MICHIHILI CHINESE CABBAGE, A MORE OPEN CABBAGE THAT CAN BE USED IN ANYTHING FROM SALADS TO CHINESE COOKERY! This is a loose leaf form of Chinese Cabbage, the head reaches the taller height of about 40cm and it's about 15cm across fully grown. The tall shape makes it great toSee more...

MICHIHILI CHINESE CABBAGE, A MORE OPEN CABBAGE THAT CAN BE USED IN ANYTHING FROM SALADS TO CHINESE COOKERY!

This is a loose leaf form of Chinese Cabbage, the head reaches the taller height of about 40cm and it’s about 15cm across fully grown. The tall shape makes it great to pack more into your garden. The flavour is subtle and pleasant, they are crisper, more refreshing and less fibrous than normal European cabbages.

Great in loads of dishes, it’s versatility makes it a beloved plant all through the world where it can be grown almost anywhere. Each head usually weighs about 1.8 kilos so it’s a dense and productive plant.

Planting this fast growing cabbage from seed is so easy. Plant the seeds 30cms  apart then simply stand back. Once the secondary leaves appear you are a mere 30 days away from using it in your next meal!

Position:

Grow Chinese cabbage in full sun in cool regions and in partial shade in warm regions. Plant in well-worked, well-drained but moisture retentive soil rich in organic matter. Add aged compost to planting beds before planting and side dress crops with compost again at midseason.

Sow seeds directly in the garden as early as 4 to 6 weeks before the last average frost date.

Grow Notes
Best grown in full sun or part shade.

Stagger your sowing, plant some then give it a week or two and plant some more and you will have cabbages over a more extended time to harvest.

Protect your cabbages from the caterpillar of the cabbage moth by tying old bits of white cloth in a bow shape to pieces of stick or wire, add them all over your cabbage patch and other white moths won’t land as they see their babies will not have enough to eat as many other moths have got there before them – it works!!!

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings to transplant into the garden once established. Plant in early Spring, late Summer and Autumn at 5mm depth, 45cm apart with 60cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
7-14 days at 7-28°C

Maturity
55 days.

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AN OPEN POLLINATED HEIRLOOM! THE DELICIOUS SAVOY CABBAGE VERONA IS A CRINKLED WONDER IN TASTE AND EASY GROWING! SUPPLYING LARGE TIGHTLY BOUND HEADS WITH OUTER LEAVES PERFECT FOR STEWS, SOUPS AND WRAPPING BACON! COLD TOLERANT AND GROWS WELL INTO SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER. SUCCESSION PLANTING WILL ENSURE YOUR FAMILY HASSee more...

AN OPEN POLLINATED HEIRLOOM! THE DELICIOUS SAVOY CABBAGE VERONA IS A CRINKLED WONDER IN TASTE AND EASY GROWING! SUPPLYING LARGE TIGHTLY BOUND HEADS WITH OUTER LEAVES PERFECT FOR STEWS, SOUPS AND WRAPPING BACON!

COLD TOLERANT AND GROWS WELL INTO SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER. SUCCESSION PLANTING WILL ENSURE YOUR FAMILY HAS CABBAGE FOR MONTHS! GREAT FOR COLESLAW!

Description
Open-pollinated. From the 1800s, also known as Large Drumhead Savoy. French variety features medium-green large heads averaging 4–6 lb. Mild, juicy and semi-sweet. Moderate storage. Cold-tolerant into fall; may overwinter in warmer climes.

ROUND, MEDIUM SIZED SEEDS.

Grow Notes
Best grown in full sun or part shade.

Stagger your sowing, plant some then give it a week or two and plant some more and you will have cabbages over a more extended time to harvest.

Protect your cabbages from the caterpillar of the cabbage moth by tying old bits of white cloth in a bow shape to pieces of stick or wire, add them all over your cabbage patch and other white moths won’t land as they see their babies will not have enough to eat as many other moths have got there before them – it works!!!

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings to transplant into the garden once established. Plant in early Spring, late Summer and Autumn at 5mm depth, 50cm apart with 75cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
3-7 days at 8-30°C

Maturity
140 days.

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BRAND NEW! CALENDULA FIESTA GITANA CREATES A STUNNING EFFECT IN YOUR GARDEN! A DWARF HABIT WITH BIG FLOWERS! THE FLOWERS ARE NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL BUT CAN BE USED AS A GARNISH AND AS HERBAL MEDICINE! Description The Fiesta Gitana is a compact plant producing double flowers in a richly colouredSee more...

BRAND NEW! CALENDULA FIESTA GITANA CREATES A STUNNING EFFECT IN YOUR GARDEN! A DWARF HABIT WITH BIG FLOWERS! THE FLOWERS ARE NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL BUT CAN BE USED AS A GARNISH AND AS HERBAL MEDICINE!

Description
The Fiesta Gitana is a compact plant producing double flowers in a richly coloured mixture. Easy to grow – ideal for beginners. The brightly coloured flowers are cheerful in borders whatever the weather. Award of Garden Merit. Drought resistant. Calendula flowers are edible and ideal in salads.

Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Edible, Extended Bloom Time, Fragrant

Calendula is a traditional cottage garden flower and culinary herb, which has recently become a popular choice for bedding displays.

Calendula is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects and other pollinators. It has pollen rich flowers.

Calendula is a bright and cheery plant! It is native to the Canary Islands, South and Central Europe, and North Africa.

Calendula deters asparagus beetles and tomato hornworms making them a good companion planting for tomatoes.

Grow Notes
Plant in full or part sun in a well-drained soil for them to thrive. They are tolerant of poor soil and will bloom satisfactorily in all conditions except deep shade and extreme heat.

Self-seeding plant that drops seeds onto the soil at the end of the season so choose a semi-permanent position or deadhead plants before they can drop seed or to prolong flowering.

Sow
Plant 15mm deep and 30cm apart in Spring and Autumn, sown direct or raise as seedlings in good quality potting mix.

Keep soil moist, not wet or dry.

Germination
10- 14 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
60-70 days. Annual that will regrow every year if left to go to seed.

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HERBALIST’S GARDEN - FLOWERS WITH THE NEW MOON!!! A HERBAL AND EDIBLE FLOWER! USE IN PLACE OF SAFFRON, SPICY AND TANGY FLAVOUR, THE MOST EXQUISITE CALENDULA FLOWER EVER – LOTS OF COLOURS - BIG FLOWERS WITH A STUNNING COLOUR! DROUGHT TOLERANT! GREAT TO BRIGHTEN UP SALADS AND TO PILE ONSee more...

HERBALIST’S GARDEN – FLOWERS WITH THE NEW MOON!!! A HERBAL AND EDIBLE FLOWER! USE IN PLACE OF SAFFRON, SPICY AND TANGY FLAVOUR, THE MOST EXQUISITE CALENDULA FLOWER EVER – LOTS OF COLOURS – BIG FLOWERS WITH A STUNNING COLOUR! DROUGHT TOLERANT! GREAT TO BRIGHTEN UP SALADS AND TO PILE ON TOP OF CAKES FOR A BURST OF COLOUR!

CALENDULA – A GREAT HERBAL AND TOTALLY SPECTACULAR!

Description
The calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month with every new moon. The term “marigold” refers to the Virgin Mary, and the flowers are used to honour her during Catholic events.

The Egyptians considered them to have rejuvenating properties. In the Hindu world, the flowers were used to adorn statues of gods in their temples, as well as a colorant in food, fabrics, and cosmetics, and of particular interest, in the 18th and 19th century calendula was used to colour cheese.

Calendula has historically been used as a food, adding flavour to cereals, rice, and soups. The petals can be added to salads for their brilliant colour. As recently as 70 years ago, American physicians used calendula to treat amenorrhea, conjunctivitis, fevers, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns, as well as minor infections.

This old-fashioned flower has a long history as both an ornamental garden plant and as an herb. When dried, the petals of Calendula flowers provide a culinary substitute for saffron; in times past, they were used to give a rich colour to cheese or butter.

Medicinal uses included treatments for measles and smallpox, as well as for dressing wounds on the battlefield. As well as being the traditional flower for October birthdays, calendula symbolizes sorrow and sympathy.

Pacific Beauty Mix Calendula Germination: Direct sow in spring, planting ¼” below the surface. To start seed in pots, plant ¼” deep in individual pots or a flat; keep evenly moist and at a temperature of 15-20 degrees until germination, which should take place within 5-10 days.

If deadheaded regularly, it will produce profuse blossoms all season long; in hotter regions, it may stop blooming in the heat of summer and begin again in autumn. This plant will readily reseed itself. Calendula can also be grown in containers.

Harvesting Calendula: For fresh flowers, cut the stems long and place them in water immediately. For culinary use, cut flower heads that have just opened; spread them out away from direct sunlight to dry completely, turning them occasionally. When the flowers are crisp and dry, store them in an airtight container for up to a year. The dried petals can be used in place of saffron, or as a garnish to add colour and spice to dishes.

EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE SEEDS.

Grow Notes
Plant in full or part sun in a well-drained soil for them to thrive. They are tolerant of poor soil and will bloom satisfactorily in all conditions except deep shade and extreme heat.

Self-seeding plant that drops seeds onto the soil at the end of the season so choose a semi-permanent position or deadhead plants before they can drop seed or to prolong flowering.

Sow
Plant 15mm deep and 50cm apart in Spring and Autumn, sown direct or raise as seedlings in good quality potting mix.

Keep soil moist, not wet or dry.

Germination
7- 14 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
70 -80 days. Annual that will regrow every year if left to go to seed.

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HERBALIST’S GARDEN - FLOWERS WITH THE NEW MOON!!! A HERBAL AND EDIBLE FLOWER! USE IN PLACE OF SAFFRON, SPICY AND TANGY FLAVOUR, THE MOST EXQUISITE CALENDULA FLOWER EVER – LOTS OF COLOURS - BIG FLOWERS WITH A STUNNING COLOUR! DROUGHT TOLERANT! GREAT TO BRIGHTEN UP SALADS AND TO PILE ONSee more...

HERBALIST’S GARDEN – FLOWERS WITH THE NEW MOON!!! A HERBAL AND EDIBLE FLOWER! USE IN PLACE OF SAFFRON, SPICY AND TANGY FLAVOUR, THE MOST EXQUISITE CALENDULA FLOWER EVER – LOTS OF COLOURS – BIG FLOWERS WITH A STUNNING COLOUR! DROUGHT TOLERANT! GREAT TO BRIGHTEN UP SALADS AND TO PILE ON TOP OF CAKES FOR A BURST OF COLOUR!

CALENDULA – A GREAT HERBAL AND TOTALLY SPECTACULAR!

Description
The calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month with every new moon. The term “marigold” refers to the Virgin Mary, and the flowers are used to honour her during Catholic events.

The Egyptians considered them to have rejuvenating properties. In the Hindu world, the flowers were used to adorn statues of gods in their temples, as well as a colorant in food, fabrics, and cosmetics, and of particular interest, in the 18th and 19th century calendula was used to colour cheese.

Calendula has historically been used as a food, adding flavour to cereals, rice, and soups. The petals can be added to salads for their brilliant colour. As recently as 70 years ago, American physicians used calendula to treat amenorrhea, conjunctivitis, fevers, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns, as well as minor infections.

This old-fashioned flower has a long history as both an ornamental garden plant and as an herb. When dried, the petals of Calendula flowers provide a culinary substitute for saffron; in times past, they were used to give a rich colour to cheese or butter.

Medicinal uses included treatments for measles and smallpox, as well as for dressing wounds on the battlefield. As well as being the traditional flower for October birthdays, calendula symbolizes sorrow and sympathy.

If deadheaded regularly, it will produce profuse blossoms all season long; in hotter regions, it may stop blooming in the heat of summer and begin again in autumn. This plant will readily reseed itself. Calendula can also be grown in containers.

Harvesting Calendula: For fresh flowers, cut the stems long and place them in water immediately. For culinary use, cut flower heads that have just opened; spread them out away from direct sunlight to dry completely, turning them occasionally. When the flowers are crisp and dry, store them in an airtight container for up to a year. The dried petals can be used in place of saffron, or as a garnish to add colour and spice to dishes.

EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE SEEDS.

Grow Notes
Plant in full or part sun in a well-drained soil for them to thrive. They are tolerant of poor soil and will bloom satisfactorily in all conditions except deep shade and extreme heat.

Self-seeding plant that drops seeds onto the soil at the end of the season so choose a semi-permanent position or deadhead plants before they can drop seed or to prolong flowering.

Sow
Plant 15mm deep and 50cm apart in Spring and Autumn, sown direct or raise as seedlings in good quality potting mix.

Keep soil moist, not wet or dry.

Germination
7- 14 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
70 -80 days. Annual that will regrow every year if left to go to seed.

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CAMPANULA CARPATICA BLUE HEAVEN – A GROUNDCOVER WITH THE MOST VIVID BLUE YOU WILL EVER SEE! LONG LASTING WITH HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS OF FLOWERS ON EACH PLANT! Description The Campanulas are favourite garden perennials, and close relatives of the Bluebells or Harebells, which are treasured wildflowers both in America andSee more...

CAMPANULA CARPATICA BLUE HEAVEN – A GROUNDCOVER WITH THE MOST VIVID BLUE YOU WILL EVER SEE! LONG LASTING WITH HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS OF FLOWERS ON EACH PLANT!

Description
The Campanulas are favourite garden perennials, and close relatives of the Bluebells or Harebells, which are treasured wildflowers both in America and Europe.

This is a wonderful blooming groundcover, perfect for the front of the garden. The botanical species name carpatica tells you its native to the Carpathian Mountains in eastern Europe, thus one of its common names, Carpathian harebell.

Easy to grow and always dependable, these lovely little plants are always gardeners favourites.

Upright, open bell-shaped flowers completely cover the foliage of this late-blooming Campanula for several months in summer. This small plant is suitable for the front of the border or a rock garden. Numerous cultivars are available. Plant in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Grow Notes
Campanula plants need a well-drained soil enriched with plenty of organic matter in a sunny or partly shaded position.

Keep the soil moist, but not wet.

Protect from snails, slugs, and aphids while young.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in late Winter, Spring and Autumn at a depth of 3mm and 20cm spacing. Campanula seeds can also be sown via the ‘scatter seed’ method. Simply roughen the soil, scatter seeds, then lightly cover the seeds with soil.

The seeds are quite small so you may prefer to mix with sand or find potting mix to help with sowing.

Germination
10- 14 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
150 days, Perennial plant.

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CANDYTUFT - AN EVERLASTING AND ONE OF THE “FLOWER FAIRY” RANGE! ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS FLOWER FAIRY PICTURES EVER IS THE CANDYTUFT FAIRY! Very easy to grow, a low compact plant that comes into flower quickly from seed. The colours of Candytuft Dwarf Fairyland Mixed radiate through lilac, silver,See more...

CANDYTUFT – AN EVERLASTING AND ONE OF THE “FLOWER FAIRY” RANGE! ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS FLOWER FAIRY PICTURES EVER IS THE CANDYTUFT FAIRY! Very easy to grow, a low compact plant that comes into flower quickly from seed.

The colours of Candytuft Dwarf Fairyland Mixed radiate through lilac, silver, pink , maroon, carmine and white and after flowering leave behind exquisite seed heads – just right for everlasting flower arrangements.

CANDYTUFT IS EVERGREEN – IT WILL NEVER DIE DOWN OR STOP GROWING – IT IS A PERENNIAL THAT FLOWERS YEAR ROUND WITH SUPERB FLOWERS!

Candytuft is among the first plants to brighten the garden with a vibrant blanket of color. I like to describe it as “Alyssum on steroids” because it creates a much larger and more vivid display than Alyssum can. Candytuft spreads in a well-mannered fashion, filling out nicely and extending gently in a way you’ll appreciate.

 

Grow Notes
You can plant Candytuft in full sun to partial shade. In full sun, make sure plants have enough moisture; in full shade there won’t be as many flowers.

Sow
Sow seeds of the candytuft flower directly into flower beds in late Summer, Autumn or Spring, at 5mm depth, 20cm apart. Make successive sowings for a continuous show.

Keep soil moist, but never wet.

Germination
16-20 days @ 18-30°C

Maturity
90-100 days.

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RING THE BELLS FOR THESE LITTLE LOVELIES DESERVE A SERENADE! PRETTY CANTERBURY BELLS – HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD – 100% HEIRLOOM SEEDS! NOTHING IS AS DARLING AS THESE! Description The most beautiful Canterbury Bells (also called Cup and Saucer) these are not the vine but are the perennial plant. TheySee more...

RING THE BELLS FOR THESE LITTLE LOVELIES DESERVE A SERENADE! PRETTY CANTERBURY BELLS – HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD – 100% HEIRLOOM SEEDS!

NOTHING IS AS DARLING AS THESE!

Description
The most beautiful Canterbury Bells (also called Cup and Saucer) these are not the vine but are the perennial plant. They are in mixed gorgeous colours! Pretty flowers that everyone will love in stunning colours! This is an heirloom variety in production for hundreds of years!

Easy to grow. They grow about 30 cms tall and have dozens of bell shaped flowers! So pretty – perfect for pots and gardens – everyone who sees these will fall in love!

Grow Notes
Canterbury Bells plants need a well-drained soil enriched with plenty of organic matter in a partly shaded position

Keep the soil moist, but not wet.

Protect from snails, slugs, and aphids while young.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring and Autumn at a depth of 3mm and 30cm spacing. Canterbury Bells seeds can also be sown via the ‘scatter seed’ method. Simply roughen the soil, scatter seeds, then lightly cover the seeds with soil.

The seeds are quite small so you may prefer to mix with sand or find potting mix to help with sowing.

Germination
14-21 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
160 days. Flowering occurs in first year in warmer climates but may not occur until the second year in cooler ones. Self-seeding, Biennial plant.

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SOME FRUITS YOU WILL NEVER FIND IN THE SHOPS AND CAPE GOOSEBERRY IS ONE OF THEM! THE FIRST FRUIT TO BE GROWN IN THE AUSTRLALIAN COLONIES! CAPE GOOSEBERRY – AMAZING FRUITS THAT TASTE AMAZING TOO! Description Native to South America, the cape gooseberry is a low lying bush with itsSee more...

SOME FRUITS YOU WILL NEVER FIND IN THE SHOPS AND CAPE GOOSEBERRY IS ONE OF THEM! THE FIRST FRUIT TO BE GROWN IN THE AUSTRLALIAN COLONIES! CAPE GOOSEBERRY – AMAZING FRUITS THAT TASTE AMAZING TOO!

Description
Native to South America, the cape gooseberry is a low lying bush with its bright orange berry enclosed in a pale brown parchment-like case, called the Cape. The berry is the size of a cherry tomato, is very aromatic and full of tiny seeds. They are delicious eaten straight from the Cape or made into gooseberry Jam. They can be added to salads, desserts, and cooked dishes, they are delicious stewed with apples or dipped in chocolate. They can also be dried or used in savoury dishes with meats and seafood.

Very easy to germinate! Prolific amounts of fruit on every plant! Amazing eaten straight off the plant!

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun or part shade, 100cm apart in a well-drained soil enriched with compost. They have a low growing, sprawling habit with a height of 120cm and are frost tender.

For abundant harvests, grow two or more plants near each other to encourage cross-pollination.

Sow
Best raised as seedlings and transplanted into the garden once they are established. Sow in Spring and Summer at a depth of 4mm into good quality potting mix.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
14-42 days at 21-29°C

Maturity
140 days, Annual in cooler climates but can be grown as a Perennial in warmer climates.

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A CALIFORNIAN WONDER! COLOURFUL BIG CAPSICUMS THAT LOVE WARM WEATHER – HEIRLOOM, NATURALLY PEST RESISTANT – GORGEOUS COLOURFUL FRUITS! With improved resistance to tomato mosaic virus. The fruit walls are thick, crisp and sweet and perfect for fresh eating and cooking. Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grownSee more...

A CALIFORNIAN WONDER! COLOURFUL BIG CAPSICUMS THAT LOVE WARM WEATHER – HEIRLOOM, NATURALLY PEST RESISTANT – GORGEOUS COLOURFUL FRUITS!

With improved resistance to tomato mosaic virus.

The fruit walls are thick, crisp and sweet and perfect for fresh eating and cooking.

Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans since pre-history times. In fact, their specific region of origin is still unknown due to distribution by man.

Peppers became available to Europeans when the new and old worlds connected. Since then, many unique selections have been developed in Europe—particularly in warm Mediterranean countries like Spain, Italy and Greece where they grow well.

Bell peppers are warm season vegetables that are easy to grow, if you can provide them with the correct conditions.

Abundant flowering and fruiting occurs year-round. Capsicums can be ornamental as well as tasty, so enjoy them as bedding or container plants as well as vegetable garden standbys.

Grow Notes
This is a heavy bearing variety which can be grown in containers or garden beds. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Some plants may need staking if getting too heavy with fruit.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings by planting into fertile, well drained soils or good quality potting mix at a depth of 5mm, 50cm apart, in Spring after frosts or anytime in warm climates.

Keep the soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity
Its medium-size, blocky fruits can be harvested when green about 65 to 90 days after planting robust seedlings and turn glossy bright red a couple weeks later. Annual Plant in cooler climates, Perennial in warm ones.

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EVERY CAPSICUM LOVES WARM WEATHER – HEIRLOOM, NATURALLY PEST RESISTANT – GORGEOUS COLOURFUL BRIGHT MINI SIZED SWEET FRUITS IN ALL THE COLOURS! HUNDREDS ON EVERY PLANT! The Capsicum Cherry Mini is a prolific sweet bell capsicum with enhanced resistance to the tomato mosaic virus. Native to tropical America, these annualSee more...

EVERY CAPSICUM LOVES WARM WEATHER – HEIRLOOM, NATURALLY PEST RESISTANT – GORGEOUS COLOURFUL BRIGHT MINI SIZED SWEET FRUITS IN ALL THE COLOURS! HUNDREDS ON EVERY PLANT!

The Capsicum Cherry Mini is a prolific sweet bell capsicum with enhanced resistance to the tomato mosaic virus.

Native to tropical America, these annual plants were cultivated and selected by Native Americans since prehistoric times. Their specific region of origin remains unknown due to their widespread distribution by humans.

Capsicums were introduced to Europeans during the Columbian Exchange. Since then, numerous unique varieties have been developed in Europe, particularly in warm Mediterranean countries like Spain, Italy, and Greece, where they thrive.

Capsicums are warm-season vegetables that are easy to grow if provided with the right conditions.

These plants flower and fruit abundantly year-round. Capsicums can be both ornamental and delicious, making them ideal for bedding or container plants as well as staples in vegetable gardens.

 

Grow Notes
This is a heavy bearing variety which can be grown in containers or garden beds. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Some plants may need staking if getting too heavy with fruit.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings by planting into fertile, well drained soils or good quality potting mix at a depth of 5mm, 50cm apart, in Spring after frosts or anytime in warm climates.

Keep the soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity
Fast maturity! Annual Plant in cooler climates, Perennial in warm ones.

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A CALIFORNIAN CAPSICUM THAT LOVES WARM WEATHER – HEIRLOOM, NATURALLY PEST RESISTANT – GORGEOUS COLOURFUL BRIGHT ORANGE SWEET FRUITS! Description This is a prolific sweet bell capsicum with improved resistance to tomato mosaic virus. Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans since prehistoricSee more...

A CALIFORNIAN CAPSICUM THAT LOVES WARM WEATHER – HEIRLOOM, NATURALLY PEST RESISTANT – GORGEOUS COLOURFUL BRIGHT ORANGE SWEET FRUITS!

Description
This is a prolific sweet bell capsicum with improved resistance to tomato mosaic virus.

Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans since prehistoric times. In fact, their specific region of origin is still unknown due to distribution by man.

Capsicums are often called Bell Peppers in the USA and became available to Europeans when the new and old worlds connected. Since then, many unique selections have been developed in Europe—particularly in warm Mediterranean countries like Spain, Italy and Greece where they grow well.

Capsicums are warm season vegetables that are easy to grow, if you can provide them with the correct conditions.

Abundant flowering and fruiting occurs year-round. Capsicums can be ornamental as well as tasty, so enjoy them as bedding or container plants as well as vegetable garden standbys.

Grow Notes
This is a heavy bearing variety which can be grown in containers or garden beds. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Some plants may need staking if getting too heavy with fruit.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings by planting into fertile, well drained soils or good quality potting mix at a depth of 5mm, 50cm apart, in Spring after frosts or anytime in warm climates.

Keep the soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

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A CALIFORNIAN CAPSICUM THAT LOVES WARM WEATHER – HEIRLOOM, NATURALLY PEST RESISTANT – GORGEOUS COLOURFUL BRIGHT ORANGE SWEET FRUITS! Description This is a prolific sweet bell capsicum with improved resistance to tomato mosaic virus. Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans since prehistoricSee more...

A CALIFORNIAN CAPSICUM THAT LOVES WARM WEATHER – HEIRLOOM, NATURALLY PEST RESISTANT – GORGEOUS COLOURFUL BRIGHT ORANGE SWEET FRUITS!

Description
This is a prolific sweet bell capsicum with improved resistance to tomato mosaic virus.

Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans since prehistoric times. In fact, their specific region of origin is still unknown due to distribution by man.

Capsicums are often called Bell Peppers in the USA and became available to Europeans when the new and old worlds connected. Since then, many unique selections have been developed in Europe—particularly in warm Mediterranean countries like Spain, Italy and Greece where they grow well.

Capsicums are warm season vegetables that are easy to grow, if you can provide them with the correct conditions.

Abundant flowering and fruiting occurs year-round. Capsicums can be ornamental as well as tasty, so enjoy them as bedding or container plants as well as vegetable garden standbys.

Grow Notes
This is a heavy bearing variety which can be grown in containers or garden beds. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Some plants may need staking if getting too heavy with fruit.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings by planting into fertile, well drained soils or good quality potting mix at a depth of 5mm, 50cm apart, in Spring after frosts or anytime in warm climates.

Keep the soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

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RICH RED AND EMERALD GREEN AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN! COLOURFUL BIG CAPSICUMS THAT LOVE WARM WEATHER – HEIRLOOM, NATURALLY PEST RESISTANT – GORGEOUS HEAVY FRUITS! Description ‘Californian YOLO Wonder', is a prolific sweet bell capsicum with improved resistance to tomato mosaic virus. Its medium-size, blocky fruits are harvestable when greenSee more...

RICH RED AND EMERALD GREEN AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN! COLOURFUL BIG CAPSICUMS THAT LOVE WARM WEATHER – HEIRLOOM, NATURALLY PEST RESISTANT – GORGEOUS HEAVY FRUITS!

Description
‘Californian YOLO Wonder’, is a prolific sweet bell capsicum with improved resistance to tomato mosaic virus. Its medium-size, blocky fruits are harvestable when green about 72 to 75 days after planting robust seedlings and turn glossy bright red a couple weeks later.

The fruit walls are thick, crisp and sweet and perfect for fresh eating and cooking.

Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans since pre-history times. In fact, their specific region of origin is still unknown due to distribution by man.

Peppers became available to Europeans when the new and old worlds connected. Since then, many unique selections have been developed in Europe—particularly in warm Mediterranean countries like Spain, Italy and Greece where they grow well.

Bell peppers are warm season vegetables that are easy to grow, if you can provide them with the correct conditions.

Abundant flowering and fruiting occurs year-round. Capsicums can be ornamental as well as tasty, so enjoy them as bedding or container plants as well as vegetable garden standbys. Green to red are most of the seeds, some other colours like orange, yellow and purple mixed in there too.

Please note: These seeds have been treated with a pink coloured sulphur mix to prevent browning/dampening off. They should not be ingested (don’t eat these seeds or feed them to livestock).  There are no known environmental effects of this as it is not persistent in soils and is nearly immobile in clay or highly organic soils. It also breaks down easily in water.

Grow Notes
This is a heavy bearing variety which can be grown in containers or garden beds. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Some plants may need staking if getting too heavy with fruit.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings by planting into fertile, well drained soils or good quality potting mix at a depth of 5mm, 50cm apart, in Spring after frosts or anytime in warm climates.

Keep the soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity
90 -100 days, Annual Plant in cooler climates, Perennial in warm ones.

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THIS BEAUTY HAS A PERFUME THAT IS UNSURPASSED AND HAS THE MOST GORGEOUS FOLIAGE TOO! JAPANESE IMPORT SHADE LOVER. Description This is a unique monocarpic perennial Herbs of temperate broad leaved deciduous forests in the Japanese Islands and adjacent Far East regions. New aerial shoots appear above ground in midSee more...

THIS BEAUTY HAS A PERFUME THAT IS UNSURPASSED AND HAS THE MOST GORGEOUS FOLIAGE TOO! JAPANESE IMPORT SHADE LOVER.

Description
This is a unique monocarpic perennial Herbs of temperate broad leaved deciduous forests in the Japanese Islands and adjacent Far East regions. New aerial shoots appear above ground in mid April to early May.
Cardiocrinum cordatum comprises distinct growth stages, single leaf and multiple leaved rosette stages, and then a flowering stage with a large multiflowered flower at the top of the stem. The flowers are furnished with large nectar glands at the base of corolla, and the amount of nectar secreted is very high; thus, many bee species are attracted to the flowers.
Stunning white flowers with a slight greenish cast on stems up to 6′ high which is perfect nose level for enjoying the excellent fragrance.
These look like a glossy Hosta until they get large enough to flower (we had one bloom from this group last year) at with point it shoots up this tall with flower stalk with the big flowers clustered on top. After that the main bulb dies but it usually produces multiple offsets which will flower in succeeding years.
Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii

Grow Notes
Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii is more frost hardy and easier to grow version of the more commonly known and grown Himalayan Cardiocrinums.

Grow in part or filtered shade in moist, humus rich, well drained soils. Provide Protection from Slugs, Snails, and Aphids.

Sow
Plant in pots and keep indoors at any time of year. Sow the seeds on the surface of good quality potting mix and cover with 6mm of sieved mix or coarse sand.

Keep moist, but never wet for 2-3 weeks at temperatures between 13-18°C.

After 2-3 weeks of being warm, next wrap the moist, sown punnet in cling-wrap and place it into the fridge for a 4-6 weeks chilling period to persuades the seeds that winter has occurred.

Remove from fridge and remove cling-wrap. Ensure the punnet is moist and place back into its previous position at 13-18°C.

Germination
Seedlings will emerge at different times and over a period as part of the natural staggered germination tactic which occurs with this plant. So have patience and don’t throw out your seeds.

Maturity
It forms a bulb which makes new offsets each year.

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CAN GET TO THREE METRES OR MORE AND SHOWERS IT’S DELICIOUS PERFUME DOWN TO US MERE MORTALS WHEN IN FLOWER! THE FLOWERS ARE HUGE TOO! Description Literally the biggest Lily that exists in the world! Cardiocrinum giganteum is from the lillaceae family and is the tallest growing of any lily!See more...

CAN GET TO THREE METRES OR MORE AND SHOWERS IT’S DELICIOUS PERFUME DOWN TO US MERE MORTALS WHEN IN FLOWER! THE FLOWERS ARE HUGE TOO!

Description
Literally the biggest Lily that exists in the world! Cardiocrinum giganteum is from the lillaceae family and is the tallest growing of any lily!
Spectacular flowers on a single tall stem, this is also one of the most impressive flowers for any garden. It has been in cultivation for well over 100 years, and is a plant that likes a humus rich moist soil.

Grow Notes
Grow in part or filtered shade in moist, humus rich, well drained soils.

Provide Protection from Slugs, Snails, and Aphids.

Sow
Plant in pots and keep indoors at any time of year. Sow the seeds on the surface of good quality potting mix and cover with 6mm of sieved mix or coarse sand.

Keep moist, but never wet for 2-3 weeks at temperatures between 13-18°C in a well-lit spot.

After 2-3 weeks of being warm, next wrap the moist, sown punnet in cling-wrap and place it into the fridge for a 4-6 weeks chilling period to persuades the seeds that winter has occurred.

Remove from fridge and remove cling-wrap. Ensure the punnet is moist and place back into its previous position at 13-18°C.

Germination
Seedlings will emerge at different times and over a period as part of the natural staggered germination tactic which occurs with this plant. So have patience and don’t throw out your seeds.

Maturity
This plant is something of a late bloomer, don’t expect blooms until the fourth to seventh year. The blooms drain all the energy from the bulb, so the main plant will die, leaving behind ornamental pods of fruit. However numerous offsets develop from the parent bulb which you can replant.

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CARROT AMSTERDAM-  PERFECTLY SUCCULENT CARROTS WITH ALMOST NO CORE – MEDIUM TO BABY CARROTS DEPENDING WHEN PICKED THAT GROW IN ALL SEASONS – PERFECT FOR KIDS AND CAN EVEN BE GROWN IN CONTAINERS! Description Fast to grow and one of the earliest to mature, excellent for early crops and idealSee more...

CARROT AMSTERDAM-  PERFECTLY SUCCULENT CARROTS WITH ALMOST NO CORE – MEDIUM TO BABY CARROTS DEPENDING WHEN PICKED THAT GROW IN ALL SEASONS – PERFECT FOR KIDS AND CAN EVEN BE GROWN IN CONTAINERS!

Description
Fast to grow and one of the earliest to mature, excellent for early crops and ideal for early planting. They have good resistance to splitting and cracking. Very easy to grow and a perfect crop for children. With a sweet flavour and crisp texture they are excellent for using raw. While you can use containers of various depths to grow carrots, smaller varieties such as Amsterdam are usually best. And if your good soil is a bit shallow with a rocky base, these are great!

Grow Notes
Baby carrots do not need full sun, but they require a minimum of six hours per day. However, the more sunlight your garden can get, the better.

Carrots need a good quality, well worked-over, friable (lightly textured) soil to produce a long, straight taproot. Carrots grown in clay and compacted soils will be stumpy and have multiple forks. Avoid feeding your Carrot plants too much fertiliser as this can also encourage forking.

Try to remove any small rocks from the soil too as they’ll cause forking if the carrot root grows into them. Carrots can be grown in full sun or in a location that receives light shade for part of the day.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer or Autumn. Carrot seeds are quite small so mix with sand or fine potting mix prior to sowing or use a seed dispenser, seed tape or tool such as a damp toothpick if needing aid in sowing them.

Plant seed 5mm deep. You can either sow several seed into each planting hole spaced 4cm apart or alternatively you can sow more densely along a trench, with rows 25cm apart.

After 4 weeks thin to healthy seedlings leaving about a 4cm gap between seedlings. Sow a few seed every week to ensure a continuing supply of delicious carrots.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Protect young seedlings from pests, pets and weather until they are established.

Germination
14-21 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
70 days. Baby carrots are harvested when they are about three inches long but can be picked at any stage between 50-90 days.

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Carrots, scientifically known as Daucus carota, are root vegetables that belong to the Apiaceae family. They are widely cultivated and consumed worldwide for their crisp texture, sweet flavor, and nutritional value. Did you know that carrots are believed to have originated in Central Asia, with wild varieties still found inSee more...

Carrots, scientifically known as Daucus carota, are root vegetables that belong to the Apiaceae family. They are widely cultivated and consumed worldwide for their crisp texture, sweet flavor, and nutritional value. Did you know that carrots are believed to have originated in Central Asia, with wild varieties still found in regions such as Afghanistan and Iran. They have been cultivated for thousands of years and have been bred into numerous varieties with different shapes, colors, and sizes.

Berlicum carrots originated in Holland, a bright orange colour, it’s a medium sized chunky carrot with very little core, very sweet and with a rounded end. It’s a mid to late variety so you can have carrots over a longer time period. Easy to get going, these seeds are guaranteed 100% organic.

Grow Notes
Carrots do not need full sun, but they require a minimum of six hours per day. However, the more sunlight your garden can get, the better.

Carrots need a good quality, well worked-over, friable (lightly textured) soil to produce a long, straight taproot. Carrots grown in clay and compacted soils will be stumpy and have multiple forks. Avoid feeding your Carrot plants too much fertiliser as this can also encourage forking.

Try to remove any small rocks from the soil too as they’ll cause forking if the carrot root grows into them. Carrots can be grown in full sun or in a location that receives light shade for part of the day.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer or Autumn. Carrot seeds are quite small so mix with sand or fine potting mix prior to sowing or use a seed dispense (we have that in store now).

Plant seed 5mm deep. You can either sow several seed into each planting hole spaced 4cm apart or alternatively you can sow more densely along a trench, with rows 25cm apart.

After 4 weeks thin to healthy seedlings leaving about a 4cm gap between seedlings. Sow a few seed every week to ensure a continuing supply of delicious carrots.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Protect young seedlings from pests, pets and weather until they are established.

Germination
14-21 days at 10-30°c

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THIS NEW KURODA CARROT IS THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF SWEETNESS AND VERSATILITY! PICK EARLY FOR BABY CARROTS, GREAT FOR HARSH SOILS, THE PERFECT JUICER, DISEASE RESISTANT AND VERY HARDY IN HOT AND COLD PLACES! GROWS RIGHT THROUGH THE YEAR INCLUDING SUMMER WITHOUT ANY BOTHER AT ALL! GOOD FOR POTS ANDSee more...

THIS NEW KURODA CARROT IS THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF SWEETNESS AND VERSATILITY! PICK EARLY FOR BABY CARROTS, GREAT FOR HARSH SOILS, THE PERFECT JUICER, DISEASE RESISTANT AND VERY HARDY IN HOT AND COLD PLACES! GROWS RIGHT THROUGH THE YEAR INCLUDING SUMMER WITHOUT ANY BOTHER AT ALL! GOOD FOR POTS AND SHALLOW SOILS!

Description
Very sturdy with a rounded end and an almost glass smooth outer that resists bending whilst growing. Very versatile and happy to grow in hotter places, even the blisteringly hot ones. Survives freezing cold too and is one of the hardiest carrots ever!

Carrot – Kuroda – Daucus carota var. sativus

Biennial This long, excellent juicing carrot is sweet, tender, and has smooth sides. It has a red-orange, juicy and tender 23 cm root when allowed to grow to full form.

Did You Know? Carrots are extremely high in vitamin A. They are also a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

The best-tasting orange carrot we have tried, New Kuroda is sugary sweet and the texture is ultra-fine grained. An improvement on the famous Japanese Kuroda type carrot, the roots have a blunt tip and vibrant orange colour. This refined root will please even the most discerning palates, but don’t let the silky soft texture fool you — this is a hardy breed. The roots can power through tough soil and blistering heat, producing winning roots under even the most brutal conditions. This Japanese heirloom was bred to withstand tropical heat and therefore is the top spring- or summer-grown variety that we have seen.

Grow Notes
Carrots need a good quality, well worked-over, friable (lightly textured) soil to produce a long, straight taproot. Carrots grown in clay and compacted soils will be stumpy and have multiple forks. Avoid feeding your Carrot plants too much fertiliser as this can also encourage forking.

Try to remove any small rocks from the soil too as they’ll cause forking if the carrot root grows into them. Carrots can be grown in full sun or in a location that receives light shade for part of the day.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer or Autumn in full sun. Carrot seeds are quite small so mix with sand or fine potting mix prior to sowing or use a seed dispenser, seed tape or tool such as a damp toothpick if needing aid in sowing them.

Plant seeds 5mm deep. You can either sow several seed into each planting hole spaced 4cm apart or alternatively you can sow more densely along a trench, with rows 25cm apart.

After 4 weeks thin to healthy seedlings leaving about a 4cm gap between seedlings. Sow a few seed every week to ensure a continuing supply of delicious carrots.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Protect young seedlings from pests, pets and weather until they are established.

Germination
14-21 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
65-75 days.

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DELICIOUS NEW NANTES CARROTS, CORELESS, STRONG CARROTS THAT ARE REALLY DELICIOUS! ROUNDED AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM FOR A LOVELY LOOK ON THE PLATE! NEAR RED AND FILLED WITH LOTS OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS, FIBRE AND GOODNESS! Description Nantes carrots were first described in the Henri Vilmorin 1885 edition ofSee more...

DELICIOUS NEW NANTES CARROTS, CORELESS, STRONG CARROTS THAT ARE REALLY DELICIOUS! ROUNDED AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM FOR A LOVELY LOOK ON THE PLATE! NEAR RED AND FILLED WITH LOTS OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS, FIBRE AND GOODNESS!

Description
Nantes carrots were first described in the Henri Vilmorin 1885 edition of his family’s famous seed catalogue as having a near perfect cylindrical root with smooth skin and entirely edible near-red flesh both sweet and mild in flavour.

It has maintained these culinary virtues and qualities and continues to be a Gold standard for medium sized carrots.

Its most unique characteristic is that is both rounded at the tip of the root and at the bottom.
Nantes carrots are revered for their special sweetness, crisp texture and inconspicuous core.

Grow Notes
Carrots need a good quality, well worked-over, friable (lightly textured) soil to produce a long, straight taproot. Carrots grown in clay and compacted soils will be stumpy and have multiple forks. Avoid feeding your Carrot plants too much fertiliser as this can also encourage forking.

Try to remove any small rocks from the soil too as they’ll cause forking if the carrot root grows into them. Carrots can be grown in full sun or in a location that receives light shade for part of the day.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer or Autumn in full sun. Carrot seeds are quite small so mix with sand or fine potting mix prior to sowing or use a seed dispenser, seed tape or tool such as a damp toothpick if needing aid in sowing them.

Plant seeds 5mm deep. You can either sow several seed into each planting hole spaced 4cm apart or alternatively you can sow more densely along a trench, with rows 25cm apart.

After 4 weeks thin to healthy seedlings leaving about a 4cm gap between seedlings. Sow a few seed every week to ensure a continuing supply of delicious carrots.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Protect young seedlings from pests, pets and weather until they are established.

Germination
14-21 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
70- 75 days.

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One of the brightest oranges out there! For salads, stir fries and sarnies this is amazing! great for juicing too and with it's near coreless centre, it is sweet and a nice size at around 20cms! Copes with the heat extremely well! Grow Notes Carrots need a good quality, wellSee more...

One of the brightest oranges out there! For salads, stir fries and sarnies this is amazing! great for juicing too and with it’s near coreless centre, it is sweet and a nice size at around 20cms! Copes with the heat extremely well!

Grow Notes
Carrots need a good quality, well worked-over, friable (lightly textured) soil to produce a long, straight taproot. Carrots grown in clay and compacted soils will be stumpy and have multiple forks. Avoid feeding your Carrot plants too much fertiliser as this can also encourage forking.

Try to remove any small rocks from the soil too as they’ll cause forking if the carrot root grows into them. Carrots can be grown in full sun or in a location that receives light shade for part of the day.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer or Autumn in full sun. Carrot seeds are quite small so mix with sand or fine potting mix prior to sowing or use a seed dispenser, seed tape or tool such as a damp toothpick if needing aid in sowing them.

Plant seeds 5mm deep. You can either sow several seed into each planting hole spaced 4cm apart or alternatively you can sow more densely along a trench, with rows 25cm apart.

After 4 weeks thin to healthy seedlings leaving about a 4cm gap between seedlings. Sow a few seed every week to ensure a continuing supply of delicious carrots.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Protect young seedlings from pests, pets and weather until they are established.

Germination
14-21 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
70- 75 days.

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JUST A FEW CALORIES AND PACKED WITH VITAMINS! THESE BEAUTIES DESERVE A PLACE IN YOUR GARDEN! PERFECT FOR SMALL GARDENS, THOSE WITH ROCKY SOIL AND POTS! These fantastic carrots have great disease resistance. these ones origiante from central Asia even though they are best know in the veggie markets ofSee more...

JUST A FEW CALORIES AND PACKED WITH VITAMINS! THESE BEAUTIES DESERVE A PLACE IN YOUR GARDEN! PERFECT FOR SMALL GARDENS, THOSE WITH ROCKY SOIL AND POTS!

These fantastic carrots have great disease resistance. these ones origiante from central Asia even though they are best know in the veggie markets of Paris! carrots are said to have originated in the 13th century. Used by the Romans and used by ancient Greeks as a stomach tonic.

Sow seed direct, keeping seeds moist, can cover with hessian or similar till germination which is usually about 5-6 days, then uncover to let light in. Rotate crops to prevent disease build-up. Cleaned carrots store well in cool conditions. Sow spring, summer and autumn, best not sown in heavy frost.

This one has an excellent flavour delicious for snacking on raw with or without dip. Other uses for this variety include grating it for use in sandwiches, coleslaws and salads, slicing and cooking it in casseroles and stir-fries, or dicing it as an addition to soups.

Carrots are rich in a pigment responsible for their orange colour known as Beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted by the body into Vitamin A, it’s such a good source in fact that you can get all the Vitamin A you need in a day from just a single carrot.

Grow Notes

Carrots can be planted in a garden bed that has previously grown a full crop – they like the soil and fertiliser found after the crop has been harvested. Or use a fresh bed for them!

Carrots need a good quality, well worked-over, friable (lightly textured) soil to produce a long, straight taproot. Carrots grown in clay and compacted soils will be stumpy and have multiple forks. Avoid feeding your Carrot plants too much fertiliser as this can also encourage forking.

Try to remove any small rocks from the soil too as they’ll cause forking if the carrot root grows into them. Carrots can be grown in full sun or in a location that receives light shade for part of the day.

Sow
Sow these Carrot seeds now and at any time during the year. Carrot seeds are quite small so mix with sand or fine potting mix prior to sowing or use a seed dispenser, seed tape or tool such as a damp toothpick if needing aid in sowing them.

Plant Carrot seed about 5mm deep. You can either sow several seed into each planting hole spaced 4cm apart or alternatively you can sow more densely along a trench, with rows 25cm apart.

After 4 weeks thin to healthy seedlings leaving about a 4cm gap between seedlings. Sow a few seed every week to ensure a continuing supply of delicious carrots.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Protect young seedlings from pests, pets and weather until they are established.

Germination
14-21 days at 10-30°C

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CAT GRASS! GIVE YOUR KITTY A TREAT! COMPLETELY NATURAL, THIS IS NOT CAT NIP – IT HAS NO PSYCHOACTIVE ACTIONS. Description Recently a lady told me her cat passed away after chewing on grass next to a toxic plant in her garden, the cat must have ingested some of theSee more...

CAT GRASS! GIVE YOUR KITTY A TREAT! COMPLETELY NATURAL, THIS IS NOT CAT NIP – IT HAS NO PSYCHOACTIVE ACTIONS.

Description
Recently a lady told me her cat passed away after chewing on grass next to a toxic plant in her garden, the cat must have ingested some of the toxic plant with the grass. This made me think about how much cats actually do need the enzymes in grass for digestion and if they do need it, and how it might be a good idea to get some seeds of cat grass for us all.

Usually, your cat would get vegetation from the stomachs and digestive organs of animals it catches for prey. Often the foods we feed them will not contain these things and a cat will go searching for grass, it hasn’t been proven exactly why cats do it but they do it, and regularly!
Often cats can be trained to eat the grass and not your indoor plants (which are often highly toxic). There has been no study into what cats do it for, but they do love it and it’s a way of keeping your cat happy without much bother! Cats also love to lay on the grass and it’s a nice way of bringing the outdoors in if your cat is housebound.

Grow Notes
Easy to grow and fast growing.

Cat grass is non-invasive, it grows in clumps, and does not self-seed readily. It’s easy to grow and you can grow it in trays, pots and straight into the garden – cat grass is not cat nip – and has no addictive or psychoactive ingredients.

Sow
Sprinkle seeds on surface of soil and cover thinly with soil.

Keep soil moist but not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 20-30°C

Maturity
20-30 days.

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OUR CATNIP IS 100% PESTICIDE FREE! CATNIP CHASES OFF FLEAS, MOSQUITOES AND OTHER NASTIES! CATS LOVE CATNIP! SOME PEOPLE THINK IT'S A BAD IDEA - IF YOU FEEL BAD FOR GIVING IT TO THEM YOU CAN THINK OF IT LIKE A GLASS OF WINE FOR CATS, ONE A DAY ISSee more...

OUR CATNIP IS 100% PESTICIDE FREE! CATNIP CHASES OFF FLEAS, MOSQUITOES AND OTHER NASTIES! CATS LOVE CATNIP!
SOME PEOPLE THINK IT’S A BAD IDEA – IF YOU FEEL BAD FOR GIVING IT TO THEM YOU CAN THINK OF IT LIKE A GLASS OF WINE FOR CATS, ONE A DAY IS FINE! AFTER 5 MINUTES OR SO THE CAT ‘GETS USED’ TO THE SMELL AND THE STIMULATION IS OVER?THEREBY MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BECOME ADDICTED!
OLD CATS WILL GAIN SOME COMFORT AND PAIN RELIEF FROM CATNIP PLUS IT LOOKS LOVELY!

Description
Nepetalactone inside catnip is a mosquito and fly repellent. Oil isolated from catnip by steam distillation is a repellent against insects, in particular mosquitoes, cockroaches and termites.
Research suggests that, while ten times more effective than DEET it is not as effective as a repellent when used on the skin when compared with DEET or SS20 so when it touches the skin it dissipates, but the cat rolls in the oil and coats it’s fur so maybe this is why it’s attracted!
With domestic cats, N. cataria is used as a recreational substance for pet cats’ enjoyment.
Common behaviour’s cats display when they sense the bruised leaves or stems of catnip are rubbing on the plant, rolling on the ground, pawing at it, licking it, and chewing it.
Eventually they will leave the plant easily after becoming immune as their olfactory nerve becomes used to the substance.

Grow Notes
Grow in containers or plant in the garden in full sun. They prefer moist, well-drained soil.
Growing to 150cm, keep at 60cm spacing between plants.

Sow
Best raised as seedlings in Spring, Summer or Autumn, then planted out.

In good quality seed raising mix sow seeds 10mm deep in Spring.

Keep the soil damp, not wet.

Germination
10-20 days at 21-27°C

Maturity
90 days, Perennial.

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CATS LOVE CATNIP! SOME PEOPLE THINK IT’S A BAD IDEA - IF YOU FEEL BAD FOR GIVING IT TO THEM YOU CAN THINK OF IT LIKE A GLASS OF WINE FOR CATS, ONE A DAY IS FINE! AFTER 5 MINUTES OR SO THE CAT “GETS USED” TO THE SMELL ANDSee more...

CATS LOVE CATNIP! SOME PEOPLE THINK IT’S A BAD IDEA – IF YOU FEEL BAD FOR GIVING IT TO THEM YOU CAN THINK OF IT LIKE A GLASS OF WINE FOR CATS, ONE A DAY IS FINE!
AFTER 5 MINUTES OR SO THE CAT “GETS USED” TO THE SMELL AND THE STIMULATION IS OVER…THEREBY MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BECOME ADDICTED! OLD CATS WILL GAIN SOME COMFORT AND PAIN RELIEF FROM CATNIP PLUS IT LOOKS LOVELY!

THESE CATNIP SEEDS ARE GROWN 100% ORGANICALLY WITH NO CHEMICALS WHATSOEVER!

Description
Nepetalactone inside catnip is a mosquito and fly repellent. Oil isolated from catnip by steam distillation is a repellent against insects, in particular mosquitoes, cockroaches and termites.
Research suggests that, while ten times more effective than DEET it is not as effective as a repellent when used on the skin when compared with DEET or SS20 so when it touches the skin it dissipates, but the cat rolls in the oil and coats it’s fur so maybe this is why it’s attracted!
With domestic cats, N. cataria is used as a recreational substance for pet cats’ enjoyment.
Common behaviour’s cats display when they sense the bruised leaves or stems of catnip are rubbing on the plant, rolling on the ground, pawing at it, licking it, and chewing it.
Eventually they will leave the plant easily after becoming immune as their olfactory nerve becomes used to the substance.

Grow Notes
Grow in containers or plant in the garden in full sun. They prefer moist, well-drained soil.
Growing to 150cm, keep at 60cm spacing between plants.

Sow
Best raised as seedlings in Spring, Summer or Autumn, then planted out.

In good quality seed raising mix sow seeds 10mm deep in Spring.

Keep the soil damp, not wet.

Germination
10-20 days at 21-27°C

Maturity
90 days, Perennial.

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DELECTABLE MACERATA GREEN CAULIFLOWER HAS A UNIQUE LOOK AND A MOUTH WATERNG TASTE! SOUTHERN ITALIAN HEIRLOOM, BIG HEADS WELL OVER A KILO, EASY TO GROW AND LOOKS AMAZING IN THE GARDEN AND ON THE PLATE! Description A southern Italian variety with striking lime-green heads and a delicious, earthy pea taste.See more...

DELECTABLE MACERATA GREEN CAULIFLOWER HAS A UNIQUE LOOK AND A MOUTH WATERNG TASTE! SOUTHERN ITALIAN HEIRLOOM, BIG HEADS WELL OVER A KILO, EASY TO GROW AND LOOKS AMAZING IN THE GARDEN AND ON THE PLATE!

Description
A southern Italian variety with striking lime-green heads and a delicious, earthy pea taste. An early variety, with excellent cold tolerance, hardy to frost once established. Steam lightly to maintain colour when cooking or enjoy raw! Yields 1.4kg heads.

We are always on the lookout for vegetables that look good in the garden as well as on the plate, and this one is a winner on both fronts.

Grow Notes
Cauliflowers like full sun and a rich, free-draining soil. They are a heavy feeder, so incorporate compost into the soil prior to planting if lacking in organic matter. Add garden lime to the soil if acidic.

Cover the developing heads with the leaves, loosely tying them in place with string, to prevent the heads from damage or fading in the sun. Tolerates frost once established.

Sow
Cauliflowers require cold weather to encourage them to produce a head of florets, to achieve the required amount of chilling they need to be sowed at certain times. In cold regions sow from mid-Spring to late-Summer, in temperate regions sow from mid-Summer to late-Autumn, in the sub-tropics sow from early-Autumn to early-Winter. In the tropics sow from mid-Autumn to mid-Winter.

Sow cauliflower seeds direct or raise seedlings, plant seeds 6mm deep, spacing plants about 50cm apart. Keep soil moist not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
190 days

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A HUGE GROWER UP TO 2 KILOS PER HEAD! THESE PURPLE OF SICILY CAULIFLOWERS ARE FULL OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS WITH ANTI-OXIDANT PURPLE COLOUR! A STANDOUT VEGGIE IN YOUR GARDEN AND AN AMAZING VEG ON YOUR TABLE TOO! IT’S EASIER TO GROW THAN WHITE VARIETIES! These seeds have been treatedSee more...

A HUGE GROWER UP TO 2 KILOS PER HEAD! THESE PURPLE OF SICILY CAULIFLOWERS ARE FULL OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS WITH ANTI-OXIDANT PURPLE COLOUR! A STANDOUT VEGGIE IN YOUR GARDEN AND AN AMAZING VEG ON YOUR TABLE TOO! IT’S EASIER TO GROW THAN WHITE VARIETIES!

These seeds have been treated with a non-toxic sulphur mix so they are accepted for import by quarantine. Do not eat seeds or give them to livestock.

Description
It may seem like a gourmet vegetable would be harder to grow than a classic one but this cauliflower is easier to grow than the white varieties! Less likely to get attacked by pests, it’s growth is fast and the taste direct from the garden is like nothing you would have tasted before!

It’s sweeter and milder than white varieties and for that reason alone should hold it a place in your veggie garden! Cut it off the stalk leaving some leaves and it will grow another lot of smaller cauliflower heads!

Purple of Sicily Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea) yields, beautiful, 1 to 2 kilo heads that cook to brilliant green. To keep the colour, use it raw in salads or cook it quickly in stir fries! This nutritious super-food is rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants with a fine, sweet flavour!

An easy to grow variety with a milder and sweeter taste than white cauliflower cultivars. The dense, bright purple floret head contrasts nicely with the grey-green leaves of this cultivar.

The entire cauliflower plant is edible, including stalk and leaves, although best when cooked. Can be made into soup or added to stews, stir-fries and bakes. Also nice when roasted with garlic and balsamic vinegar.

Grow Notes
Cauliflowers like full sun and a rich, free-draining soil. They are a heavy feeder, so incorporate compost into the soil prior to planting if lacking in organic matter. Add garden lime to the soil if acidic.

Cover the developing heads with the leaves, loosely tying them in place with string, to prevent the heads from damage or fading in the sun. Tolerates frost once established.

Sow
Cauliflowers require cold weather to encourage them to produce a head of florets, to achieve the required amount of chilling they need to be sowed at certain times. In cold regions sow from mid-Spring to late-Summer, in temperate regions sow from mid-Summer to late-Autumn, in the sub-tropics sow from early-Autumn to early-Winter. In the tropics sow from mid-Autumn to mid-Winter.

Sow cauliflower seeds direct or raise seedlings, plant seeds 6mm deep, spacing plants about 50cm apart. Keep soil moist not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
190 days

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LIMITED TO ONE PACKET PER ORDER. CAULIFLOWER SNOWBALL IS AN HEIRLOOM THAT HAS HIGH DISEASE RESISTANCE AND CAN BE USED IN SO MANY RECIPES! BUT WHAT ABOUT EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE? SO PLANT IT AND HERE COMES CAULIFLOWER CHEESE WITH YOUR OWN PRODUCE!!!! YUMMO! Description Snowball Improved is a self-blanching cauliflower strainSee more...

LIMITED TO ONE PACKET PER ORDER. CAULIFLOWER SNOWBALL IS AN HEIRLOOM THAT HAS HIGH DISEASE RESISTANCE AND CAN BE USED IN SO MANY RECIPES! BUT WHAT ABOUT EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE? SO PLANT IT AND HERE COMES CAULIFLOWER CHEESE WITH YOUR OWN PRODUCE!!!! YUMMO!

Description
Snowball Improved is a self-blanching cauliflower strain that needs no tying! Smooth white heads with smooth curds reach 7-8″. Used for autumn and winter harvest and for both fresh and freezing! Reliable, heavy yielding, and high quality!

Snowball Y Improved cauliflower is a popular open pollinated variety! This cauliflower is known for its vigorous, rapid growth and long harvest. Its head is snow-white . Give this cauliflower fertile soil, full sun and steady moisture and you’ll be rewarded with large, delicious heads that are high in vitamin C.

An early maturing, snow white, high quality hybrid from France, suitable for both spring or fall plantings. Organic Non-GMO OPEN-POLLINATED Smooth, tight curds on dwarf plants with upright leaves.

Grow Notes
Cauliflowers like full sun and a rich, free-draining soil. They are a heavy feeder, so incorporate compost into the soil prior to planting if lacking in organic matter. Add garden lime to the soil if acidic.

With dense self-wrapping heads and erect outer leaves that offer good protection. Heads can be harvested over a long period.

Sow
Cauliflowers require cold weather to encourage them to produce a head of florets, to achieve the required amount of chilling they need to be sowed at certain times. In cold regions sow from mid-Spring to late-Summer, in temperate regions sow from mid-Summer to late-Autumn, in the sub-tropics sow from early-Autumn to early-Winter. In the tropics sow from mid-Autumn to mid-Winter.

Sow cauliflower seeds direct or raise seedlings, plant seeds 6mm deep, spacing plants about 50cm apart. Keep soil moist not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
70-90 days

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CELERIAC IS AN AGES OLD HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE THAT CAN BE EATEN IN ALL IT’S PARTS! ADDS FLAVOUR TO SALADS AND STEWS, STEMS AND LEAVES TASTE LIKE CELERY AND ARE GREAT IN SOUPS AND ANY DISHES ENHANCED BY THE CELERY TASTE! STORES FOR MONTHS! Description Celeriac is a very undervalued vegetableSee more...

CELERIAC IS AN AGES OLD HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE THAT CAN BE EATEN IN ALL IT’S PARTS! ADDS FLAVOUR TO SALADS AND STEWS, STEMS AND LEAVES TASTE LIKE CELERY AND ARE GREAT IN SOUPS AND ANY DISHES ENHANCED BY THE CELERY TASTE! STORES FOR MONTHS!

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Celeriac is a very undervalued vegetable in Australian culture. White Alabaster is a variety of Celeriac that produces a delicious bulb to 10cm in diameter. It is used cooked in soups, stews, or raw in salads and grated or juiced.

It can be stored in the refrigerator or in a cold place for long periods once harvested. The leaves can also be eaten like celery. It grows best during the cooler months.

White Alabaster is a variety of Celeriac that produces a delicious bulb to 10cm in diameter. It is used cooked in soups, stews, or raw in salads and grated or juiced.

It can be stored in the refrigerator or in a cold place for long periods once harvested.

The leaves can also be eaten like celery.

Grow Notes
Plant in part sun in well drained, moist soils. Once seedlings are big enough plant into the garden, in well drained soil enriched with compost, 30cms apart in 80cm rows. Or grow in containers.

Side shoots should be removed to encourage a larger root.

Sow
Raise seedlings in Spring, late Summer or Autumn by planting seeds 5mm deep in seed raising mix.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 20-24°C

Maturity
120 -140 days.

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CELERIAC IS AN AGES OLD HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE THAT CAN BE EATEN IN ALL IT’S PARTS! ADDS FLAVOUR TO SALADS AND STEWS, STEMS AND LEAVES TASTE LIKE CELERY AND ARE GREAT IN SOUPS AND ANY DISHES ENHANCED BY THE CELERY TASTE! STORES FOR MONTHS! Description Celeriac is a very undervalued vegetableSee more...

CELERIAC IS AN AGES OLD HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE THAT CAN BE EATEN IN ALL IT’S PARTS! ADDS FLAVOUR TO SALADS AND STEWS, STEMS AND LEAVES TASTE LIKE CELERY AND ARE GREAT IN SOUPS AND ANY DISHES ENHANCED BY THE CELERY TASTE! STORES FOR MONTHS!

Description
Celeriac is a very undervalued vegetable in Australian culture. White Alabaster is a variety of Celeriac that produces a delicious bulb to 10cm in diameter. It is used cooked in soups, stews, or raw in salads and grated or juiced.

It can be stored in the refrigerator or in a cold place for long periods once harvested. The leaves can also be eaten like celery. It grows best during the cooler months.

White Alabaster is a variety of Celeriac that produces a delicious bulb to 10cm in diameter. It is used cooked in soups, stews, or raw in salads and grated or juiced.

It can be stored in the refrigerator or in a cold place for long periods once harvested.

The leaves can also be eaten like celery.

Grow Notes
Plant in part sun in well drained, moist soils. Once seedlings are big enough plant into the garden, in well drained soil enriched with compost, 30cms apart in 80cm rows. Or grow in containers.

Side shoots should be removed to encourage a larger root.

Sow
Raise seedlings in Spring, late Summer or Autumn by planting seeds 5mm deep in seed raising mix.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 20-24°C

Maturity
120 -140 days.

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CELERY PEPPERMINT STICK! GET ANY SHADE FROM DEEP RED TO LIGHT PINK IN THIS CANDY STRIPED DELICIOUSLY FLAVOURED CELERY! SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THE GARDEN THAT LOOKS AS DECORATIVE AS IT IS TASTY! Description This unique celery is a real culinary delight! The striped candy pink and green stalks shade toSee more...

CELERY PEPPERMINT STICK! GET ANY SHADE FROM DEEP RED TO LIGHT PINK IN THIS CANDY STRIPED DELICIOUSLY FLAVOURED CELERY! SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THE GARDEN THAT LOOKS AS DECORATIVE AS IT IS TASTY!

Description
This unique celery is a real culinary delight! The striped candy pink and green stalks shade to green leaves. The depth of colour depends on the soil and conditions and you can get anything from fairy floss pink to deep almost red shades! This intense, full-flavoured celery is perfect for any kitchen garden, with abundant yields of striped wide stalks.

Use the leaves and stalks for fresh seasoning all year. Tends to keep its colour when cooked. Very slow to bolt. Harvest outer stalks, and inner stalks will grow for later harvesting; features a long harvest period.

You can plant these in pots too and they look amazing mixed with flowers and herbs!

Grow Notes
Plant in full or part sun in well-drained soil. Once seedlings are big enough plant into the garden, in well drained soil enriched with compost, 30cms apart in 60cm rows. Or grow in containers.

Keep plants well-watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Celery grows best when it has constant moisture, and relatively cool temperatures. It cannot tolerate high heat conditions. Pick outside stalks as required or tie celery plants together to prevent sprawling and to blanch the interior.

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Be careful when transplanting as celery develops a tap root that is easily damaged.

Germination
14-21 days at 20-25°C

Maturity
85 days.

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STRINGLESS, TALL STALKS, GREAT FLAVOUR AND RESISTANCE TO DISEASE THAT OTHER CELERIES JUST DON’T HAVE! CELERY TALL UTAH GROWN AT HOME TASTES FAR SUPERIOR TO STORE BOUGHT, YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT! Description Fresh celery is much more aromatic and delicious than store bought. Tall Utah has dark green stalks andSee more...

STRINGLESS, TALL STALKS, GREAT FLAVOUR AND RESISTANCE TO DISEASE THAT OTHER CELERIES JUST DON’T HAVE! CELERY TALL UTAH GROWN AT HOME TASTES FAR SUPERIOR TO STORE BOUGHT, YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT!

Description
Fresh celery is much more aromatic and delicious than store bought. Tall Utah has dark green stalks and a very compact habit.

Celery Tall Utah is an heirloom variety grown since 1953, it has medium-dark green stringless stalks with compact hearts that have great flavour and are disease resistant. One of the most popular and dependable varieties

Grow Notes
Plant in full or part sun in well-drained soil. Once seedlings are big enough plant into the garden, in well drained soil enriched with compost, 30cms apart in 80cm rows. Or grow in containers.

Keep plants well-watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Celery grows best when it has constant moisture, and relatively cool temperatures. It cannot tolerate high heat conditions. Pick outside stalks as required or tie celery plants together to prevent sprawling and to blanch the interior.

Sow
Plant celery seeds about 10-12 weeks before the last frost date in spring (around August/September in Perth). In other mild areas, sow from Autumn to early spring.

Plant seeds 3mm deep in seed raising mix or sow direct.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Be careful when transplanting as celery develops a tap root that is easily damaged.

Germination
14-21 days at 20-25°C

Maturity
120 days.

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– CELTUCE – A MUTANT VEGETABLE THAT IS EASY TO GROW AND DELICIOUS TO EAT! RARE AND NEVER FOUND IN COLES OR WOOLIES WHICH IS WHY EVERY SERIOUS VEGGIE ENTHUSIAST SHOULD GIVE IT A TRY! LETTUCE AND STALK IS DELICIOUS! FAST GROWER! Description Ever shopped at a Chinese market andSee more...

– CELTUCE – A MUTANT VEGETABLE THAT IS EASY TO GROW AND DELICIOUS TO EAT! RARE AND NEVER FOUND IN COLES OR WOOLIES WHICH IS WHY EVERY SERIOUS VEGGIE ENTHUSIAST SHOULD GIVE IT A TRY! LETTUCE AND STALK IS DELICIOUS! FAST GROWER!

Description
Ever shopped at a Chinese market and seen a strange, rough-skinned root-looking vegetable with a few weak leaves of lettuce on top? That’s celtuce, and you should make friends with it!

Celtuce goes by many names, some of which contain the word “lettuce,” which makes sense, as it is indeed a variety of lettuce. You might see it advertised as “stem lettuce,” “asparagus lettuce,” or “celery lettuce,” or, at Chinese grocery stores, as wosun.

Celtuce is one of the easiest and tastiest vegetables to use that you’ll find anywhere. It is a form of lettuce grown primarily for its thick stem, which looks not totally unlike a broccoli’s stalk, except even larger and gnarlier.
The stem of the celtuce should be peeled of its tough exterior (this is not very hard; you can use a peeler or a knife), revealing an interior that’s surprisingly crisp, delicate, and mild.
This interior can be eaten raw or cooked; it is fantastically versatile, tending to retain its Water-chestnut-like crispness whether pickled, grilled, roasted, or stir-fried.
Raw is my favourite way to eat it. The flavour is mild but nutty, with an almost smoky aftertaste that can be surprising given its pale green colour. It is excellent in salads, sliced thinly to take the place of any other crunchy vegetable, like radish or cucumber or carrot.

It can be spiralized to make a crispy noodle-like thing, or stir-fried quickly to impart flavours. And it doesn’t only take to Chinese flavours; it plays very nicely with Mediterranean flavours like walnuts, lemon, and olive oil.
Celtuce is a scary-looking thing, but its flavour and texture are anything but!

Grow Notes
Plant in full or part sun in well-drained soil. Keep plants well-watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth.

Sow
Plant seeds direct or raise seedlings in Summer, Autumn and Spring at 6mm depth with 30cm between plants and 50cm between rows.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
3-7 days at 4-22°C

Maturity
90 days.

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HERBALISTS GARDEN! GROW YOURSELF SOME CALMING GERMAN CHAMOMILE! A GREAT GROUND COVER FOR POOR SOILS! AND AN AGES OLD REMEDY FOR EVERYTHING FROM A SORE THROAT TO GINGIVITIS! AND A LOVELY FLOWER! BEES LOVE IT TOO! Description A non-GMO, heirloom variety which is the age old variety used throughout theSee more...

HERBALISTS GARDEN! GROW YOURSELF SOME CALMING GERMAN CHAMOMILE! A GREAT GROUND COVER FOR POOR SOILS! AND AN AGES OLD REMEDY FOR EVERYTHING FROM A SORE THROAT TO GINGIVITIS! AND A LOVELY FLOWER! BEES LOVE IT TOO!

Description
A non-GMO, heirloom variety which is the age old variety used throughout the centuries.

This is great for sandy areas that need coverage, it is a ground cover variety that thrives on neglect and give hundreds of flowers to pick every year. A Chamomile pillow can be made by using a netting jewellery pouch type bag tied at the top, pop it inside your pillow case. Dry the flower heads to make your own tea!

German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) has been used throughout history for multiple purposes. Chamomile is one of the most popular herbs in the Western world.

There are two plants known as chamomile: the more popular German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman, or English, chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile).

Although they belong to different species, they are used to treat the same health problems. Both are used to calm frayed nerves, to treat stomach problems, to relieve muscle spasms, and to treat skin conditions and mild infections.

Chamomile has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. Historically, it has been used to treat many conditions, including:

Chest colds
Sore throats
Abscesses
Gum inflammation (gingivitis)
Anxiety
Insomnia
Psoriasis
Acne
Eczema
Minor first-degree burns
Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis)
Stomach ulcers
Children’s conditions such as chickenpox, diaper rash, and colic

Animal studies have shown that German chamomile reduces inflammation, speeds wound healing, reduces muscle spasms, and serves as a mild sedative to help with sleep. Test tube studies have shown that chamomile can kill bacteria, fungus, and viruses.

Plant Description

The tiny daisy-like flowers of German chamomile have white collars circling raised, cone-shaped, yellow centers and are less than an inch wide, growing on long, thin, light green stems.

Sometimes chamomile grows wild and close to the ground, but you can also find it bordering herb gardens. It can reach up to 3 feet high. German chamomile is native to Europe, north Africa, and some parts of Asia.

It is closely related to Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), which, although less commonly used, has many of the same medicinal properties.

What’s It Made Of?

Chamomile teas, ointments, and extracts all start with the white and yellow flower head. The flower heads may be dried and used in teas or capsules, or crushed and steamed to produce a blue oil, which is used as medicine.

The oil contains ingredients that reduce swelling and may stop the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Pediatric

Ask your doctor before giving chamomile tea to a child. Children under 5 should not take more than half a cup of tea per day.

To relieve colic: Some doctors suggest 1 – 2 oz. of tea per day. Your doctor may recommend other doses.

Adult

Tea: Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 – 3 heaping Tbs. (2 – 4 g) of dried herb, steep 10 – 15 minutes. Drink 3 – 4 times per day between meals

Gargle or mouthwash: Make a tea as above, then let it cool. Gargle as often as desired.

Inhalation: Add a few drops of essential oil of chamomile to hot water (or use tea) and breathe in the steam to calm a cough.

Bath: Use 1/4 lb. of dried flowers per bath to a full tub of water to soothe hemorrhoids, cuts, eczema, or insect bites.

Poultice: Make a paste by mixing powdered herb with water and apply to inflamed skin.

Cream: Use a cream with a 3 – 10% chamomile content for psoriasis, eczema, or dry and flaky skin.

Precautions

The use of herbs is a time-honoured approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should take herbs with care, under the supervision of a health care provider.

German chamomile is considered generally safe but pregnant women should avoid chamomile. Asthma sufferers should not ingest chamomile but can grow it.

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.

Grow Notes
Chamomile will bloom more often when there is good drainage in the soil, a soil with a PH of 5.5-7.5 is optimal. It likes full to part sun, plant 30cm apart.

Sow
Chamomile does not like too much disturbance so if you can sow direct into the garden you should, however a tray is fine if you can wedge the seedlings out with the soil that surrounds them and them space them out in your garden.

Spread seeds over the moist soil and cover very lightly at 1mm, keep the soil moist until germination then gradually cut down the watering times.

The best time to plant is from late Winter to mid-Summer, I have been able to germinate this between these times very well. If you are in a colder environment wait until daytime temps are around 22C.

Germination
7-14 days at 20-30°C

Maturity
65 days

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EVER WANTED A DELICIOUSLY SCENTED CHAMOMILE LAWN AND/OR FRESH CHAMOMILE TEA? IT SOUND SO ROMANTIC AND IT REALLY IS SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL! AND NO MOWING – EVER!!! YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THE FEELING OF LAYING ON THE SOFTNESS OF A CHAMOMILE LAWN UNLESS YOU MAKE ONE! ROMAN CHAMOMILE IS THESee more...

EVER WANTED A DELICIOUSLY SCENTED CHAMOMILE LAWN AND/OR FRESH CHAMOMILE TEA? IT SOUND SO ROMANTIC AND IT REALLY IS SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL! AND NO MOWING – EVER!!! YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THE FEELING OF LAYING ON THE SOFTNESS OF A CHAMOMILE LAWN UNLESS YOU MAKE ONE!

ROMAN CHAMOMILE IS THE LAWN CHAMOMILE THAT EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT! GREAT UNDER SEATING IN YOUR GARDEN AS YOU CRUSH IT WHEN YOU SIT AND PUT YOUR FEET ON IT RELEASING THE AMAZING SCENT, PERFECT IN AREAS THAT REAL LAWN IS NOT WANTED OR IS A BUGGER TO MOW – PLUS YOU CAN DRINK IT IN TEAS AND INFUSIONS, USE IT IN HERBAL MEDICINES AND PUT IT INTO YOUR PILLOW TO CREATE RESTFUL SLEEP!

Description
Lawn chamomile is not hardy enough to withstand heavy traffic but you can sprinkle the seeds in the cracks of your pavement or open the slabs up a bit and pop some soil in between, this way you can still walk on it and create that stunning scent without damaging the plants! You can also make a sleeping garden – one where you would lay down and breath it all in without actually using it as a thoroughfare.

If you want to seed a whole lawn, then grow your seeds in trays so you get the maximum spread and can plant them in equal spaces – once you have the seedlings up you can use every single one to create your lawn, your thinning out will basically be planting in! Chamomile is one of the nicest lawns I have ever laid on! And we are going to create one in our own garden soon which I am really looking forward to!

Chamomile is also a great lawn for fairy gardens, it makes tiny white and yellow flowers adding to the sights, smells and giving that little bit of extra realism to your gardens!

Grow Notes
Chamomile will bloom more often when there is good drainage in the soil, a soil with a PH of 5.5-7.5 is optimal. It likes full to part sun and a moist soil.

Sow
Chamomile does not like too much disturbance so if you can sow direct into the garden you should, however a tray is fine if you can wedge the seedlings out with the soil that surrounds them and them space them out in your garden.

Spread seeds over the moist soil and cover very lightly at 1mm, keep the soil moist until germination then gradually cut down the watering times.

The best time to plant is from late Winter to mid-Summer, I have been able to germinate this between these times very well. If you are in a colder environment wait until daytime temps are around 22C.

Germination
7-14 days at 12-25°C

Maturity
230 days

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GROW YOUR OWN CHESTNUT TREE! ORGANICALLY FARMED FERTILE CHESTNUTS TO CREATE A BONSAI OR JUST IN A POT – OR A FULL TREE! IT’S EASY AND YOU CAN START RIGHT NOW TO PREPARE YOUR SEEDS! SET OF FOUR CHESTNUTS. THESE ARE VERY LARGE AND CANNOT FIT IN ENVELOPES. Chestnut treesSee more...

GROW YOUR OWN CHESTNUT TREE! ORGANICALLY FARMED FERTILE CHESTNUTS TO CREATE A BONSAI OR JUST IN A POT – OR A FULL TREE! IT’S EASY AND YOU CAN START RIGHT NOW TO PREPARE YOUR SEEDS! SET OF FOUR CHESTNUTS. THESE ARE VERY LARGE AND CANNOT FIT IN ENVELOPES.

Chestnut trees are fun to grow and you can grow them into a bonsai, a pot specimen or a full tree! Yummy chestnuts are a highlight of this time of the year and growing your own is really easy! First you need untreated chestnuts and we have those for you! The ones in the supermarket are often treated with heat or chemicals but ours are all natural!

4 VERY LARGE SEEDS (YOU NEED TWO PLANTS NEARBY EACH OTHER TO GET NUTS). YOUR BEST BET IS TO PREPARE THE SEEDS AS BELOW OR YOU CAN DIRECT PLANT RIGHT AWAY.

Grow notes:

PREPARE YOUR SEEDS IN WINTER:

Dampen some sphagnum moss lightly–about equal amounts of moss as the mass of the nuts. Place the moss and the nuts in a plastic bag and close. The moisture will keep the nut from drying out as it hibernates.

Place the bag in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator and let sit for about four months or until their dormancy is broken. You should see them sprouting roots in the bag, at which point you need to remove them from the refrigerator.

Fill the pots with a potting mix and plant the growing nuts carefully into a 1-inch hole pressed into the soil. Cover them with the dirt and press lightly to increase the soil-to-seed contact. Water daily until they spout.
Set the planted chestnut seed in a sunny window and keep indoors until the outside temperature has reached about 15 degrees C and all danger of frost is gone. Rotate the plant every few days to keep it from leaning in one direction.

Transplant the seedlings outside in a prepared hole, but only after removing the seed hull attached to the plant. Carefully remove it without hurting the plant. Animals will dig through the soil looking for this if you don’t. Young chestnut seedlings seem to do better in a partly shady site.

Take care of the seedling like any other tree. Make sure it does not dry out during its first year, but stop watering when the leaves drop. Don’t fertilize until the second year so it can establish a good root base and leaf canopy. You should expect nuts in about five to eight years.

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ATTRACTIVE AND MUCH SMALLER THAN THE CLOSE UP PICTURE - BLACK CHIA SEEDS ARE A SUPERFOOD THAT HAS SEEN A METEORIC INCREASE IN THEIR USE ACROSS THE WORLD! Black chia seeds come from the plant Salvia hispanica, which is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). Chia seeds areSee more...

ATTRACTIVE AND MUCH SMALLER THAN THE CLOSE UP PICTURE – BLACK CHIA SEEDS ARE A SUPERFOOD THAT HAS SEEN A METEORIC INCREASE IN THEIR USE ACROSS THE WORLD!

Black chia seeds come from the plant Salvia hispanica, which is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). Chia seeds are known for their nutritional benefits and versatility in various culinary applications. Here’s an overview of black Chia seeds, their benefits, uses, and how to grow them from seed:

Benefits of Black Chia Seeds:

  1. Nutrient-Rich: Chia seeds are a good source of essential nutrients, including fibre, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and various vitamins and minerals.
  2. Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Chia seeds are one of the plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart health.
  3. High in Fiber: The high fibre content in chia seeds can help support digestive health and promote a feeling of fullness.
  4. Versatile: Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and can be easily incorporated into a variety of dishes, such as smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, salads, and baked goods.
  5. Hydration: Chia seeds can absorb water and form a gel-like consistency, which can help with hydration and may be beneficial for athletes.

Culinary Uses: Black chia seeds are often used in the following ways:

  1. Smoothies: Add chia seeds to smoothies for a nutritional boost and to create a thicker consistency.
  2. Puddings: Chia seeds can be mixed with liquids like milk or plant-based alternatives to create a pudding-like texture when left to soak.
  3. Baking: Incorporate chia seeds into baking recipes such as muffins, bread, and granola bars.
  4. Yogurt and Oatmeal Toppings: Sprinkle chia seeds on top of yogurt or oatmeal for added texture and nutrition.

Growing Black Chia Seeds from Seed:

Plant in late Spring to late Summer or when the temperatures for the next three months will be 20-30 degrees during the day.

  1. Soil Preparation: Chia plants prefer well-draining soil. Prepare the soil by mixing in organic matter to improve fertility.
  2. Planting: Sow chia seeds directly into the garden or in containers. Plant the seeds at a depth of about 5-10mm. This out seedlings as they grow keeping the strongest.
  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Chia plants are drought-tolerant, but regular watering helps with germination and growth.
  4. Sunlight: Chia plants thrive in full sun. Ensure they receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day.
  5. Temperature: Chia plants prefer warm temperatures so plant them in late spring to late summer.
  6. Harvesting: Chia plants typically start flowering about 8-12 weeks after planting. Harvest the seeds when the flower heads dry up and the seeds are mature. Cutting too early can reduce the nutrient value of the seeds. Cut the flower heads and allow them to dry further before collecting the seeds.
  7. Drying and Storing: Once harvested, allow the seeds to dry completely before storing them in a cool, dry place. Properly dried chia seeds can be stored for an extended period.

Growing chia seeds is relatively straightforward, and they can make a valuable addition to a home garden, providing both ornamental value and a nutrient-rich harvest.

Germination
2-7 days at 20-30°C

Maturity
70-90 days

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HILARIOUS LONG CHICKEN LEG SOCKS! STRUT YOUR STUFF IN THE YARD WITH THESE COOL SOCKS!

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CHICK MIX! THIS WILL ATTRACT THE CHICKS! LITERALLY! PUT IT IN WITH YOUR CHICKENS, BIRDS, SMALL ANIMALS AND EVEN YOU CAN GRAB SALAD FOR A SANDWICH FROM THIS GREAT MIX! Description It's easy to grow and they can also be put in with your birds and small animals of allSee more...

CHICK MIX! THIS WILL ATTRACT THE CHICKS! LITERALLY! PUT IT IN WITH YOUR CHICKENS, BIRDS, SMALL ANIMALS AND EVEN YOU CAN GRAB SALAD FOR A SANDWICH FROM THIS GREAT MIX!

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It’s easy to grow and they can also be put in with your birds and small animals of all kinds and you can even pinch some of it for yourself! It contains so many kinds of chicken (and human) forage such as Chicory, Endive, Millet, Sunflowers, Mustard Greens, Sorghum, Lettuce and so many more herbs and plants that chickens love!

Because you put the flats or pots into the run bit by bit you can pace them so they don’t get too much green, and the eggs they produce will be so much healthier and fuller of all the right things!

ready to feed to the chickens! When ready, just place one of your planted containers into the chicken run and watch the girls go crazy! They love it and will quickly devour it all.

Using mini-pastures is especially good if you are going on vacation and can’t let the girls free range for a period of time too.

The mix contains all of the things below!

Parsley
Coriander
Dill
Basil
Kale
Endive
Rocket
Lettuce
Cress
Mustard Greens
Chicory
Millet
Sorghum
Plantain
Amaranth
Wheat
Medic
Pak Choi
Silver beet
Buckwheat
Amaranth
Quinoa
Fenugreek
Linseed
Millet
Wheat
Triticale
Dun Peas
Maize

So your chickens and birds (and small animals of all kinds!) will adore these!

Grow Notes
If you have chooks or any kind of birds they will love this! Just like you can grow a nursery flat (those flat containers they put the punnets in) or a shallow tub or any container with salad greens for yourself and your family, you can also grow a portable forage bed for your birds and small animals!

And if you have the space, you can also plant this blend in an open area of your garden. To keep the plants going, only let the chickens “mow” it half way down and then move them out to let it regrow. You can keep rotating them through the “pasture” for an entire season with minimal reseeding!

Sow
No matter what container you choose, simply fill it with potting soil and pat down lightly. Sprinkle some of the forage blend seed over the soil. Cover with a thin layer of additional soil and gently water in.

Keep soil moist not wet until germination.

Germination
4- 7 days at 10-15°C

Maturity
10-20 days. You don’t need to grow them right to the end, just to the new leaf stage and each time they get eaten down they will re-grow if not completely devoured. If they were simply re-pack your soil and plant your container again.

 

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PACKED WITH PROTEIN! ONE CUP OF THESE GIVES YOU 1/3 OF YOUR PROTEIN NEEDS PER DAY! LOWERS CHOLESTEROL, SELENIUM FOR MENTAL HEALTH, HELPS DIABETES AND HAS SO MANY NUTRIENTS YOU WILL FEEL SO GOOD GROWING YOUR OWN! USE THEM IN SALADS, STEWS, SOUPS, STIR FRY, SPROUTS, ETC. Also referred toSee more...

PACKED WITH PROTEIN! ONE CUP OF THESE GIVES YOU 1/3 OF YOUR PROTEIN NEEDS PER DAY! LOWERS CHOLESTEROL, SELENIUM FOR MENTAL HEALTH, HELPS DIABETES AND HAS SO MANY NUTRIENTS YOU WILL FEEL SO GOOD GROWING YOUR OWN! USE THEM IN SALADS, STEWS, SOUPS, STIR FRY, SPROUTS, ETC.

Also referred to as black chickpea, Bengal gram, or Kala chana, the desi chickpea distinguishes itself by its smaller size, darker brown hue, and thick, rough seed coat. The term “Desi” originates from Hindustani, signifying “country” or “local.” Desi chickpeas boast a notably higher fiber content compared to other varieties and exhibit a lower glycemic index. Believed to be among the earliest varieties, its resemblance to seeds discovered at archaeological sites is striking.

Typically, the dark seed coat is removed, and the seed is split in half to yield “Chana Dahl” or Besan Flour. When used in its whole form, it commonly enriches curries or casseroles.

The fibre, potassium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium in chickpeas all support heart health and many other areas of the body too! The chickpea or chick pea is a legume of the plant family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. The plant is grown for its nutritious seeds. Its seeds are high in protein and fibre.

Chickpeas contain a range of nutrients, including protein, which is necessary for bone, muscle, and skin health.

For people who are cutting down on meat consumption, a dish of chickpeas and rice, for example, can contribute a significant amount of protein to the diet. A cup of chickpeas provides almost one-third of an adult’s daily protein needs.

The nutrients in chickpeas may also help prevent a number of health conditions.

Diabetes

One cup of chickpeas, weighing 164 grams (g), provides 12.5 g of fibre.

Fibre may benefit people with diabetes, and the American Diabetes Association recommend chickpeas as a source of dietary fibre. A 2014 study concluded that eating at least 30 g of fibre per day could help reduce inflammation in people with type 1 diabetes.

A 2018 review of meta-analyses found that a high fibre diet may help lower blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults consume 25.2–28.0 g of fibre a day, depending on age and sex.

Chickpeas can play a role in a healthful diabetes meal plan.

Bone health

The iron, calcium, and other nutrients in chickpeas can all contribute to healthy bone structure and strength. Chickpeas can play a role in the diet of people who want to prevent osteoporosis.

Blood pressure

To prevent high blood pressure, experts recommend limiting the intake of added sodium, or salt, and increasing the intake of potassium.

Current guidelines recommend that adults consume at least 4,700 milligrams (mg) of potassium per day.

A cup of chickpeas, weighing 164 g, provides 474 mg of potassium.

Grow your own and no salt is added! People who use canned chickpeas should check how much sodium the manufacturers have added! Cooking with chickpeas can help limit the amount of salt in a meal.

Adults should keep their sodium intake below 2,300 mg per day, while people aged 51 or over and those with risk factors for cardiovascular disease should consume less than 1,500 mg per day.

Heart health

The fibre, potassium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium in chickpeas all support heart health.

Fibre helps decrease the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels in the blood. Chickpeas contain no cholesterol.

Cancer

Free radicals are toxic substances that accumulate in the body, as a result of metabolism and other factors. As these toxins build up, they can damage cells and lead to a variety of health problems, including cancer.

Antioxidants help the body remove free radicals, and the selenium and beta carotene in chickpeas act as antioxidants.

A cup of chickpeas contains 6.1 micrograms (mcg) of selenium. The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) recommend that adults consume 55 mcg of selenium a day. They also note that selenium’s antioxidant activity may help protect the body from cancer.
In addition, there is evidence that fibre, which chickpeas contain, can help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

Cholesterol

A small 2006 study found that participants had less low density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol in their blood when they ate a diet with added chickpeas, compared with a diet with added wheat, for 5 weeks.

The researchers noted that the fibre in chickpeas may be responsible for the reduction in LDL cholesterol.

Mental health

A cup of chickpeas contains 69.7 mg of choline, which helps with brain and nervous system function. Choline plays a role in mood, muscle control, learning, and memory, as well as the body’s metabolism.

The ODS recommend that adults consume 400–550 mg of choline a day, depending on sex and whether they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Some research suggests that a selenium deficiency may increase the risk of cognitive decline in older people. This would imply that selenium can support cognitive health, including memory and thinking.

Digestion and regularity

Fibre helps keep the digestive tract healthy and promotes regularity. Chickpeas are a good source of fibre.

Weight management and satiety
Dietary fibres function as bulking agents in the digestive system. Bulking agents increase the feeling of fullness after eating, and protein has the same effect.

Feeling fuller for longer after eating can help reduce the appetite and lower a person’s caloric intake.

Anemia

Without iron, the body cannot deliver oxygen to its cells, and this can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Symptoms include weakness and tiredness. In severe cases, life threatening complications can arise.
A cup of chickpeas contains 4.7 mg of iron, or between a half and one-fifth of a person’s daily requirement, depending on the individual. It also provides some vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun with moist fertile and well-drained soil. Keep well-watered in hot weather.

Young seedlings need protection from pets, pests and weather until they are established.

Do not re-plant chickpeas in the same place as a previous chickpea crop for 3-4 years.

Sow
Sow direct, or raise seedlings, 20mm deep and 20cm apart.

Keep soil moist not wet until germination.

Germination
7-30 days at 10-15°C

Maturity
100 days

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PACKED WITH PROTEIN! ONE CUP OF THESE GIVES YOU 1/3 OF YOUR PROTEIN NEEDS PER DAY! LOWERS CHOLESTEROL, SELENIUM FOR MENTAL HEALTH, HELPS DIABETES AND HAS SO MANY NUTRIENTS YOU WILL FEEL SO GOOD GROWING YOUR OWN! USE THEM IN SALADS, STEWS, SOUPS, STIR FRY, SPROUTS, ETC.

IT’S A SUPERB MEAT SUBSTITUTE – EVEN KFC IN THE USA IS USING TYSON CHICKPEAS AS THE MAIN INGREDIANT IN NON MEAT CHICKEN NUGGETS AND THEY ARE AMAZINGLY POPULAR!

Description
The fibre, potassium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium in chickpeas all support heart health and many other areas of the body too! The chickpea or chick pea is a legume of the plant family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. The plant is grown for its nutritious seeds. Its seeds are high in protein and fibre.

Other names for chickpeas are gram, Bengal gram, garbanzo, garbanzo bean, and Egyptian pea

Chickpeas contain a range of nutrients, including protein, which is necessary for bone, muscle, and skin health.

For people who are cutting down on meat consumption, a dish of chickpeas and rice, for example, can contribute a significant amount of protein to the diet. A cup of chickpeas provides almost one-third of an adult’s daily protein needs.

The nutrients in chickpeas may also help prevent a number of health conditions.

Diabetes

One cup of chickpeas, weighing 164 grams (g), provides 12.5 g of fibre.

Fibre may benefit people with diabetes, and the American Diabetes Association recommend chickpeas as a source of dietary fibre. A 2014 study concluded that eating at least 30 g of fibre per day could help reduce inflammation in people with type 1 diabetes.

A 2018 review of meta-analyses found that a high fibre diet may help lower blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults consume 25.2–28.0 g of fibre a day, depending on age and sex.

Chickpeas can play a role in a healthful diabetes meal plan.

Bone health

The iron, calcium, and other nutrients in chickpeas can all contribute to healthy bone structure and strength. Chickpeas can play a role in the diet of people who want to prevent osteoporosis.

Blood pressure

To prevent high blood pressure, experts recommend limiting the intake of added sodium, or salt, and increasing the intake of potassium.

Current guidelines recommend that adults consume at least 4,700 milligrams (mg) of potassium per day.

A cup of chickpeas, weighing 164 g, provides 474 mg of potassium.

Grow your own and no salt is added! People who use canned chickpeas should check how much sodium the manufacturers have added! Cooking with chickpeas can help limit the amount of salt in a meal.

Adults should keep their sodium intake below 2,300 mg per day, while people aged 51 or over and those with risk factors for cardiovascular disease should consume less than 1,500 mg per day.

Heart health

The fibre, potassium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium in chickpeas all support heart health.

Fibre helps decrease the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels in the blood. Chickpeas contain no cholesterol.

Cancer

Free radicals are toxic substances that accumulate in the body, as a result of metabolism and other factors. As these toxins build up, they can damage cells and lead to a variety of health problems, including cancer.

Antioxidants help the body remove free radicals, and the selenium and beta carotene in chickpeas act as antioxidants.

A cup of chickpeas contains 6.1 micrograms (mcg) of selenium. The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) recommend that adults consume 55 mcg of selenium a day. They also note that selenium’s antioxidant activity may help protect the body from cancer.
In addition, there is evidence that fibre, which chickpeas contain, can help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

Cholesterol

A small 2006 study found that participants had less low density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol in their blood when they ate a diet with added chickpeas, compared with a diet with added wheat, for 5 weeks.

The researchers noted that the fibre in chickpeas may be responsible for the reduction in LDL cholesterol.

Mental health

A cup of chickpeas contains 69.7 mg of choline, which helps with brain and nervous system function. Choline plays a role in mood, muscle control, learning, and memory, as well as the body’s metabolism.

The ODS recommend that adults consume 400–550 mg of choline a day, depending on sex and whether they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Some research suggests that a selenium deficiency may increase the risk of cognitive decline in older people. This would imply that selenium can support cognitive health, including memory and thinking.

Digestion and regularity

Fibre helps keep the digestive tract healthy and promotes regularity. Chickpeas are a good source of fibre.

Weight management and satiety
Dietary fibres function as bulking agents in the digestive system. Bulking agents increase the feeling of fullness after eating, and protein has the same effect.

Feeling fuller for longer after eating can help reduce the appetite and lower a person’s caloric intake.

Anemia

Without iron, the body cannot deliver oxygen to its cells, and this can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Symptoms include weakness and tiredness. In severe cases, life threatening complications can arise.
A cup of chickpeas contains 4.7 mg of iron, or between a half and one-fifth of a person’s daily requirement, depending on the individual. It also provides some vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun with moist fertile and well-drained soil. Keep well-watered in hot weather.

Young seedlings need protection from pets, pests and weather until they are established.

Do not re-plant chickpeas in the same place as a previous chickpea crop for 3-4 years.

Sow
Sow direct, or raise seedlings, 20mm deep and 20cm apart.

Keep soil moist not wet until germination.

Germination
7-30 days at 10-15°C

Maturity
100 days

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CHILLI 7 POT PRIMO YELLOW Description The Yellow 7 Pot is highly sought after and difficult to obtain. This super-hot got its name because it’s thought that one of these chillies is enough to add heat to 7 pots of stew. In Trinidad, it is used in military grade tearSee more...

CHILLI 7 POT PRIMO YELLOW

Description
The Yellow 7 Pot is highly sought after and difficult to obtain. This super-hot got its name because it’s thought that one of these chillies is enough to add heat to 7 pots of stew.
In Trinidad, it is used in military grade tear gas and marine paint, which prevents barnacles! The heat of the 7-Pot pepper is similar to the Bhut Jolokia but with a more fruity and nutty flavour, like other Caribbean peppers.
SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: OVER 1 MILLION SHU

Grow Notes
These are extremely hot! Wear gloves when handling seed and fruit, keep away from children. Wash hands thoroughly after handling, especially before touching your face.

Plant in full sun but keep well-watered. They need a well-drained soil enriched with plenty of organic matter.

Can be grown in containers or gardens. Once fruiting plants may need staking if starting to lean. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Chilli plants are susceptible to mildews and need protection from aphids.

Sow
Sow direct or in pots in Spring, after chances of frost has passed. If living in a warmer climate they can be grown in any season. Sow 5mm deep with 50cm spacing and 100cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity
90 – 120 days.

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Description The Aji Lemon (aka Aji Limon, Aji Lemo, Hot Lemon, Lemon Drop Chilli) chilli is a bright yellow, conical chilli pepper originating from Peru, South America where today it remains a staple ingredient in much Peruvian cuisine. They are best combined with similar bright, acidic flavours such as vinegar,See more...

Description
The Aji Lemon (aka Aji Limon, Aji Lemo, Hot Lemon, Lemon Drop Chilli) chilli is a bright yellow, conical chilli pepper originating from Peru, South America where today it remains a staple ingredient in much Peruvian cuisine.

They are best combined with similar bright, acidic flavours such as vinegar, coriander and garlic on white meats, fish and in hot sauces.

The plant itself can grow up to around a metre in maturity and chillies are between 15,000-30,000 SHU.

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun but keep well-watered. They need a well-drained soil enriched with plenty of organic matter.

Can be grown in containers or gardens. Once fruiting plants may need staking if starting to lean. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Chilli plants are susceptible to mildews and need protection from aphids.

Sow
Sow direct or in pots in Spring, after chances of frost has passed. If living in a warmer climate they can be grown in any season. Sow 5mm deep with 60cm spacing and 100cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity
70-110 days.

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Chilli Aji Mochero is a distinctive variety of chili pepper known for its unique flavor and heat. This pepper originates from Peru and is cherished for its fruity and slightly citrusy taste, making it an excellent addition to a variety of culinary dishes. Chilli Aji Mochero grows as a compact,See more...

Chilli Aji Mochero is a distinctive variety of chili pepper known for its unique flavor and heat. This pepper originates from Peru and is cherished for its fruity and slightly citrusy taste, making it an excellent addition to a variety of culinary dishes.

Chilli Aji Mochero grows as a compact, bushy plant that reaches about 60-90 cm in height. The peppers are small, typically around 3-5 cm long, and mature from green to a bright yellow or orange color. The plant is relatively easy to grow and can be cultivated in containers or garden beds.

To grow Chilli Aji Mochero from seed, start by preparing the seeds. Soak them in warm water for 12-24 hours to help soften the seed coat and improve germination. Fill seed trays or small pots with a well-draining seed-starting mix, and plant the seeds about 0.5 cm deep. Place the trays or pots in a warm, sunny location, ideally with a temperature of 25-30°C. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Germination should occur within 7-14 days. Once the seedlings have developed two to three true leaves, they can be transplanted into larger pots or directly into the garden. When planting in the garden, ensure that the soil is rich, well-draining, and has been amended with compost or organic matter. Space the plants about 45-60 cm apart to allow for adequate air circulation and growth.

Chilli Aji Mochero plants require full sun and should receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Water the plants regularly to maintain even soil moisture, but avoid overwatering as this can lead to root rot. Mulching around the plants can help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.

Fertilize the plants every 3-4 weeks with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer to promote healthy growth and fruit production. Keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites, and treat infestations promptly with appropriate organic or chemical controls. Additionally, ensure good air circulation around the plants to minimize the risk of fungal diseases.

Harvest the peppers when they have reached their full color and size, typically 75-90 days after planting. Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the peppers from the plant, leaving a small portion of the stem attached. Regular harvesting can encourage the plant to produce more fruit throughout the growing season.

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ANAHEIM IS NOT JUST KNOWN FOR DISNEYLAND THOUGH LIKE MOST AT DISNEYLAND...THIS ONE WILL BE A NICE, MILD RIDE!! A BIT OF A MILD ONE – PERFECT TO STUFF THEN WRAP IN BACON! YUM! CHANGES COLOUR FROM GREEN TO RED WITH SOME OF THESE TURNING BROWN TO NEAR BLACK ATSee more...

ANAHEIM IS NOT JUST KNOWN FOR DISNEYLAND THOUGH LIKE MOST AT DISNEYLAND…THIS ONE WILL BE A NICE, MILD RIDE!! A BIT OF A MILD ONE – PERFECT TO STUFF THEN WRAP IN BACON! YUM! CHANGES COLOUR FROM GREEN TO RED WITH SOME OF THESE TURNING BROWN TO NEAR BLACK AT FULL RIPENESS.

Description
Anaheim chilli peppers are defined by their elongated curved lime green pod and their mild, sweet flavour. The chilli’s skin is waxy, glossy and semi thick. Inside the pod is a thin white seeded membrane. Raw Anaheim chillies are bright, succulent and slightly peppery in flavour. Cooked Anaheim chillies, whether slow roasted or grilled obtain a depth of rich, sweet and tangy flavours.

Anaheim chillies are harvested immature anywhere between four inches and ten inches in length. If allowed to reach maturity, Anaheim chillies will eventually turn a deep red colour, lose their moisture and shrink significantly in size. A mild-flavoured pepper it ranges from 500 to 2,500 units on the Scoville scale.

Anaheim chilli peppers are available year-round with a peak season in mid-summer.

Anaheim chilli peppers, also known as the California chili or Magdalena is a perennial chilli pepper grown primarily as an annual. When reaching full maturity, the Anaheim chilli is also known as Chilli Colorado. In dried form the Anaheim chilli is called chilli Seco Del Norte.

Anaheim chillies are of the species, Capsicum annuum, a species of peppers native to South America. All Capsicum annuum cultivars are green when unripe and will eventually become red, some turning brown and near black when reaching full maturity. The Anaheim chilli’s principal use is for canning, though they are also sold widely as a fresh market mild chilli pepper.

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun but keep well-watered. They need a well-drained soil enriched with plenty of organic matter.

Can be grown in containers or gardens. Once fruiting plants may need staking if starting to lean. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Chilli plants are susceptible to mildews and may need protection from aphids.

Sow
Sow direct or in pots in Spring or after frost chance has passed. If living in a warmer climate they can be grown in any season. Sow 5mm deep with 50cm spacing and 100cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity
70-90 days

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VERY MILD! THE BIGGEST BIG JIM CHILLI AND A NICE MILD TASTE, GREAT FOR STUFFING! STUNNINGLY EASY TO GROW! Description Scoville heat units: 500 to 2,500 (mild) Introduced in 1975 by New Mexico State University, this cross between a Peruvian chilli and various types from New Mexico, produces high yieldsSee more...

VERY MILD! THE BIGGEST BIG JIM CHILLI AND A NICE MILD TASTE, GREAT FOR STUFFING! STUNNINGLY EASY TO GROW!

Description
Scoville heat units: 500 to 2,500 (mild)

Introduced in 1975 by New Mexico State University, this cross between a Peruvian chilli and various types from New Mexico, produces high yields of bright green, mildly hot fruit that matures to red. It is popular because of the very long, tasty, 10- to 12-inch pods. An obvious choice for chilli rellenos, Big Jim may vary some in hotness from plant to plant.
SEEDS MEDIUM SIZED, YELLOW, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun but keep well-watered. They need a well-drained soil enriched with plenty of organic matter.

Can be grown in containers or gardens. Once fruiting plants may need staking if starting to lean. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Chilli plants are susceptible to mildews and need protection from aphids.

Sow
Sow direct or in pots in Spring, after chances of frost has passed. If living in a warmer climate they can be grown in any season. Sow 5mm deep with 50cm spacing and 100cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity
80 days.

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The Brazilian Starfish chilli, also known as Capsicum baccatum 'Brazilian Starfish', is a unique and vibrant cultivar originating from South America. It stands out due to its distinct star-like shape, resembling a starfish when fully grown. The peppers are typically bright red or orange, with a wrinkled texture and aSee more...

The Brazilian Starfish chilli, also known as Capsicum baccatum ‘Brazilian Starfish’, is a unique and vibrant cultivar originating from South America. It stands out due to its distinct star-like shape, resembling a starfish when fully grown. The peppers are typically bright red or orange, with a wrinkled texture and a spicy heat level ranging from moderate to hot, depending on the growing conditions.

To grow Brazilian Starfish chilli from seed start indoors around early spring (September to October). Use a well-draining seed-raising mix and sow the seeds about 5 mm deep. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Germination usually takes around 1-2 weeks, depending on temperature and soil conditions.

Once the seedlings have developed their first true leaves, transplant them into larger pots or directly into the garden bed. Choose a sunny spot with at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily. In terms of spacing, allow about 30-45 cm between plants to ensure they have ample room to grow.

Brazilian Starfish chillies thrive in warm conditions, ideally between 20-30°C. During the growing season, maintain soil moisture by watering regularly, especially during dry spells. However, avoid over watering to prevent root rot.

Fertilize the plants every 4-6 weeks with a balanced organic fertilizer, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Mulching around the base of the plants can help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

As the chillies mature, they will change from green to vibrant red or orange. Harvest them when they reach full color and firmness, using scissors or pruning shears to cut them from the plant to avoid damaging the stems.

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