This is especially ideal if you are living on the Cape Flats.