• If like me, you’ve tried and failed (rather miserably) at veggie gardening OR you aspire to one day live out in the country, then make a plan to get to Stanford where ex city slickers Jero and his wife Catch will show you how it’s done at Jero’s Garden experiences. Since leaving the big smoke a few years ago, the dynamic duo (and their twin boys) have taken to rural life blissfully and now, they’re sharing the secrets of their sustainable success.

    This is their fab flyer, doesn’t it just make you want to get in there and grow cabbages and lettuces and things?

    Growing your own vegetables, Stanford, South Africa
    Growing your own vegetables, Stanford, South Africa

    What a visit to Jero’s Garden entails:


    *A short stay with a light bite – a Saturday morning deal that’s around 2 ½ hours involving a concise intro to veggie gardening and some cooking ideas too (and of course a seasonal treat to eat with home baked breads and refreshments)


    *A longer stay that includes a feast – an extended more in-depth 5 hour experience that goes into more detail about creating a viable veggie garden, plant identification, harvesting your produce, preparing food and of course enjoying a seasonal feast with local boutique wines


    *A tailor made experience – think Book Club goes on tour, Hen Party gets down and dirty and Garden Club learns to eat what they grow

    Prices start from R200 a person and participants (a minimum of six) can be guaranteed of coming away so inspired by Jero’s passion for growing veggies and Catch’s fabulous cooking (her Italian blood means she knows a thing or two in the kitchen).

    Next dates for Jero’s Garden are February 6th and February 20th – book now as the visits fill up quickly!

    Contact them on catchie@tiscali.co.za or call Jero on 082 491 8317

    Read their blog http://gardenmatters.wordpress.com/about/

    What a fab idea. I love it!!

  • 5 Comments to “Grow Your Own”

    1. Kathy on

      This is exactly why I love South Africans… bladdy ingenious and inspired idea. It totally makes me want to “get there and grow cabbages”. Loving your Blog Vix, every entry is a delicious treat and another bladdy inspired idea:)

    2. iwantthat on

      Hey Kath..so pleased you like it..Catch and Jero’s garden truly is an amazing space!! Watch this space for a SA born illustrator with the BEST notepads in the universe and she lives in your neck of the woods!! Thank you for reading the blog..a lovely win coming up in a few days!
      V xx

    3. Andrea on

      hello Vicki

      Andrea (Steer) here from food and the very-special-Phillippa days. I heard about your blog from Russell Smith the other day — and am loooooving it. Just the kind of read I have been after!
      Crazy that although I spend alot of time in Stanford, I didn’t realise Jero and Catch had this incredble garden! So thank you.

      hope you are keeping very well
      x A

    4. iwantthat on

      Hey Andrea, so lovely to hear from you and thank you for visiting. How cool is Catch and Jero’s garden? You should taste their basil pesto…mmmm..delicious! Hope life is treating you well. xx

    5. Thaya on

      Flip, I LOVE their flyer! They are famous now, yay! I heard about the days they used to sell their gourmet goodies at the morning market but I never caught them there. Maybe they could come to Tokai Market someday for a guest appearance 🙂

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