RUDBECKIA RUSTIC DWARF IS PERFECT FOR POTS AND BORDERS, IT THRIVES IN MOST SOILS AND PUTS ON AN AMAZING DISPLAY OF COLOUR OVER A VERY LONG PERIOD! Rudbeckia ‘Rustic Dwarf Orange' grows in such beautiful colours! It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border, and also works well inSee more...

RUDBECKIA RUSTIC DWARF IS PERFECT FOR POTS AND BORDERS, IT THRIVES IN MOST SOILS AND PUTS ON AN AMAZING DISPLAY OF COLOUR OVER A VERY LONG PERIOD!

Rudbeckia ‘Rustic Dwarf Orange’ grows in such beautiful colours! It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border, and also works well in cottage-style planting schemes. Like all coneflowers, Rudbeckia ‘Rustic Dwarfs’ thrive in a sheltered, sunny spot.

Flowers loved by beneficial pollinators, seed heads loved by birds. Makes a good cut flower for the home, and an attractive addition to a cottage style garden. Blooming profusely from early summer to late autumn, it provides weeks of eye-catching colour.

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, after frosts. Plant seeds at a depth of 1mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
95-110 days

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RUDBEKIA MARMALADE IS A LOVER OF DRY, SANDY SOILS, FULL SUN AND WILL BLOOM WITH GREAT ABANDON RIGHT THROUGH THE SEASON! DON'T FORGET TO COLLECT SEEDS FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND YOU WON'T EVER HAVE TO BUY SEEDS AGAIN! Make your garden glow with colour! Marmalade Rudbeckia has large, daisy-likeSee more...

RUDBEKIA MARMALADE IS A LOVER OF DRY, SANDY SOILS, FULL SUN AND WILL BLOOM WITH GREAT ABANDON RIGHT THROUGH THE SEASON!
DON’T FORGET TO COLLECT SEEDS FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND YOU WON’T EVER HAVE TO BUY SEEDS AGAIN!
Make your garden glow with colour! Marmalade Rudbeckia has large, daisy-like flowers that are orange-yellow with brown eyes.
They are easily propagated by flower seeds, and their lovely colour and long-bloom season will bring a brilliant glow to any flower border, container, or they are especially beautiful when planted in mass groupings.
This Marmalade flower variety is also lower growing, so it works well in the front of a sunny border. They grow well in a sunny site with well-drained soil.
They do like moisture throughout the hot summer and will bloom better with regular waterings.
In mild winter climates like ours, varieties such as Marmalade survive to become perennials with some winter protection (mulch).
Rudbeckia Flower Care: Deadheading prolongs the bloom season, but they will re-seed themselves readily if you leave a few blooms to go to seed. Watch for seedlings in subsequent years!
JUST SUCH A GORGEOUS, GLOWING PLANT! SEEDS ARE VERY SMALL, MIX WITH FINE GRAINS OF SAND IF NEEDED TO AID DISTRIBUTION OF SEEDS.

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, after frosts. Plant seeds at a depth of 1mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
95-110 days

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RUSSIAN STATICE HAS AN EXQUSITE FORM WHERE THE WHOLE STEM GETS COVERED IN FLOWERS GIVING IT A FUZZY EFFECT! MIXED COLOURS, PINK AND PURPLE TONES, CAN BE DRIED FOR FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS AND KEEPS IT'S COLOUR FOR YEARS! Everyone has been asking us to get this in but it's pretty hardSee more...

RUSSIAN STATICE HAS AN EXQUSITE FORM WHERE THE WHOLE STEM GETS COVERED IN FLOWERS GIVING IT A FUZZY EFFECT! MIXED COLOURS, PINK AND PURPLE TONES, CAN BE DRIED FOR FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS AND KEEPS IT’S COLOUR FOR YEARS!

Everyone has been asking us to get this in but it’s pretty hard to obtain as it’s so popular right now! But we found some!

Russian statice is closely related to the more common blue/pink statice, but has a finer form.

Long thin green stems are topped with several branches covered in small flowers. When in bloom, the flowers completely cover the stems giving a fluffy appearance!

Russian Statice, Psylliostachys suworowii. Fascinating spikes atop diminutive basal rosettes highlight the front garden border.

Flowers begin blooming and, if cut regularly, will continue to produce.
Russian statice is a great addition to fresh cut flower bouquets and also holds its colour well dried for flower crafts.

An easy plant to grow! An annual that grows up to 64CM tall.
BEST GROWN FROM SEED.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early Summer. Plant seeds at a depth of 1mm with 35cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
80-100 days

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This Australian grown Rye Grain seed is Certified Organic and has been produced without the use of synthetic fertiliser or sprays. It is non-GMO and has no added preservatives. In the shops the seeds are usually treated to within an inch of their lives! These ones are not pesticide treated,See more...

This Australian grown Rye Grain seed is Certified Organic and has been produced without the use of synthetic fertiliser or sprays. It is non-GMO and has no added preservatives.

In the shops the seeds are usually treated to within an inch of their lives! These ones are not pesticide treated, have had no heat treatments applied to them, and no chemical fertilizers!

These seeds are grown so you can grow them again! All natural seeds that will grow delicious Rye for you, your family and pets!

Eat everything but the roots!

Rye Grain has a fresh, rich earthy flavour and aroma. This delicious, versatile grain can be sprouted, made into flour, or cooked in sweet or savoury recipes.

How to Use:
Organic Rye Grain can be sprouted and enjoyed in salads and wraps, or used in raw cracker and bread recipes.

This rye is also perfect for grinding, to produce fresh whole grain all-purpose flour for baking or general cooking recipes.

It is deliciously good in bread rolls and loaves (including sourdoughs), fruit buns, cakes and pie-crust pastry.

Rye grain can also be cooked and used as an ingredient in salads, soups, hotpots or puddings.

Add rye directly to plenty of stock or broth and simmer for about 3 hours, or until tender.

Rye grain can be pre-soaked for several hours to reduce cooking time.

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Refrigeration recommended in warm climates.

LARGE SEEDS, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-drained soil.

Sow
Plant your seeds in Autumn for a Spring harvest. Or late Winter for an early Summer harvest.

Broadcast seed on the soil surface and lightly till or drag to provide just under 1cm covering of soil.

Roll or pack to firmly make seed to soil contact. Seed will germinate with about an inch of rain or watering.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
6-20 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
180-220 days

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MAGICAL SACRED WHITE SAGE – VERY RARE! BRAND NEW STOCKS! NOT JUST FOR SMUDGING! USED TO MAKE SOOTHING TEAS, OILS, THE SCENT IS PURE DELIGHT! ANTIMICROBIAL - CLEANS THE ROOM OF FLU PARTICLES, ETC. I want to emphasize that this is a medicinal herb for everyone, and it's not justSee more...

MAGICAL SACRED WHITE SAGE – VERY RARE! BRAND NEW STOCKS! NOT JUST FOR SMUDGING! USED TO MAKE SOOTHING TEAS, OILS, THE SCENT IS PURE DELIGHT! ANTIMICROBIAL – CLEANS THE ROOM OF FLU PARTICLES, ETC.

I want to emphasize that this is a medicinal herb for everyone, and it’s not just for new agers and its benefits were put on Earth for all to utilize. Sage is just like every other herbal remedy you’ve heard of.

You can take herbs as a dietary supplement (think ginger, echinacea or dandelion) – you can drink tea from the plant (think chamomile or coffee), or you can apply a herb as a compress (think of calendula). You can distil plants and inhale their essential oils, think of lavender or peppermint. It’s all medicine. And you can do them all with White Sage!

The most-used types of sage have antimicrobial properties. This means they keep infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi at bay. White sage (Salvia apiana) is also antimicrobial. And both have been shown to repel insects.

Though scientifically unproven, burning sage is thought to release negative ions. This is said to help neutralize positive ions. Common positive ions are allergens like: pet hair, pollution, dust, mould.

Here are five benefits of white sage:

Treats sinus infections

You can inhale the aroma given off a burning white sage bundle for a few minutes, or you can drink it as a tea. However you do it, it’s the compound called ‘eucalyptol’ also known as 1,8-cineole that when inhaled, reduces painful sinus inflammation. It may kill the associated pathogens too! That’s pretty amazing considering the side effects of prescribed antibiotics and antihistamines.

Calms a sore throat

Sage leaf tea is a proven strategy for alleviating a sore throat, at least according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Guide. Sage tea as you know will reduce mucous secretions of the sinuses, throat, and lungs.

Relieves menstrual pain

White sage tea might provide relief from menstrual period cramps and possibly some symptoms of menopause like sweating and hot flashes. This benefit occurs because sage contains phytoestrogens, which are plant-derived estrogens.

White sage is a strong player in fighting infection. A gargle made from the tea chases off throat infections, is a good wound wash and helps reduce inflammation that often goes along with infection, according to Las Cruces herbalist Deborah Brandt.

Provides cleansing energy

Sage is kind of like an eraser, it will help remove the day’s burdens and ease emotional suffering. It may help with mild anxiety or depression. Smudging is the quickest way because when you inhale, the compounds go straight to your bloodstream and brain.

Just FYI, the practice of burning herbs (aka smudging) is a non-religious one. You’re just burning plant leaves rather than swallowing the supplement. If you’d like, you can certainly pray while you burn the medicine.

Cleans the air

Burning the embers of sage (aka smudging) in a room is helpful if someone is sick. My tip is designed to clean a room where someone has been coughing or sneezing from pneumonia, or influenza for example – and you desire to clear the air space of these germs so you don’t catch it too.

WHITE SAGE HAS A MILLION USES!

White Sage (Salvia apiana) is a plant native to high desert ecosystems and grows prevalently in California and in the Mountain West. For hundreds of years, White Sage has been considered a sacred, cleansing, purifying, and protective plant.

The leaves of the plant are a whitish-green, and if you rub the fresh leaves between your thumb and forefinger, a refreshing, cleansing scent is released. Native Americans started the tradition of using White Sage, also known as Sacred Sage, to release lingering energies. White Sage has been used in ceremonies to seek blessings of health and prosperity, release spirits, encourage protection.

White Sage contains a toxic compound called thujone. Using Sage internally is said to be safe, however, it is suggested to not ingest large amounts of the herb or tea.

Always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program. The information on this page is not diagnostic, therefore always consult a herbal practitioner or your GP in order to obtain a diagnosis. Never stop taking prescribed treatment without consulting your GP or a qualified herbal practitioner. Do not take without qualified medical advice.

SEEDS ARE SMALL/MEDIUM, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-drained soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring after frosts have passed. Plant seeds at a depth of 5mm with 50cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 18-21°C

Maturity
60-90 days

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ROCKY AND DRY PLACES ARE NO OBSTACLE TO THIS STUNNING CLOUD OF WHITE STARS! Saint Bernard's Lily, also known as Anthericum liliago, is a perennial flowering plant belonging to the Asparagaceae family. It is native to Europe and is commonly found in meadows, woodlands, and rocky slopes. Origin: Saint Bernard'sSee more...

ROCKY AND DRY PLACES ARE NO OBSTACLE TO THIS STUNNING CLOUD OF WHITE STARS!

Saint Bernard’s Lily, also known as Anthericum liliago, is a perennial flowering plant belonging to the Asparagaceae family. It is native to Europe and is commonly found in meadows, woodlands, and rocky slopes.

Origin:

Saint Bernard’s Lily is native to various parts of Europe, including the Mediterranean region, Central Europe, and the Balkans. It typically grows in grassy areas, open woodlands, and rocky habitats. The plant is valued for its delicate appearance and clusters of star-shaped white flowers.

Growing from Seed:

Seed Collection: Allow the Saint Bernard’s Lily plant to develop seed pods after flowering. The seed pods will eventually dry out and split open, releasing the small black seeds inside. Harvest the seeds once the pods have opened and the seeds are mature.

Seed Preparation: Saint Bernard’s Lily seeds do not require any special preparation before planting. However, you can soak the seeds in water for a few hours before sowing to help soften the seed coat and promote germination.

Soil Preparation: Use a well-draining potting mix or seed starting mix. Saint Bernard’s Lily prefers fertile, loamy soil with good drainage.

Planting Seeds: Sow the prepared Saint Bernard’s Lily seeds in small pots or trays filled with the prepared soil. Press the seeds lightly into the soil surface, but do not cover them with additional soil as they require light to germinate.

Germination: Place the pots or trays in a warm, bright location with indirect sunlight. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Germination usually occurs within a few weeks, but it can take longer depending on the temperature and conditions.

Transplanting: Once the seedlings have developed a few true leaves, they can be transplanted into larger pots or directly into the garden. Choose a location with full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.

Care: Water the plants regularly, especially during dry periods, but avoid over watering. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season to promote healthy growth and flowering.

Maintenance: Saint Bernard’s Lily is relatively low-maintenance once established. Remove spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming. In colder climates, provide a layer of mulch around the plants in winter to protect them from frost.

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AMAZING LILY FLOWERS AND A RARE VEGETABLE YOU WILL LOVE TO EAT! SALSIFY MAMMOTH SANDWHICH – SO RARE IT’S NEVER SEEN IN THE STORES! 100% HEIRLOOM A hearty vegetable with creamy-white roots and oyster-like flavour. Roots can easily store over winter. A versatile plant grown as an ornamental for itsSee more...
AMAZING LILY FLOWERS AND A RARE VEGETABLE YOU WILL LOVE TO EAT! SALSIFY MAMMOTH SANDWHICH – SO RARE IT’S NEVER SEEN IN THE STORES!
100% HEIRLOOM A hearty vegetable with creamy-white roots and oyster-like flavour. Roots can easily store over winter.
A versatile plant grown as an ornamental for its lovely pink and yellow flowers, as an edible root, and for use in herbal medicine. The flavour sweetens in the cold. Herbal medicine enthusiasts prize salsify for its diuretic and tonic properties while gourmands enjoy the nutty, complex flavour. Nutrients: vitamins C, B6, folate, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium and manganese.
A native of Europe; tasty in soups and stews or cooked alone. Plant in spring, dig in autumn; a non-sweet parsnip-like root. This variety dates back to the 1800’s. Young plants look like grass.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-drained soil as susceptible to overwatering and rotting in soggy soils.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer or Autumn. Plant seeds at a depth of 6mm with 10cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
21-28 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
110-180 days.

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WINTER SAVOURY IS A VERY ATTRACTIVE AND USEFUL HERB! MASSES OF LITTLE “MAN” SHAPED FLOWERS, LOADS OF USES IN THE KITCHEN AND THE MEDICINE CABINET! AGES OLD, GROWN THE SAME WAY FOR CENTURIES! RUB A BIT ON AN INSECT BITE AND THE PAIN IS GONE! USE IN STEWS, MEAT DISHES,See more...

WINTER SAVOURY IS A VERY ATTRACTIVE AND USEFUL HERB! MASSES OF LITTLE “MAN” SHAPED FLOWERS, LOADS OF USES IN THE KITCHEN AND THE MEDICINE CABINET! AGES OLD, GROWN THE SAME WAY FOR CENTURIES! RUB A BIT ON AN INSECT BITE AND THE PAIN IS GONE! USE IN STEWS, MEAT DISHES, POTATOES, BREADS, ETC.

Botanical Name: Satureja montana – Winter savoury is an evergreen perennial that forms a low growing mound to 40 cm high and wide. The lilac or white flowers extend up above this in terminal spikes.

The small summer flowers are 2 lipped and have purple spots on the lower lip. The dark green leaves are 1-2 cm long, opposite, lanceolate to ovate and wider at the tips. As a matter of comparison, Winter Savoury is a bushier plant than Summer Savoury although leaf cover is still quite sparse in both.

The botanical name is Satureja montana and the plant is native to the warm temperate regions of the Mediterranean, Europe and Russia. The Romans used this plant for cooking and introduced it to Britain during the time of Caesar.

It is likely that the genus name comes from the Turkish ‘sater’ and the Hebrew Za’atar. However, there are indications that the plant was named by the Roman Pliny, who may have created the name from the word ‘satyr’, which means half man and half goat. The English word ‘savoury’ is influenced by numerous derivations from the Latin Satureia/Satureja.

In Middle Eastern countries there are many herbs which are used in spice blends that are given the name Za’atar, so they not regularly distinguished from each other. This can make it difficult to identify names and origins of some herbs from these regions.

Culinary Uses

Winter Savoury is an excellent culinary herb and may be used for any recipe that calls for savoury. It has a strong, spicy flavour and a strong herbaceous aroma. It may be used for white sauce, mushrooms, meat and legume dishes, white potato salads, in stuffing and vinegars, soups and herb breads.

Medicinal Uses

There are varying reports on the usefulness of Winter Savoury as a traditional medicine plant. Some say that it was not used at all, whereas other reports indicate that it has stronger action than Summer Savoury.

Both are rich in essential oils including carvacrol and thymol, which is antiseptic. Medicinal use has included antiseptic, carminative, aromatic, digestive, expectorant, menstrual disorders, treatment of colic, gastroenteritis, nausea, cystitis, bronchial congestion and sore throats.

Rubbing a sprig of leaves on insect bites and stings from bees and wasps is said to provide immediate pain relief. An ointment made from the oil is used to provide relief for arthritic pain. Harvest the leaves in summer when the plant is in flower and oil content is highest.

Other Uses

Winter and Summer savoury are thought to be good companion plants for beans and roses. The leaves may be dried and use in potpourri.

All the savoury plants are quite easy to grow and perform well as border plants or in cottage style gardens. They also grow well in containers.

30+ SEEDS, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun and will perform best in poor to average rocky soils and has average to low water needs. A well-drained soil is essential and soil that is too rich will be detrimental to the plant.

Winter Savoury becomes semi-dormant in winter and the branches loose leaves. In spring they will come back in to leaf and establish new growth. Propagation may be via cuttings in late spring, seed or by dividing the roots. Plants may become ‘worn out’ over time, so they may need to be replaced every few years.

Sow
Raise seedlings in Spring or Autumn, by planting seeds at 3mm depth in seed raising mix.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
100-110 days.

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Simply delicious! Brand new to our page! Dr. Badgers Schizanthus is often called “Poor Mans Orchid” or “Butterfly Flower” as the flowers are very Orchid and Butterfly like! Long lived in a vase so they are perfect for picking too! Coming in an irresistible range of colours, often with littleSee more...

Simply delicious! Brand new to our page! Dr. Badgers Schizanthus is often called “Poor Mans Orchid” or “Butterfly Flower” as the flowers are very Orchid and Butterfly like!

Long lived in a vase so they are perfect for picking too!

Coming in an irresistible range of colours, often with little faces picked out in black, they are everyone’s favourite as soon as they see them!

Hundreds of colourful flowers over a long period of time. Often the leaves disappear under that rainbow of colour!

Great for the garden bed and picking for a vase!

SMALL SEEDS, MIX WITH FINE GRAINS OF SAND TO AID DISTRIBUTION IF NEEDED.

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-drained soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in mid Spring, Summer or Autumn. Plant seeds at a depth of 3mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
120 days

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Schoenoplectus mucronatus is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common names bog bulrush, rough-seed bulrush, and ricefield bulrush. It is native to Eurasia, Africa and Australia. It grows in moist and wet terrestrial habitat, and in shallow water. Used in water plantings and helpsSee more...

Schoenoplectus mucronatus is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common names bog bulrush, rough-seed bulrush, and ricefield bulrush. It is native to Eurasia, Africa and Australia. It grows in moist and wet terrestrial habitat, and in shallow water. Used in water plantings and helps with stabilisation near dams and waterways. Also provides habitat for water birds. Is excellent in mass planted ponds and boggy areas.

Bush tucker:
Edible parts: leaves; pollen; root; seed; stem.
Root – raw or cooked. Rich in starch, it can be dried and ground into a powder or made into a syrup.

Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Schoenoplectiella
Kingdom: Plantae
Species: S. mucronata
Plant name: Scirpus club rush
Plant type: Sedges / rushes / wetland plants
Origin: NSW, WA, QLD, ACT
Flowering season: Inundations, frosts and short dry periods.
Flower colour: Brownish spikelets appearing near top of stem.Foliage colour: Blue-green, triangular shaped tubes.
Height: Up to 1m Water depth: Aquatic to 0.5mPlant spacing: 50cm apart

Recommended uses: Used in water plantings and helps with stabilisation near dams and waterways. Also provides habitat for water birds. Is excellent in mass plantings or as an ornamental plant to decorate ponds.

Description: Tough reed, great for large pond/creek plantings.

Height 1 metre – width 500mm to 600mm

A clump forming macrophyte with lime/green triangular foliage. It flowers over summer with a cluster of seed heads near the top of the rush.

Prefers 70% light, no direct light.

Grow Notes
Grows in full sun to 70% shade. In shade it tends to grow taller and more open. Likes boggy conditions, plant in water up to 50cm depth.

Prune to remove dead material and to promote new growth.

Tolerates inundations, frosts and short dry periods.

Sow
Sprinkle seeds on top of damp soil, use a pot with a saucer of water underneath to maintain soil dampness. Cover with a light amount of sand, once germinated keep it in a shady spot with adequate water. Plant out into your pond or larger pots when it’s about 10 to 15cm.

Maturity
Perennial.

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Schoenoplectus validus, commonly known as Lake Club-rush is a tall rhizomes sedge with upright green-blue foliage. It grows naturally n freshwater dams, swamps, lakes, creeks and on the edge of brackish water in coastal rivers and lagoons. It spreads along the waters edge and provides habitat for native water birds,See more...

Schoenoplectus validus, commonly known as Lake Club-rush is a tall rhizomes sedge with upright green-blue foliage. It grows naturally n freshwater dams, swamps, lakes, creeks and on the edge of brackish water in coastal rivers and lagoons. It spreads along the waters edge and provides habitat for native water birds, frogs, insects and young fish. Flowers occur in spring and summer forming a brown tassel-like seed head towards the top of the foliage. A great choice for wetland re-vegetation projects and can be planted in and around ponds. Schoenoplectus validus grows to a height of 2m and width of 1m.

Family: Cyperaceae

Grow Notes
Grows in full sun to part shade, preferring moist, boggy soil. Suitable for sandy, loamy, clay, and poor drainage situations.

It will die back a bit in Winter but will re-shoot in Spring. As a macrophyte it also helps in the removal of nutrients from storm water runoff. Quick to establish after planting and good for preventing erosion in wet areas and banks. Frost tolerant.

Sow
Sprinkle seeds on top of damp soil, 1mm deep, and cover very lightly with soil. Use a pot with a saucer of water underneath to maintain soil dampness.

Once germinated keep it in a shady spot with adequate water. Plant out into your pond or larger pots when it’s about 10 to 15cm.

Germination
10-60 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
Perennial.

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THIS IS A GREAT SEED PLANTER – IT HELPS YOU TO MEASURE SEEDS OUT SLOWLY SO THEY DON’T RUSH OUT AND ANNOY THE HECK OUT OF YOU! THIS HAS FIVE OUTLETS IN THE ROUND TOP RIGHT FROM TINY TO LARGE AND AN OFF SETTING! THE SPOUT HAS RAISED LINES WHICHSee more...

THIS IS A GREAT SEED PLANTER – IT HELPS YOU TO MEASURE SEEDS OUT SLOWLY SO THEY DON’T RUSH OUT AND ANNOY THE HECK OUT OF YOU!

THIS HAS FIVE OUTLETS IN THE ROUND TOP RIGHT FROM TINY TO LARGE AND AN OFF SETTING!

THE SPOUT HAS RAISED LINES WHICH STOPS THE SEEDS RUSHING ALONG THE SPOUT TOO! THE CLEAR SECTION HELPS YOU SEE WHAT’S INSIDE AND LIFTS OFF SO IT’S EASY TO GET YOUR SEEDS INSIDE IT!

IT’S ALSO A DECENT SIZE SO IT’S EASY TO HANDLE EVEN FOR MY ARTHRITIC HANDS! THE NUMBERS ON THE TOP ARE RAISED TO HELP THOSE THAT CAN’T SEE TOO WELL (ALSO LIKE ME!).

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PRUNELLA VULGARIS - STUNNING FLOWERS AND SO MANY USES, IT’S CALLED HEAL-ALL FOR A REASON! A MIRACLE WORKER IN A UNUSUAL HERB! SELF-HEAL HAS BEEN USED IN CHINESE MEDICINE FOR CENTURIES – IT IS A HARD TO FIND A HERB WITH THIS MANY AMAZING PROPERTIES AND CENTURIES OF PROVEN MEDICALSee more...
PRUNELLA VULGARIS – STUNNING FLOWERS AND SO MANY USES, IT’S CALLED HEAL-ALL FOR A REASON!
A MIRACLE WORKER IN A UNUSUAL HERB! SELF-HEAL HAS BEEN USED IN CHINESE MEDICINE FOR CENTURIES – IT IS A HARD TO FIND A HERB WITH THIS MANY AMAZING PROPERTIES AND CENTURIES OF PROVEN MEDICAL USE – AND IT’S VERY ATTRACTIVE TOO! WE USED TO CALL IT “BABY IN THE BASKET” AS IT’S FLOWERS RESEMBLE A LITTLE BLUE BABY IN A BASKET!
GOOD FOR PSORASIS AND EXCEMA! SIMPLY MIX THE LEAVES WITH WATER AND BATHE IT ON! PLUS SO MANY MORE USES YOU WILL BE AMAZED!
Prunella Vulgaris is an edible and medicinal herb, and can be used in salads, soups, stews, or boiled as a pot herb. Used as an alternative medicine for centuries on just about every continent in the world, and for just about every ailment known to man, Heal-All is something of a panacea, it does seem to have some medicinal uses that are constant.
Prunella’s most useful constituents are Betulinic-acid, D-Camphor, Delphinidin, Hyperoside, Manganese, Oleanolic-acid, Rosmarinic-acid, Rutin, Ursolic-acid, and Tannins. The whole plant is medicinal as alterative, antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, stomachic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
A cold water infusion of the freshly chopped or dried and powdered leaves is a very tasty and refreshing beverage, weak infusion of the plant is an excellent medicinal eye wash for sties and pinkeye. Prunella is taken internally as a medicinal tea in the treatment of fevers, diarrhea, sore mouth and throat, internal bleeding, and weaknesses of the liver and heart.
Clinical analysis shows it to have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of pseudomonas, Bacillus typhi, E. coli, Mycobacterium tuberculi, which supports its use as an alternative medicine internally and externally as an antibiotic and for hard to heal wounds and diseases. It is showing promise in research for herpes, cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and many other maladies.
Recent research shows that application of Prunella Vulgaris is helpful in controlling herpes outbreaks. And all you have to do in this case is to soak it in water then bathe in it!
Self-heal is a pretty member of the Lamiaceae family, which grows all over Britain and Europe in pastures, woods, and clearings, and is loved by bees. Although largely neglected by Western herbalists, self-heal is an important herb in Chinese medicine, where it is known as xiakucao (meaning ‘weed that withers in summer’); its spikes of purple flowers turn reddish brown as they dry out during the summer. It is classified as a remedy for clearing heat and purging fire, and is used to cool ‘liver fire.’
JUST A FEW OF THE USES FOR THIS AMAZING HERB!
Skin: Self-heal has a reputation as a detoxifying herb and is used for boils and other inflammatory skin problems. In Chinese medicine, it is classified as a fire-purging herb, as it is used for inflammation and infections of the eyes and skin.
Nervous system: Self-heal’s relaxant properties can be helpful in headaches, particularly when related to tension, vertigo, over-sensitivity to light, and high blood pressure. It is used in China for hyperactivity in children.
Digestive system: As an astringent, Self-heal can be taken for diarrhoea and inflammatory bowel problems, such as colitis. The bitters can be helpful in liver and gall bladder problems, including viral hepatitis.
External uses: Tinctures or infusions can be used as astringent gargles for sore throats and mouthwashes for mouth ulcers and bleeding gums. The tea can be used, or the fresh plant rubbed on to the skin to stop bleeding from cuts and reduce swelling from bites and stings. Self-heal can also be used for inflammatory skin problems, piles, varicose veins, and ulcers, as well as in drops for inflammatory eye problems.
Cautions/contraindications: Self-heal is considered safe if used appropriately. HOWEVER: Always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program. The information on this page is not diagnostic, therefore always consult a herbal practitioner or your GP in order to obtain a diagnosis. Never stop taking prescribed treatment without consulting your GP or a qualified herbal practitioner. Do not take without qualified medical advice.
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Sesamum radiatum, commonly known as the wild sesame or black sesame, is a flowering plant native to Africa, particularly found in countries like Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, and Tanzania. It belongs to the genus Sesamum in the family Pedaliaceae. Unlike its cultivated counterpart Sesamum indicum, which is widely grown for itsSee more...

Sesamum radiatum, commonly known as the wild sesame or black sesame, is a flowering plant native to Africa, particularly found in countries like Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, and Tanzania. It belongs to the genus Sesamum in the family Pedaliaceae. Unlike its cultivated counterpart Sesamum indicum, which is widely grown for its seeds (commonly known as sesame seeds), Sesamum radiatum is primarily found in the wild.

The seeds are eaten whole, made into a paste, ground into a powder, or pressed for a high-quality oil. The leaves can be eaten fresh or cooked and are used in Sub-Saharan Africa as a leaf vegetable. The leaves are mucilaginous in texture when cooked. The shoots can also be eaten and are used in soups and porridge.

Medicinally

The leaves are also used medicinally as a laxative, an antidote to scorpion venom and to treat sprains and ease childbirth. The stem and bark have also been noted for their anti-bacterial properties.

While not as extensively cultivated as Sesamum indicum, Sesamum radiatum still holds significance. Its seeds are edible and can be ground into a paste or used as a condiment. In some regions of Africa, particularly Ethiopia, the seeds are roasted and used as a coffee substitute. Additionally, the plant is used in traditional medicine for various purposes, including treating skin ailments, diarrhea, and respiratory issues.

In African cultures, particularly in Ethiopia, Sesamum radiatum holds cultural and traditional significance. It is sometimes used in rituals or ceremonies.

Growth: Growing Sesamum radiatum from seed follows similar principles to cultivating other sesame varieties. Here are general guidelines for growing it from seed:

Soil: Sesamum radiatum can grow on poor, rocky soils and it flowers even through drought conditions. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types but will really thrive in fertile, well-drained soil.

Climate: It grows well in warm climates with temperatures between 25-35°C. It requires full sun for optimal growth.

Sowing: Seeds should be sown directly into the soil after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. Sow the seeds about 1-2 cm deep and space them about 20-30 cm apart.

Watering: Sesamum radiatum is drought-tolerant but still requires regular watering, especially during dry periods. Avoid over watering, as it can lead to root rot.

Maintenance: Keep the area around the plants weed-free to reduce competition for nutrients and water. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer if necessary.

Harvesting: The seeds can be harvested once the pods start to turn brown and the seeds inside are fully mature. Harvest by cutting the plants and allowing them to dry before threshing to extract the seeds.

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OPEN SESAME! SESAME SEEDS HAVE A LOAD OF USES IN THE KITCHEN BUT DID YOU KNOW THE PLANT ITSELF IS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL TOO? GORGEOUS FLOWERS THAT ATTRACT BEES AND POLLINATORS – YOU CAN EVEN CUT THEM FOR THE HOUSE! SIMPLY UNBEATABLE THESE SEEDS ARE NOT HEAT OR CHEMICALLY TREATED SOSee more...

OPEN SESAME! SESAME SEEDS HAVE A LOAD OF USES IN THE KITCHEN BUT DID YOU KNOW THE PLANT ITSELF IS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL TOO? GORGEOUS FLOWERS THAT ATTRACT BEES AND POLLINATORS – YOU CAN EVEN CUT THEM FOR THE HOUSE! SIMPLY UNBEATABLE
THESE SEEDS ARE NOT HEAT OR CHEMICALLY TREATED SO WILL GROW FOR YOU! MANY SESAME SEEDS OUT THERE WILL NOT GROW DUE TO HEAT AND CHEMICAL TREATMENTS BUT ALL OUR SEEDS ARE NATURAL, HAPPY AND FERTILE!

You may be very familiar with sesame seeds, but have you ever heard of Benne? They’re actually the same thing!

The plant that makes the sesame seeds is actually called Benne! Sesame seeds are used extensively all over the world in many dishes and this tasty seed is an easy plant to grow!
The Benne plant is drought tolerant and can be grown in many regions where it is warm.
The plant can reach anywhere from 2 to 6 feet and has beautiful white or pale-pink bell-shaped flowers that will bloom for several weeks. Then you simply gather the seeds!

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SET YOURSELF UP FOR SOME SEED COLLECTING JUST LIKE WE DO IT HERE! YOU WILL GET 20 SEED ENVELOPES SO YOU CAN COLLECT YOUR OWN SEEDS! PERFECT FOR GIFTING SEEDS TOO! Includes a section to write the seed name, variety, the date collected and any growing notes. SET OF 20 See more...

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SOME SEED COLLECTING JUST LIKE WE DO IT HERE! YOU WILL GET 20 SEED ENVELOPES SO YOU CAN COLLECT YOUR OWN SEEDS! PERFECT FOR GIFTING SEEDS TOO!

Includes a section to write the seed name, variety, the date collected and any growing notes.

SET OF 20  SEED SIZE ENVELOPES

ENVELOPE CLOSED 12 CM X 8 CM

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LONG WHITE BUNCHING SHALLOTS / SPRING ONIONS STRAIGHT LEAF IS A NEW VARIETY THAT FORMS NO BULB SO NOTHING IS WASTED! CUT THE ROOTS RIGHT OFF AND THE WHOLE THING IS READY TO GO! VERY ATTRACTIVE IN THE GARDEN! PLANT AUTUMN TO WINTER AND MOST SEASONS! Proven and superior StraightleafSee more...

LONG WHITE BUNCHING SHALLOTS / SPRING ONIONS STRAIGHT LEAF IS A NEW VARIETY THAT FORMS NO BULB SO NOTHING IS WASTED! CUT THE ROOTS RIGHT OFF AND THE WHOLE THING IS READY TO GO! VERY ATTRACTIVE IN THE GARDEN! PLANT AUTUMN TO WINTER AND MOST SEASONS!

Proven and superior Straightleaf bunching type which has become the market leader across Australia. Vigorous dark blue-green leaves and long white stems remain high quality, even under adverse conditions. Suitable for year-round production in temperate climates with the advantage of it growing well through winter due to its superior vigour.

This a great salad onion as it forms no bulbs but still retains that delicious onion flavour. Ideal for growing in containers or the herb garden. A great salad onion. Forms no bulb. Popular variety with nice flavour;  good as a garnish, in dips, stews, soups, salads and stir fry’s.

Tropical: Autumn
Temperate: Autumn to Mid-Winter
Cold: Mid-Autumn to Mid-Winter

Sow: Sow 5-6mm deep.
Sow direct on in trays of a quality seed raising mix and transplant when when 6cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days
Plant space: 10cm
Row Space: 20cm

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AN AMAZING MELON FROM SOUTH AMERICA CAN GROW 50 FRUITS PER VINE IN ONE SEASON! IT'S A LONG LIVED VINE AND IT'S TRUE GROWING POWERS START IN IT'S SECOND YEAR! SIMILAR IN FLAVOUR TO MANY SQUASH VARIETIES, WHEN IT'S COOKED IN A SOUP IT RESEMBLES THE SHARK'S FIN IN SHARK'SSee more...

AN AMAZING MELON FROM SOUTH AMERICA CAN GROW 50 FRUITS PER VINE IN ONE SEASON! IT’S A LONG LIVED VINE AND IT’S TRUE GROWING POWERS START IN IT’S SECOND YEAR! SIMILAR IN FLAVOUR TO MANY SQUASH VARIETIES, WHEN IT’S COOKED IN A SOUP IT RESEMBLES THE SHARK’S FIN IN SHARK’S FIN SOUP, HENCE THE NAME!

Long lived (several years) in most temperate areas, it can also be grown as an annual in cooler climates. They like full sun, well-drained soil, lots of nutrition and medium water. It requires a fair bit of space if left to scramble but it can be grown vertically hence saving lots of space! One of these growing over a trellis would look amazing when it grows the fruits!

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in fertile, well-draining soil.

Has some resistance to mildew making it great for tropical areas, but water roots not leaves.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 1.5cm with 1 metre to 1.5 metre plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 22-28°C

If they are getting messy you can trim back the plant over the cooler seasons and wait until they sprout again.

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TRY SOMETHING NEW – RED PERILLA! SAID TO REDUCE ALLERGIES! ANTIOXIDANTS, VITAMIN C AND B GROUP VITAMINS PLUS MORE! GREAT IN SALADS WITH IT'S FRILLY PURPLE LEAVES LOOKING AMAZING! JAPANESE PERILLA OR SHISO – EDIBLE, A TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND A REAL STUNNER WITH IT'S DEEP PURPLE RED LEAVES, GREAT FORSee more...

TRY SOMETHING NEW – RED PERILLA! SAID TO REDUCE ALLERGIES! ANTIOXIDANTS, VITAMIN C AND B GROUP VITAMINS PLUS MORE!
GREAT IN SALADS WITH IT’S FRILLY PURPLE LEAVES LOOKING AMAZING!
JAPANESE PERILLA OR SHISO – EDIBLE, A TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND A REAL STUNNER WITH IT’S DEEP PURPLE RED LEAVES, GREAT FOR SMALL HEDGES AND OF COURSE, JAPANESE CUISINE!
ONCE RECEIVED KEEP YOUR SEEDS IN THE FRIDGE, NORMAL SHELF UNTIL YOU PLANT THEM.
Shiso is considered one of Japan’s seven main flavourings, which have been in use in that nation’s cuisine for more than 300 years.
Shiso started out as a Chinese medicinal herb that migrated to Japan in the eighth century. Its use was documented as a part of a medicinal formula that dates back to 1110 AD, in a book written during the Song Dynasty.
The shiso plant is now cultivated throughout Southeast Asia and is used extensively in Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisines.
In Korea, the herb’s name translates to ?wild sesame.? Note that shiso is not really a relative of the sesame plant.
The red and purple forms are traditionally used in pickling where it tinges everything a violet hue, including umeboshi, the Japanese sour plum pickle.
Saying that, the baby leaves of these make a delightful garnish and it’s worth growing them as a micro leaf for this reason.
Vitamins: Shiso contains high levels of vitamins C, A and K. It also contains significant amounts of several B-complex vitamins.
Minerals: A 100 g serving of shiso leaves provides 500 mg of potassium, which is more than 10 percent of what most adults need daily.
That same serving size also provides a little more than 10 percent of an adult’s daily iron requirement and about 20 percent of the magnesium they need.
Anthocyanins: The pigments found in red and purple shiso fall into the same category as those found in fruits like blackberries and cranberries.
They are flavonoids just like the lycopene found in red peppers and resveratrol found in grapes. In all cases, they are antioxidants with significant health benefits.
Shiso leaves can be used to treat or prevent health conditions such as:
Cold symptoms: Shiso leaf infusions have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat coughs and other cold symptoms.
Digestive ailments: Shiso has antibacterial properties that when combined with its anti-inflammatory benefits, can help to treat both indigestion and food poisoning.
Shiso is also a traditional treatment for morning sickness.
Allergies: Shiso may reduce allergy symptoms when eaten regularly. Compounds in shiso leaves reduce the production of a protein that causes certain immune cells to overreact when they encounter certain allergens.
Always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program. The information on this page is not diagnostic, therefore always consult a herbal practitioner or your GP in order to obtain a diagnosis. Never stop taking prescribed treatment without consulting your GP or a qualified herbal practitioner. Do not take without qualified medical advice.
ONCE RECEIVED KEEP YOUR SEEDS IN THE FRIDGE, NORMAL SHELF UNTIL YOU PLANT THEM.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Raise seedlings in Spring by planting seeds at 1mm depth in seed raising mix and gently watering so as not to dislodge seeds and bury them too deeply.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 19-21°C

Maturity
85 days.

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PERRENIAL SILVERBEET FORDHOOK GIANT IS A FANTASTIC LONG-LIVED PLANT THAT IS HAPPY TO BE PICKED AND TO GROW AGAIN, GIVING YOU A LARGE CROP OVER MONTHS! PICK THE OUTSIDE LEAVES AND MORE WILL ARISE! DELICIOUS IN LOADS OF RECIPES! PLANT NOW OR IN MOST SEASONS OF THE YEAR! A popularSee more...

PERRENIAL SILVERBEET FORDHOOK GIANT IS A FANTASTIC LONG-LIVED PLANT THAT IS HAPPY TO BE PICKED AND TO GROW AGAIN, GIVING YOU A LARGE CROP OVER MONTHS!
PICK THE OUTSIDE LEAVES AND MORE WILL ARISE! DELICIOUS IN LOADS OF RECIPES! PLANT NOW OR IN MOST SEASONS OF THE YEAR!

A popular variety of silver beet that is grown for its full flavoured, crinkled dark green leaves and contrasting white stalks.

Easy and quick growing producing an ample crop! Each seed is actually a seed capsule, plant as per seeds and they will break open and create two or three plants!

Use
Like all leafy vegetables it is high in iron. Best lightly steamed and served with butter and herbs as side dish to roast meat or vegetable lasagne.

Harvest young leaves regularly and remove flower stems as they appear. The more you harvest the better it produces.

SEED CAPSULES SHOULD BE PLANTED AS PER SEEDS, THEY WILL BREAK OPEN AND THREE PLANTS WILL ARISE, KEEP THE STRONGEST TWO AND PICK THE THIRD TO ADD GREENS TO A SANDWICH! EACH SEED CAPSULE WILL CONTAIN 3 OR MORE PLANTS.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer, or Autumn. Plant seeds at a depth of 15mm with 30cm plant spacing and 50cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
70 days

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PERRENIAL AND WILL COME OVER AND OVER ONCE CUT! SILVERBEET LUCULLUS IS AN HEIRLOOM SILVERBEET FROM ITALY WHERE THEY PRIZE THE PURE WHITE STEMS AND THE RICH GREEN LEAVES! THE TASTE IS AMAZING AND OFTEN PEOPLE WHO DON’T GENERALLY LIKE SILVERBEET WILL LIKE THE FLAVOUR OF THIS ONE! GREAT FORSee more...

PERRENIAL AND WILL COME OVER AND OVER ONCE CUT! SILVERBEET LUCULLUS IS AN HEIRLOOM SILVERBEET FROM ITALY WHERE THEY PRIZE THE PURE WHITE STEMS AND THE RICH GREEN LEAVES! THE TASTE IS AMAZING AND OFTEN PEOPLE WHO DON’T GENERALLY LIKE SILVERBEET WILL LIKE THE FLAVOUR OF THIS ONE! GREAT FOR POTS, COMPACT GROWER.

This silverbeet is tender and sweet. The leaves are a lovely shade of green and have pure white stems. The growth is quite compact. It is quick growing and hardy and usually grows over more than one season.

Silverbeet ‘Lucullus’ was named after an Italian general who seemed to be almost indestructible and was a great gardener too!! It’s an Italian heirloom silverbeet first heard of around 1914. The white stems contrast with heavily savoyed green leaves. A medium-sized silverbeet to 50 cm tall, it is highly productive and able to be ‘cut and come again’.

THE SEEDS ARE EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE. ALLOW ONE TO GO TO SEED AND NEVER BUY SEED AGAIN! EVERYONE SHOULD BE DOING THIS, IT HELPS GET THESE RARE VARIETIES OUT INTO THE WORLD AND KEEP THEM THERE!

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedling in Spring, Summer, or Autumn. Plant seeds at a depth of 15mm with 30cm plant spacing and 50cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
55-70 days

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NEW HEIRLOOM SWISS CHARD IS ALSO CALLED SILVERBEET! KIDS LOVE THESE AND THEY LOOK AMAZING PICKED AS YOUNG LEAVES FOR SALADS OR COOKED WHEN FULLY MATURE! RED RIDING HOOD IS A BRAND NEW VARIETY THAT OFFERS SUCCULENT LEAVES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR SARNIES, STIR FRIES, SALADS, LASAGNA AND SO MANYSee more...

NEW HEIRLOOM SWISS CHARD IS ALSO CALLED SILVERBEET! KIDS LOVE THESE AND THEY LOOK AMAZING PICKED AS YOUNG LEAVES FOR SALADS OR COOKED WHEN FULLY MATURE! RED RIDING HOOD IS A BRAND NEW VARIETY THAT OFFERS SUCCULENT LEAVES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR SARNIES, STIR FRIES, SALADS, LASAGNA AND SO MANY WINTER RECIPES! PERPETUAL CUT AND COME AGAIN! PLUS IT’S GORGEOUS!

SEEDS COME IN LARGE CAPSULES, PLANT EACH CAPSULE AS YOU WOULD A SEED, EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS UP TO THREE PLANTS. THIN SEEDLINGS AND MOVE EXTRAS TO SPARE SPACES.

Easy to grow and will keep coming if you keep picking! Plant for salad and tasty leaves through spring, and into summer! New stocks, fresh and fertile seeds!

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedling in Spring, Summer, or Autumn. Plant seeds at a depth of 15mm with 30cm plant spacing and 50cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
55-70 days

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Using snail traps can be an effective strategy for managing snail populations in your garden. Here's why you should consider using them: Control Over Pests: Snails can devour your plants, leaving behind unsightly damage. By using traps, you gain a measure of control over these pests, reducing their numbers andSee more...

Using snail traps can be an effective strategy for managing snail populations in your garden. Here’s why you should consider using them:

  1. Control Over Pests: Snails can devour your plants, leaving behind unsightly damage. By using traps, you gain a measure of control over these pests, reducing their numbers and minimizing the damage they cause to your garden.
  2. Non-Toxic Solution: Unlike chemical pesticides, snail traps offer a non-toxic approach to pest control. This means you can protect your garden without harming beneficial insects, pets, or the environment.
  3. Targeted Action: Traps allow you to target specific areas where snails are most problematic, such as around vulnerable plants or in moist, shady areas where snails tend to congregate.

To set up effective snail traps, you’ll need:

  1. Container: This one right here! The extra pics will show you how deep the well of the trap is, you can bury this under the soil to catch more snails in it. It is also kind of cute!
  2. Bait: Snails are attracted to certain types of food, so baiting your traps is essential. Common bait options include beer, yeast mixed with sugar and water, if you don’t wish to kill the snails you can add citrus fruits or even lettuce leaves. The scent of the bait will draw the snails into the trap.
  3. Water: If you’re using beer or a liquid bait, pour enough into the container to cover the bottom. For solid baits like citrus fruits or lettuce, a small amount of water can be added to keep them moist and attractive to snails.
  4. Placement: Position your traps strategically around your garden, focusing on areas where snails are most active or where your plants are particularly vulnerable. Check the traps regularly, especially in the morning or evening when snails are most active, and remove any captured snails to prevent them from escaping or decomposing in the trap. If some of your snails are huge, you can gently raise the lid up to accommodate the entry of those ginormous ones!
  5. Dispose of the snails: The most humane way is to relocate them or crush them quickly. Often the snails will have drowned in the trap that contains beer or yeast mixtures so you can put them in the compost bin or garbage wrapped in paper.

By using snail traps and following these guidelines, you can effectively manage snail populations in your garden while minimizing the impact on your plants and the environment.

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PLEASE SEE THE PICTURE FOR THE SIZE. EACH TRAP COMES WITH A DEEP WELL BASE AND A REMOVABLE AND ADJUSTABLE LID.

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A RAINBOW OF STUNNING COLOURS ON GIANT FLOWERS, TALL WITH AN UPRIGHT HABIT, GREAT AS CUT FLOWERS FOR THE HOUSE! BEES AND BUTTERFLIES LOVE THEM AND SO DO LITTLE KIDS AND BIG KIDS TOO, GRASP THEM JUST SO AND THEY OPEN AND CLOSE THEIR MOUTHS TO SHOW THEIR “TEETH” INSIDE!See more...

A RAINBOW OF STUNNING COLOURS ON GIANT FLOWERS, TALL WITH AN UPRIGHT HABIT, GREAT AS CUT FLOWERS FOR THE HOUSE! BEES AND BUTTERFLIES LOVE THEM AND SO DO LITTLE KIDS AND BIG KIDS TOO, GRASP THEM JUST SO AND THEY OPEN AND CLOSE THEIR MOUTHS TO SHOW THEIR “TEETH” INSIDE! WHEN THE SEED PODS DRY THEY LOOK LIKE SKULLS! THEY LAST FOR AGES IN THE GARDEN AND COME AGAIN EVERY YEAR!

Lovely and innocent in the growing season then turning dark and mysterious at seed time (their empty seed pods look like skeleton skulls!)

They grow to about 50cms to 70cms in height and can be cut for the house as well as making an astounding display in the garden! They are in vivid mixed colours and love to grow in ordinary soils with good sunshine and medium water needs.

Sow direct into the soil they are to grow in or put them in planters! One or two tucked into a pot of petunias will really give some style to your display!

You might not know but ALL seed pods on ALL snapdragons will turn into a skull shape but can be delicate and you might miss it – so keep a careful watch once they finish, you can even put paper bags on the pods to keep them protected and to collect the seed, open the bag once you hear them rattle as the seeds will be in the bottom of the bag and the skulls in the top!

SEEDS ARE MIXED COLOURS, SMALL SIZED, MIX WITH FINE GRAINS OF SAND IF NEEDED TO AID DISTRIBUTION OF SEEDS

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun, in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Autumn, Spring or Summer, at a depth of 3mm with 20cm spacing between plants.

Germination
7-14 days at 15-30°C

Maturity
115 days.

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JUMBO SKULLS SNAPDRAGONS! A RAINBOW OF STUNNING COLOURS ON BIG FLOWERS, UPRIGHT HABIT, GREAT AS CUT FLOWERS FOR THE HOUSE! BEES AND BUTTERFLIES LOVE THEM AND SO DO LITTLE KIDS AND BIG KIDS TOO, GRASP THEM JUST SO AND THEY OPEN AND CLOSE THEIR MOUTHS TO SHOW THEIR “TEETH” INSIDE!See more...

JUMBO SKULLS SNAPDRAGONS! A RAINBOW OF STUNNING COLOURS ON BIG FLOWERS, UPRIGHT HABIT, GREAT AS CUT FLOWERS FOR THE HOUSE! BEES AND BUTTERFLIES LOVE THEM AND SO DO LITTLE KIDS AND BIG KIDS TOO, GRASP THEM JUST SO AND THEY OPEN AND CLOSE THEIR MOUTHS TO SHOW THEIR “TEETH” INSIDE! WHEN THE SEED PODS DRY THEY LOOK LIKE SKULLS! THEY LAST FOR AGES IN THE GARDEN AND COME AGAIN EVERY YEAR!

Lovely and innocent in the growing season then turning dark and mysterious at seed time (they produce little skeleton skulls!)

Giant snapdragons that create skull shaped seed pods after they finish and it’s time to collect the seeds making them even more fun to grow! These snapdragons bloom in bright coloured flowers with lovely blooms and thicker petals than common snapdragons.

They grow to about 30 to 60cms in height and can be cut for the house as well as making an astounding display in the garden! They are in vivid mixed colours and love to grow in ordinary soils with good sunshine and medium water needs.

Sow direct into the soil they are to grow in or put them in planters! One or two tucked into a pot of petunias will really give some style to your display!

You might not know but ALL seed pods on ALL snapdragons will turn into a skull shape but can be delicate and you might miss it – so keep a careful watch once they finish, you can even put paper bags on the pods to keep them protected and to collect the seed, open the bag once you hear them rattle as the seeds will be in the bottom of the bag and the skulls in the top!

SEEDS ARE MIXED COLOURS, SMALL SIZED, MIX WITH FINE GRAINS OF SAND IF NEEDED TO AID DISTRIBUTION OF SEEDS

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun, in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Autumn, Spring or Summer, at a depth of 3mm with 20cm spacing between plants.

Germination
7-14 days at 15-30°C

Maturity
115 days.

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YAKUMO THE GIANT PEA THAT GIVES YOU SNOWPEAS AND PEAS OVER IT'S VERY LONG LIFE! IT'S TIME TO PLANT PEAS! NO OTHER PEA GIVES YOU SUCH GIANT FLOWERS OR MORE PODS PER PLANT! THE PICTURE IS FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS PLANTS FROM OUR SEED! THIS STUNNER PROVIDES SNOWPEAS ANDSee more...

YAKUMO THE GIANT PEA THAT GIVES YOU SNOWPEAS AND PEAS OVER IT’S VERY LONG LIFE! IT’S TIME TO PLANT PEAS! NO OTHER PEA GIVES YOU SUCH GIANT FLOWERS OR MORE PODS PER PLANT! THE PICTURE IS FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS PLANTS FROM OUR SEED!

THIS STUNNER PROVIDES SNOWPEAS AND PEAS AT THE SAME TIME! NO OTHER PEA GIVES YOU BOTH! THE FLOWERS ARE GIANT!

THESE SEEDS ARE TREATED WITH SULPHUR TO ENSURE NO INSECTS AND FUNGUS IS IMPORTED WITH THEM. THIS IS TOTALLY HARMLESS (IT OCCURS IN THE SOIL NATURALLY IN PLACES) AND WILL DISSIPATE INTO THE SOIL ONCE YOU WATER IT IN. IT WILL NOT EFFECT THE GROWING OR EATING. BUT PLEASE DO NOT EAT THESE SEEDS OR GIVE THEM TO LIVESTOCK.

A purple flowering variety producing large flat pods to 13cm long. Incredibly tender and delicious, eat pod and all. The stems and leaves of immature plants are commonly used as a vegetable in Chinese cooking.

SALADS! STIR-FRIES! CURRIES! SAUTE! STEAM!

Originating from the Near East. One of the earliest of European vegetables, used originally as dried peas, then by the Romans as green peas. Grows on wide variety of soils. Keeps well in the fridge for weeks, can be frozen.

15 SEEDS. Large, easy to see and handle.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-drained soil.

Support plants with canes or trellis to aid growth. Protect from birds and keep weed free.

Sow
Sow direct in Autumn, Winter and Spring (in cool climates). Plant seeds at a depth of 20mm with 10cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 5-25°C

Maturity
75 days

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SUPER CUTE LOT OF 50 QUALITY REMOVABLE AND WATERPROOF BEE STICKERS! NO WORDS, JUST LITTLE BEES DOING THEIR THING! THESE ARE SO SWEET! EACH STICKER IS DIFFERENT! STICKERS MEASURE 5CMS X 5.8CMS APPROX.

SUPER CUTE LOT OF 50 QUALITY REMOVABLE AND WATERPROOF BEE STICKERS! NO WORDS, JUST LITTLE BEES DOING THEIR THING! THESE ARE SO SWEET! EACH STICKER IS DIFFERENT!

STICKERS MEASURE 5CMS X 5.8CMS APPROX.

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A SQUASH (ALSO CALLED PUMPKIN) THAT IS GREAT FOR LOADS OF RECIPES AND IT ALSO MAKES SPAGHETT! IT STARTS OUT A SQUASH AND ENDS UP AS SPAGHETTI! KIDS LOVE IT – LET THEM MAKE IT INTO SPAGHETTI AND THEY WILL EAT IT!!! PROLIFIC, CAN BE GROWN VERTICALLY TO SAVE SPACE.See more...

A SQUASH (ALSO CALLED PUMPKIN) THAT IS GREAT FOR LOADS OF RECIPES AND IT ALSO MAKES SPAGHETT! IT STARTS OUT A SQUASH AND ENDS UP AS SPAGHETTI! KIDS LOVE IT – LET THEM MAKE IT INTO SPAGHETTI AND THEY WILL EAT IT!!! PROLIFIC, CAN BE GROWN VERTICALLY TO SAVE SPACE.

Spaghetti Squash! Latin name Cucurbita pepo!

Looking more like a melon than a squash, this fruit can be boiled or roasted. Cut it open and with a fork run across the flesh it shreds into ready made pasta, without the extra carbs! Try it with feta and a sprinkling of herbs for a gourmet treat that is so easy to prepare.
Pick when yellow. Harvest in around 15 weeks, about 5 fruit per plant. The fruits ripen on the vine, they can be stored to last a fair while in the refrigerator or a cool pantry.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in fertile, well-draining soil.

Susceptible to mildew so water the roots not the leaves.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early Summer. Plant seeds at a depth of 15mm with 100cm plant spacing and 120cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-10 days at 21-35°C

Maturity
90-115 days

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WITH A FLAVOUR CROSSED BETWEEN A ROCKMELON AND A PEAR, THESE ARE  SWEET AND DELICIOUS! A VERY RARE HEIRLOOM FRUIT – THIS AMAZING MELON HAS ‘CROCODILE SCALES’ ON A GREEN SKIN HIDING A RARE TREAT INSIDE! Also called the Piel de Sapo and although not widely known in Australia, itSee more...

WITH A FLAVOUR CROSSED BETWEEN A ROCKMELON AND A PEAR, THESE ARE  SWEET AND DELICIOUS! A VERY RARE HEIRLOOM FRUIT – THIS AMAZING MELON HAS ‘CROCODILE SCALES’ ON A GREEN SKIN HIDING A RARE TREAT INSIDE!

Also called the Piel de Sapo and although not widely known in Australia, it is the melon of choice in Spain. Piel de Sapo means “frog skin” in Spanish, and while the rough mottled rind of these melons closely resembles the amphibian they are named after, it has led some Australian people to call them “Croc-melons”.

The melon is shaped like an oval, similar to a football. The thick rind means that Piel de Sapos possess excellent shelf life and transportability and its tough exterior hides a dense, juicy and refreshing sweet flesh that has to be tried to be believed.

The Piel de Sapo is different in appearance both internally and externally to a rockmelon. They are green on the outside with creamy yellow flesh, similar to a honeydew but generally sweeter in taste.

Hybrid Piel de Sapo melon has an exceptional yield. These colourful specialty melons have white flesh and yellow and green spotted rinds. Vigorous vines protect the fruit.

How do I know when it’s ready to eat?
The secret to picking a good Piel de Sapo melon is to select a firm, yellowing olive-coloured melon with ample ‘netting’ or ‘cracking’ lines on the skin. This indicates that the melon is at its peak so its pale green-coloured flesh is sweet and ready to eat.

How should I store the melon and how long will it last?
Once you cut this melon up to share it’s not likely to last long! But Piel de Sapos do have a long shelf life and are best stored at a consistent 7-8 degrees celcius. The melon doesn’t like going in and out of refrigeration as the skin can condensate, resulting in black spots on the skin but it won’t effect the inner.

How should I serve a piel de sapo?
Although the Piel de Sapo is perfect on its own, its versatility allows it to be included in a range of meal occasions including for breakfast, as a snack, salads, appetisers, desserts and cheese platters paired with a crisp white wine.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in rich, well-draining soil.

Protect from mildew by watering the roots and not the leaves.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, after frosts, or Summer. Plant seeds at a depth of 10mm with 60cm plant spacing and 120cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
4-14 days at 20-32°C

Maturity
85-110 days

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Large, semi-savoy luscious leaves make this cold hardy variety an great selection for yield and flavour through autumn, winter and early spring. The leaves have a fine flavour and are very tender. Grab those young leaves for a baby leaf crop and leave some to mature for large leaves. UseSee more...
Large, semi-savoy luscious leaves make this cold hardy variety an great selection for yield and flavour through autumn, winter and early spring. The leaves have a fine flavour and are very tender. Grab those young leaves for a baby leaf crop and leave some to mature for large leaves. Use fresh in salads and steamed or sautéed/stir fried. Harvest plant whole or in a ‘cut and come again’ continuous crop! 
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A BEAUTIFUL VINE AND TOTALLY YUMMY! A REAL SPACE SAVER – SPINACH THAT GROWS UP A TRELLIS OR STICK! MALABAR SPINACH GROWS AS A VINE! AMAZING NEW VARIETY! VERY ATTRACTIVE AND FAST GROWING, USE IT AS AN EDIBLE SCREEN! Add Malabar spinach to summer salads, sliced in omelettes, as aSee more...
A BEAUTIFUL VINE AND TOTALLY YUMMY! A REAL SPACE SAVER – SPINACH THAT GROWS UP A TRELLIS OR STICK! MALABAR SPINACH GROWS AS A VINE! AMAZING NEW VARIETY! VERY ATTRACTIVE AND FAST GROWING, USE IT AS AN EDIBLE SCREEN!
Add Malabar spinach to summer salads, sliced in omelettes, as a wrap for veggies or lean meats, and directly picked as a refreshing snack. Malabar Spinach can hold up to the heat of soups and stir fries a lot better than spinach. It won’t wilt as quickly. Spicy dishes are perfect for Malabar spinach. Add chilies, chopped onion and lots of garlic. Sauté in herb, spicy and mustard oils. This is one green that works well in curry sauces.
It is different from English spinach (Spinacea oleracea) in that the vine spinach is a creeping vine with bright, broad, dark green, thick leaves. Although commonly featuring in many backyards across South Asian families, it slowly gaining popularity in some of the tropical and temperate climates of America, Australia, and Europe for its lush, nutritious greens, and tender stems.
Malabar spinach is a perennial vine and grown as annual or biennial pot-herb. It prefers hot, humid climate and moist, fertile, well-drained soil to flourish.  Being a vine, it requires trellising for its spread. It bears white or white-pink colour tiny flowers depending upon the species and purple to black colour berries.
Very tender 8-12 inches stem harvested about 35 to 45 days after planting (about 50 days after seeding).

Malabar spinach will grow well in a variety of soil conditions but prefers a moist fertile soil with plenty of organic matter and a soil pH of between 6.5 and 6.8. Malabar spinach plants can be grown in part shade, which increases the leaf size, but it much prefers hot, humid and full sun exposures.

 

HOW TO GROW:

Scarify (scrape the outer coat of the seed until you see a glimpse of the pith) with a file, sandpaper or even a knife to speed germination or leave them to do it naturally, if scarified it will take three weeks (or longer) at temperatures 18-24 C in not scarified it can take a month or even two in the right weather.

Direct sow Malabar spinach seeds two to three weeks after the last frost date in Spring. If you live in a colder zone, start the seeds indoors at about six weeks before the last frost. Wait to transplant until the soil has warmed and there is no chance of frost. Transplant the seedlings spaced about a foot apart.

We also have the red stem variety in stock now! Look for Malabar Spinach in the search box!
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PERPETUAL SPINACH, PICK IT AND IT COMES AGAIN AND AGAIN! HEIRLOOM – NEVER CHANGED IN HUNDREDS OF YEARS! EACH SEED CARRIES THREE TO FOUR PLANTS! Popeye's favourite heirloom variety! It's a large, spreading spinach has dark green, savoyed curled leaves. The yield is good, and it is slow to bolt.See more...

PERPETUAL SPINACH, PICK IT AND IT COMES AGAIN AND AGAIN! HEIRLOOM – NEVER CHANGED IN HUNDREDS OF YEARS! EACH SEED CARRIES THREE TO FOUR PLANTS!

Popeye’s favourite heirloom variety! It’s a large, spreading spinach has dark green, savoyed curled leaves. The yield is good, and it is slow to bolt. Plant in late summer. In mild winter areas like Perth, Autumn plantings yield in early spring. For another crop, sow in spring.

How to Sow
Plant in late summer. In mild winter areas like Perth, Autumn plantings yield in early spring. For another crop, sow in spring.

Sow in average, well-worked soil in a sunny location.

In rows 1 ½-2 feet apart, sow seeds evenly and cover with ½ inch of fine soil. Firm lightly and water gently.

Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

Thin gradually to stand 6 inches apart starting when seedlings are about 1-2 inches high. Do not thin if using for baby leaf spinach.

HEIRLOOM. Heavy, continuous yield of thick-textured, crinkled, glossy, dark green leaves.

SEED CAPSULES- EACH WILL CARRY UP TO FOUR PLANTS. EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

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SHALLOTS / SPRING ONIONS STRAIGHT LEAF IS A NEW VARIETY THAT FORMS NO BULB SO NOTHING IS WASTED! CUT THE ROOTS RIGHT OFF AND THE WHOLE THING IS READY TO GO! VERY ATTRACTIVE IN THE GARDEN! PLANT AUTUMN TO WINTER AND MOST SEASONS! Paragon is a proven and superior StraightleafSee more...

SHALLOTS / SPRING ONIONS STRAIGHT LEAF IS A NEW VARIETY THAT FORMS NO BULB SO NOTHING IS WASTED! CUT THE ROOTS RIGHT OFF AND THE WHOLE THING IS READY TO GO! VERY ATTRACTIVE IN THE GARDEN! PLANT AUTUMN TO WINTER AND MOST SEASONS!

Paragon is a proven and superior Straightleaf bunching type which has become the market leader across Australia. Vigorous dark blue-green leaves and long white stems remain high quality, even under adverse conditions. Suitable for year-round production in temperate climates with the advantage of it growing well through winter due to its superior vigour.

The Straight Leaf Spring Onion is a great salad onion as it forms no bulbs but still retains that delicious onion flavour. Ideal for growing in containers or the herb garden. A great salad onion. Forms no bulb. Popular variety with nice flavour; good as a garnish, in dips, stews, soups, salads and stir fry’s.

Tropical: Autumn
Temperate: Autumn to Mid-Winter
Cold: Mid-Autumn to Mid-Winter

Sow: Sow 5-6mm deep.
Sow direct on in trays of a quality seed raising mix and transplant when when 6cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days
Plant space: 10cm
Row Space: 20cm

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THE AMAZING ITALIAN TROMBONCINO SQUASH WILL GROW YOU THE LONGEST AND CURLIEST SQUASH EVER! BESIDES BEING DELICIOUS, IT ALSO PROVIDES SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING FLOWERS THAT ARE A MAGNET FOR BEES AND BUTTERFLIES! It is a climbing and creeping plant that grows in warm to moderate climates. While theSee more...

THE AMAZING ITALIAN TROMBONCINO SQUASH WILL GROW YOU THE LONGEST AND CURLIEST SQUASH EVER! BESIDES BEING DELICIOUS, IT ALSO PROVIDES SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING FLOWERS THAT ARE A MAGNET FOR BEES AND BUTTERFLIES!

It is a climbing and creeping plant that grows in warm to moderate climates. While the plant resembles a pumpkin in the way it climbs, the fruits themselves are more akin to zucchini than to pumpkins. The fruits are usually thin and long-ranging from a few inches to three feet.

Here is how you can plant the seeds in easy steps.

Since the squash needs support to climb, you should pick a spot in the garden close to the fence or a trellis.

Use a spade to dig up the soil and loosen it. Till the topsoil well.

Add organic compost or aged manure to enrich the soil. Most veggies love fertile soil.

About two weeks after the last frost in your area, plant the seeds in the tilled soil. The soil should be about 15 degrees celcius to ensure the germination of the seeds.

Dig a small hole about an 2.5 cm deep and throw in one seed, then cover with loose soil.

Space the seeds about 12 inches apart to give them enough room to grow.

Water the soil thoroughly to help the seeds settle.

Add a thin layer of fertilizer to give the seedlings a good start.

Cover the rows of squash with mulch to fight off weed growth. Make sure the mulch doesn’t cover the plants.

Keep the soil moist while the plants are still growing. You can irrigate it once a week.

Cool areas: October to December.

Temperate regions sow from September to January.

Subtropical regions sow from July to March.

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PURE WHITE, SHOWY FLOWERS WITH LONG GOLDEN ANTHERS, ANTERICUM LILIAGO IS NOT A REAL LILY BUT IS RELATED TO ASPARAGUS! BLOOMING ON TALL STEMS IN SPRING AND SUMMER, THE FLOWERS ARE PERFECT CUT FOR THE HOUSE AND IN THE GARDEN MAKE A STUNNING STATEMENT! The St. Bernard's Lily is aSee more...

PURE WHITE, SHOWY FLOWERS WITH LONG GOLDEN ANTHERS, ANTERICUM LILIAGO IS NOT A REAL LILY BUT IS RELATED TO ASPARAGUS! BLOOMING ON TALL STEMS IN SPRING AND SUMMER, THE FLOWERS ARE PERFECT CUT FOR THE HOUSE AND IN THE GARDEN MAKE A STUNNING STATEMENT!

The St. Bernard’s Lily is a flowering plant in the Asparagaceae family, Native to Turkey and other European localities. It prefers full sun to part shade, has medium water needs and is very low maintenance having no real insect or disease issues.

Genus name comes from the Greek word antherikon the name for asphodel plants.

Grow Notes

Plant in full to part sun. Needs a fair few hours of sunlight a day. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil . Tolerates light, sun-dappled shade. Prefers rich, constantly moist soils. Seeds will eventually turn into corms which can then be divided.

Sow

Get a zip lock bag, put seeds in a little bit of damp soil or damp perlite/spaghnum mix and sit them inside your house in the pantry for four weeks, then move to your fridge (normal shelf) for 4 to 5 weeks, remove and plant them in pots or direct into your garden. This process will trigger germination

Germination:

Start the process in late Winter to Spring.  You can sow direct into your garden or raise seedlings.

Soil must be free draining. Medium moisture needs.

Grows to about 50 – 80cms cms tall with flower stalks.

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Doesn’t mind it dry! No pests bother with it! Bomb proof growing! Pick the flowers for fresh bouquets or dry them for flowers that last for years and hold their colour too! In the garden, German Statice stays low to the ground until it starts to bloom. The broad leavesSee more...

Doesn’t mind it dry! No pests bother with it! Bomb proof growing!

Pick the flowers for fresh bouquets or dry them for flowers that last for years and hold their colour too!

In the garden, German Statice stays low to the ground until it starts to bloom. The broad leaves do make a nice textural ground cover.

The stark white with a pink tinge flowers (actually the bracts of the flowers) of German Statice can be cut into sprays and arranged fresh or dried separately for use later in arrangements.

Statice is easy to grow and does not need much water or care, potential pests or diseases are rare.

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in sandy, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or Autumn. Plant seeds at a depth of 1mm with 25cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
150 days

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STRAWFLOWER MAGENTA GIVES YOU STUNNING FLOWERS THAT YOU CAN CUT FOR THE HOUSE! VIBRANT, STRONG AND HARDY! STRAWFLOWERS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, LOTS OF COLOURS! LAST FOR YEARS – GROW THEN COLLECT FOR FLOWERS IN THE HOUSE FOREVER! LOVES HOT SANDY PLACES! Everlasting flowers are a fascinating and rewardingSee more...

STRAWFLOWER MAGENTA GIVES YOU STUNNING FLOWERS THAT YOU CAN CUT FOR THE HOUSE! VIBRANT, STRONG AND HARDY! STRAWFLOWERS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, LOTS OF COLOURS! LAST FOR YEARS – GROW THEN COLLECT FOR FLOWERS IN THE HOUSE FOREVER! LOVES HOT SANDY PLACES!

Everlasting flowers are a fascinating and rewarding variety of plants to grow. They offer their beauty beyond the experience of one growing season, into the winter, after the other flowers have faded and died.
Plants that dry well can be used for arrangements and crafts that will be enjoyed for years.

Everlastings are easy to dry and preserve. It is best to cut them after the morning dew has dried, then remove unwanted leaves, rubber band in bundles loose enough for air to circulate through flowers and hang upside down in a dry place out of direct sunlight.

You can extend the life of your finished art by using glycerin (available at craft stores) to help keep them bright longer.

Best to spread them and gently rake over, water and leave!

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in a light to medium, well-draining soil.

Sow
Best to spread them directly in place in Autumn and Winter, very lightly rake over the soil, water, and leave it at that. It is not critical to cover all the seed.

Germination
7-14 days at 18-21°C after first rainfall.

Maturity
80-100 days.

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STRAWFLOWER TOM THUMB MIX GIVES YOU 40CM TALL BEAUTIES THAT YOU CAN CUT FOR THE HOUSE! VIBRANT, STRONG AND HARDY! STRAWFLOWERS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, LOTS OF COLOURS! LAST FOR YEARS – GROW THEN COLLECT FOR FLOWERS IN THE HOUSE FOREVER! LOVES HOT SANDY PLACES! Growing everlasting flowers isSee more...

STRAWFLOWER TOM THUMB MIX GIVES YOU 40CM TALL BEAUTIES THAT YOU CAN CUT FOR THE HOUSE! VIBRANT, STRONG AND HARDY! STRAWFLOWERS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, LOTS OF COLOURS! LAST FOR YEARS – GROW THEN COLLECT FOR FLOWERS IN THE HOUSE FOREVER! LOVES HOT SANDY PLACES!

Growing everlasting flowers is a captivating and gratifying pursuit. Unlike traditional blooms that wither after a single season, everlasting flowers retain their beauty long into the winter months, even after other flowers have faded away.

These resilient plants, which dry well, lend themselves perfectly to arrangements and crafts that endure for years, offering enduring enjoyment.

Drying and preserving everlasting flowers is a straightforward process. It’s advisable to harvest them once the morning dew has evaporated, removing any unwanted leaves and bundling them loosely to allow air circulation. Hanging them upside down in a dry location away from direct sunlight facilitates the drying process.

To enhance the longevity of your dried creations, consider using glycerin, readily available at craft stores, to help maintain their vibrancy over time.

Our blend includes an abundance of everlasting flowers, including Helichrysum and many others, allowing you to create a slice of paradise even in the driest of climates. Simply scatter the seeds, gently rake them into the soil, water, and let nature work its magic.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in a light to medium, well-draining soil.

Sow
Best to spread them directly in place in Autumn and Winter, very lightly rake over the soil, water, and leave it at that. It is not critical to cover all the seed. You can also plant them anytime except for the hottest times, they will sit until the season is right.

Germination
7-14 days at 18-21°C after first rainfall.

Maturity
80-100 days.

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STURT'S DESERT PEA - HAPPILY GROWS IN NO MANS (OR WOMENS) LAND! NO PLANT THRILLS ME AS MUCH AS SEEING THIS GROWING IN THE WILD! Swainsona formosa, commonly known as Sturt's Desert Pea, stands as an emblematic Australian plant within the Swainsona genus, paying homage to the renowned English botanistSee more...
STURT’S DESERT PEA – HAPPILY GROWS IN NO MANS (OR WOMENS) LAND! NO PLANT THRILLS ME AS MUCH AS SEEING THIS GROWING IN THE WILD!

Swainsona formosa, commonly known as Sturt’s Desert Pea, stands as an emblematic Australian plant within the Swainsona genus, paying homage to the renowned English botanist Isaac Swainson. Its striking crimson leaf-like flowers, adorned with distinctive black centers or “bosses,” render it among Australia’s most iconic wildflowers. Thriving in the harsh landscapes of central and north-western Australia, it sprawls across all mainland Australian states, except Victoria.

This resilient beauty thrives against formidable odds, resiliently retreating during scorching summers only to resurface with the advent of rejuvenating rains. Evolved for desert existence, its tiny seeds boast enduring viability, capable of germinating even after prolonged dormancy. Encased in a sturdy seed coat, they withstand arid extremes until awakened by the touch of rainfall, a phenomenon inhibiting germination in standard settings. Overcoming this dormancy requires a gentle intervention: either by delicately nicking the seed coat near the seed’s eye, rubbing it with sandpaper, or subjecting it to a soak in hot water just below boiling temperature, allowing overnight immersion.

Upon germination, these seeds swiftly develop robust taproots, a lifeline crucial for desert survival. Therefore, once sprouted, they demand immediate placement in their designated spot or swift transplantation to ensure seamless adaptation to their environment.

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Sugar Drip Sorghum, a variety of sorghum bicolour, is distinguished by its tall, cane-like stalks and rich, sweet flavour. It's cultivated primarily for its high sugar content, making it a valuable source of syrup, molasses, and biofuel. This sorghum variety thrives in warm climates with well-drained soil and ample sunlight,See more...

Sugar Drip Sorghum, a variety of sorghum bicolour, is distinguished by its tall, cane-like stalks and rich, sweet flavour. It’s cultivated primarily for its high sugar content, making it a valuable source of syrup, molasses, and biofuel.

This sorghum variety thrives in warm climates with well-drained soil and ample sunlight, making it well-suited for regions with long, hot summers.

To grow Sugar Drip Sorghum from seed, follow these steps:

  1. Selecting Seeds: Get your seeds here – ensuring they’re suitable for your climate and growing conditions.
  2. Preparing the Soil: Sugar Drip Sorghum prefers fertile, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5. Prepare the planting area by loosening the soil and incorporating organic matter, such as compost, to improve fertility and drainage.
  3. Planting: Plant seeds directly into the soil once the danger of frost has passed and the soil temperature has reached at least 15.5°C. Sow seeds approximately 2.5 cms deep and 12 – 18 cms apart, either in rows or in a grid pattern.
  4. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged during the germination and early growth stages. Once established, Sugar Drip Sorghum is moderately drought-tolerant but will benefit from supplemental watering during dry periods, especially during flowering and seed development.
  5. Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer before planting or side-dress with nitrogen fertilizer when plants are around 12 inches tall to promote vigorous growth.
  6. Weed Control: Keep the planting area free of weeds, which can compete with sorghum for nutrients, water, and sunlight.
  7. Harvesting: Sugar Drip Sorghum typically matures in 100-120 days after planting. Harvest when the stalks turn brown and the seeds are hard but not yet fully dry. Cut the stalks near ground level and hang them in a warm, dry location to finish drying.
  8. Processing: Once dry, remove the seeds from the stalks and process them to extract the sweet juice, which can be boiled down into syrup or molasses.

By following these steps, you can successfully grow Sugar Drip Sorghum from seed and enjoy its sweet, versatile harvest.

Germination
4-10 days at 18-30°C

Maturity
Harvest sorghum grain when the seeds can no longer be dented with your fingernail. Annual plant.

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A SUPER GARDEN SPECIAL BUY! 30+ SEEDS IN EVERY PACKET SO YOU CAN GROW A FIELD OF FLOWERS! WATCH THE FLOWERS FOLLOW THE SUN ALL DAY! SUNFLOWERS OF THE OLD DAYS WHEN EVERYONE HAD THEM IN THEIR GARDEN! LOTS OF SUCCULENT SUNFLOWER SEEDS FOLLOW THE FLOWERS OF THIS FAST GROWER!See more...

A SUPER GARDEN SPECIAL BUY! 30+ SEEDS IN EVERY PACKET SO YOU CAN GROW A FIELD OF FLOWERS! WATCH THE FLOWERS FOLLOW THE SUN ALL DAY! SUNFLOWERS OF THE OLD DAYS WHEN EVERYONE HAD THEM IN THEIR GARDEN! LOTS OF SUCCULENT SUNFLOWER SEEDS FOLLOW THE FLOWERS OF THIS FAST GROWER! GREAT FUN FOR KIDS AND ADULTS ALIKE!

This cheerful, sunflower is a good one for cut flowers & is easily grown in a warm, sheltered spot. A popular sunflower that grows about 5-6ft tall with a large flower head for its size.

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early Summer. Plant seeds at a depth of 10mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 21-30°C

Maturity
85-95 days

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A SUPERB DOUBLE SUNFLOWER THAT GROWS MANY FLOWERS ON EACH PLANT! A remarkable heirloom variety that produces numerous large double golden flower heads. The petals are so densely packed that the flowers appear almost fuzzy. This striking addition is perfect for both the vegetable patch and the cut flower garden,See more...

A SUPERB DOUBLE SUNFLOWER THAT GROWS MANY FLOWERS ON EACH PLANT!

A remarkable heirloom variety that produces numerous large double golden flower heads. The petals are so densely packed that the flowers appear almost fuzzy. This striking addition is perfect for both the vegetable patch and the cut flower garden, reaching a height of 1.5-2 meters. Petals as well as seeds are edible.

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early Summer. Plant seeds at a depth of 10mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 21-30°C

Maturity
85-95 days

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EVENING SUN SUNFLOWERS! RAINBOW SUNFLOWERS THAT BRANCH GIVING YOU MANY FLOWERS ON EACH PLANT! SUPERB MULTI COLOURED BIG SEED HEADS WITH PLENTY OF COLOUR! RAINBOW SUNFLOWERS ARE SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL. EDIBLE SEEDS AND PETALS TOO! These are Rainbow Sunflowers, gorgeous colours and very attractive to birds, butterflies and bees! EasySee more...

EVENING SUN SUNFLOWERS! RAINBOW SUNFLOWERS THAT BRANCH GIVING YOU MANY FLOWERS ON EACH PLANT! SUPERB MULTI COLOURED BIG SEED HEADS WITH PLENTY OF COLOUR! RAINBOW SUNFLOWERS ARE SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL.
EDIBLE SEEDS AND PETALS TOO!
These are Rainbow Sunflowers, gorgeous colours and very attractive to birds, butterflies and bees!
Easy to grow, throw them down in a shallow furrow, cover lightly and water, and up they come! You can also start them in pots or trays.
Many of these are branching varieties which means you will get many more than just one flower! Shades of yellow, orange, red, black, pink, white, cream, royal velvet and all are edible varieties too!
Keep some seeds for sowing next year!

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early Summer. Plant seeds at a depth of 6mm with 30cm plant spacing and 200cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 21-30°C

Maturity
85 days

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GIANT SUNZILLA RUSSIAN SUNFLOWERS! JUST LOOK AT OUR MEMBERS PICS! DANIEL NEAVES HAT WEARING SUNFLOWER (PIC 1) AND HALEY ROBINSON'S SUNFLOWER (PIC 2) BOTH GROWN FROM OUR SEEDS! GRAB THEM NOW! These are what everyone was talking about on our Facebook page this time last year! You might have seenSee more...

GIANT SUNZILLA RUSSIAN SUNFLOWERS! JUST LOOK AT OUR MEMBERS PICS! DANIEL NEAVES HAT WEARING SUNFLOWER (PIC 1) AND HALEY ROBINSON’S SUNFLOWER (PIC 2) BOTH GROWN FROM OUR SEEDS! GRAB THEM NOW!

These are what everyone was talking about on our Facebook page this time last year! You might have seen everyone’s pics of these, they are huge! This is your chance to grab some of these for growing in late spring/early summer!
The largest sunflowers in the world! These are Russian Sunflowers, the tallest and with the biggest seed heads, gorgeous colour and very attractive to birds, butterflies and bees!

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early Summer. Plant seeds at a depth of 10mm with 30cm plant spacing and 200cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 21-30°C

Maturity
85 days

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Delicious Sunflower Lemon Bling really puts a spring in your step when you see it!  These are flowers that will surely brighten up your day. Sunflowers put a little sunshine into your garden and you can bring these into the house too as they have no pollen to upset haySee more...

Delicious Sunflower Lemon Bling really puts a spring in your step when you see it!  These are flowers that will surely brighten up your day. Sunflowers put a little sunshine into your garden and you can bring these into the house too as they have no pollen to upset hay fever sufferers! Dwarf size great for pots too! Easy to grow, ideal for children.

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early Summer. Plant seeds at a depth of 10mm with 30cm plant spacing and 200cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 21-30°C

Maturity
65-85 days

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TRULY EXCEPTIONAL! UNTIL RECENTLY THESE SUNFLOWERS WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO ORDINARY GROWERS! THESE ARE POLLENLESS FLOWERS FOR THOSE ALLERGIC TO BEES/POLLEN. ABOUT 60-90CMS TALL, PERFECT FOR POTS AND BORDERS! KIDS LOVE THEM! NO STAKING REQUIRED! Pollen free great cut flower. Great fun to grow with impressively quick results ideal forSee more...

TRULY EXCEPTIONAL! UNTIL RECENTLY THESE SUNFLOWERS WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO ORDINARY GROWERS! THESE ARE POLLENLESS FLOWERS FOR THOSE ALLERGIC TO BEES/POLLEN. ABOUT 60-90CMS TALL, PERFECT FOR POTS AND BORDERS! KIDS LOVE THEM! NO STAKING REQUIRED!

Pollen free great cut flower. Great fun to grow with impressively quick results ideal for children.
A hardy annual flowering the same year. Requires a sunny position.

SEEDS BLACK, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Water seedlings regularly until established and during dry periods.

Tip prune at the second plant node (about 25cm on this one) to encourage dense growth and more flowering. Remove spent flowers to encourage a longer flowering season.

Add a slow release fertiliser on planting and follow up with liquid fertiliser applied weekly for best results.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring to early Summer. Plant seeds at a depth of 10mm with 30cm plant spacing and 1 metre row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 21-30°C

Maturity
85 days

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MEXICAN SUNFLOWERS ARE JUST THE BEST BEE AND BUTTERFLY MAGNET EVER! EVERY ONE OF THEM LOVES THE PLENTIFUL POLLEN AND THE HUNDREDS OF FLOWERS WITH BRIGHT RED PETALS TO CHOOSE FROM! MEXICAN SUNFLOWERS NEVER DOZE IN THE SUN - THEY GLISTEN AND SHINE! BRIGHTEN UP A BARE SPOT WITH THISSee more...

MEXICAN SUNFLOWERS ARE JUST THE BEST BEE AND BUTTERFLY MAGNET EVER! EVERY ONE OF THEM LOVES THE PLENTIFUL POLLEN AND THE HUNDREDS OF FLOWERS WITH BRIGHT RED PETALS TO CHOOSE FROM! MEXICAN SUNFLOWERS NEVER DOZE IN THE SUN – THEY GLISTEN AND SHINE! BRIGHTEN UP A BARE SPOT WITH THIS LONG LIVED BEAUTY!

Brings every butterfly and bee from miles around!

(Tithonia rotundifolia) (GOLDEN FLOWER OF THE AZTECS) Brilliant red-orange 2- 3-inch flowers; an excellent butterfly plant. These bloom over a very long season, and the plants produce masses of blooms. The 5 foot plants are very beautiful and each one boasts dozens of flowers. Common along roadsides in the high mountains of central Mexico.

Butterflies are in love with these! Everything that drinks nectar will adore these in your garden! Nice big blooms and they are great for cutting to give you their beauty inside the house as well!

THE SEEDS ARE ROCKET SHAPED, STRIPED, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early Summer. Plant seeds at a depth of 1mm with 40cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 21-30°C

Maturity
150 days

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