Introducing Plantain Plantago  – a magnificent, medicinal, and beautifully versatile plant that's easy to grow! Not only is it a fantastic addition to salads, promoting urinary tract health. Plantago lanceolata, commonly known as Ribwort Plantain or Ribweed, is an annual or biennial herb boasting lance-shaped leaves ranging from 7 toSee more...

Introducing Plantain Plantago  – a magnificent, medicinal, and beautifully versatile plant that’s easy to grow! Not only is it a fantastic addition to salads, promoting urinary tract health.

Plantago lanceolata, commonly known as Ribwort Plantain or Ribweed, is an annual or biennial herb boasting lance-shaped leaves ranging from 7 to 20cm in length. Its flower spikes, which can be oblong to cylindrical, measure up to 12cm long.

This perennial broadleaf plant, Broadleaf Plantain, thrives in various environments from spring through autumn. Beyond its culinary appeal, this wild wonder serves as a potent remedy for chronic diarrhea and digestive tract disorders. Packed with nutrients, it’s entirely safe for consumption. Fresh leaves, when chewed, can also be applied topically to soothe minor burns, insect bites, or wounds.

Distinguishing Features: Broadleaf Plantain flaunts oval to egg-shaped leaves forming a rosette, with thick stems meeting at the base. Breaking these stems reveals celery-like string veins. Its petite green flowers, growing from the base, sport long points and give way to small pods housing seeds.

Flowers: Compact spikes of plantain flowers rise from leafless stalks among the basal leaves. Each spike, resembling a pencil in size and shape, comprises numerous tiny, stalkless, greenish flowers, imparting a coarse granular texture. Each flower, measuring 2 to 3mm across, bears four petals, two stamens, and one pistil. Egg-shaped seedpods develop beneath the wilting flowers, blooming from spring to late autumn.

Edible Parts: Every part of the plant is edible. Young leaves can be consumed raw or cooked, with many opting to blanch them in boiling water beforehand to enhance tenderness. Blanched plantain can be frozen for later use in sautés, soups, or stews. Seeds, whether eaten raw or cooked, can also be ground into a nutritious meal and mixed with flour. Dried leaves make a nourishing herbal tea.

Also known as Common Plantain, Ribgrass, Lamb’s Tongue, or Narrow-Leaf Plantain, this plant offers a wealth of culinary and medicinal benefits.

This information is a guide only, always seek advice from a medical professional before beginning any new regimen. The information provided here is not diagnostic, so consulting a herbal practitioner or GP for a proper diagnosis is essential. Never discontinue prescribed treatments without consulting your GP or a qualified herbalist and always heed qualified medical advice.

Cultivation: To optimize growth, sow directly onto high-quality soil-based compost without delay. Ensure the seeds are covered with fine grit or compost to a depth similar to their size. While suitable for sowing year-round, germination may accelerate when kept at temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. Transplanting is feasible by initially growing in punnets.

Picvture by Paulius Rupšas, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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A CUTE LITTLE SHOVEL POT WITH THREE TOOLS FOR PLANTING! INCLUDES A SEED PLANTING STICK, A FORK AND SMALL SHOVEL (ONE EACH END) FOR REMOVING SEEDLINGS FROM YOUR POTS OR GARDEN, AND A SCOOP FOR SLIDING SOIL DOWN THE SIDES OF YOUR POT. MINE MAKES IT SO MUCH BETTER FORSee more...

A CUTE LITTLE SHOVEL POT WITH THREE TOOLS FOR PLANTING! INCLUDES A SEED PLANTING STICK, A FORK AND SMALL SHOVEL (ONE EACH END) FOR REMOVING SEEDLINGS FROM YOUR POTS OR GARDEN, AND A SCOOP FOR SLIDING SOIL DOWN THE SIDES OF YOUR POT.

MINE MAKES IT SO MUCH BETTER FOR MY ARTHRITIC HANDS! I DON’T HAVE THE DEXTERITY ANY MORE TO HANDLE DELICATE THINGS AND I TEND TO BREAK THE STEMS OFF OR LOSE THE ROOTS – BUT THESE MAKE IT SO MUCH EASIER!

PINK COLOUR ONLY.

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POACHED EGG PLANT! I MAKE ROOM IN MY GARDEN EVERY YEAR FOR THIS BEAUTY! GREAT NEAR POOLS AND PONDS! LIGHTENS THE HEART AND ENCOURAGES BENEFICIAL INSECTS TO VISIT YOUR GARDEN!  Poached Egg Plant! Limnanthes douglasii is a species of annual flowering plant in the family Limnanthaceae (meadowfoam) commonly known asSee more...

POACHED EGG PLANT! I MAKE ROOM IN MY GARDEN EVERY YEAR FOR THIS BEAUTY! GREAT NEAR POOLS AND PONDS! LIGHTENS THE HEART AND ENCOURAGES BENEFICIAL INSECTS TO VISIT YOUR GARDEN! 

Poached Egg Plant! Limnanthes douglasii is a species of annual flowering plant in the family Limnanthaceae (meadowfoam) commonly known as poached egg plant or Douglas’ meadowfoam.

It is native to California and Oregon, where it grows in a grassy habitat, such as shallow pools and spring meadows. It can grow in poorly drained clay soils and likes to live near ponds and pools but it is also happy in most garden situations. The plant was collected by the Scottish explorer and botanist David Douglas, who worked on the west coast of America in the 1820s.

The plant usually bears white flowers with yellow centres, hence the name “poached egg plant”, but flower colour can vary across subspecies. It is a popular ornamental plant. It attracts hoverflies to the garden to eat the aphids and is well loved by bees. It is self-seeding. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit USA.

Watch to see how many different insects visit the flowers!

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

Sow
Sow direct in early Spring, late Autumn or Winter, planting seeds at a depth of 1mm with 10cm plant spacing. Remember to water the seeds gently so as not to bury them too deeply.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 16-18°C

Maturity
110 days

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PERFECT TO STORE YOUR SEEDS IN WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT! OR EVEN A SHOT OF YOUR FAVOURITE COFFEE AND A BIT OF SUGAR! You find yourself outside and some seeds end up in your hand...well, how did that happen...says every gardener! Wink! Wink! Pull out your keys andSee more...

PERFECT TO STORE YOUR SEEDS IN WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT! OR EVEN A SHOT OF YOUR FAVOURITE COFFEE AND A BIT OF SUGAR!

You find yourself outside and some seeds end up in your hand…well, how did that happen…says every gardener! Wink! Wink! Pull out your keys and unscrew the top of the pocket rocket, pop the seeds in there – even if you forget about them for a while, they will be in the dark, deprived of oxygen and with no moisture which is exactly what they need to stay fresh and fertile! The screw top lid is sealed with a rubber ring.

These are guys are suitable for small, medium and large seeds (they could fit about 20,000 poppy seeds in there or about 150 Capsicum seeds) but if you need smaller look for our Wooden Acorn seed storer for a smaller haul.

Size is in the picture. Includes attached keyring.

Never take seeds from nature reserves and parks or where taking seeds is illegal or ill advised. Be responsible for your environments future!

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WE GREW THESE OURSELVES SO WE CAN SELL THEM TO OUR BUYERS PRETTY CHEAPLY! Easy to grow and care for and a stunning architectural plants that can be grown as a houseplant in the home or outside as a statement in the garden!  Large stems of small, fragrant cream flowersSee more...

WE GREW THESE OURSELVES SO WE CAN SELL THEM TO OUR BUYERS PRETTY CHEAPLY!

Easy to grow and care for and a stunning architectural plants that can be grown as a houseplant in the home or outside as a statement in the garden!  Large stems of small, fragrant cream flowers that bees adore! These seeds have come from our own trees. It’s been 18 years that I have been waiting and although they flower every year they never flowered at the same time! They finally grew flowers at the same time this year, the flowers were pollinated and now we have seeds! The seeds take 4 months to dry on the plant and were harvested a few weeks ago.

These grow a huge bulb at the base which stores water for the plant and makes them extremely heavy! Make sure you plant any garden grown specimen in the right place, getting them out of the soil is not a bother as they grow hardly any deep roots but to try dragging them across the garden on a tarp has got to be one of the hardest things I have ever done in the garden! With such shallow roots they are fine to plant over water pipes and such, they will not dive down into your pipes! Our two trees live in the middle of our two cement driveways, they get extreme heat in summer and are in full sun. They are extremely drought tolerant and take little care, we strip the dead leaves a few times a year and cut off the dead flower spikes and that is about it. No watering and no issues. They attract ladybirds and we often see the babies hatching out by the hundreds! We save the dead leaves for lighting our fireplace in winter and they can be composted too.

Mine have no insect damage of any kind ever. These can be kept outside or inside as a houseplant. If you keep it inside it will need to be watered but not too much!

Grow Notes
Cold and drought tolerant. Suited for use as an indoor potted plant, garden specimen, or used in landscaping.

Sow
Sow on the surface and cover very lightly. Do not bury seeds deeply as they require a degree of light to germinate. Keep warm & moist but not wet.

Germination
14-28 days @ 18-22°C

Maturity

Lives many years, flowers after a few years from seed.

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AMAZING BALLERINA POPPY MAKES FLUFFY TUTU SKIRTS IN A RAINBOW OF COLOURS! FLOWERS QUICKLY, LASTS IN THE GARDEN A LONG TIME THEN SELF SEEDS FOR NEXT SEASON, A TRUE COTTAGE FAVOURITE! THROW THEM DOWN ON LIGHTLY RAKED SOIL, MESS IT UP A BIT TO COVER, WATER OR LET THE RAINSee more...

AMAZING BALLERINA POPPY MAKES FLUFFY TUTU SKIRTS IN A RAINBOW OF COLOURS! FLOWERS QUICKLY, LASTS IN THE GARDEN A LONG TIME THEN SELF SEEDS FOR NEXT SEASON, A TRUE COTTAGE FAVOURITE!

THROW THEM DOWN ON LIGHTLY RAKED SOIL, MESS IT UP A BIT TO COVER, WATER OR LET THE RAIN DO IT AND THAT’S IT, UP THEY WILL COME!

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 16-21°C

Maturity
70 days

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LOVES POOR SOILS AND BLOOMS PROFUSELY OVER A LONG PERIOD. Has a prolific number of flowers but is compact in habit. California poppy is one of the toughest, easiest to grow plants. It likes lean dry soil and is often found growing along roadsides or other disturbed areas and isSee more...

LOVES POOR SOILS AND BLOOMS PROFUSELY OVER A LONG PERIOD.

Has a prolific number of flowers but is compact in habit. California poppy is one of the toughest, easiest to grow plants.
It likes lean dry soil and is often found growing along roadsides or other disturbed areas and is ideal for arid conditions.
The flowers have a satiny sheen and grow on a delicate plant with fine, ferny blue-green leaves.

Plants reseed readily.
Type: Annual or tender perennial.
Bloom: Flowers four inches across are produced on slender stems in late winter into summer.
Foliage: Fine, fern-like grey-green leaves.
Light: Full sun
Soil: Lean, very well-drained, sandy soil but tolerates less as long as its roots are not wet for prolonged periods.
Fertilizer: None
Care: Low maintenance
Pests and Diseases: None of significance
Propagation: Seed (direct sow as plants resent transplanting)
Matures 75 days from direct sowing.

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LOVES POOR SOILS! POPPY CARMINE KING OPENS AND CLOSES IN THE SUN! IT'S BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS LOOK DELICATE BUT THEY ARE AS HARDY AS THEY COME! LOVING SANDY SOILS AND BLOOMING FOR AGES! THESE ACTUALLY PERFORM BETTER ON POOR SOILS! POPPIES ARE ONE OF NATURES BEST FLOWERS AND TO SEE THEMSee more...

LOVES POOR SOILS! POPPY CARMINE KING OPENS AND CLOSES IN THE SUN! IT’S BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS LOOK DELICATE BUT THEY ARE AS HARDY AS THEY COME! LOVING SANDY SOILS AND BLOOMING FOR AGES! THESE ACTUALLY PERFORM BETTER ON POOR SOILS! POPPIES ARE ONE OF NATURES BEST FLOWERS AND TO SEE THEM IN A DRIFT OF COLOUR IS SO GOOD FOR THE HEART!

These poppies have a habit of opening and closing with the sun! The first member of the California poppy genus was identified in 1816 by German botanist Adelbert von Chamisso on an exploratory voyage to California and the Pacific Northwest.
Chamisso named this genus “Eschscholzia” after a fellow botanist, Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, who accompanied him on the journey. Nearly a dozen species of poppy grow wild in the western United States and this is just one of them.

These flowers prefer cool temperatures, usually blooming in spring and early summer and going dormant when the summer heat begins. Though an annual, it will reseed itself and return the following year. Poppies attract bees and butterflies.

Harvesting: For the longest lasting cut flowers, choose poppies that have just begun to open; cut them in the morning while the moisture is at its peak. Sear the cut ends of the flowers with boiling water or a match, and immediately plunge them into cold water. Place them in a vase with water at room temperature.

Seed Saving: When saving poppy seeds, keep in mind that the resulting flowers sometimes revert to the dominant orange or red blossoms. After the petals drop off, a capsule will form and turn from green to tan.

Since the capsules will eventually split and explosively release their seeds, cut them off as soon as the colour begins to turn and the seed inside has ripened to greyish black. Spread the capsules out to dry for several days, then split them to remove the seeds. Store the cleaned seeds in a cool, dry place.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Autumn or early Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 3mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 16-21°C

Maturity
70 days

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THE STUNNING PEONY POPPY! ALL OF THE SEEDS CONTAIN FLUFFY AND HUGE BLOOMS WITH THE MOST GORGEOUS RICH GREEN LEAVES – PERFECT FOR CUTTING FOR THE HOUSE AND GREAT FOR SOMETHING TO SIGH OVER! JUST GORGEOUS! Giant Poppies are huge double poppies with the gorgeous seed heads that we oftenSee more...

THE STUNNING PEONY POPPY! ALL OF THE SEEDS CONTAIN FLUFFY AND HUGE BLOOMS WITH THE MOST GORGEOUS RICH GREEN LEAVES – PERFECT FOR CUTTING FOR THE HOUSE AND GREAT FOR SOMETHING TO SIGH OVER! JUST GORGEOUS!

Giant Poppies are huge double poppies with the gorgeous seed heads that we often see in pictures but never see in person!

Poppies are easy to grow. They are the huge puffball ones that so many people love!

These like basic, pretty bad soil to be honest, they need only a bit of water and they bloom like you wouldn’t believe! The seed heads can be dried and used in dried arrangements and it’s easy to collect seed for next year as well.

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

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Tolerant to poor sandy soils and is drought and frost resistant.

Sow
Sow direct in late Summer or early Autumn, planting seeds at a depth of 2mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
10-21 days at 16-24°C

Maturity
140 days

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FLANDERS POPPIES ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THEY GIVE HOPE, SYMBOLIZING RENEWAL, THEY ARE AN ENDURING SYMBOL OF OUR THANKS FOR THOSE MEN AND WOMEN THAT GAVE THEIR LIVES TO PROTECT OURS. Flanders Poppy. The red poppy we all associate with remembrance. It gives hope and symbolises renewal. Fluttering brightly, in theSee more...

FLANDERS POPPIES ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THEY GIVE HOPE, SYMBOLIZING RENEWAL, THEY ARE AN ENDURING SYMBOL OF OUR THANKS FOR THOSE MEN AND WOMEN THAT GAVE THEIR LIVES TO PROTECT OURS.

Flanders Poppy. The red poppy we all associate with remembrance. It gives hope and symbolises renewal. Fluttering brightly, in the garden they attract butterflies and bees and flower profusely throughout their growing season. Poppies are one of the easiest flowers to grow.

THE STORY OF THE FLANDERS POPPY

The seeds of the Flanders poppy (Papaver rhoeas) had lay dormant on the front lines of France until 1915 when they were disturbed by the soldiers fighting in World War 1 and coincidentally, the weather was perfect conditions for them to germinate.

Every year for the next four, the poppies grew and their flowers lay like a red blanket across the fields on which the soldiers fought. They also flowered in Turkey when the ANZAC’s landed at Gallipoli.

The flowers of the Flanders poppy are now a poignant reminder of the fallen soldiers on both Remembrance Day (11 November) and on Anzac Day (25 April) in Australia. They are worn with pride, used in wreaths and paper flowers sold to raise funds for charities that support returned solders.

Pick the poppies as soon as you see the red of the petals showing, even whilst they are partly in bud, as this will ensure they last a long time in a tall vase and will encourage more flowers to grow.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in late Summer, Autumn or Winter (if in warm climates) planting seeds at a depth of 3mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 16-21°C

Maturity
140 days

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THIS IS A MUST HAVE! ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL POPPIES I HAVE EVER SEEN! LOVES POOR SOILS AND BLOOMS PROFUSELY OVER A LONG PERIOD. NOTHING BEATS POPPY FRILLED ROSE! An award winning exquisite Poppy with delicately frilled petals in shades of Rose Pink over lacy bluish foliage. Has aSee more...

THIS IS A MUST HAVE! ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL POPPIES I HAVE EVER SEEN! LOVES POOR SOILS AND BLOOMS PROFUSELY OVER A LONG PERIOD. NOTHING BEATS POPPY FRILLED ROSE!

An award winning exquisite Poppy with delicately frilled petals in shades of Rose Pink over lacy bluish foliage. Has a prolific number of flowers but is compact in habit. California poppy is one of the toughest, easiest to grow plants. It likes lean dry soil and is often found growing along roadsides or other disturbed areas and is ideal for arid conditions.

The flowers have a satiny sheen and grow on a delicate plant with fine, ferny blue-green leaves. Although the native poppies have four simple petals new varieties like these have double and frilled flowers. The flowers close at night and on cloudy or windy days. Plants reseed readily.

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

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil. Tolerant to poor sandy soils.

Sow
Sow direct in early Autumn, Winter or Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 2mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
10-21 days at 16-24°C

Maturity
75 days

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LOTS OF COLOURS IN SINGLE AND DOUBLE FLUFFY FLOWERS! A STUNNING POPPY MIX WITH LUSCIOUS COLOURS ALL ON PLANTS THAT PREFER CRAPPY, SANDY SOILS! THESE LOOK AMAZING IN DRIFTS, PLANT DIRECT INTO YOUR GARDEN AND THAT IS IT! GARDENERS REJOICE! PLEASE NOTE: SOME WILL GERMINATE RIGHT AWAY AND SOME WILLSee more...

LOTS OF COLOURS IN SINGLE AND DOUBLE FLUFFY FLOWERS! A STUNNING POPPY MIX WITH LUSCIOUS COLOURS ALL ON PLANTS THAT PREFER CRAPPY, SANDY SOILS! THESE LOOK AMAZING IN DRIFTS, PLANT DIRECT INTO YOUR GARDEN AND THAT IS IT! GARDENERS REJOICE!

PLEASE NOTE: SOME WILL GERMINATE RIGHT AWAY AND SOME WILL WAIT FOR SPRING, GIVING YOU FLOWERS OVER A LONGER SEASON.

VERY SMALL SEEDS, AN IDEA IS TO MIX THEM WITH FINE SAND TO HELP YOU BROADCAST THEM OR USE A TEASPOON TO GET THEM OUT AND INTO THE GROUND.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Autumn or early Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 2mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 16-24°C

Maturity
70-200 days (Dependant on season planted and variety)

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THIS LOVELY PACK INCLUDES A PAIR OF SOFT STRETCH KNITTED FINGERLESS GLOVES IN BLACK WITH A STUNNING RED ROSE EMBROIDERED ON THE FRONT, A SCENTED CANDLE, A PEN, STICKERS AND A SCRUNCHIE! IT'S GREAT VALUE BUT LET'S OFFER YOU A BIT MORE! YOU WILL ALSO GET 5 PACKETS OF ASSORTEDSee more...

THIS LOVELY PACK INCLUDES A PAIR OF SOFT STRETCH KNITTED FINGERLESS GLOVES IN BLACK WITH A STUNNING RED ROSE EMBROIDERED ON THE FRONT, A SCENTED CANDLE, A PEN, STICKERS AND A SCRUNCHIE! IT’S GREAT VALUE BUT LET’S OFFER YOU A BIT MORE! YOU WILL ALSO GET 5 PACKETS OF ASSORTED POPPY SEEDS! PLANTING THEM NOW AND THROUGH WINTER WILL GET YOUR MUM DOZENS OF FLOWERS IN LATE WINTER, EARLY SPRING AND SUMMER!

SOME ITEMS WILL BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT IN COLOUR/STYLE. GLOVES WILL BE THE SAME.

 

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THE BEST POPPY FOR COLDER WEATHER GROWING. YOU WILL GET ALL THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW AND A FEATHERY, LACY FOLIAGE THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HEART SMILE! SO EASY TO GROW! IF YOU PICK THEM OFTEN, THEY WILL FLOWER THROUGHOUT WINTER, RIGHT THROUGH SPRING AND INTO EARLY SUMMER! If youSee more...

THE BEST POPPY FOR COLDER WEATHER GROWING. YOU WILL GET ALL THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW AND A FEATHERY, LACY FOLIAGE THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HEART SMILE! SO EASY TO GROW! IF YOU PICK THEM OFTEN, THEY WILL FLOWER THROUGHOUT WINTER, RIGHT THROUGH SPRING AND INTO EARLY SUMMER!

If you want a host of orange, yellow, gold, pink, red and white dancing about your garden this winter and in spring and early summer, grab some Iceland poppy seeds now! It is impossible to see a bed of Iceland poppies in the chill of winter and not smile!

They’re the sort of flower you stop and stare at because you can’t believe that one thin-stemmed bloom could look quite so stunning! Iceland poppies (Papaver nudicaule) don’t really come from Iceland. I’m not sure how they got the name.

Maybe it was because they survive such cold climates, though they grow well in hot climates too, as long as they are grown in the cold months. In fact they come from Siberia, another place of extreme temperature variation, but they’ll bloom well in both hot and very cold climates if sown at the right times in a sunny aspect and kept moist!

If you plant poppies in early autumn they’ll flower at the beginning of winter and, if kept well fed and watered with the seed heads nipped off, will keep blooming until Christmas.

Basically, they flower longer in cool weather and each individual flower lasts longer and hot weather and lengthening days make them put most of their energy into forming seed heads, not new flowers.

There are a few tricks to getting the most stunning and long-lasting display of Iceland poppies. The first is to pick off the first flower buds (this can be a challenging exercise in self-discipline) so that the plants are strong and sturdy before they bear their first blooms. Just twist off the tiny bulges in the middle of the rosette with your fingers.

If you want your poppies to seed then spray with a water-soluble potassium fertiliser every two weeks. This keeps the blossoms coming for up to two months so that, in spite of dead flower heads remaining to give you seeds, the colourful blooms dominate.

SMALL SEEDS, DARK BLACK. MIXING WITH FINE SAND GRAINS WILL HELP YOU DISTRIBUTE YOUR SEEDS MORE EVENLY.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Early Autumn, late Winter or early Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 1mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 15-20°C

Maturity
220+ days

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POPPY PURPLE GLEAM IS A SWEETLY SCENTED FLOWER WITH A TOUGH AS NAILS ATTITUDE, FULL SUN (YES, EVEN OUR SUN) AND DRY SANDY SOILS MEAN NOTHING TO THIS HARDY BEAUTY! SPRINKLE THEM ABOUT TO ADD COLOUR TO THE DRIEST SPOTS YOU HAVE! VIRTUALLY NO CARE NEEDED! These poppies have aSee more...
POPPY PURPLE GLEAM IS A SWEETLY SCENTED FLOWER WITH A TOUGH AS NAILS ATTITUDE, FULL SUN (YES, EVEN OUR SUN) AND DRY SANDY SOILS MEAN NOTHING TO THIS HARDY BEAUTY! SPRINKLE THEM ABOUT TO ADD COLOUR TO THE DRIEST SPOTS YOU HAVE! VIRTUALLY NO CARE NEEDED!

These poppies have a habit of opening and closing with the sun! The first member of the California poppy genus was identified in 1816 by German botanist Adelbert von Chamisso on an exploratory voyage to California and the Pacific Northwest.
Chamisso named this genus “Eschscholzia” after a fellow botanist, Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, who accompanied him on the journey. Nearly a dozen species of poppy grow wild in the western United States and this is just one of them.

These flowers prefer cool temperatures, usually blooming in spring and early summer and going dormant when the summer heat begins. Though an annual, it will reseed itself and return the following year. Poppies attract bees and butterflies.

Harvesting: For the longest lasting cut flowers, choose poppies that have just begun to open; cut them in the morning while the moisture is at its peak. Sear the cut ends of the flowers with boiling water or a match, and immediately plunge them into cold water. Place them in a vase with water at room temperature.

Seed Saving: When saving poppy seeds, keep in mind that the resulting flowers sometimes revert to the dominant orange or red blossoms. After the petals drop off, a capsule will form and turn from green to tan.

Since the capsules will eventually split and explosively release their seeds, cut them off as soon as the colour begins to turn and the seed inside has ripened to greyish black. Spread the capsules out to dry for several days, then split them to remove the seeds. Store the cleaned seeds in a cool, dry place.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Autumn or early Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 3mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 16-21°C

Maturity
70 days

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THERE IS JUST NOTHING LIKE THIS ONE! SEMI-DOUBLE AND SINGLE FLOWERS WITH LACY EDGES BLOOM IN A MIRACLE OF SHADES OF GREY! THIS WILL SELF SEED AND POP UP AGAIN YEAR AFTER YEAR!   Poppies are easy to grow.  These like basic, pretty bad soil to be honest, they needSee more...

THERE IS JUST NOTHING LIKE THIS ONE! SEMI-DOUBLE AND SINGLE FLOWERS WITH LACY EDGES BLOOM IN A MIRACLE OF SHADES OF GREY! THIS WILL SELF SEED AND POP UP AGAIN YEAR AFTER YEAR!

 

Poppies are easy to grow.  These like basic, pretty bad soil to be honest, they need only a bit of water and they bloom like you wouldn’t believe! The seed heads can be dried and used in dried arrangements and it’s easy to collect seed for next year as well.

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

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Tolerant to poor sandy soils and is drought and frost resistant.

Sow
Sow direct in late Summer or early Autumn, planting seeds at a depth of 2mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
10-21 days at 16-24°C

Maturity
140 days

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SHIRLEY POPPY VERSAILLES IS A FRENCH WONDER! IT INCLUDES DELICATE LILAC AND PEACH, RED, PASTEL PINKS, HOT PINKS, REDS AND WHITES AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN! A MEADOW OF COLOUR IN ONE PACKET! Deluxe Shirley Poppy Versailles comes in Marie Antoinette's favourite shades! Pretty swaying long stems with a myriad ofSee more...

SHIRLEY POPPY VERSAILLES IS A FRENCH WONDER! IT INCLUDES DELICATE LILAC AND PEACH, RED, PASTEL PINKS, HOT PINKS, REDS AND WHITES AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN! A MEADOW OF COLOUR IN ONE PACKET!

Deluxe Shirley Poppy Versailles comes in Marie Antoinette’s favourite shades! Pretty swaying long stems with a myriad of colours! Just perfect for anywhere you need a burst of colour and these will feed the bees too!

Amazingly easy to grow, throw them down and up they come! Nothing is prettier or more resilient to nature than these!

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

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in late Summer or Autumn, planting seeds at a depth of 3mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 16-24°C

Maturity
140 days

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POPPY SUNDEW FAIRY IS A SWEETLY SCENTED FLOWER WITH A TOUGH AS NAILS ATTITUDE, FULL SUN (YES, EVEN OUR SUN) AND DRY SANDY SOILS MEAN NOTHING TO THIS HARDY BEAUTY! SPRINKLE THEM ABOUT TO ADD COLOUR TO THE DRIEST SPOTS YOU HAVE! VIRTUALLY NO CARE NEEDED! These poppies have aSee more...
POPPY SUNDEW FAIRY IS A SWEETLY SCENTED FLOWER WITH A TOUGH AS NAILS ATTITUDE, FULL SUN (YES, EVEN OUR SUN) AND DRY SANDY SOILS MEAN NOTHING TO THIS HARDY BEAUTY! SPRINKLE THEM ABOUT TO ADD COLOUR TO THE DRIEST SPOTS YOU HAVE! VIRTUALLY NO CARE NEEDED!

These poppies have a habit of opening and closing with the sun! The first member of the California poppy genus was identified in 1816 by German botanist Adelbert von Chamisso on an exploratory voyage to California and the Pacific Northwest.
Chamisso named this genus “Eschscholzia” after a fellow botanist, Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, who accompanied him on the journey. Nearly a dozen species of poppy grow wild in the western United States and this is just one of them.

These flowers prefer cool temperatures, usually blooming in spring and early summer and going dormant when the summer heat begins. Though an annual, it will reseed itself and return the following year. Poppies attract bees and butterflies.

Harvesting: For the longest lasting cut flowers, choose poppies that have just begun to open; cut them in the morning while the moisture is at its peak. Sear the cut ends of the flowers with boiling water or a match, and immediately plunge them into cold water. Place them in a vase with water at room temperature.

Seed Saving: When saving poppy seeds, keep in mind that the resulting flowers sometimes revert to the dominant orange or red blossoms. After the petals drop off, a capsule will form and turn from green to tan.

Since the capsules will eventually split and explosively release their seeds, cut them off as soon as the colour begins to turn and the seed inside has ripened to greyish black. Spread the capsules out to dry for several days, then split them to remove the seeds. Store the cleaned seeds in a cool, dry place.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Autumn or early Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 3mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 16-21°C

Maturity
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THIS LIGHTWEIGHT TRANSPLANTING TRAY IS MADE FROM WATERPROOF WOVEN FABRIC, EACH CORNER HAS A PRESS STUD WHICH MAKES THE SIDES STAND UP, WHEN YOU ARE DONE, SIMPLY UNDO ONE SIDE AND TIP YOUR SOIL INTO THE TOP OF YOUR POT! EASY! FOLDS UP TO SAVE SPACE ONCE DONE WITH! SavesSee more...

THIS LIGHTWEIGHT TRANSPLANTING TRAY IS MADE FROM WATERPROOF WOVEN FABRIC, EACH CORNER HAS A PRESS STUD WHICH MAKES THE SIDES STAND UP, WHEN YOU ARE DONE, SIMPLY UNDO ONE SIDE AND TIP YOUR SOIL INTO THE TOP OF YOUR POT! EASY!

FOLDS UP TO SAVE SPACE ONCE DONE WITH!

Saves soil wastage. This is a large size. Suitable for most sized pots.

66 X 66 CMS square.

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PORTULACA DOUBLE FLOWER MIX! A HUGE MIX OF FLUFFY DOUBLE PETALLED FLOWERS AND A PLANT THAT LOVES HARSH HEAT, SOILS, SAND AND WILL GROW TO COVER BALD PATCHES! SUCCULENT STEMS STORE WATER, A PLANT FOR THE HARSHEST SPOT YOU HAVE! Carpet your rockery or dry garden with this sweet groundcoverSee more...

PORTULACA DOUBLE FLOWER MIX! A HUGE MIX OF FLUFFY DOUBLE PETALLED FLOWERS AND A PLANT THAT LOVES HARSH HEAT, SOILS, SAND AND WILL GROW TO COVER BALD PATCHES! SUCCULENT STEMS STORE WATER, A PLANT FOR THE HARSHEST SPOT YOU HAVE!
Carpet your rockery or dry garden with this sweet groundcover and be amazed at the colours, bees love this and they store water so are drought resistant! Double flowered mix is a multi-coloured cultivar with flowers that can also be striped and spotted. Too cute!

A truly beautiful low growing ground cover plant, portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora), or sometimes known as the sun rose or moss rose. Portulaca plants are native to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Portulaca flowers are easy to grow and enjoy.

Portulaca flowers tolerate many kinds of soil but prefer sandy, well-drained soil and love the full sunlight. These plants are excellent for high heat and drought tolerance and will seed and spread themselves very well. When planting the portulaca seeds, it is not necessary to cover the seed at all and, if covered, only very lightly as they need the sun to sprout and grow.
SEEDS ARE SMALL, MIX WITH FINE GRAINS OF SAND IF NEEDED TO AID DISTRIBUTION OF SEEDS.

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THESE ARE SO SWEET! TINY BEES AND FLOWERS IN A GOLDTONE CIRCLET! THE EARRINGS DO UP WITH A METAL STEM AND INCLUDES A RUBBERIZED PLASTIC BACK FOR COMFORT. MEASUREMENTS ARE SHOWN IN THE PICTURES.  

THESE ARE SO SWEET! TINY BEES AND FLOWERS IN A GOLDTONE CIRCLET! THE EARRINGS DO UP WITH A METAL STEM AND INCLUDES A RUBBERIZED PLASTIC BACK FOR COMFORT.

MEASUREMENTS ARE SHOWN IN THE PICTURES.

 

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Any garden lover would love these cute cotton gloves! The gloves remain flexible enough to allow work to proceed quickly and easily keeping your hands and nails clean. A pretty floral 100% pure cotton fabric with plastic green grip dots. The grips on the palms of the gardening gloves helpSee more...

Any garden lover would love these cute cotton gloves! The gloves remain flexible enough to allow work to proceed quickly and easily keeping your hands and nails clean. A pretty floral 100% pure cotton fabric with plastic green grip dots.

The grips on the palms of the gardening gloves help secure your grip while using tools such as spades and trowels, preventing injury. The gripping design of the gloves makes them ideal for a range of gardening tasks. High Grip, Stretch Cuff, Soft Jersey, Comfort fit.

We also have these gloves in Pretty Pink, Life Gives You Lemons, Greeny Bees and Bluey Bees! Too cute!!

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Golden Nugget is a highly productive and long-lasting pumpkin variety, featuring small, orange, flattened, spherical fruits and plenty of them! The light orange flesh inside is sweet and finely textured. Expect to harvest these pumpkins 75 to 95 days after planting. Great for all uses!   Sow Sow direct inSee more...

Golden Nugget is a highly productive and long-lasting pumpkin variety, featuring small, orange, flattened, spherical fruits and plenty of them! The light orange flesh inside is sweet and finely textured. Expect to harvest these pumpkins 75 to 95 days after planting. Great for all uses!

 

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 20mm with 100cm plant spacing and 250cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-35°C

Maturity
105-140 days

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THIS IS THE TRADITIONAL HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN FOR CARVING! IT'S GOT A SMOOTH, THINNER SKIN WITH A RICH ORANGE INNER. TASTES DELICIOUS TOO! PUMPKIN SOUP, ROAST PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN PIE, IT'S GOT THEM ALL COVERED!   Sow Sow direct in Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 20mm with 100cm plant spacingSee more...

THIS IS THE TRADITIONAL HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN FOR CARVING! IT’S GOT A SMOOTH, THINNER SKIN WITH A RICH ORANGE INNER. TASTES DELICIOUS TOO! PUMPKIN SOUP, ROAST PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN PIE, IT’S GOT THEM ALL COVERED!

 

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 20mm with 100cm plant spacing and 250cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-35°C

Maturity
105-140 days

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Excellent firm bright yellow flesh, grey green shell, known in USA from 1860's, popular in Australia's hotter climates. Short for Japanese pumpkin, it also goes by 'Kent'. This delicious member of the pumpkin family has been described as the 'foodie's pumpkin' and for good reason: it has wonderful flavour andSee more...

Excellent firm bright yellow flesh, grey green shell, known in USA from 1860’s, popular in Australia’s hotter climates. Short for Japanese pumpkin, it also goes by ‘Kent’. This delicious member of the pumpkin family has been described as the ‘foodie’s pumpkin’ and for good reason: it has wonderful flavour and is very versatile. It has ribbed, grey-green mottled skin and is best suited to grow in warm or tropical climates.

Sweet, small, round pumpkins with green and yellow skin, around 1-3 kg each. If you like sweet and savoury pumpkin soup or spring-inspired salads and quiches, this is an excellent base to build a meal around!

Summer vine, originating from the America. Fruit kept for Winter eating. For seed saving it is best to grow only one variety within 2km. Can save seeds from ripe fruit when eating. Likes rich soil. Harvest as vine dies off and stem dries out.

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

Susceptible to mildew, water roots not leaves.

Harvest fruit when vine dries out.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 20mm with 100cm plant spacing and 250cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-35°C

Maturity
105-140 days

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BRED IN AUSTRALIA, THE JARRAHDALE PUMPKIN IS A PUMPKIN WITH SUCCULENT SWEET FLESH! CUTS EASILY AND GROWS EASILY TOO! LOVES OUR WEATHER HERE AND IS A CROSS BETWEEN A CINDERELLA AND A QUEENSLAND BLUE! NAMED AFTER JARRAHDALE IN PERTH WA! 7 REASONS TO GROW JARRAHDALE PUMPKINS! 1. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!See more...

BRED IN AUSTRALIA, THE JARRAHDALE PUMPKIN IS A PUMPKIN WITH SUCCULENT SWEET FLESH! CUTS EASILY AND GROWS EASILY TOO! LOVES OUR WEATHER HERE AND IS A CROSS BETWEEN A CINDERELLA AND A QUEENSLAND BLUE! NAMED AFTER JARRAHDALE IN PERTH WA!
7 REASONS TO GROW JARRAHDALE PUMPKINS!

1. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
Just look at them! Who doesn’t love a blue pumpkin? They are a gorgeous blue-green-greyish colour. They contrast beautifully with the traditional orange!

2. THEY ARE A GREAT INVESTMENT!
If you are trying to get a lot of bang for your buck in the food department, you need to grow these. If cured correctly, (let sit in the sun for 7-10 days after harvesting, which allows the skin to harden) they can last up to 12 months in a cool dark place in your home like a closet or unheated room, even under a bed.

On average, mine have weighed about 7KGS each, some get much larger than that even! That is easy peasy long lasting, whole, real, healthy food that is inexpensive, so they are great for the budget. Especially if you grow them yourself!

3. THEY CAN MAKE YOU SOME MONEY OR HAPPY RELLIES/FRIENDS/NEIGHBOURS!
If you sell at a farmer’s market or have a farm stand at the end of your driveway, you can bet these will be top sellers. Grow some for you, and grow some to sell! Or just share with your friends and family.

4. THEY TASTE DELICIOUS: HOMEMADE PUMPKIN ANYTHING!!!
These are my absolute favourite pumpkin for eating. It used to be Butternut Squash, but I think these are even better and are often much larger than an average Butternut, so more bang for your buck.

Instead of grabbing for that can of pumpkin that most buy at the grocery store, grow it yourself! By putting some in the freezer that has already been cooked, it than becomes easy to use in everything from pumpkin curry to pumpkin pie and everything in between!

5. THEY HAVE AN AMAZING TEXTURE!
These are not stringy at all, like many pumpkins. They are also super dense, and not watery. Almost creamy. Perfect in my opinion. Almost like lump-free mashed potatoes.

6. PUMPKINS ARE SUPER HEALTHY!
Everyone should eat more pumpkins, as they are easy to grow, you get a LOT of food from them, and they are super nutritious. They are super high in beta-carotene, fibre, vitamin A & C and potassium. Use them in smoothies, or cut them up in chunks and roast them and serve as a side for dinner. Use them in curries or soups. Or, roast them, and use the leftovers to top your salad for lunch the next day.

7. THEY ARE SUPER EASY TO GROW!!!
Winter squash and pumpkins are one of the things I always recommend people grow when they are just starting out with vegetable gardening. All they really need is some space, a sunny location, and some good fertile well-draining soil. If you are looking into becoming a more self-sustainable gardener, instead of just having a hobby vegetable garden, these Blue Jarrahdale pumpkins are one food you should definitely have in your garden. Easy to grow and provides a LOT of nutritious food! And they store for a long time without any effort.

The Jarrahdale pumpkin is native to Australia and a cross between Blue Hubbard and the Cinderella pumpkin. The skin of the Jarrahdale is what makes it so distinctive, with the hard grayish rind contrasted against the thick orange inner flesh. It cuts easily, and has orange, sweet-tasting flesh.

 

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Pumpkin 'Mini Sugar' is a popular variety known for its small, round fruits that are ideal for baking and decorative purposes. The pumpkins typically weigh around 1-2 kg and have a sweet, dense flesh, making them perfect for pies and other desserts. The plant is a compact, vining type thatSee more...

Pumpkin ‘Mini Sugar’ is a popular variety known for its small, round fruits that are ideal for baking and decorative purposes. The pumpkins typically weigh around 1-2 kg and have a sweet, dense flesh, making them perfect for pies and other desserts. The plant is a compact, vining type that can be grown in small spaces or containers.

To grow Pumpkin ‘Mini Sugar’ from seed, start by selecting a sunny location with well-draining soil. Pumpkins thrive in rich, fertile soil, so it is beneficial to amend the planting area with compost or well-rotted manure. The soil should have a pH between 6.0 and 6.8 for optimal growth.

Sow the seeds directly into the garden after the last frost date when the soil temperature has warmed to at least 21°C. Create mounds or hills about 30-45 cm high and 1.2 meters apart to improve drainage and soil warmth. Plant 2-3 seeds per mound, inserting them about 2.5 cm deep. Once the seedlings emerge and have developed two true leaves, thin them to leave the strongest seedling per mound.

Water the plants consistently, ensuring the soil remains evenly moist but not waterlogged. Mulching around the plants can help retain moisture, suppress weeds, and keep the soil temperature stable. Avoid overhead watering to reduce the risk of fungal diseases.

As the vines grow, provide support if space is limited, or allow them to spread across the ground if you have ample space. Fertilize the plants every 3-4 weeks with a balanced fertilizer, focusing on phosphorus and potassium to encourage flowering and fruiting.

Monitor for pests such as squash bugs, cucumber beetles, and aphids, and address any infestations promptly using organic or chemical controls. Ensure good air circulation around the plants to minimize the risk of powdery mildew and other fungal diseases.

Pumpkin ‘Mini Sugar’ fruits are typically ready for harvest 90-100 days after planting. The pumpkins are mature when they have a deep, uniform color and the rind is hard. Cut the pumpkins from the vine using a sharp knife or pruning shears, leaving a few centimeters of stem attached to prolong storage life.

After harvesting, cure the pumpkins in a warm, dry, well-ventilated area for about 10 days to harden the skin and improve storage quality. Properly cured pumpkins can be stored in a cool, dry place for several months.

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NO MATTER WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, IT'S GOING TO TASTE SUBLIME! THIS IS A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE FIRST IN ON A NEW PUMPKIN! THIS ONE HAS NO ALLOWABLE IMAGES AS YET, JUST BRAND NEW AND WAITING FOR YOU TO GROW IT! WE HAVE TAKEN A FEW IMAGES BUTSee more...

NO MATTER WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, IT’S GOING TO TASTE SUBLIME! THIS IS A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE FIRST IN ON A NEW PUMPKIN! THIS ONE HAS NO ALLOWABLE IMAGES AS YET, JUST BRAND NEW AND WAITING FOR YOU TO GROW IT! WE HAVE TAKEN A FEW IMAGES BUT WE HAVE NO REAL IDEA WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE! WE GOT GIVEN THE SEEDS AND NOT MUCH MORE INFO!

WE KNOW IT’S A SWEET AND NUTTY FLAVOUR, WE KNOW IT’S AN EASY GROWER AND A MEDIUM SIZE. THAT’S IT! GROW IT WITH US AND WE WILL ALL SEE WHAT IT IS! SHARE YOUR PUMPKIN IMAGES ON OUR FACEBOOK GROUP! JOIN NOW! https://www.facebook.com/groups/457802827737319

 

 

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Red Kuri squash, or orange Hokkaido pumpkin, has smooth flesh and a rich, sweet flavour that shines through in pies, soups, and side dishes. Red Kuri squash is a teardrop-shaped winter squash with a distinctive orange skin. It shape is similar to a hubbard squash, but it's much more manageableSee more...

Red Kuri squash, or orange Hokkaido pumpkin, has smooth flesh and a rich, sweet flavour that shines through in pies, soups, and side dishes.

Red Kuri squash is a teardrop-shaped winter squash with a distinctive orange skin. It shape is similar to a hubbard squash, but it’s much more manageable in size. Its skin is hard but thin, and is edible once cooked. Red Kuri has creamy yellow flesh, with a smooth texture and taste similar to cooked chestnuts. In fact, the word “kuri” is Japanese for chestnut. Like many other winter squash, Red Kuri is a powerhouse of health: It’s a great source of vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, and iron.

These hefty squash typically weigh three to four pounds each. Choose a squash that is heavy for its size, has even pigmentation, and no soft spots. If stored in a cool, dry place, Red Kuri will last for several months. Once you cut it open, wrap the unused portions in plastic, store them in the fridge, and cook the squash within a few days.

Red Kuri are difficult to peel, so they are almost always cooked with their skin on. You can cook them whole or halved, or sliced into wedges or cubes. Don’t waste the seeds — scoop them out and toast them like pumpkin seeds. If you’re cooking a whole squash, be sure to pierce the skin in several places so steam can escape. After cooking, the skin softens and becomes edible.

Cooking Red Kuri Squash
The smooth and sweet Red Kuri squash pairs well with creamy ingredients like dairy and coconut milk. These squash also go well with herbs, beans, curry, and spices. Try it in casseroles, soups, curries, or bake it into pies and muffins. Red kuri squash is a great substitute for acorn squash, and other squash varieties that don’t need to be peeled before cooking.

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

Susceptible to mildew, water roots not leaves.

Harvest fruit when vine dries out.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 20mm with 100cm plant spacing and 200cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-35°C

Maturity
90 days

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JUST GORGEOUS! THIS ONE HAS BEEN NAMED THE FLOOR IS LAVA – SUPER RARE! WITH AN EXPLOSION OF COLOUR YOU NEED TO SEE TO BELIEVE! A REAL RICH ORANGE, GREEN AND YELLOW IN SO MANY SHADES AND HUES! EXPLODING INTO A STUNNING PUMPKIN THAT LENDS ITSELF TO ALL MANNER OFSee more...

JUST GORGEOUS! THIS ONE HAS BEEN NAMED THE FLOOR IS LAVA – SUPER RARE! WITH AN EXPLOSION OF COLOUR YOU NEED TO SEE TO BELIEVE! A REAL RICH ORANGE, GREEN AND YELLOW IN SO MANY SHADES AND HUES! EXPLODING INTO A STUNNING PUMPKIN THAT LENDS ITSELF TO ALL MANNER OF RECIPES – A DELICIOUS LIGHT YELLOW FLESH WITH A MORE DELICATE FLAVOUR. TRULY A BEAUTIFUL LOOKER WARTS AND ALL!

Sow
Sow direct into the ground, planting seeds at a depth of 20mm with 100cm plant spacing and 250cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-35°C

Maturity
105-140 days

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ONE OF THE BEST BUTTERNUT PUMPKINS! WALTHAM IS A SURE-FIRE WINNER FOR SPEED OF PRODUCTION AND FOR BEING SO PROLIFIC! LOTS OF PUMPKINS THAT ARE EXCELLENT KEEPERS! GREAT FOR ALL SORTS OF COOKING FROM SOUPS TO ROASTS! A prized heirloom Butternut that sets the standard by which other pumpkins areSee more...

ONE OF THE BEST BUTTERNUT PUMPKINS! WALTHAM IS A SURE-FIRE WINNER FOR SPEED OF PRODUCTION AND FOR BEING SO PROLIFIC! LOTS OF PUMPKINS THAT ARE EXCELLENT KEEPERS! GREAT FOR ALL SORTS OF COOKING FROM SOUPS TO ROASTS!

A prized heirloom Butternut that sets the standard by which other pumpkins are judged. Classically shaped fruit with a small seed cavity so you get more usable pumpkin. Soft yellow flesh and a great nutty flavour. Can be grown along the ground or on a trellis/ wire fencing. Cucurbita moschate.

From the lady in Wogg Wogga:
We had such a bumper crop of Waltham butternut squash that I am trying to find anyone online that got as many fruit per plant. We had 5 plants and took in about 180 pumpkins with the largest weighing in at about 3 kilos. The flavour is absolutely the best. I will be eating them for the next 6 months I hope. I am definitely glad I planted this variety.

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

Susceptible to mildew, water roots not leaves.

Harvest fruit when vine dries out.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 20mm with 100cm plant spacing and 250cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-35°C

Maturity
90-130 days

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SUCH A PRETTY ADDITION TO THE GARDEN, OFTEN SEEN WITH CLOUDS OF BUTTERFLIES AS THEY LOVE TO EAT NECTAR FROM THE FLOWERS, GROWS ON TALL STICKS LIKE A LOLLIPOP, ALSO ATTRACTS NATIVE POLLINATORS! These flowers are also referred to as Globe Gilia. Their captivating blue hue is irresistible to beesSee more...

SUCH A PRETTY ADDITION TO THE GARDEN, OFTEN SEEN WITH CLOUDS OF BUTTERFLIES AS THEY LOVE TO EAT NECTAR FROM THE FLOWERS, GROWS ON TALL STICKS LIKE A LOLLIPOP, ALSO ATTRACTS NATIVE POLLINATORS!

These flowers are also referred to as Globe Gilia. Their captivating blue hue is irresistible to bees and butterflies, making them a fantastic companion plant for vegetables! Nectar-feeding birds are also fond of them. Growing up to approximately 50cm in height, they produce numerous globe-shaped flowers, each a cluster of smaller blossoms with stamens in a delightful shade of blue that I find absolutely enchanting. Truly a sight to behold!

Grow notes:

Happy in full to medium sun, prefers well-draining soils. Collect seeds after flowering or leave them to self-seed.

Tropical: Autumn & Winter.
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Autumn.
Cool climate: Spring to Late Summer.

Sow direct or in trays. If sowing in trays transplant when large enough to handle avoiding excessive root disturbance.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings, by planting seeds at 1mm depth and 20 cm spacing.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
60- 100 days, Annual.

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RADISH CHERRY BELLE IS A DELICIOUS RADISH READY TO PICK IN LESS THAN A MONTH! GREAT FOR FAST SALADS AND THIS ONE IS SWEET AND MILD NO MATTER HOW BIG IT GETS! Quick to grow and beautiful to look at this radish is mild, sweet, and crisp! Grow notes: WhenSee more...

RADISH CHERRY BELLE IS A DELICIOUS RADISH READY TO PICK IN LESS THAN A MONTH! GREAT FOR FAST SALADS AND THIS ONE IS SWEET AND MILD NO MATTER HOW BIG IT GETS!

Quick to grow and beautiful to look at this radish is mild, sweet, and crisp!

Grow notes:

When to sow: Spring to autumn

Where to sow: Direct sow in 5 to 8cm wide lines.

Depth to sow: 5mm

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.

Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.

Between rows: 40cm

Germination: 3-14 days at 8-30°C

Plant small quantities regularly to harvest the year round.

COLLECT YOUR SEEDS AND NEVER HAVE TO PLANT AGAIN!

THESE SEEDS ARE COVERED IN A STARCH COATING TO ENABLE IMPORT. THIS DOES NOT EFFECT THE SOIL, THE PLANT OR PRODUCE AND WILL WASH OFF ONCE PLANTED.

 

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SO CRISP! THE JAPANESE DAIKON RADISH MINOWASE! MILDER THAN THE USUAL RADISH, FAST GROWER! CRISP AND LOVELY FOR PICKLING, SALADS, COLESLAW AND ALL TYPES OF COOKING! GROWS ALL YEAR! NO LIMITS! This is an heirloom from Japan, producing huge white radishes that are milder than the regular radish. Radishes areSee more...

SO CRISP! THE JAPANESE DAIKON RADISH MINOWASE! MILDER THAN THE USUAL RADISH, FAST GROWER! CRISP AND LOVELY FOR PICKLING, SALADS, COLESLAW AND ALL TYPES OF COOKING! GROWS ALL YEAR! NO LIMITS!

This is an heirloom from Japan, producing huge white radishes that are milder than the regular radish. Radishes are super-fast growing. Radishes are great for pickling, shredding, use in salads and general cookery!

Raphanus sativus; HEIRLOOM. Satisfying giant white roots up to 24″ long by 3″ wide. Sweet, mild flavour and very crispy, with so many uses: good pickled, steamed, stir-fried or raw. Deep tap roots also help improve soil quality.

SEEDS ARE MEDIUM SIZED, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, early/late Summer, Autumn or late Winter. Planting seeds at a depth of 10mm with 5cm plant spacing and 30cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
3-14 days at 8-30°C

Maturity
60 days

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RADISH 'WHITE ICICLE' IS A DECORATIVE PURE WHITE RADISH THAT KEEPS ITS FLAVOUR NO MATTER HOW LONG GROWS! VERY CRISP – GOOD FOR GRATING INTO COLESLAW, MILD FLAVOUR! PURE WHITE INSIDE AND OUT! The white icicle radish has a lot of charm. Slender and long, mild-flavoured yet with a hintSee more...

RADISH ‘WHITE ICICLE’ IS A DECORATIVE PURE WHITE RADISH THAT KEEPS ITS FLAVOUR NO MATTER HOW LONG GROWS!
VERY CRISP – GOOD FOR GRATING INTO COLESLAW, MILD FLAVOUR! PURE WHITE INSIDE AND OUT!

The white icicle radish has a lot of charm. Slender and long, mild-flavoured yet with a hint of pepper, this variety deserves a spot in the vegetable garden!

Famously, white icicle radishes really are snow white inside and out. Their shape is more like a carrot than a typical radish: slim and tapered, pointed at the root tip, and about the size at maturity of a person’s finger (4-6 inches).

Also like a carrot, the long white radish has crisp flesh, so crisp that you can snap it in half.
That characteristic makes the icicle radish good for grating into slaw and salads.
Although often mild in flavour icicle radishes can have a peppery twang which some people enjoy with a generous accompaniment of salt, to bring out the juices.

The nutritious greens of the icicle radish, especially the short top variety, are generally smaller than those of red table radishes, and when washed thoroughly these leaves can be added to any country-style salad.

They can also be steamed or braised or added to soups and stews. Don’t waste a bit of this fine radish type!

Unlike other radishes, the icicle radishes don’t grow tough, pithy, and bitter as fast as other kinds. That’s a good thing for planting seeds later in spring without having to worry about over-supply.

It’s also fine to plant white icicle radish seeds a second time, in later summer, for an Autumn crop.

White Icicle, also known as Lady Fingers. Growing to six inches at maturity, the standard white icicle radish dates back as an heirloom to the mid-1800’s.

That means it is reliable in the garden, given proper growing conditions. Does surprisingly well in summer heat.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Do not over-fertilize or the roots might not be well-formed.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, early/late Summer, Autumn or Winter. Planting seeds at a depth of 10mm with 5cm plant spacing and 30cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
3-14 days at 8-30°C

Maturity
55-60 days

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The Red Flowering Gum, scientifically known as Corymbia ficifolia, is a spectacular native Australian tree renowned for its vibrant red flowers. It belongs to the Myrtaceae family and is primarily found in the south-western coastal regions of Western Australia. This tree is highly prized for its ornamental value and adaptabilitySee more...

The Red Flowering Gum, scientifically known as Corymbia ficifolia, is a spectacular native Australian tree renowned for its vibrant red flowers. It belongs to the Myrtaceae family and is primarily found in the south-western coastal regions of Western Australia. This tree is highly prized for its ornamental value and adaptability to various garden settings.

Description

  • Size: Corymbia ficifolia typically grows to a height of 2 to 10 metres, making it suitable for both small and large gardens. In favourable conditions, it can reach up to 15 metres.
  • Bark: The bark is rough, fibrous, and persistent, with a greyish-brown colour.
  • Leaves: The leaves are dark green, lance-shaped, and measure 10-20 cm in length. They are glossy and have a leathery texture.
  • Flowers: The tree produces large, striking clusters of flowers ranging from red to pink, orange, or even cream. Flowering occurs mainly in summer (December to March), attracting a variety of pollinators, including birds and bees.
  • Fruit: The fruits are woody capsules containing numerous small seeds. They are urn-shaped and measure about 2-3 cm in length.

Growing Conditions

  • Climate: Prefers a Mediterranean climate with dry summers and wet winters. It can tolerate coastal conditions and some frost once established.
  • Soil: Grows best in well-drained soils, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils. It can tolerate poor soils but thrives in nutrient-rich substrates.
  • Sunlight: Requires full sun to develop its best flowering and growth form.
  • Watering: Once established, the Red Flowering Gum is drought-tolerant. However, young trees need regular watering to ensure proper establishment.

Uses and Benefits

  • Ornamental: Highly valued for its stunning flowers, the Red Flowering Gum is a popular choice for street planting, parks, and home gardens. It adds vibrant colour and attracts wildlife.
  • Shade and Shelter: Provides good shade due to its dense foliage, making it an excellent choice for providing shelter in gardens and landscapes.
  • Ecological: The flowers provide nectar for birds and bees, promoting biodiversity. The tree also supports native wildlife by offering habitat and food sources.
  • Erosion Control: Its root system helps stabilise soil, making it useful for erosion control on slopes and embankments.

Corymbia ficifolia, or the Red Flowering Gum, is a versatile and visually stunning tree that can enhance any garden or landscape. Its adaptability, low maintenance requirements, and ecological benefits make it an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add a splash of colour and support local wildlife. Proper planting and care will ensure that this beautiful native tree thrives and continues to be a focal point in your garden for years to come.

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Growing Corymbia ficifolia (Red Flowering Gum) from seed can be a rewarding process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you successfully plant and grow this beautiful native Australian tree.

1. Seed Collection and Preparation

  • Seed Collection: Collect seeds from mature seed capsules. The capsules should be brown and woody, typically maturing in late summer to autumn.
  • Seed Extraction: Place the seed capsules in a paper bag and store them in a warm, dry place. The capsules will open, releasing the seeds. Shake the bag to separate the seeds from the capsule fragments.
  • Seed Treatment: Soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours to help soften the seed coat and improve germination rates.

2. Sowing Seeds

  • Seed Tray Preparation: Fill seed trays or small pots with a well-draining seed-raising mix. A mix of 50% sand and 50% peat or compost works well.
  • Sowing Depth: Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil and lightly cover them with a thin layer (about 1-2 mm) of the seed-raising mix or fine sand.
  • Spacing: Space the seeds about 1-2 cm apart in the tray to allow for growth and reduce competition.

3. Germination

  • Watering: Gently water the seed trays to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Use a spray bottle or a fine mist to avoid disturbing the seeds.
  • Temperature: Keep the seed trays in a warm, sunny location. The ideal temperature for germination is between 20°C and 25°C.
  • Light: Ensure the seeds receive plenty of indirect sunlight. If growing indoors, place the trays near a bright window or under grow lights.
  • Germination Time: Seeds typically germinate within 2 to 4 weeks, but it can take longer, so be patient and continue to care for the seedlings.

4. Seedling Care

  • Thinning: Once the seedlings have developed a few sets of true leaves and are about 5-10 cm tall, thin them out if necessary to prevent overcrowding. Keep the strongest seedlings.
  • Transplanting: When the seedlings are about 10-15 cm tall and have a well-developed root system, they are ready to be transplanted into individual pots or directly into the garden.
  • Hardening Off: Before transplanting outdoors, harden off the seedlings by gradually exposing them to outdoor conditions over a week or two. Start by placing them outside in a sheltered spot for a few hours each day, gradually increasing the time.

By following these steps, you can successfully grow Corymbia ficifolia from seed and enjoy the beauty of this stunning native tree in your garden.

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AMAZING AUSTRALIAN NATIVE ANTHOCERCIS ILICIFOLIA HAS THE MOST WONDERFUL FLOWERS AND CAN GROW ON ROCK! SAND DUNES, LIMESTONE, DRY SANDS ARE NO OBSTACLE AND THIS IS DROUGHT RESISTANT TO A VERY HIGH LEVEL TOO! Shrub, 0.5-3(-4) m high. Fl. yellow, Apr to Nov. Calcareous sand, sand, limestone, sandstone. Outcrops, ridges,See more...

AMAZING AUSTRALIAN NATIVE ANTHOCERCIS ILICIFOLIA HAS THE MOST WONDERFUL FLOWERS AND CAN GROW ON ROCK! SAND DUNES, LIMESTONE, DRY SANDS ARE NO OBSTACLE AND THIS IS DROUGHT RESISTANT TO A VERY HIGH LEVEL TOO!

Shrub, 0.5-3(-4) m high. Fl. yellow, Apr to Nov. Calcareous sand, sand, limestone, sandstone. Outcrops, ridges, coastal sand dunes.
Distribution
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Geraldton Hills, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Gingin, Northampton, York.

Anthocercis ilicifolia is a member of the Solanaceae family, native to coastal regions of WA. A beautiful and hardy native from 0.5 – 3m tall with good horticultural potential.
The major alkaloid of both Anthocercis viscosa. and A. fasciculata has been identified as hyoscyamine. A trace of the same partly racemic base has been isolated from A. littorea, together with meteloidine, but the major alkaloid present in this species is littorine which has been shown to be R(-)-3?-(2-hydroxy-3-phenylpropionyloxy)tropane (The tropane alkaloids from three Western Australian Anthocercis species. Cannon et al. Aust. Journal of Chem. 22(1) 221 – 227 . 1969.)

Anthocercis is known as the only Solanaceous plant known to produce resin compounds on glandular trichomes. Some species of Anthocercis have been reported to hybridise with Duboisia spp.

APPROX 25 SEEDS. SMALL. SMOKE TREATMENT WILL SPEED GERMINATION BUT IS NOT ESSENTIAL. YOU CAN LOOK UP ON GOOGLE TO SEE HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TREATMENT, IT’S PRETTY EASY!

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun with well-drained soil.

Drought hardy.

Sow
Seeds require smoke treatment for accelerated germination. You can use either smoke water or aerosol smoke. Alternatively save some ashes from your fire, add water and soak seeds for a few hours.

Sow in Spring, or in warm conditions, 3mm deep in a well-draining seed raising mix.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
21 plus days at 20-30°C

Maturity
Erect, much branched shrub, 0.5–3 m high living 3-6 years.

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THE REGAL GREEN BIRDFLOWER IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL NATIVE FLOWERS! RESEMBLING A HUMMINGBIRD! READILY GERMINATES AFTER A HOT WATER TREATMENT. SANDY SPOTS, COASTAL AREAS, WHERE NOTHING ELSE WILL GROW, THIS BEAUTY WILL LOVE IT ALL! Loving warm areas, it is an Australian native that needs verySee more...
THE REGAL GREEN BIRDFLOWER IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL NATIVE FLOWERS! RESEMBLING A HUMMINGBIRD! READILY GERMINATES AFTER A HOT WATER TREATMENT. SANDY SPOTS, COASTAL AREAS, WHERE NOTHING ELSE WILL GROW, THIS BEAUTY WILL LOVE IT ALL!
Loving warm areas, it is an Australian native that needs very well drained soils and full sun. Named after 19th century botanist Allan Cunningham, it is pollinated by large bee species and honeyeaters. It’s about 1-3 metres in height with long flower spikes adorned with bird shaped flowers.
The sap from the leaves was used by Aboriginal people to treat eye infections.
A good one for warm positions, it is not suited to cold climates.
5 SEEDS, POUR BOILING WATER OVER THE SEEDS AND ALLOW TO SOAK UNTIL COOL. PLANT IN WELL DRAINED SAND.
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Rocket 'Pronto' is a very attractive and fast growing salad rocket. A clear improvement to regular varieties, the highly serrated leaves resemble the shape of wild rocket (Diplotaxis Sylvetta) yet are mildly spicy with a nutty, light peppery flavour. It has been used in England in salads since Elizabethan times.See more...

Rocket ‘Pronto’ is a very attractive and fast growing salad rocket. A clear improvement to regular varieties, the highly serrated leaves resemble the shape of wild rocket (Diplotaxis Sylvetta) yet are mildly spicy with a nutty, light peppery flavour. It has been used in England in salads since Elizabethan times. On another interesting note, Rocket or Arugula seed has been used as an ingredient in aphrodisiac concoctions dating back to the first century, AD. (Cambridge World History of Food) – …but we can make no promises!

Used fresh it adds a peppery note to salads. It is ideal as a bed for seafood but also makes a wonderful salad on its own. Cooked lightly it can be added to stir-fries, it also makes a delicious spinach substitute.

Also known as arugula, Salad Rocket is popular in Italy and Southern France, where it has been grown and eaten for centuries. This aromatic salad green is typically found in mesclun mixes.

Very easy to grow from seed, harvest the leaves when they are young and tender for a mild flavour, as they mature they become more peppery and hot.

Salad Rocket is a quick-growing, cool-weather green. After that time, give it some shade or plant it under shade cloth or in the shade of an ‘airy’ tree (not dense shade). Too much drought and summer heat will cause the leaves to be smaller and more ‘peppery’.

Harvesting:
Simply pick the young leaves and the plant will keep generating new ones for months. Older leaves are a bit tougher and hotter. Pick over the whole row rather than just one or two plants as this would weaken them.
As the flower buds appear pinch them out to prolong cropping. The flowers are small, white with dark centres and can be used in the salad for a light piquant flavour.

Storing:
Rinse the leaves in cool water and dry on paper towelling. Wrap leaves tightly in plastic or a zip lock bag. Best if used within two days.

Nutrition:
Arugula is a nutritional powerhouse, containing significant folate (folic acid) and calcium. Exceptionally high in beta carotene, vitamin C, and a good source of iron, Arugula is a member of the same family as cabbage and broccoli and like all such vegetables; it contains cancer-fighting phytochemicals called indoles.

Nomenclature:
The term arugula (variations of Italian dialects around Arigola) is used by the Italian diaspora in Australia and North America and from there picked up as a loan word to a varying degree in American and Australian English, particularly in culinary usage. The names ultimately all derive from the Latin word eruca.

Vernacular names include Garden Rocket, Rocket, Eruca, Rocket salad, or Arugula (American English), In Italy, it can be known as Rucola, Rugola, Rucola gentile, Rughetta, Ruchetta or Rucola selvatica.

Throughout the world there are variations: Rauke or ruke (German), Roquette (French), Rokka (Greek), Ruca (Catalan), Beharki (Basque), Oruga (Spanish), Rúcula (Portuguese) krapkool (Flemish), Arugula Selvatica, arugula sylvatica, aeruca rocket, eruka psevnaya (Russian), oruga (Spanish), jaramago (Spanish),
Roman rocket, salad rocket, sciatica cress, shinlock…

History:
In Roman times Arugula was grown for both its leaves and the seed. The seed was used for flavouring oils. Part of a typical Roman meal was to offer a salad of greens, frequently arugula, romaine, chicory, mallow and lavender and seasoned with a “cheese sauce for lettuce”

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

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or Autumn. Plant seeds at a depth of 3mm with 40cm plant spacing and 40cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 15-20°C

Maturity
60 days

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READY TO PICK IN TWO WEEKS! SARAH'S ROCKET SALAD IS A SUPER QUICK GROWER! BABY SALAD GREENS! ONCE THEY MATURE CUT THEM OFF A LITTLE ABOVE THE STALK AND THEY WILL GROW ALL OVER AGAIN! LEAVE SOME TO GO TO SEED AND NEVER BUY SEEDS AGAIN! We named this afterSee more...

READY TO PICK IN TWO WEEKS! SARAH’S ROCKET SALAD IS A SUPER QUICK GROWER! BABY SALAD GREENS! ONCE THEY MATURE CUT THEM OFF A LITTLE ABOVE THE STALK AND THEY WILL GROW ALL OVER AGAIN! LEAVE SOME TO GO TO SEED AND NEVER BUY SEEDS AGAIN!

We named this after our own Sarah Birnie! She’s a bit of a live wire so this suits her great personality! Want to add a peppery punch to your salads? Spruce them up with a little rocket (Eruca sativa)!

It’s one of the fastest-growing leafy greens, and you can plant it in the garden or in pots. Rocket is best sown in spring, autumn and winter (it can tolerate the cold) and will be ready for harvesting in just six to seven weeks – you can even eat the baby leaves after about two weeks.

It tastes best when harvested young, so keep nipping off the leafy growth and you’ll have rich pickings. Its spicy flavour makes it perfect for livening up any salad – simply follow our guide to sowing the seeds, then use a couple of bunches to make a delicious Rocket, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad (see recipe below).

How to sow rocket seeds

Step 1 Choose a spot in your garden that’s sunny and make sure soil is well draining. Before you plant rocket seeds, dig in some fine compost and a little fertiliser to prepare soil.

Step 2 Mark out a row about 3mm deep and 1-2m long. Carefully sow rocket seeds in a thin line along row, spacing out as evenly as possible. Cover lightly with seed raising mix (available in bags), then press down and keep soil moist. Planting seeds every few weeks will ensure you have a continuous supply.

Step 3 Make sure you dug in plenty of compost at planting or fertilise weekly with a complete liquid plant food such as Yates Thrive Soluble All Purpose Plant Food or Seasol PowerFeed for Vegies.

Step 4 Cut back plants to ground level once they’re full sized – about 7-8 weeks after planting. This encourages new shoots to grow. Feed again with a liquid fertiliser to promote vigorous growth and more harvests.

You can plant the seeds in pots and transplant them to the garden when they reach 5-7cm.

Benito Martin Recipe! Rocket, pear and blue cheese salad.

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: nil

Serves 6

Ingredients:

2 Williams or Packham pears, cored, thinly sliced

Juice of 1 lemon

_ cup olive oil

_ cup white balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp honey

Sea-salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to season

2 bunches (280g) rocket, trimmed

_ cup walnuts, toasted, roughly chopped

150g blue cheese, or other cheese to your taste – diced

Step 1 Put pear and lemon juice in a large bowl and toss to coat.

Step 2 To make dressing, put oil, vinegar and honey in a jar. Secure with a lid and shake to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3 Separate rocket leaves and put in a large bowl. Add pear, walnut and blue cheese. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. Divide among plates and serve.

MEDIUM SIZED ROUND SEEDS, CAN BE DIFFERENT COLOURS BUT IS STILL THE SAME PLANT. EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

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HANDLES DROUGHT AND HARD RAINS TOO! ROCKMELON - HALES JUMBO – 2KG MELONS WITH SWEET, JUICY FLESH – DROUGHT RESISTANT AND EASY TO GROW! THERE IS NOTHING LIKE FRESH ROCKMELON! Just delicious and so sweet and fresh! There is nothing like it on a hot day! Eaten fresh, in aSee more...

HANDLES DROUGHT AND HARD RAINS TOO! ROCKMELON – HALES JUMBO – 2KG MELONS WITH SWEET, JUICY FLESH – DROUGHT RESISTANT AND EASY TO GROW! THERE IS NOTHING LIKE FRESH ROCKMELON!

Just delicious and so sweet and fresh! There is nothing like it on a hot day! Eaten fresh, in a smoothie, freeze some cubes and eat this delicious treat instead of ice cream! These vigorous vines produce large oval shaped fruit with sweet orange flesh. Jumbo handles drought and heavy rain well. Nothing is like the taste of rockmelon in the summertime! Great to set and forget and let the melons do their thing! Great to make fruit salad and rockmelon ice cream!! Very disease/mildew resistant.

SEEDS ARE A LARGE SIZE, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

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

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

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
4-10 days at 20-32°C

Maturity
90-110 days

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ROCKMELON HYBRID ARGYLE IS A MELON GROWN PRIMARILY IN AUSTRALIA BUT THEY USUALLY SEND THEM ALL DIRECTLY OVERSEAS! THERE IS A HUGE MARKET FOR THESE BIG AND JUICY MELONS AND THE BEST ONES WILL BE SHIPPED OFF BEFORE WE SEE THEM! DON'T PAY AND ARM AND A LEG FOR EXPORTSee more...

ROCKMELON HYBRID ARGYLE IS A MELON GROWN PRIMARILY IN AUSTRALIA BUT THEY USUALLY SEND THEM ALL DIRECTLY OVERSEAS! THERE IS A HUGE MARKET FOR THESE BIG AND JUICY MELONS AND THE BEST ONES WILL BE SHIPPED OFF BEFORE WE SEE THEM! DON’T PAY AND ARM AND A LEG FOR EXPORT QUALITY FRUIT!  DISEASE RESISTANT AND EASY TO GROW.

Please note these seeds have been treated with sulphur to allow us to import them, do not eat the seeds or feed them to livestock. The sulphur will completely dissipate into the soil once planted with watering and will not effect the growing or eating. It’s just so they can ensure no foreign insects are alive in the seeds and that they will grow without fungus issues.

Rockmelon hybrid Argyle has a good disease resistance, is lightly striped and has a smooth and sweet taste. Sure to be a family favourite in no time at all!

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

Protect from mildew by watering the roots and not the leaves. Dig in compost. If no bees are around you can either grab some flower seeds to grow near the melons or you can even hand pollinate! A small brush and a bit of backwork – so attracting the bees is the best idea in my humble opinion!

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
4-10 days at 20-32°C

Maturity
85-110 days

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ROCKMELON HYBRID BALMORAL IS A SWEET AND DELICIOUS MELON WITH LIGHT NETTING ON THE OUTER AND A RICH COLOUR ON THE INNER. DISEASE RESISTANT AND EASY TO GROW. This one has come from a grower known for their delicious melons! Not much is known on this one only that itSee more...

ROCKMELON HYBRID BALMORAL IS A SWEET AND DELICIOUS MELON WITH LIGHT NETTING ON THE OUTER AND A RICH COLOUR ON THE INNER. DISEASE RESISTANT AND EASY TO GROW.

This one has come from a grower known for their delicious melons! Not much is known on this one only that it is very new and seeds are only just becoming available. It has a good disease resistance, is lightly netted and has a smooth and sweet taste. Sure to be a family favourite in no time at all!

As there are no pics of this on available, I have chosen something similar to put in the pictures but your grown melons will or may differ slightly from the pictures shown.

VERY RARE, THESE HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH A FUNGICIDE SO WE CAN IMPORT THEM SO PLEASE HANDLE WITH GLOVES, I USE CHOPSTICKS IF I DON’T HAVE GLOVES! LOL

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

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

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
4-10 days at 20-32°C

Maturity
85-110 days

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ROCKMELON HYBRID NEPEAN IS A SWEET AND DELICIOUS MELON WITH LIGHT NETTING ON THE OUTER AND A GREEN STRIPE, A VERY DEEP ORANGE COLOUR ON THE INNER, IT HAS A SMALL CAVITY WHICH MEANS MORE TO EAT! DISEASE RESISTANT AND EASY TO GROW. This one has come from a growerSee more...

ROCKMELON HYBRID NEPEAN IS A SWEET AND DELICIOUS MELON WITH LIGHT NETTING ON THE OUTER AND A GREEN STRIPE, A VERY DEEP ORANGE COLOUR ON THE INNER, IT HAS A SMALL CAVITY WHICH MEANS MORE TO EAT! DISEASE RESISTANT AND EASY TO GROW.

This one has come from a grower known for their delicious melons! Not much is known on this one only that it is very new and seeds are only just becoming available. It has a good disease resistance, is lightly netted and has a smooth and sweet taste. Sure to be a family favourite in no time at all!

The seeds have been coated in a pink sulphur mix. Please do not eat the seeds or give them to livestock. This will not effect the eating or the ground around it, it is a naturally occurring chemical in the soil which will dissipate once watered.

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

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

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
4-10 days at 20-32°C

Maturity
85-110 days

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ROCKMELON HYBRID SOMERSET IS A SWEET AND DELICIOUS MELON WITH LIGHT NETTING ON THE OUTER AND A RICH GREEN STRIPE, CLASSIC COLOUR ON THE INNER. DISEASE RESISTANT AND EASY TO GROW. This one has come from a grower known for their delicious melons! Not much is known on this oneSee more...

ROCKMELON HYBRID SOMERSET IS A SWEET AND DELICIOUS MELON WITH LIGHT NETTING ON THE OUTER AND A RICH GREEN STRIPE, CLASSIC COLOUR ON THE INNER. DISEASE RESISTANT AND EASY TO GROW.

This one has come from a grower known for their delicious melons! Not much is known on this one only that it is very new and seeds are only just becoming available. It has a good disease resistance, is lightly netted and has a smooth and sweet taste. Sure to be a family favourite in no time at all!

As there are no pics of this on available, I have chosen something similar to put in the pictures but your grown melons will or may differ slightly from the pictures shown.
VERY RARE!

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

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

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
4-10 days at 20-32°C

Maturity
85-110 days

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RUDBECKIA GLORIOSA MIXED DAISIES ARE ENOUGH TO KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF! TALL, BRIGHT AND BIG FLOWERS IN A RANGE OF NATURES BEST SHADES! SUNGLASSES NEEDED! THESE LOVE THE HEAT AND CRAPPY SOILS TOO! EASY GROWING AND AN AMAZING RESULT! CUT FOR THE HOUSE TOO! Synonyms: Rudbeckia gloriosa Perennial to 90cmSee more...

RUDBECKIA GLORIOSA MIXED DAISIES ARE ENOUGH TO KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF! TALL, BRIGHT AND BIG FLOWERS IN A RANGE OF NATURES BEST SHADES! SUNGLASSES NEEDED! THESE LOVE THE HEAT AND CRAPPY SOILS TOO! EASY GROWING AND AN AMAZING RESULT! CUT FOR THE HOUSE TOO!

Synonyms: Rudbeckia gloriosa
Perennial to 90cm
Large Flowers
Butterfly & Bee attracting

Perennial to 90cm. Tall bushy plants producing large daisy-like flowers in a mixture of single and bi-colours including; yellow, mahogany, bronze and gold with black cone shaped centres. Great for cut flowers, garden beds and borders. Low maintenance once established, tolerant of dry and poor soil conditions. Produces lots of flowers over a long season. Great for attracting bees and butterflies to the garden. Also known as “Coneflower”.

SEEDS ARE EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

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

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, after frosts. Plant seeds at a depth of 1mm with 50cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
95-110 days

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RUDBECKIA RUSTIC DWARF IS PERFECT FOR POTS AND BORDERS, IT THRIVES IN MOST SOILS AND PUTS ON AN AMAZING DISPLAY OF COLOUR OVER A VERY LONG PERIOD! Rudbeckia ‘Rustic Dwarfs Mixed’ contains a beautiful mixture of yellow, bronze and mahogany rudbeckias, which stand up well to wet weather. It’s perfectSee more...

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

Rudbeckia ‘Rustic Dwarfs Mixed’ contains a beautiful mixture of yellow, bronze and mahogany rudbeckias, which stand up well to wet weather. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border, and also works well in prairie-style planting schemes. Like all coneflowers, Rudbeckia ‘Rustic Dwarfs Mixed’ thrives in a sheltered, sunny spot.

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

THE SEEDS ARE EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

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

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
95-110 days

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Seed Count: 80
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