Scientifically accurate: Easy to read with moisture, pH and light levels, knowing what is going on promotes healthy plants. And really helps you to know if your plants need water for indoor and outdoor plants! Stop over watering those valuable indoor plants! I use one all the time so thoughtSee more...

Scientifically accurate: Easy to read with moisture, pH and light levels, knowing what is going on promotes healthy plants. And really helps you to know if your plants need water for indoor and outdoor plants! Stop over watering those valuable indoor plants! I use one all the time so thought we should have some in the store!

Moisture Range: 1-10 (1-3 DRY, 4-7 OK, 8-10 WET); Relative Light: 0-2000 Lux (0-200 LOW, 200-500LOW+, 500-1000 NOR 1000-2000 HGH); pH Range: 3.5-8 pH (3.5-6.5 ACID, 7 NEUTRAL, 7-8 ALKALI).

Just plug into the soil and read after a few minutes. It’s very easy to use! If the plants are very dry, the Soil Meter’s Pointer will not rotate. It means that your plants need water right now.

Measures moisture at root level. No battery required, simple and convenient to use. Simply insert the meter into the soil, switch to the setting you want to measure and read the scale after a few minutes.

Features:

Battery is not needed.
Test soil pH.
Use indoors or outdoors.
Simple to operate.
Accurate results.

Specifications:

Material: Aluminium Alloy, Plastic.

Size: 50*38*290mm.

Probe Length: 20.2cm / 7.95in.

Colour: shown as pictures.

PH Range: 3.5-8.0 (3.5-6.5: ACIDIC, 7: NEUTRAL, 7-8: ALKALINE).

Moisture Range: 1-10 (1-3: DRY, 4-7: OK, 8-10: WET).

Illumination range : 0 DARK-2000 LIGHT

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PAY $40 AND GET $50 IN SEED CREDIT! PERFECT FOR SEEDAHOLICS! WE NOW HAVE GIFT VOUCHERS! We can design your voucher for any occasion! Add your picture to the voucher and design it the way you want! If you are just going to use it for yourself we can sendSee more...
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Turmeric, Curcuma longa, is one of the ancient spices of Asia. The root is an essential ingredient of curry and primarily responsible for the yellow colour. The fresh leaf is used as a wrap to flavour food in cooking. Current folk use of the root as a remedy for adultSee more...

Turmeric, Curcuma longa, is one of the ancient spices of Asia. The root is an essential ingredient of curry and primarily responsible for the yellow colour. The fresh leaf is used as a wrap to flavour food in cooking. Current folk use of the root as a remedy for adult diabetics, carpel tunnel syndrome, heart problems and immune system support. The powdered root produces a gold-yellow dye. A perennial plant, growing to 0.5m x 0.5m.

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Grow Notes
Make sure you remove them from any plastic wrapping and plant immediately.

Turmeric is native to India and Asia preferring rich, moist and well-draining, soils in a protected, shaded position.

Drought and frost tender.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring and Summer at 5cm deep into damp soil with 30cm between plants.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Maturity
160-190 days.

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HEALTHY, A+ GRADE GINGER RHIZOMES THAT ARE UNTREATED WITH GROWTH RETARDANTS, NATURALLY GROWN AND DUG OUT WHEN WE NEED THEM! THESE ARE GROWN WITH NO PESTICIDES AT A LOCAL HOBBY FARM THAT SUPPLIES US AS WE NEED THEM SO THEY ARE ALWAYS FRESH! THERE MAY BE A SLIGHT DELAY ONSee more...

HEALTHY, A+ GRADE GINGER RHIZOMES THAT ARE UNTREATED WITH GROWTH RETARDANTS, NATURALLY GROWN AND DUG OUT WHEN WE NEED THEM! THESE ARE GROWN WITH NO PESTICIDES AT A LOCAL HOBBY FARM THAT SUPPLIES US AS WE NEED THEM SO THEY ARE ALWAYS FRESH! THERE MAY BE A SLIGHT DELAY ON POSTAGE AS I HAVE TO PICK UP YOUR RHIZOMES FRESH.

YOU WILL GET ONE MEDIUM/LARGE RHIZOME.

Ginger is a member of a plant family that includes cardamom and turmeric. Its spicy aroma is mainly due to presence of ketones, especially the gingerols, which appear to be the primary component of ginger studied in much of the health-related scientific research. The rhizome, which is the horizontal stem from which the roots grow, is the main portion of ginger that is consumed. Ginger’s current name comes from the Middle English gingivere, but this spice dates back over 3000 years to the Sanskrit word srngaveram, meaning “horn root,” based on its appearance. In Greek, it was called ziggiberis, and in Latin, zinziberi. Interestingly, ginger does not grow in the wild and its actual origins are uncertain.

Indians and Chinese are believed to have produced ginger as a tonic root for over 5000 years to treat many ailments, and this plant is now cultivated throughout the humid tropics, with India being the largest producer. Ginger was used as a flavoring agent long before history was formally recorded. It was an exceedingly important article of trade and was exported from India to the Roman Empire over 2000 years ago, where it was especially valued for its medicinal properties. Ginger continued to be a highly sought after commodity in Europe even after the fall of the Roman Empire, with Arab merchants controlling the trade in ginger and other spices for centuries. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the value of a pound of ginger was equivalent to the cost of a sheep. By medieval times, it was being imported in preserved form to be used in sweets. Queen Elizabeth I of England is credited with the invention of the gingerbread man, which became a popular Christmas treat.

Ginger is used in numerous forms, including fresh, dried, pickled, preserved, crystallized, candied, and powdered or ground. The flavor is somewhat peppery and slightly sweet, with a strong and spicy aroma. The concentration of essential oils increases as ginger ages and, therefore, the intended use of the rhizome determines the time when it is harvested. If extracting the oil is the main purpose, then ginger can be harvested at 9 months or longer. Ginger is commonly pickled in sweet vinegar, which turns it a pink colour; this form is popular with sushi.

Ginger harvested at 8-9 months has a tough skin that must be removed before eating, and the root is more pungent and is used dried or pulverized into ground ginger. This is the form most commonly found in our spice racks and used in cookies, cakes, and curry mixes. Candied or crystallized ginger is cooked in sugar syrup and coated with granulated sugar. Ginger harvested at 5 months is not yet mature and has a very thin skin, and the rhizomes are tender with a mild flavour and are best used in fresh or preserved forms.

Grow Notes
Make sure you remove them from any plastic wrapping and plant immediately.

Plant in part or full sun with moist, well-drained soil.

Frost Tender Perennial.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring and Summer at 3cm deep into damp soil with 30cm between plants.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Maturity
150-200 days.

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THE AFRICAN TREE WISTERIA IS A RARE TREE THAT WILL GROW WELL AS A BONSAI, A SMALL OR MEDIUM TREE! EASILY CONTAINABLE, SPECTACULAR AND GREAT IN A POT OR IN THE GARDEN! AFRICAN TREES LIKE OUR ENVIRONMENT AND GROW REALLY WELL! The wisteria tree stands out as one of Africa'sSee more...

THE AFRICAN TREE WISTERIA IS A RARE TREE THAT WILL GROW WELL AS A BONSAI, A SMALL OR MEDIUM TREE! EASILY CONTAINABLE, SPECTACULAR AND GREAT IN A POT OR IN THE GARDEN! AFRICAN TREES LIKE OUR ENVIRONMENT AND GROW REALLY WELL!

The wisteria tree stands out as one of Africa’s most striking native trees, particularly when it bursts into bloom. Its cascading, fragrant, blue-mauve flowers, reminiscent of peas, drape in clusters from its branches, often enveloping the entire tree. Its leaves, arranged spirally, hang delicately from drooping branches akin to those of the willow.

Typically featuring multiple stems, the wisteria can be shaped through pruning to develop a single trunk. Its bark, a rough and deeply fissured brownish-gray, holds high value among carpenters for its excellent woodworking properties. Craftsmen frequently fashion it into exquisite furniture pieces, while its sturdy, termite-resistant stems find utility as fencing posts.

The species name, “Bolusanthus,” pays homage to Harry Bolus (1834 to 1911), a distinguished South African botanist and the founder of the Cape Town Bolus Herbarium, while “speciosus” in Latin denotes its striking beauty. Indigenous to wooded grasslands across southern Africa, from Angola and Zambia to KwaZulu-Natal, it serves as a vital resource for various wildlife, including monkeys, gemsbok, giraffes, and grey duikers, which feed on its pods and leaves.

Beyond its ornamental and practical uses, the wisteria holds medicinal significance. Its roots offer relief for stomach ailments, while the inner bark addresses abdominal cramps. As with any herbal remedy, it’s imperative to seek guidance from a qualified medical or herbal practitioner before taking as medicine, especially considering individual health conditions, allergies, and potential interactions with other medications. Consulting a professional ensures safe and effective usage, guarding against adverse reactions and promoting optimal well-being.

 

Grow Notes
Drought tolerant, should come through a light overnight frost once mature. Will grow in most frost-free regions of Australia. Regular water and a sheltered spot will result in more flowers than drought conditions and a windy site.

Full sun to part shade position with light, well-draining soil is ideal.

Sow
These are large seeds, easy to see and handle. Plant seeds in spring, cover to twice the width of the seed.

Germination
Be patient as they can take a little while to break out of the seed as they tend to put down roots first before leaves. So, no action above the soil does not mean failure!

Maturity
This decorative, small to medium-sized tree is deciduous, dropping its leaves only for a short period in early spring. Flowering time is from August to January (spring and summer). Flowers are followed by papery, brown fruit pods, that hang from the branches in clusters, and never split to release their seeds, which is why many African animals eat these and distribute the seeds. It also means there will be no self-seeding.

 

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Agapanthus, commonly known as Lily of the Nile or African Lily, is a genus of flowering plants native to Southern Africa. The name "Agapanthus" is derived from the Greek words "agape," meaning love, and "anthos," meaning flower. These plants are highly valued for their striking clusters of blue or whiteSee more...

Agapanthus, commonly known as Lily of the Nile or African Lily, is a genus of flowering plants native to Southern Africa. The name “Agapanthus” is derived from the Greek words “agape,” meaning love, and “anthos,” meaning flower. These plants are highly valued for their striking clusters of blue or white flowers and their ability to thrive in a variety of climates.

Origin: Agapanthus plants are indigenous to Southern Africa, particularly South Africa, where they are found in a range of habitats from coastal regions to mountainsides. They have also been introduced to other parts of the world and are popular ornamental plants in many gardens due to their attractive flowers and foliage.

Growing from Seed:

Seed Preparation: Agapanthus seeds have a hard outer coat that needs to be scarified to aid in germination. You can scarify the seeds by gently rubbing them with sandpaper or carefully nicking the seed coat with a knife. Soaking the seeds in warm water for 24 hours can also help soften the seed coat.

Soil Preparation: Use a well-draining potting mix or seed starting mix. Agapanthus prefers soil with good drainage to prevent water logging, which can cause the seeds to rot.

Planting Seeds: Plant the scarified seeds in small pots or trays filled with the prepared soil. Sow the seeds at a depth of about twice their diameter. Water the soil lightly after planting.

Germination: Place the pots or trays in a warm, bright location with indirect sunlight. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Germination can take several weeks to a few months, so be patient.

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

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

Maintenance: Agapanthus plants are relatively low-maintenance once established. Remove spent flowers to encourage more blooms and divide overcrowded clumps every few years to maintain plant health and vigor.

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AMAZING! EASY TO GROW! AMARANTHUS CHANGES COLOUR AND LASTS FOR MONTHS AS A BRIGHT AND HAPPY PLANT IN YOUR GARDEN! BRIGHT PINK, RED AND CHOCOLATE! VERY TROPICAL LOOKING AND A SUN LOVER TOO! Amaranthus tricolour is grown for its beautiful foliage, the large bronzy-green leaves turn into a rosy-red asSee more...

AMAZING! EASY TO GROW! AMARANTHUS CHANGES COLOUR AND LASTS FOR MONTHS AS A BRIGHT AND HAPPY PLANT IN YOUR GARDEN! BRIGHT PINK, RED AND CHOCOLATE! VERY TROPICAL LOOKING AND A SUN LOVER TOO!

Amaranthus tricolour is grown for its beautiful foliage, the large bronzy-green leaves turn into a rosy-red as the season progresses. It gives colour up to two weeks earlier than other Amaranths/ Incorporating a few bright foliage plants into the garden means that you won’t be disappointed with borders after spring blooms have faded.

Also known as ‘Summer Poinsettia’ due to the similarity of the bracts, this highly ornamental plant is easy and fast growing. It adds an explosion of colour to the garden and is utterly breathtaking in mass plantings and very useful as a temporary shrub. Ideal for the border but also thrives in containers on a sunny patio. Very ornamental variety of amaranth that is grown for its colourful leaves.

Bring birds to your garden while giving you stunning colours and foliage! A hardy lover of full sun and you can eat the seeds or leave them to the birds!

Cut flowers and hang to dry for use in flower arrangements; cut seed heads to feed the birds in winter.

Called laal shaak or red spinach, it is eaten for its nutrient value, tastiness and ease of cooking. It makes a fast, easy dish, very tasty with rice.

Grow Notes
Growing to 50cm, plant in free draining rich, moist soil in sun for the best flowers. Preparing garden beds with well composted manure will give the best results.

Amaranthus seeds can be either sown in pots or directly where they are to flower. They are susceptible to frost so be sure to sow only after the last chance of frost has past and the soil has warmed a little.

Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. For an extra-long flowering season, remove spent blooms and feed with liquid fertiliser.

Sow
Small seeds, sow at a depth of 3mm or mix with fine grains of sand if needed to aid distribution of seeds. Can be sown direct or raised as seedlings.

Plant in Spring and early Summer at 30cm spacing.
Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells.

Germination
7-10 days @ 20-25°C

Maturity
105 days to Maturity.

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A fine cut flower and garden plant this native of Egypt produces beautiful 15cm lacy heads of soft white flowers. Last well in a vase and makes an exciting addition to a mixed border. Ammi Visnaga Essential Oil is processed from Ammi Visnaga seeds. Steam Inhalation of its vapours isSee more...

A fine cut flower and garden plant this native of Egypt produces beautiful 15cm lacy heads of soft white flowers. Last well in a vase and makes an exciting addition to a mixed border. Ammi Visnaga Essential Oil is processed from Ammi Visnaga seeds. Steam Inhalation of its vapours is said to be a good remedy to treat Asthma. It is said to have a relaxing effect on all kinds of Spasms in the tissues, especially in case of Bronchitis, thus, acts as an Antispasmodic. Kidney stones were treated with this in ancient Egypt.

Ammi visnaga is a natural substance long used in herbal medicine to treat conditions ranging from menstrual cramps to atherosclerosis. The extract is derived from a plant in the carrot family that is commonly found in the Eastern Mediterranean. Some people take ammi visnaga orally and others use it topically to treat certain skin conditions.

When to sow: Autumn until spring
Where to sow: Direct sow
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect:  Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil:  Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil.
Spacing:            Between plants: 15cm-20cm
Between rows: 30cm

Directions:  If growing for cut flowers make a shallow drill and place three or four seed 15cm apart, thinning to one seedling after germination. For a long flowering, garden subject plant a few seeds 20cm apart. After germination thin to one seedling.

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

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SAID TO AID INDIGESTION, HEARTBURN , STOMACH ULCERS, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, CONSTIPATION AND MANY OTHER AILMENTS. IT'S A LARGE GROWING HERB USED AS FRESH LEAVES OR DRIED ROOT, STEM AND LEAF TO MAKE TEAS AND OTHER BEVERAGES. Extremely rare! This is a member of the carrot family and will sendSee more...

SAID TO AID INDIGESTION, HEARTBURN , STOMACH ULCERS, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, CONSTIPATION AND MANY OTHER AILMENTS. IT’S A LARGE GROWING HERB USED AS FRESH LEAVES OR DRIED ROOT, STEM AND LEAF TO MAKE TEAS AND OTHER BEVERAGES.

Extremely rare! This is a member of the carrot family and will send up a stem or small flowers and produce seeds each year. Harvesting a leaf at the break of day often results in a new sprout growing overnight, and being visible the following morning, hence the name “tomorrow’s leaf.”

Sow

Surface sow seeds in greenhouse/indoors in moist medium barely covering with soil. Press seeds into soil and keep moist until germination in about 15 days. The seedlings will take about 60 days before transplanting as they are slow-growing at first. Once in the ground they are fast-growing and will produce a large and attractive plant.

Germination
15 -25 days at 15-20°C

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FROM The National Library of Medicine : An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda - PMC (nih.gov) Ashwagandha, scientifically termed Withania somnifera and belonging to the Solanaceae family, goes by the monikers "Indian Winter cherry" or "Indian Ginseng." Revered in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine, forSee more...

FROM The National Library of Medicine : An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda – PMC (nih.gov)

Ashwagandha, scientifically termed Withania somnifera and belonging to the Solanaceae family, goes by the monikers “Indian Winter cherry” or “Indian Ginseng.” Revered in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine, for millennia, it serves as a potent Rasayana, offering a spectrum of health benefits.

Rasayana, as described, denotes herbal or metallic formulations that foster a youthful state of physical and mental well-being, amplifying joy. Administered as tonics to children and embraced by individuals across all age groups, including the elderly, Rasayana herbs like Ashwagandha hold paramount importance in Ayurvedic practice, particularly recognized as a “Sattvic Kapha Rasayana” herb. Notably, many Rasayana herbs exhibit adaptogenic qualities, serving as anti-stress agents.

Ashwagandha commonly manifests as churna—a finely sieved powder—easily blendable with water, ghee (clarified butter), or honey. Its benefits span various realms:

  • Enhancing brain and nervous system function while augmenting memory.
  • Supporting a healthy balance within the reproductive system, fostering vitality in sexual and reproductive aspects.
  • As a potent adaptogen, fortifying the body’s resilience against stressors.
  • Bolstering the body’s defense mechanisms by enhancing cell-mediated immunity.
  • Exhibiting robust antioxidant properties, shielding against cellular damage induced by free radicals.

In essence, Ashwagandha stands as a cornerstone in Ayurvedic tradition, celebrated for its multifaceted health-promoting attributes, making it a cherished remedy in the pursuit of holistic well-being.

Classical Uses of Ashwagandha

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine dating back to 6000 BC according to Charak Samhita (1949), has long revered Ashwagandha as a Rasayana—a rejuvenating tonic—over the span of millennia. Renowned for its versatility, Ashwagandha’s root is esteemed for its manifold properties, including being tonic, aphrodisiac, narcotic, diuretic, anthelmintic, astringent, thermogenic, and stimulant. Its name, “Ashwagandha,” originates from its root’s horse-like odor (“ashwa”), believed to imbue the consumer with equine strength.

Traditionally, Ashwagandha finds application in various ailments such as emaciation in children (especially potent when consumed with milk), debility from old age, rheumatism, vata imbalances, leucoderma, constipation, insomnia, nervous breakdowns, and goiter. Moreover, its crushed root paste alleviates joint inflammation and is topically applied to carbuncles, ulcers, and painful swellings. Additionally, Ashwagandha, often in combination with other herbs, is administered for snake venom and scorpion stings, as well as addressing leucorrhoea, boils, pimples, colic, worms, and piles.

Nagori Ashwagandha is hailed as the supreme variety, with optimum benefits derived from fresh Ashwagandha powder. Its leaves possess bitterness and are recommended for fever and painful swellings, while its flowers offer astringent, depurative, diuretic, and aphrodisiac properties. The seeds, when combined with astringents and rock salt, serve as an anthelmintic, removing white spots from the cornea. Ashwagandharishta, a preparation derived from Ashwagandha, aids in hysteria, anxiety, memory loss, syncope, and acts as a stimulant while bolstering sperm count.

Scientific scrutiny corroborates Ashwagandha’s adaptogenic and anti-stress effects, likening it to Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) and Panax Ginseng (Chinese/Korean Ginseng), thus earning the epithet “Indian Ginseng.” Extensive animal studies have showcased its efficacy in enhancing stamina, thwarting stress-induced ailments like gastric ulcers and hepatotoxicity, and bolstering resistance to stressors. Clinical evidence underscores its potential in averting stress-related conditions like arteriosclerosis, premature aging, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, and malignancy.

As with any herbal remedy, consulting a healthcare professional is prudent before commencing any regimen. The information provided here serves as a reference and does not substitute professional medical advice. Always seek guidance from a qualified herbal practitioner or medical practitioner before initiating any treatment or altering prescribed regimens.

Growing Ashwagandha From Seeds 

  1. Sow Ashwagandha seeds indoors in early spring to early summer. The seeds need a soil temperature of at least 21C to germinate, and the plants can take up to 180 days to reach maturity. Starting them in pots is the best way to ensure a long growing season.
  2. Fill a seed propagation tray or several plastic pots with organic, well-draining, nutrient-rich soil.
  3. Place the seeds in the pots, cover them with a thin layer of soil, and water them well.
  4. Keep the seed pots in a warm place but not in full sun.
  5. Ashwagandha seeds can take between 10 and 14 days to germinate. Make sure the soil is kept evenly moist until the seedlings emerge. You can gradually reduce watering when you start seeing seedlings but never let the soil dry out completely.
  6. You can transplant the young Ashwagandha plants into the garden soil when they are at least 10cms tall.
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FRENCH SPINACH IS PACKED WITH VITAMINS AND IS A VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL VEGETABLE WITH A STUNNING COLOUR THAT WOULD ADORN THE FLOWER GARDEN AND THE VEGGIE PATCH! An indigenous plant from Southern Europe, it’s also known as Mountain or French Spinach, this is Atriplex hortensis Red Plume. The preparationSee more...

FRENCH SPINACH IS PACKED WITH VITAMINS AND IS A VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL VEGETABLE WITH A STUNNING COLOUR THAT WOULD ADORN THE FLOWER GARDEN AND THE VEGGIE PATCH!

An indigenous plant from Southern Europe, it’s also known as Mountain or French Spinach, this is Atriplex hortensis Red Plume. The preparation and use of the young, shiny leaves are the same as that of, for example, spinach, apart from the much longer harvesting time. Great for stir-fry or as an addition to salads! The seeds are also edible and are best used ground and mixed with flour or added to breads or cereals.

Harvest the whole plant when 30cm high or harvest leaves as required. The leaves can be plucked the entire year, if they have not shrivelled or showing lost colour. The flavour is finer than that of spinach or Sorrel and contains many minerals. Cut at approx. 20 cm from the ground. Easy to cultivate and heat tolerant.

Ornamental wine-red seed pods make a great filler for cut flowers displays!

Grow Notes
Heat tolerant and slow to bolt during warm periods, they do best in full or part sun in moist, well drained soils. However, they are tolerant of poor soil conditions, growing to 160cm.

Self-seeding plants drop seeds onto the soil at the end of the season that may germinate and grow without help the following season.

Sow
Sow direct at a depth of 2mm in Spring after frosts have passed. Space plants at 30cm and rows at 30cm.

Germination
7-14 days at 20-22°C

Maturity
75-110 days

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THE AMAZING ROOT OF THE HOLY GHOST OR BAI ZHI IS AN ANCIENT CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE AND COOKING HERB! IT’S USED FOR HEADACHES, NASAL CONGESTION AND HAY FEVER. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY. Description Angelica dahurica is also commonly known as Chinese Angelica, the Garden Angelica, Root of the Holy Ghost, and Wild Angelica,See more...

THE AMAZING ROOT OF THE HOLY GHOST OR BAI ZHI IS AN ANCIENT CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE AND COOKING HERB! IT’S USED FOR HEADACHES, NASAL CONGESTION AND HAY FEVER. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY.

Description
Angelica dahurica is also commonly known as Chinese Angelica, the Garden Angelica, Root of the Holy Ghost, and Wild Angelica, as well as its Chinese name, Bai Zhi.

Bai Zhi is a wildly grown species of angelica native to Siberia, Russia Far East, Mongolia, North-eastern China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. This species tends to grow near riverbanks, along streams and among rocky shrubs. The root of the plant is widely used for its medicinal properties and is known to contain furanocoumarins and angelicotoxin.

The medicinal properties of the Dahurican root have been dated back to Ancient China as early as 400 BC. Zhang Cong Zhen (1156–1228), a famous physician in the military, believed that diseases were caused by external evil factors, or pathogens, that entered the human body. He listed Bai Zhi as an herb that purges the body of any negative influences such as heat, clamminess, dryness, and cold on the skin. Today, the roots are used for other numerous treatments of illnesses such as headaches, relieving nasal obstruction, detoxification of the blood, as a pain reliever, an anti-inflammatory, a laxative, sedative, anti-fungal cream for skin, as well as treating swollen gums and toothaches.

The plant is very aromatic, so the stalks of this plant have also been commonly used as a food ingredient or have been made into decorative items. The seeds are often used as a seasoning condiment in food as well as a source of flavouring in liqueur. Another popular usage for this herb is its use in cosmetic products.

Always consult a medical or herbal practitioner before embarking on any program of using a new medical herb. Some herbs should not be taken in certain situations, for example pregnancy, or for certain health conditions where adverse reactions may be possible. Alternatively, you may have allergies to an herb, or induce side effects from other medication and health conditions. So please do not take without qualified medical advice.

Grow Notes
Self-fertile, it blooms in the summer with many large white flower heads which are pollinated by insects. They can be grown under semi-shade or full-shaded conditions, and prefer moist, rich soils. Can be grown in containers. Growing to 1-2mtall. The plant usually has a brown cylindrical root that grows approximately 2–5 cm thick.

All parts of the plant are edible. The leaves should be harvested carefully the first year so as not to damage the main stem. The root is harvested in the fall of the first year or in the spring of the second year.

Sow
Seed requires light to germinate, along with alternating temperatures of cold and warmth, so place in fridge prior to sowing in Spring, or sow in Autumn for winter chilling, when the soil warms up, they will germinate. Select soil with good water retention and organic matter.

When planting, the row spacing of plants should be between 15 and 20 cm and should not be too close.

Germination
You can expect germination in 3 to 4 weeks if planted in Spring after being in a fridge, otherwise as the soil warms up after winter they will pop up.

Maturity
This is an herbaceous perennial plant, so it should grow back naturally on its own, year after year. However, it is to be noted that this is more reliable if it is prevented from setting seed by cutting off the flower before they bloom in full. Once established, Angelica can also be propagated by root division.

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DWARF PINK BANANA VELUTINA, EYE CATCHING AND BEAUTIFUL! DELICIOUS FRUITS AND ABLE TO BE GROWN OUTSIDE OR INSIDE! STUNNING PINK BANANAS COVERED IN A LIGHT DOWN HAVE PEOPLE SOMETIMES CALLING THEM PINK VELVET BANANAS! YES, THE COLOURS OF THE FLOWERS REALLY ARE THAT VIBRANT! Dwarf pink bananas are highly ornamentalSee more...

DWARF PINK BANANA VELUTINA, EYE CATCHING AND BEAUTIFUL! DELICIOUS FRUITS AND ABLE TO BE GROWN OUTSIDE OR INSIDE! STUNNING PINK BANANAS COVERED IN A LIGHT DOWN HAVE PEOPLE SOMETIMES CALLING THEM PINK VELVET BANANAS! YES, THE COLOURS OF THE FLOWERS REALLY ARE THAT VIBRANT!

Dwarf pink bananas are highly ornamental as both landscape and indoor plants. They feature classically shaped banana leaves up to 90 centimetres long in a deep shade of green with bronze undersides. The flowers of dwarf pink bananas are show-stoppers, with pink to purplish flower bracts framing white to yellow flower clusters, all rising from the centre of the plant on stalks in late summer.

Although sometimes listed as being inedible, the fruit of the dwarf pink banana is, in fact, delicious but seedy. Fruits actually peel themselves when they ripen, making it impossible to mistake an unripe fruit for one that is ready to eat. Even if you aren’t interested in de-seeding the sweet fruit of this plant, the tiny unripe pink bananas will make impressive conversation pieces.

Compact Size

Unlike most bananas, dwarf pink bananas are small plants that rarely reach more than 2.4 metres tall, depending on growing conditions. These small bananas can easily be grown in containers on the patio, large pots indoors, or used to line walkways without fear of them overgrowing their beds. They will die back to the ground when exposed to frost, but reliably and quickly return in the spring.

Dwarf Pink Banana Culture

Although they will not tolerate drought, bananas tend to be forgiving about soil type and lighting. Even so, they do their best in rich, neutral, well-draining soil. Fertilise with a general-purpose fertiliser in the spring, before new growth begins. Water at least weekly until the tree is established, but don’t allow the plant’s soil to become soggy. Propagation is by digging of suckers, or planting seeds that have been soaked for 24 hours in water.

The basic things to remember if you are germinating banana seeds are:

1. Always soak seeds before sowing. We recommend 24-48 hours.

2. Use a well draining soil mix. A mix that holds water will rot the seeds in place.

3.Soil temperature must be at least 20 degrees or warmer for part of the day. But, seeds need alternating temperatures for germinating. We found that just putting a heating mat under the seeds and leaving temperature constant was not nearly as effective as heating the soil for a few hours a day, then allowing it to cool. So leaving them outside is a good idea as the weather in Australia will do that for you!

4. Keep soil damp, but not wet! Wet soil will rot seeds quickly. Placing the seed tray inside a plastic bag is a good way to keep moisture constant.

5. Be patient. Seeds can take several months to germinate, they will need time. So don’t throw out your potting mix or give up, the seeds will know the best time to germinate.

5 FRESH SEEDS, LARGE, ROUND WITH AN “EYE” AT THE TOP. SOAK IN ROOM TEMP WATER FOR 12 HOURS BEFORE SOWING.

How to plant:

SOAK FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE PLANTING IN ROOM TEMP. WATER. Plant in fertile soil with a good compost element. Plant about 2cm deep, cover and keep moist, plant in warmer months of the year or under a cloche (a clear covering) or on top of a heated mat.

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THE EGYPTIAN BEAN! THIS IS AMAZINGLY VERSATILE, VERY RARE AND YUMMY TOO! BABY BROAD BEANS! THESE ARE FAVA BEANS! DATING BACK TO PREHISTORIC TIMES IT HAS BUILT UP SUPREME DISEASE RESISTANCE AND LONGEVITY! STEAM THEM AND ADD A DAB OF BUTTER AND THERE YOU GO!

THESE CAN BE STORED FOR UP TO THREE YEARS IN THE PODS IN YOUR PANTRY! THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT – TOTALLY SUCCULENT! EAT THEM FRESH OR DRIED

Description
Fava broad bean plants (Vicia faba) are among the oldest known cultivated plants, dating back into prehistoric times. A traditional staple food, fava plants are indigenous to the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia.

Today, growing fava beans can be found in Central America, North America and up into Canada, which is actually the largest producer of fava beans due to its cool temperatures. Popular among many cuisines, the fava bean may be boiled, baked, saut?ed, mashed, fried, braised, stewed and pureed.

Simple dishes of boiled beans with salt and butter or more complicated ones like the traditional Egyptian breakfast of ful medames, a dish of favas, lemon juice, onion, garlic, olive oil, and parsley are prepared on a daily basis in many countries. The young fava bean has not yet formed the endocarp or skin which surrounds the mature shelled bean. As such, the succulent immature fava needs no peeling.

Fava bean plants are actually a relative of vetch, which unlike other bean types has no climbing tendrils. Fava bean plants are upright bushy plants attaining a height of between 2-7 feet tall with large, fragrant white to purplish blooms. The fava bean itself looks similar to a lima bean and is up to 18 inches long. The seed pods of the fava bean plant have a shelf life of three years when stored in optimal conditions.

Once you have harvested the growing fava beans, the remaining foliage may be used as an addition to the compost or makes an excellent cover crop. The bushy greens aid in erosion prevention and protect the topsoil from rain impaction and wind.

Fava beans, like all legume plants, have nitrogen-rich nodules on their roots and contribute to replenishing nitrogen to the soil. Also, the aromatic flower of the growing fava bean plants are powerful pollinator attractors. All in all, growing fava beans is an all around beneficial and valuable crop choice.

In Italy, Iran and areas of China, fava bean planting is done to provide food, while in North America it is primarily cultivated as a seed crop, livestock and poultry feed, cover crop or green manure. It may also be roasted and ground and then added to coffee to extend it.

The dry fava bean is 24 percent protein, 2 percent fat, and 50 percent carbohydrate with 700 calories per cup. In New Orleans where the fava bean arrived from Sicily in the late 1800?s, the older denizens still carry the ?lucky bean? in a pocket or purse while school kids paint them green, red and white as a symbol of St. Joseph?s answer of aid during a famine.

In many areas where Sicilians settled, you will find altars to St. Joseph for sending rain and the subsequent bumper crop of fava beans.

Fava bean planting should be sown 1-2 inches deep and spaced about 6-8 inches apart. Average irrigation is recommended for growing fava beans, and fava bean plants are hardy to about 6 C.

Mature beans can either be peeled while raw, which is tedious, the beans after briefly steaming in a bowl of iced water. Once the latter is done, the skins will rub off easily.

LARGE SEEDS, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE. EACH PLANT PROVIDES KILOS OF BEANS OVER A LONG TIME PERIOD.

EAT FRESH – KEEP IN THE FRIDGE, EAT DRIED – KEEP BEANS IN THE PODS IN A PAPER BAG OR NET BAG IN YOUR PANTRY OR ANY DRY, DARK AND COOL PLACE., USE THEM AS YOU NEED THEM!

Grow Notes
Bush beans, also called dwarf beans, grow as bushes so staking them is optional.

Sow directly into a rich soil and keep mulched to improve water retention. When sowing do not allow soil to get too wet as beans can rot.

Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Pods are best eaten when young and tender. Let pods fully mature if growing for dried beans.

Sow
Sow direct at 20mm depth spaced 30cm apart in Autumn or Winter if temps stay above -12°C otherwise wait until Spring to plant. Rows should be spaced 60cm apart and be in full or part sun, with well-drained soil.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
6-12 days at 21-25°C

Maturity
70 days to maturity, Annual plant.

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Description From Wikipedia: The rattlesnake bean is an heirloom cultivar of pole bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). The pods are 6 to 8-inches long with purple markings, and the seeds are light brown with brown markings, still visible after cooking. They are named for the snake-like manner in which their pods coilSee more...

Description
From Wikipedia:

The rattlesnake bean is an heirloom cultivar of pole bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). The pods are 6 to 8-inches long with purple markings, and the seeds are light brown with brown markings, still visible after cooking. They are named for the snake-like manner in which their pods coil around the vine.[1]

Rattlesnake beans favour hot weather such as in American Southeast and mid-Atlantic, though they are easy to grow elsewhere as well. They have an average to long time from germination to harvest, ranging from 60 to 90 days.[2] They should be harvested frequently for increased yields. Plant grows up to ten feet, producing purple flowers before the pods.[3][4]

As fresh snap beans, they are sweet-tasting.[2] Cooked dry beans have an intense flavour that combines well with strong spices, making them suitable for chili con carne.[5]

Grow Notes
Plant in late Spring or early Summer. Sow directly into a rich soil and keep mulched to improve water retention. When sowing do not allow soil to get too wet as beans can rot.

Sow
Sow direct at 20mm depth spaced 15cm apart in Spring after chances of frost have passed. Rows should be spaced 50cm apart and be in full sun, with well-drained soil.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
7-14 days at 15-23°C

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ONE OF THE OLDEST RUNNER BEANS IN ITS TRUE FORM IN EXISTANCE. SCARLET RUNNER SEVEN YEAR BEAN! THE SCARLET EMPORER BEAN! THE KING OF THE BEANPOLE! THIS ONE FORMS A TUBER AND THEN KEEPS GROWING EVERY YEAR UP TO SEVEN YEARS! BOMB PROOF GROWING! Description One of the oldest runnerSee more...

ONE OF THE OLDEST RUNNER BEANS IN ITS TRUE FORM IN EXISTANCE. SCARLET RUNNER SEVEN YEAR BEAN! THE SCARLET EMPORER BEAN! THE KING OF THE BEANPOLE! THIS ONE FORMS A TUBER AND THEN KEEPS GROWING EVERY YEAR UP TO SEVEN YEARS! BOMB PROOF GROWING!

Description
One of the oldest runner beans now in existence. First documented in 1750. Scarlet Runner Beans originated in South America, in Guatemala and Mexico. These rapid climbers were popular in England until the late 19th century.

They do one thing and do it well: grow like mad. This does mean that you should be careful where you plant it. But it also means that you’re nearly guaranteed a beautiful mass of pretty green leaves, striking red blossoms, and easy-to-grow food: the beans are very yummy as young pods! Harvest seeds after the pods have dried. Good for use as either small snaps, sliced pods or green shells. Highly ornamental. Needs a trellis, fence or pole to train on. Scarlet Runner Beans possess an amazing zeal for life.

Need a spot that needs summertime screening? Sow some scarlet runners and watch your view improve–fast. Needs little tending; just keep the weeds down when young, then watch them go!

Scarlet Emperor sets fat, slightly fuzzy pods filled with a richer, more savory flavour than snap beans. Though the 6-8 inch, plump, juicy pods are less uniform than some varieties, the taste of Scarlet Emperor is as sweet as a bean gets. The surprise is their colour, every shade from a sassy hot pink to lilac streaked with a deep purple! Unfortunately, the colour fades with cooking. Borne on impressive 8-10 foot tall plants, sprays of beautiful scarlet-orange flowers are the showiest of all the varieties.

Grow Notes
Prefer full sun in well-drained soils. Frost tender Perennial which is grown as an annual in cool climates. They grow vigorously when they receive regular watering, so plants need a medium to climb over; trellis, A-frame or fence are all popular solutions. Best picked every day but don’t fret if you miss a day.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring or early Summer at a depth of 25mm. Space 15cm apart and 100 cm between rows.

Germination
4-7 days at 16-22°C

Maturity
70-90 days. In frost free areas (like Perth) Scarlet Runners will develop tuberous roots much like a dahlia and will reshoot every year. This gives them their other popular name: Seven Year Beans.

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BLACK EYED SUSAN NOW COMES IN MANY COLOURS!  A CLASSIC STUNNER! Description Did you think that the Black Eyed Susan plant got it's name from the black centre to the flower?? Well think again! Each seed looks like it has a tiny black eye, the eye of the seed isSee more...

BLACK EYED SUSAN NOW COMES IN MANY COLOURS!  A CLASSIC STUNNER!

Description
Did you think that the Black Eyed Susan plant got it’s name from the black centre to the flower?? Well think again! Each seed looks like it has a tiny black eye, the eye of the seed is shiny and it looks like the seed has a hole in it but it doesn’t, it is a trick of light and so the Black Eyed Susan was born!

Now there are other colours of Thunbergia alata – and we have mixed the orange with white and yellow! So you get some of all the colours!

Thunbergia alata is it’s Latin name. As common as they are, most people not only don’t know what they are, they don’t think to grow them. That’s a shame, because Black-eyed Susan vine is as easy care as it is charming. The flowers have an almost pop art look to them, with a solid centre surrounded by a ring of clear coloured petals. The medium green leaves are a little coarse and grow opposite one another. They can be either heart-shaped or a kind of lanced arrowhead shape. The flowers look daisy-like at a distance, but they are actually tubular. Five over-lapping petals surround a brownish-purple centre tube, masquerading as a centre disk.

Stunning in hanging baskets and pots, as a standard, up walls and trellis, it is a winner with it’s happy nature and easy care lifestyle!

MEDIUM SIZED DARK SEEDS

Grow Notes
Fast-growing Perennial climber reaching 200cm. Needs frame or trellis support.

Full sun with moist, well-drained soil.

Sow
Soaking seeds for 24 hours before planting will aid germination.

Plant direct on damp soil surface in Spring and Summer. Do not cover as they need light to germinate.

Germination
14-21 days at 21-24°C

Maturity
90 days. Grown as an annual in cold climates and half-hardy Perennial in warmer climates.

 

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YOU HAVE TO GROW THIS AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME!!!! BROCCOLI THAT IS A CROSS BETWEEN BROCOLLI AND CAULIFLOWER THAT AMAZES THE EYES AND THE TASTEBUDS! Description The amazing Broccoli Romanesco! Romanesco broccoli, also known as Romanesque cauliflower or simply as Romanesco, is an edible flower bud of theSee more...

YOU HAVE TO GROW THIS AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME!!!! BROCCOLI THAT IS A CROSS BETWEEN BROCOLLI AND CAULIFLOWER THAT AMAZES THE EYES AND THE TASTEBUDS!

Description
The amazing Broccoli Romanesco!

Romanesco broccoli, also known as Romanesque cauliflower or simply as Romanesco, is an edible flower bud of the species Brassica oleracea. First documented in Italy, it is chartreuse in colour. Romanesco has a striking appearance because its form is a natural approximation of a fractal. (Each section is made up of an identical form to that of the largest floret right down to the smallest part.)

When compared to a traditional cauliflower, its texture as a vegetable is more crunchy, and its flavour is not as assertive, being delicate and nutty.
As a vegetable, Romanesco is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fibre and carotenoids.

This is not genetically modified but is a natural occurring form that has been bred by growers. Simply amazing and very striking on the plate! I can imagine posh restaurants everywhere will be serving these very soon!

SEEDS ROUND, DARK BLACK, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Broccoli is a cool season crop, when grown in temperatures that are too hot for it, they will bolt and flower instead of forming heads. This variety has large pale green spiralling heads growing to 20cm. As with most vegetables, Broccoli grows best in a spot with full sun. However, when the temperatures start to rise creating some shade for them should help prevent bolting.

Protection is usually suggested to keep your crop safe from aphids and caterpillars.

Broccoli plants shouldn’t need supplemental feeding if your soil is rich. If they look like they need a boost or you want to hasten maturity, hit them with some nitrogen. Fish emulsion is good for this.

Sow
Plant direct or raise seedlings in late Summer to Autumn. Plant 5mm deep, 50cm apart with 60cm between rows in well-draining soils rich in organic matter.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Seedlings can be transplanted into the garden once they have their first true leaves and are large enough to handle easily.

Germination
3-7 days at 8-30°C

Maturity
75-100 days.

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INCREDIBLE! EATEN BY THE DINOSAURS AND STILL HERE! THESE INCREDIBLY RARE SEEDS ARE OF LIMITED STOCK SO PLEASE DON’T DELAY. THEY GROW WELL AS A HOUSEPLANT OR IN THE GARDEN! THESE SEEDS ARE STILL IN THE FRUITS – THE FRUITS CANNOT BE EATEN. 5 VERY LARGE FERTILE FRUITS WITH SEEDS PER PURCHASE. YOU CAN SEE THE ACTUAL SEEDS YOU WILL GET IN THE PICTURES.

Macrozamia communis, a cycad species, is native to the east coast of Australia. It thrives abundantly in wet to dry sclerophyll forests. In coastal areas, it grows in sandy soils, while in nearby coastal ranges, it prefers gravelly loams. The plant flourishes in a temperate climate with warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters, with some areas experiencing frost. Macrozamia communis typically prefers partially shaded locations under an open Eucalyptus forest canopy. Seed cones form after fire, with male and female seed cones appearing on separate plants. The large female seeds are ripe when they turn red or yellow.

Description: Macrozamia communis is a palm-like shrub characterized by long, gracefully arching, glossy green fronds that can reach up to 50 cm (20 inches) or more in mature specimens. The fronds have sharp, pointed leaflets arranged in two regular rows, with the lower few leaflets progressively reduced and spine-like. Mature female plants develop several large, football-like cones about 25 cm (10 inches) long, while male cones can measure up to 45 cm (18 inches), with up to ten cones per mature plant. This cycad features a woody trunk that ranges from 30-80 cm (12-31 inches) in diameter and 0.3-2 m (1-6.5 feet) in height. The trunk is typically underground but may emerge in shallow soils or rocky sites. The long fronds form a gracefully rounded crown arching from the central trunk.

Houseplant Care: Macrozamia communis grows very slowly, and potted specimens will not reach the same size as those grown in the open.

Light: Provide bright light at all times. Well-established plants can tolerate full sunlight exposure.

Temperature: Normal room temperatures are suitable if plenty of fresh air is available. Placing the potted plants on trays of moist pebbles helps maintain humidity. The ideal temperature range is 10-27°C, though the plant can tolerate temperatures above and below this range without apparent ill effects.

Water: Water liberally during hot weather (27°C or 81°F and above). At other times, water moderately, keeping the potting mix moist but not wet. Occasionally mist-spray the foliage.

Fertilizing: Apply a complete fertilizer dressing fortnightly during the growing season.

Potting and Repotting: Use a soil-based potting mix. Ensure adequate drainage by placing broken pot pieces or other drainage material at the bottom of the pot. Due to the plant’s slow growth, repotting is seldom necessary but should be done in late spring if needed.

Propagation: Propagate by seed, with germination occurring in 6-24 months, or from recently germinated seedlings collected from beneath female plants. Early seedling growth is very slow.

The name “Macrozamia” literally means “large Zamia,” referring to the tropical genus Zamia, one of the first cycads defined by botanists. Cycads, despite their palm-like appearance, are more closely related to conifers. These ancient plants have a fossil record dating back over 150 million years. Like conifers, cycads bear their seeds on scales arranged in large cones, except for Cycas, whose scales do not form a proper cone. All cycads, including Macrozamia communis, are dioecious, meaning they have separate male and female plants, with both male and female cones reaching significant sizes, sometimes up to 80 cm (31 inches) long.

Macrozamia communis is also known for being fire-retardant.

Uses: Macrozamia communis makes an attractive container plant for indoor spaces if kept in a well-lit, airy position. It is also suitable for verandahs and patios. Additionally, it is drought-tolerant and ideal for xeriscaping.

Summary:

Characteristics:

  • Foliage: Green
  • Shape: Upright
  • Height: 1.8-2.4 m

Proper Care:

  • Watering:
    • Rest period: Sparingly
    • Active growth period: Moderately
  • Light: Bright, filtered
  • Temperature:
    • Rest period: 10-21°C
    • Active growth period: 18-27°C
  • Humidity: High

Growing Macrozamia communis from seed requires patience and specific conditions to ensure successful germination and healthy seedling development. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Seed Collection and Preparation:

  1. Collecting Seeds:
    • Harvest ripe seeds from female cones. Ripe seeds are typically red or yellow – our seeds are red.
    • Ensure seeds are fresh, as older seeds may have reduced viability. Yep! Our seeds are fresh!
  2. Cleaning Seeds:
    • Remove the fleshy outer layer of the seeds. You can leave the seeds in water outside or inside and wait for them to rot a little, getting the seeds out is much easier after soaking! Wear gloves as the seeds and their coverings can be toxic.
    • Wash the seeds thoroughly to remove any remaining pulp.
  3. Scarification (Optional but Recommended):
    • Gently nick or sand the seed coat to allow water to penetrate, aiding germination.
  4. Soaking Seeds:
    • Soak the seeds in water for 24-48 hours to help break dormancy and encourage germination.

Sowing Seeds:

  1. Prepare the Planting Medium:
    • Use a well-draining potting mix. A good mix can be a combination of sand, perlite, and peat moss or a specialized cycad mix.
    • Fill pots or seed trays with the prepared medium.
  2. Sowing:
    • Plant the seeds about 1-2 cm deep in the soil.
    • Space seeds adequately to allow room for root growth.
  3. Watering:
    • Water the medium thoroughly after planting the seeds.
    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged during the germination period.

Germination Conditions:

  1. Temperature:
    • Maintain a warm temperature around 25-30°C . Using a heat mat can help achieve this temperature range.
  2. Light:
    • Provide bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can overheat and dry out the seeds.
  3. Humidity:
    • Keep the humidity high. Using a propagation dome or placing pots in a plastic bag can help maintain moisture levels.

Germination and Early Growth:

  1. Germination Time:
    • Germination can take anywhere from 6 to 24 months, so be patient and keep the conditions consistent.
  2. Monitoring:
    • Check the seeds regularly for signs of sprouting and ensure the soil remains moist.
  3. Transplanting Seedlings:
    • Once seedlings have developed a few leaves and a sturdy root system, they can be carefully transplanted into individual pots.
    • Use the same well-draining potting mix and place the pots in a bright, indirectly lit area.

Care for Young Plants:

  1. Watering:
    • Continue to water moderately, allowing the top layer of soil to dry out slightly between waterings.
  2. Light:
    • Provide bright, filtered light to young plants. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the tender leaves.
  3. Feeding:
    • Feed with a diluted, balanced fertilizer during the growing season to support healthy growth.
  4. Repotting:
    • Repot as needed, typically every few years, to accommodate the growing root system.

Final Notes:

  • Be patient, as Macrozamia communis is a slow-growing plant.
  • Handle all parts of the plant with care, as they are toxic if ingested.
  • With proper care and attention, your Macrozamia communis seeds will eventually grow into healthy, mature plants.

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THE AMAZING BUTTERFLY CLITORIA PEA! COLOURS DRINKS, FIXES POOR SOILS TO MAKE NUTRIENTS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS! CAN BE EATEN AND USED AS A MEDICINE! THREE TIMES AS MANY SEEDS! AMAZING! PLUS IT LOOKS AMAZING ON A FENCE, IN A HANGING BASKET, ON A WALL OR AS A GROUNDCOVER! Description ClitoriaSee more...

THE AMAZING BUTTERFLY CLITORIA PEA! COLOURS DRINKS, FIXES POOR SOILS TO MAKE NUTRIENTS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS! CAN BE EATEN AND USED AS A MEDICINE! THREE TIMES AS MANY SEEDS! AMAZING! PLUS IT LOOKS AMAZING ON A FENCE, IN A HANGING BASKET, ON A WALL OR AS A GROUNDCOVER!

Description
Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as Asian pigeonwings, blue bell vine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family. The flowers of this vine were imagined to have the shape of human female genitals, hence the Latin name of the genus “Clitoria”, from “clitoris”.

People: make tea from purple pea flowers, broth from leaves, add fresh green leaves to stews and soups.

FROM WIKIPEDIA:

The most striking feature about this plant is the colour of its flowers, a vivid deep blue; solitary, with light yellow markings. They are about 4 cm (1.6 in) long by 3 cm (1.2 in) wide. Some varieties yield white flowers.

The fruits are 5–7 cm (2.0–2.8 in) long, flat pods with six to ten seeds in each pod. They are edible when tender.

It is grown as an ornamental plant and as a revegetation species (e.g., in coal mines in Australia), requiring little care when cultivated. As a legume, its roots form a symbiotic association with soil bacteria known as rhizobia, which transform atmospheric N2 into a plant-usable form (a process called nitrogen fixing), therefore, this plant is also used to improve soil quality through the decomposition of nitrogen rich plant material.

In Southeast Asia, the flower is used as a natural food colouring. Known as bunga telang,[4] in Malay cooking, an aqueous extract is used to colour glutinous rice for kuih ketan (also known as pulut tai tai or pulut tekan in Peranakan/Nyonya cooking) and in nyonya chang.

In Kelantan, east part of Malaysia, by adding a few buds of this flower in a pot while cooking white rice will add bluish tint on the rice which is served with other side dishes and such meal is called nasi kerabu.

In Thailand, a syrupy blue drink is made called nam dok anchan, it is sometimes consumed with a drop of sweet lime juice to increase acidity and turn the juice into pink-purple. In Burmese and Thai cuisines, the flowers are also dipped in batter and fried.

Butterfly pea flower tea is made from the ternatea flowers and dried lemongrass and changes color depending on what is added to the liquid, with lemon juice turning it purple.[5]

The flowers have more recently been used as a botanical in a colour-changing gin. Blue in the bottle, this turns pink when mixed with a carbonated mixer such as tonic water.[6]

Traditional medicine:

In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, it is ascribed various qualities including memory enhancing, nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing, and sedative properties.[7] In traditional Chinese medicine, the plant has been ascribed properties affecting female libido due to its similar appearance to the female reproductive organ.[8]

Chemical constituents:

Chemical compounds isolated from C. ternatea include various triterpenoids, flavonol glycosides, anthocyanins and steroids.[7] Cyclic peptides known as cliotides have been isolated from the heat-stable fraction of C. ternatea extract.

A traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, Clitoria Ternatea has been consumed for centuries as a memory enhancer, brain booster, anti-stress and calmative agent.

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

SEEDS ARE LARGE, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Grows as a vine or creeper, doing well in moist, neutral soils. Support or trellis is recommended.

Sow
Plant in Spring through to Summer.

Raise as seedlings or sow direct at a depth of 20mm, with 50cm between plants and 100cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but not wet until germination.

Germination
7-14 days at 20-30°C.

Maturity
90 days. Frost tender Perennial which is grown as an annual in cool climates. Regrows annually from last season’s fallen seeds when conditions are favourable or to be sure collect seeds from your best seed pods.

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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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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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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!

Description

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.

 

Our friend Amelia in the USA sent us her guide to what should be in your coop! Check it out by copying and pasting this into your browser window! https://chickenraising101.com/what-should-be-inside-a-chicken-coop/

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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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THE INDIAN COBRA MELON TASTES DIVINE! WITH ICE CREAM AND HONEY THIS IS SUPERB! GROW SOMETHING AMAZING! WHEN SPLIT OPEN IT RESEMBLES THE HEAD OF A COBRA! Description Known for its unusual taste and appearance is 'Indian Cream Cobra' melon. This unique variety, grows fruit that is shaped much likeSee more...

THE INDIAN COBRA MELON TASTES DIVINE! WITH ICE CREAM AND HONEY THIS IS SUPERB! GROW SOMETHING AMAZING! WHEN SPLIT OPEN IT RESEMBLES THE HEAD OF A COBRA!

Description
Known for its unusual taste and appearance is ‘Indian Cream Cobra’ melon. This unique variety, grows fruit that is shaped much like a cucumber. Its yellow/white skin is ribbed and when split open, resembles a “cobra” snake head. Its pinkish flesh is dry and has a nice aroma and a delicious taste. This melon is well suited for adding flavour to home-made ice cream, for fruit salad or enjoyed with regular ice cream and honey. Maturity in 70-90 days.

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun, keep soil moist, water roots not the leaves to prevent mildew. Likes rich well drained soil, though not heavily fertilized, add lime if needed to obtain pH of 6.5. Keep moist.

Sow
Can sow direct in Spring or early Summer. For earlier planting in cooler climates raise in pots in warm conditions and transplant after 3-4 weeks. Sow seeds 20mm deep and 1m apart.

Keep soil moist not wet.

Germination
6-10 days at 18-20°C

Maturity
15-20 weeks. Melons are ripe when the stem turns brown.

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Description 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! Not growing as big in Australia as it does in its natural environment, it is a small evergreen tree with severalSee more...

Description
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! Not growing as big in Australia as it does in its natural environment, it is a small evergreen tree with several stout branches arising from a single trunk. Leaves long, sword-shaped, in dense clusters at the branch tips. Large panicles of small, fragrant cream flowers that birds adore!

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Cordyline australis, commonly known as the cabbage tree, t’k’uka or cabbage-palm,[3] is a widely branched monocot tree endemic to New Zealand.

It grows up to 20 metres (66 feet) tall [4] with a stout trunk and sword-like leaves, which are clustered at the tips of the branches and can be up to 1 metre (3 feet 3 inches) long. With its tall, straight trunk and dense, rounded heads, it is a characteristic feature of the New Zealand landscape. Its fruit is a favourite food source for the kerer and other native birds. It is common over a wide latitudinal range from the far north of the North Island to the south of the South Island. Absent from much of Fiordland, it was probably introduced by M’ori to the Chatham Islands at 44° 00S and to Stewart Island / Rakiura at 46° 50S.[5] It grows in a broad range of habitats, including forest margins, river banks and open places, and is abundant near swamps.[4] The largest known tree with a single trunk is growing at Pakawau, Golden Bay / Mohua. It is estimated to be 400 or 500 years old and stands 17 metres (56 feet) tall with a circumference of 9 metres (30 feet) at the base.[6]

Known to Mori as t? kuka,[7] the tree was used as a source of food, particularly in the South Island, where it was cultivated in areas where other crops would not grow. It provided durable fibre for textiles, anchor ropes, fishing lines, baskets, waterproof rain capes and cloaks, and sandals. Hardy and fast growing, it is widely planted in New Zealand gardens, parks and streets, and numerous cultivars are available. The tree can also be found in large numbers in island restoration projects such as Tiritiri Matangi Island,[8] where it was among the first seedling trees to be planted.[9]

It is also grown as an ornamental tree in higher latitude Northern Hemisphere countries with maritime climates, including parts of the upper West Coast of the United States, Canada and the British Isles, where its common names include Torbay palm[10][11] and Torquay palm.[12] It does not do well in hot tropical climates like the Caribbean, Queensland, Southeast Asia or Florida.

Seed counts are approximate.

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

Plant in a sunny position in light to medium soil.

Sow
Sow seed 3mm seep in Spring or Autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year.
Gently water to avoid seed disturbance and place in a warm, shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out. Keep soil moist, not wet and warm.

Germination
21-28 days if conditions are right, but they may take up to 90 days or longer depending on the conditions so don’t discard seed.

Maturity
Perennial, evergreen.

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OH SO RARE! COSSACK PINEAPPLE! RELATED TO THE CAPE GOOSEBERRY, THE COSSACK PINEAPPLE IS A GROUND CHERRY THAT HAS A LUSCIOUS PINEAPPLE FLAVOUR – A VERY RARE FRUIT THAT LOVES WARM ENVIRONMENTS – A POLISH HEIRLOOM WITH A DISTINCTLY PINEAPPLE TASTE, THESE WILL GROW ANYWHERE! Description This is an earlySee more...

OH SO RARE! COSSACK PINEAPPLE! RELATED TO THE CAPE GOOSEBERRY, THE COSSACK PINEAPPLE IS A GROUND CHERRY THAT HAS A LUSCIOUS PINEAPPLE FLAVOUR – A VERY RARE FRUIT THAT LOVES WARM ENVIRONMENTS – A POLISH HEIRLOOM WITH A DISTINCTLY PINEAPPLE TASTE, THESE WILL GROW ANYWHERE!

Description
This is an early fruiting variety that should grow just about anywhere. A really delicious, pineapple-sweet fruit with none of the off-flavours often associated with ground cherries. When completely ripe, the husk turns brown and the fruit falls to the ground.

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun or part shade, 60cm apart in a well-drained soil enriched with compost. They have a low-growing, sprawling habit with a height between 30-60cm 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
100 days, Annual.

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SOLANUM MAMMOSUM IS AN ORNIMENTAL PLANT THAT IS ALSO CALLED THE NIPPLE FRUIT OR COW’S UDDER PLANT IS SIMPLY SPOOKTACULAR! USED TO POISON AND REPEL COCKROACHES IN TROPICAL AMERICA, IT HAS CRAZILY SHAPED FRUITS AND AN ATTRACTIVE LOOK. BRANCHES WITH THE BRIGHT FRUIT ATTACHED ARE OFTEN USED IN FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS.See more...

SOLANUM MAMMOSUM IS AN ORNIMENTAL PLANT THAT IS ALSO CALLED THE NIPPLE FRUIT OR COW’S UDDER PLANT IS SIMPLY SPOOKTACULAR! USED TO POISON AND REPEL COCKROACHES IN TROPICAL AMERICA, IT HAS CRAZILY SHAPED FRUITS AND AN ATTRACTIVE LOOK. BRANCHES WITH THE BRIGHT FRUIT ATTACHED ARE OFTEN USED IN FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS.

Originating in the Caribbean and widespread across the West Indian islands, S. mammosum, commonly known as the Nipple Fruit, has become a popular ornamental plant across tropical America. Recognizable by its distinct protuberances, the fruits of Solanum Mammosum rank among the largest within the Solanum genus.

While some specimens feature spines, others do not. Documented extensively, its utilization as a cockroach poison has contributed to its proliferation among tribes throughout tropical America, as noted by Nee (1979).

Although sparsely found in Africa, particularly failing to naturalize in Ghana where the fruits are deemed poisonous (Bukenya & Hall, Bothalia 18: 83, 1988), Mansfeld (2001) highlights its potential as a source of solasodine for medicinal purposes and glycoalkaloids for schistosomiasis control.

Distribution:

  • Native to the West Indies, it is also cultivated in various regions including the US, India, Hong Kong, and Australia.
  • Its cultivation extends to Panama, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.
  • Additionally, it is cultivated as an ornamental and found in Ghana, Burundi, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

The stems and fruits of this plant hold great appeal to florists for their unique appearance, making them a captivating addition to floral arrangements that can endure for weeks in a vase. They are often made into small animals using googly eyes and decorated in baskets and in built into huge decorative towers in their native lands.

 

Grow Notes
Place in a location that receives full sun. Give them a feed with Osmocote or Dynamic Lifter (Chicken manure pellets) twice a year and water regularly as they have a high-water requirement and will wilt easily, so don’t let them dry out totally.

Sow
Sow your seeds on a well-drained medium such as 75% sand and 25% Peat moss, or a potting mix with 50% coarse sand added to it. Just cover the seed with a sieved layer of sand or potting mix.

Keep them in a very bright, filtered light location and maintain consistent moisture levels, not sopping wet, just nice and moist.

When the seedlings reach 2-3 cm high, carefully transplant them to 5 cm pots using a well-draining potting medium. Add a pinch only of Osmocote or similar to each pot and water well. Keep your plants in very bright filtered light and do not let them dry out.

Germination
It may take up to a month for all the seed to germinate, don’t throw them out!

Maturity
Give your plant a good hard prune yearly to thicken it up, the more branches the more fruit so don’t be afraid to nip the tips of the branches off now and then.

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WHEN IS A CUCUMBER NOT A CUCUMBER? WHEN IT TASTES LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN BANANA, KIWI FRUIT AND A CUCUMBER WITHOUT THE ACID! SO REFRESHING! AFRICAN HORNED CUCUMBER ? PRICKLY ON THE OUTSIDE BUT LIKE A FRUIT SALAD ON THE INSIDE! Native to the Kalahari Desert, the Kiwano is alsoSee more...

WHEN IS A CUCUMBER NOT A CUCUMBER? WHEN IT TASTES LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN BANANA, KIWI FRUIT AND A CUCUMBER WITHOUT THE ACID! SO REFRESHING! AFRICAN HORNED CUCUMBER ? PRICKLY ON THE OUTSIDE BUT LIKE A FRUIT SALAD ON THE INSIDE!

Native to the Kalahari Desert, the Kiwano is also known as the Horned Melon, the melano, the African horned cucumber, the jelly melon, and the hedged gourd. When allowed to ripen, the fruit tastes like a mix of cucumbers, kiwis, and bananas!!!

When it is exported to the U.S., the horned cucumber is often labelled as “blowfish fruit.” With its spiky yellow exterior and juicy green interior, this is one fruit with vibrant contrasts. It is rich in both vitamin C and fibre.

Easy to grow and prefers the heat of summer!

Interesting in smoothies, jams or slather it in yoghurt and eat it with a spoon!!!

MEDIUM/LARGE SIZE, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Plant in well drained, fertile soil in a sunny spot protected from strong winds.

Can be grown on the ground or as a climber on a trellis. A trellis or support structure will help with keeping water on the roots and not the leaves as they are susceptible to Powdery Mildew, so overhead watering should be avoided.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring, after frosts have passed, or early Summer.

Sow at 10mm depth with 40cm plant spacing and 120cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
14- 21 days at 20- 35°C

Maturity
120 days.

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WHEN IS A CUCUMBER NOT A CUCUMBER? WHEN IT TASTES LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN BANANA, KIWI FRUIT AND A CUCUMBER WITHOUT THE ACID! SO REFRESHING! AFRICAN HORNED CUCUMBER ? PRICKLY ON THE OUTSIDE BUT LIKE A FRUIT SALAD ON THE INSIDE!

Native to the Kalahari Desert, the Kiwano is also known as the Horned Melon, the melano, the African horned cucumber, the jelly melon, and the hedged gourd. When allowed to ripen, the fruit tastes like a mix of cucumbers, kiwis, and bananas!!!

When it is exported to the U.S., the horned cucumber is often labelled as “blowfish fruit.” With its spiky yellow exterior and juicy green interior, this is one fruit with vibrant contrasts. It is rich in both vitamin C and fibre.

Easy to grow and prefers the heat of summer!

Interesting in smoothies, jams or slather it in yoghurt and eat it with a spoon!!!

SEEDS ARE MEDIUM/LARGE SIZE, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Plant in well drained, fertile soil in a sunny spot protected from strong winds.

Can be grown on the ground or as a climber on a trellis. A trellis or support structure will help with keeping water on the roots and not the leaves as they are susceptible to Powdery Mildew, so overhead watering should be avoided.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring, after frosts have passed, or early Summer.

Sow at 10mm depth with 40cm plant spacing and 120cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
14- 21 days at 20- 35°C

Maturity
120 days.

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USED A PURGATIVE BY DR CULVER, A PIONEERING PHYSICIAN IN THE 18TH CENTURY, IT'S AN ATTRACTIVE HERB WITH WHITE, LAVENDER AND BLUE BLOSSOMS THAT BUTTERLIES, BIRDS AND BENEFICIAL INSECTS ADORE! Blooms mainly in summer with about 8 weeks of colour, this is native to North America and is often foundSee more...

USED A PURGATIVE BY DR CULVER, A PIONEERING PHYSICIAN IN THE 18TH CENTURY, IT’S AN ATTRACTIVE HERB WITH WHITE, LAVENDER AND BLUE BLOSSOMS THAT BUTTERLIES, BIRDS AND BENEFICIAL INSECTS ADORE!

Blooms mainly in summer with about 8 weeks of colour, this is native to North America and is often found in the prairies there. Bees love it for its sweet nectar and our native bees are included here.

Most at home along streams and waterways on the prairies, it is at home in any garden that can reticulate its plants, it is hardy down to at least ?20 °C , and grows in full sun to part shade and any moist, well-drained soil.

Grow notes:

Culver’s root grows best in full sun and medium to wet, well-drained, humus-rich soil. It tolerates light shade, but too much shade may cause the plant to develop a weak central stem and fall over. Regular watering and a 10cm thick layer of mulch will help Culver’s root grow well in average soil.

Sow:

Put seeds into a zip lock bag and put them in the fridge for 6 weeks over winter or plant them direct into the garden in early winter, they need cold to break hibernation. Plant your seeds into rich moist and well drained soil in late Winter to mid spring. Cover seeds very lighy and press down, water in with a fine spray.

Keep seeds damp. Don’t allow them to dry out, if needed you can wrap them in plastic wrap right over the whole pot to keep moisture in.

Plant them out when a few inches tall.

Germination: 10 to 20 days at 15C to 20C

These can wait for the right conditions so don’t throw you pots out!

 

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ALSO CALLED SOURSOP – CUSTARD APPLE! A WONDERFUL FRUIT WITH REALLY HEALTHY BENEFITS AND THE TASTE OF SWEET CUSTARD! CUSTARD APPLE IS ALSO CALLED SOURSOP AND IS ONE OF THE FEW TROPICAL FRUITS THAT ARE READY TO BE EATEN IN WINTER! It's a small, upright tree to 9 metres inSee more...
ALSO CALLED SOURSOP – CUSTARD APPLE! A WONDERFUL FRUIT WITH REALLY HEALTHY BENEFITS AND THE TASTE OF SWEET CUSTARD! CUSTARD APPLE IS ALSO CALLED SOURSOP AND IS ONE OF THE FEW TROPICAL FRUITS THAT ARE READY TO BE EATEN IN WINTER!
It’s a small, upright tree to 9 metres in it’s natural environment but usually does not grow as tall when potted or outside it’s natural range. It will bear many fruits a year once established. Fruits range in size from 400 grams to 1.5 kilos!
Custard apples contain anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, which helps to fight free radicals in our body. It is also high in potassium and magnesium that protects our heart from cardiac disease. Not only that, it also controls our blood pressure. Custard apples contain Vitamin A, which keeps your skin and hair healthy.
The easiest way to eat custard apples is to just cut it in half or pull apart with your hands and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh to eat. Try adding a little lime juice for a complementary flavour. The taste of a custard apple has been described as like sweet custard mixed with cooked apple or pear flesh.
While research suggests soursop can fight cancer, it has not been studied in humans.
Custard apples have a deliciously creamy texture, sweet taste and are best enjoyed fresh or as a simple yet impressive dessert. Custard apples are eaten when soft and only the flesh is eaten.
Custard apples can range in size, from 500g – 1.5kg, which makes them perfect to share with family and friends. You can simply enjoy them fresh by cutting a custard apple in half and scooping out the flesh.
Custard apples pair well with other fruits such as banana, pineapple, papaya and orange and with flavours such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla and honey. They are also superb as a simple dessert. Here are some ideas!
Serve a custard apple with shredded coconut and nuts on top of breakfast cereal for a morning treat!
Tease out the flesh from a custard apple, discarding the skin and black seeds, and pop the flesh into a blender with ice cream, milk and honey for a decadent smoothie!
How to plant:
STORE SEEDS IN YOUR FRIDGE (NORMAL SHELF).
SOAK FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE PLANTING IN ROOM TEMP. WATER. Plant in fertile soil with a good compost element. Plant about 2cm deep, cover and keep moist, plant in warmer months of the year or under a cloche or on top of a heated mat.
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A FANTASTIC NEW DAHLIA! BLOODY MARY IS NAMED FOR IT'S LEAVES THAT HAVE A BRONZE RED TINT TO THEM MAKING THEM LOOK A BIT MACABRE! A STUNNING DWARF VARIETY, IT'S COMPACT ENOUGH FOR CONTAINERS AND POTS, BIG ENOUGH TO MAKE A STATEMENT IN THE GARDEN! LUSCIOUS BIG FLOWERS! Grow NotesSee more...

A FANTASTIC NEW DAHLIA! BLOODY MARY IS NAMED FOR IT’S LEAVES THAT HAVE A BRONZE RED TINT TO THEM MAKING THEM LOOK A BIT MACABRE! A STUNNING DWARF VARIETY, IT’S COMPACT ENOUGH FOR CONTAINERS AND POTS, BIG ENOUGH TO MAKE A STATEMENT IN THE GARDEN! LUSCIOUS BIG FLOWERS!

Grow Notes
Plant in part shade, they can cope with morning sun in the warmer months, these are frost tender so may be an annual in colder climates. Cut back dead flowers regularly to extend flowering period and stake if starting to fall over.

Dahlia plants need a well-drained, rich soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings by planting at  5mm depth and 30cm apart in Spring or Summer.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
10-14 days at 18-21°C

Maturity
12-14 weeks, a half-hardy Annual that will form tubers and re-grow the following year.

 

Pic by Dolon Prova. Wiki Commons.

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DRAGON BLOOD TREE - MYSTICAL, MAGICAL AND BREATHTAKING! GREAT FOR BONSAI, POT CULTURE AND GARDEN GROWING! NEW SEEDS IN NOW! Dragon Blood Tree - these are fast becoming extinct in their native homeland. They have an amazing structural form which amazes everyone that sees them. Although you might think themSee more...

DRAGON BLOOD TREE – MYSTICAL, MAGICAL AND BREATHTAKING! GREAT FOR BONSAI, POT CULTURE AND GARDEN GROWING! NEW SEEDS IN NOW!

Dragon Blood Tree – these are fast becoming extinct in their native homeland. They have an amazing structural form which amazes everyone that sees them. Although you might think them more closely related to a succulent, these are in fact from the Asparagus family!

They can grow to 25 feet tall and equally as broad though they are very slow growing and will take many years to reach that size and will stay smaller with trimming. And they do very nicely in pots.

Surely one of the most unusual trees on earth, they appear to be almost alien! The flowers are white and deeply perfumed. Dragon tree is one of the several sources for the aromatic, garnet-red resin known as “Dragon’s Blood.” This is an ancient herbal agent used to treat wounds. It makes a kind of stretchy, antiseptic bandage when dribbled on a cut or abrasion.

Dragon’s Blood is used for treating a load of other maladies including diarrhea, ulcerations and eczema and had recently been advertised in lotions and creams for the face.

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.

They can be easily grown from seed and the steps to grow them are below:

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Scarify the large, roundish seeds by rubbing on medium grit sandpaper or by clipping gently and with great care with toenail clippers the outer layer only,

Sow
Plant 1.5cm – 2cm deep in Cactus mix. Pat down well and keep evenly moist but not too wet.

Keep them shaded but as warm as you can. Put them in pots only, don’t try to plant direct into the garden. Plant at least 3 seeds per pot. Bottom heat is helpful if you have a heat mat in Winter.  The best time to plant these is late Spring to late Summer.

Germination
Germination takes 30 to 90 days, and this seed demonstrates ongoing germination (it continues to grow inside the seed first before opening so do not discard your seeds).

Maturity
Keep plants in the pots and plant in the garden once established and in late spring through to the middle of summer. These live for many years and are slow growers.

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NEW! DRAGONFRUIT RED FLESH IS SUCCULENT AND SWEET, IT REALLY IS SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL! EASY TO GROW – GREAT FOR BEGINNERS! Whenever someone tells me that they're a black thumb, I often tell them to try dragonfruit. Also known as pitaya, dragonfruit is a hemi-epiphytic cactus that produces large andSee more...

NEW! DRAGONFRUIT RED FLESH IS SUCCULENT AND SWEET, IT REALLY IS SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL! EASY TO GROW – GREAT FOR BEGINNERS!
Whenever someone tells me that they’re a black thumb, I often tell them to try dragonfruit. Also known as pitaya, dragonfruit is a hemi-epiphytic cactus that produces large and tasty fruits with coloured skin and a surprising flesh that’s peppered with tiny black seeds.
These seeds are really easy to germinate, and the patient gardener will one day be rewarded with a fruit bearing plant of their own!! Each fruit has hundreds of seeds, and almost every one of them has the potential to someday become a fruit bearing vine. Almost every single one of the seeds I planted have sprouted, and each of those seedlings is doing wonderfully to this day. Even though they do well in the shade, they’ll never flower on a shady balcony and will eventually have to be trained up trellises in large containers in a warm and sunny spot.
Mixed seeds, plants generally have the pink flower but may have white, yellow or red.
MEDIUM SIZED BLACK SEEDS, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE. PLANT THESE AFTER THE LAST FROST AND KEEP THEM WARM

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun in well-draining soils.

Sow
Raise seedlings in Spring in seed starter or cactus soil mix, planting at 5mm depth.

Cover with a plastic, the cover will retain moisture and warmth.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

The tiny seedlings emerge with two glossy leaflets, and the stems will slowly begin to grow in their community pot until they need to be divided. New offshoots will begin to form at the bases of the stems.

Gently untangle the mass of cacti and potted most of them up individually. Even though they do well in the shade, they’ll never flower on a shady balcony and will eventually have to be trained up trellises in large containers in a warm and sunny spot.

Germination
14-21 days at 18-25°C

Maturity
Seed-grown dragon fruit trees may take up to seven years to fruit, and the plant might not look like the parent plant.

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NEW! DRAGONFRUIT YELLOW IS SUCCULENT AND SWEET, IT REALLY IS SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL! EASY TO GROW – GREAT FOR BEGINNERS! Whenever someone tells me that they're a black thumb, I often tell them to try dragonfruit. Also known as pitaya, dragonfruit is a hemi-epiphytic cactus that produces large and tastySee more...

NEW! DRAGONFRUIT YELLOW IS SUCCULENT AND SWEET, IT REALLY IS SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL! EASY TO GROW – GREAT FOR BEGINNERS!

Whenever someone tells me that they’re a black thumb, I often tell them to try dragonfruit. Also known as pitaya, dragonfruit is a hemi-epiphytic cactus that produces large and tasty fruits with coloured skin and a surprising flesh that’s peppered with tiny black seeds.

These seeds are really easy to germinate, and the patient gardener will one day be rewarded with a fruit bearing plant of their own!! Each fruit has hundreds of seeds, and almost every one of them has the potential to someday become a fruit bearing vine. Almost every single one of the seeds I planted have sprouted, and each of those seedlings is doing wonderfully to this day.

Even though they do well in the shade, they’ll never flower on a shady balcony and will eventually have to be trained up trellises in large containers in a warm and sunny spot.
Mixed seeds, plants generally have the pink flower but may have white, yellow or red.

Seeds can be brittle, so we give you 33% more seeds than quoted.

SMALL SIZED BLACK SEEDS, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE. PLANT THESE AFTER THE LAST FROST AND KEEP THEM WARM – LOOK UP THE RIGHT TIME TO PLANT IN YOUR AREA BEFORE STARTING.

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun in well-draining soils.

Sow
Raise seedlings in Spring in seed starter or cactus soil mix, planting at 5mm depth.

Cover with a plastic, the cover will retain moisture and warmth.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

The tiny seedlings emerge with two glossy leaflets, and the stems will slowly begin to grow in their community pot until they need to be divided. New offshoots will begin to form at the bases of the stems.

Gently untangle the mass of cacti and potted most of them up individually. Even though they do well in the shade, they’ll never flower on a shady balcony and will eventually have to be trained up trellises in large containers in a warm and sunny spot.

Germination
14-21 days at 18-25°C

Maturity
Seed-grown dragon fruit trees may take up to seven years to fruit, and the plant might not look like the parent plant.

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AN ANCIENT HERB - ELACAMPANE WAS SACRED TO THE ANCIENT CELTS, NAMED FOR HELEN OF TROY, IT IS SAID TO HAVE SPRUNG UP WHERE HER TEARS FELL, A RELATIVE OF THE SUNFLOWER, SACRED TO THE FAIRY FOLK, IT’S NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL BUT IT ALSO IS A USEFUL PLANT. Elecampane (InulaSee more...

AN ANCIENT HERB – ELACAMPANE WAS SACRED TO THE ANCIENT CELTS, NAMED FOR HELEN OF TROY, IT IS SAID TO HAVE SPRUNG UP WHERE HER TEARS FELL, A RELATIVE OF THE SUNFLOWER, SACRED TO THE FAIRY FOLK, IT’S NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL BUT IT ALSO IS A USEFUL PLANT.

Elecampane (Inula helenium), also called horse-heal or elfdock, is a widespread plant species in the sunflower family Asteraceae. It is native to Eurasia from Spain to Xinjiang Province in western China, and naturalized in parts of North America.

The plant’s specific name, helenium, derives from Helen of Troy; elecampane is said to have sprung up from where her tears fell. It was sacred to the ancient Celts, and once had the name “elfwort”. The plant traditionally was held to be associated with the elves and fairy folk.

Nicholas Culpeper considered elecampane to be ruled by Mercury and used it to warm a cold and windy stomach, to resist poison, to strengthen sight, and to clear internal blockages.

In France and Switzerland it has been used in the manufacture of absinthe. In Apicius it is used for testing whether honey is spoilt or not, the plant is immersed in the honey and then lit, if it burns brightly the honey is considered fine.

The root was employed by the ancients, mentioned in Pliny, Natural History 19.29 both as a medicine and as a condiment, and in England it was formerly in great repute as an aromatic tonic and stimulant of the secretory organs. It is mentioned in an 1817 New-England almanack as a cure for hydrophobia when the root is bruised and used with a strong decoction of milk. It is used in herbal medicine as an expectorant and for water retention.

It is a rich source of inulin and alonton. Traditional use in Europe of the root as a cooked vegetable and as a flavouring in liqueurs. The octopus like roots are bitter and antiseptic and utilised as a cough and lung remedy. Elecampane is also the source of a smoothing massage oil.

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
Elecampane plant is a native of Europe and prefers moist, well drained soils in a protected, sunny position, may be grown in partial shade. Handsome, giant yellow flowers appearing in summer. Frost resistant but drought tender. Perennial, deciduous plant growing to 1.2m x 0.6 m.

Sow
Sow directly in Spring by gently pressing into soil, as light aids germination.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 10- 20°C

Maturity
2 years.

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FENUGREEK IS AN ATTRACTIVE PLANT THAT IS OFTEN USED IN INDIAN COOKING FOR A SPINACH DISH, IN DRINKS AND EVEN IN COSMETICS AND SOAPS! IT IS EXTENSIVELY USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE TO INCREASE BREAST MILK PRODUCTION, INCREASE TESTOSTERONE IN MEN AND INCREASE THE LIBIDO, TO DECREASE CHOLESTEROL, TO AIDSee more...

FENUGREEK IS AN ATTRACTIVE PLANT THAT IS OFTEN USED IN INDIAN COOKING FOR A SPINACH DISH, IN DRINKS AND EVEN IN COSMETICS AND SOAPS! IT IS EXTENSIVELY USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE TO INCREASE BREAST MILK PRODUCTION, INCREASE TESTOSTERONE IN MEN AND INCREASE THE LIBIDO, TO DECREASE CHOLESTEROL, TO AID DIABETES SUGAR CONTROL, ETC.

THEY ARE SUPER HIGH IN IRON AND ALSO HAVE MAGNESIUM, VIT B-6 AND CALCIUM ALONG WITH A TAD OF VIT C AND A SMIGEON OF VIT A.  THEY ARE ALSO A GOOD SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBRE, PROTEIN AND POTASSIUM. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Latin Names: Trigonella foenum-graecum

In North Africa, Asia, and southern Europe, Fenugreek was traditionally used for diabetes and to increase milk supply in women who were breastfeeding.  Today, fenugreek is promoted as a dietary supplement for diabetes, menstrual cramps, and other conditions and to stimulate milk production during breastfeeding.

Fenugreek is an herb long used in alternative medicine. It’s a common ingredient in Indian dishes and often taken as a supplement.

 

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
Plant in full sun in moist, well-draining soils.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring and Autumn at a depth of 10mm, with 40cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
3-5 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
Hardy Annual.

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This easy fix and hang fly trap works well in animal pens, backyards, camping spots, parties and anywhere you need them to just buzz off! And the good thing is that it won't harm any other animals or contain poisons or chemicals! Just hang it away from the place youSee more...

This easy fix and hang fly trap works well in animal pens, backyards, camping spots, parties and anywhere you need them to just buzz off! And the good thing is that it won’t harm any other animals or contain poisons or chemicals! Just hang it away from the place you are hoping to protect.

Fill the bowl with anything that attracts flies such as:

  1. Slightly over-ripe fruit.
  2. A 50/50 water and sugar mix.
  3. Water mixed with honey or maple syrup.
  4. Grease from cooking.
  5. Maple syrup.

For fruit flies use Apple Cider Vinegar.

Once received pull the outer wires gently back into a circle shape, will be delivered slightly oblong so we can fit it in a smaller satchel and charge less for postage 😉

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MIXED COLOURS IN PURPLE, PINK AND WHITE, DROUGHT TOLERANT AND FROST HARDY! KEEPS COMING YEAR AFTER YEAR!   Introducing a stunning new variety of the typically pale pink Francoa sonchifolia, now featuring large panicles of deep pink, star-shaped blossoms adorned with striking crimson markings on long stalks. This flower isSee more...

MIXED COLOURS IN PURPLE, PINK AND WHITE, DROUGHT TOLERANT AND FROST HARDY! KEEPS COMING YEAR AFTER YEAR!

 

Introducing a stunning new variety of the typically pale pink Francoa sonchifolia, now featuring large panicles of deep pink, star-shaped blossoms adorned with striking crimson markings on long stalks. This flower is perfect for cutting and adding a splash of colour to any arrangement.

These impressive star-shaped flowers are supported by strong, erect stems. This new introduction is not only a fantastic cut flower but also thrives in part shade to full shade, making it ideal for planting under large tree canopies. It is both drought and frost hardy, featuring neat rosettes of wavy-edged, mid-green foliage.

60cm x 45cm.

Sow seeds on surface of good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time. Lightly cover with fine river sand or compost. Do not exclude from light. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid/wrap in a warm place. We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C. Keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. Germination in 14 to 30 days. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.

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

 

Picture Peter A. Mansfeld, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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The Geranium Horizon Divas Picotee is a modern hybrid variety of geranium (Pelargonium) specifically developed to produce large flower heads with a range of colours from orange to red, pink, lilac and more, each picked out in white and with stripes and blotches, creating a beautiful display of color year-round.See more...

The Geranium Horizon Divas Picotee is a modern hybrid variety of geranium (Pelargonium) specifically developed to produce large flower heads with a range of colours from orange to red, pink, lilac and more, each picked out in white and with stripes and blotches, creating a beautiful display of color year-round. The flower petals are edible making them a great choice for cakes and salads!

Superior plant traits along with its exceptional floral qualities. Vigorous yet compact plants that are generally disease-free, drought-tolerant, and hardy. This makes it a reliable “flower factory,” especially during the warmer months.

Geranium plants are generally very easy to grow and can thrive in dry and neglected conditions such as nature strips, public spaces, or rural gardens. They continue to flower uniformly without the need for maintenance.

They can also be grown in pots, planter boxes, or as bedding plants. These heavy-flowering varieties produce long-lasting flowers, offering up to 9-10 months of brilliant color. The flower heads are also suitable as cut flowers. Geranium varieties are typically easy to grow and provide spectacular color.

  • Reaches 25-30 cm in height at maturity
  • Suitable planting distance is 30 cm apart
  • Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
  • Generally pest and disease resistant
  • Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
  • Easy to grow, frost-tender flowering perennial

     

    Store the seeds in a cool, dry place until ready to plant. Some seeds are coated in a sulphur mix making them a shiny green. This is just so we can import them. This will not effect the soil.

    Soil Preparation: Choose a well-draining planting site with full sun to partial shade. Loosen the soil to a depth of 15 to 20 centimeters and remove any weeds or debris.

    Planting Seeds: Sow the geranium seeds directly into the prepared soil in early spring or late autumn. Scatter the seeds evenly over the planting area and lightly press them into the soil surface. Space the seeds about 15 to 30 centimeters apart to allow room for the plants to grow.

    Germination: Geranium seeds typically germinate within 2 to 4 weeks under optimal conditions, which include keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Germination can take anywhere from 14 to 90 days at temperatures of 15-20°C. Geranium seeds can be slow to germinate, so be patient and don’t discard your seeds prematurely.

    Thinning: Once the geranium seedlings have emerged and developed a few true leaves, thin them to ensure proper spacing. Leave the strongest, healthiest seedlings and remove any weak or overcrowded ones.

    Maintenance: Water the young geranium plants regularly, especially during dry periods, to help them establish a strong root system. Remove any weeds or competing vegetation around the plants to reduce competition for nutrients and water.

    Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark or compost, around the geranium plants to help retain moisture in the soil and suppress weeds.

    Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and remove any damaged or diseased foliage as needed to maintain plant health

 

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The Maverick series are classic, high-quality geraniums known for being pollinator-friendly and both heat and drought tolerant. When the Maverick series came out, Maverick Appleblossom was wildly popular and then when the other colours arrived, Maverick geraniums blew up into the most desired geraniums ever. With large 12-15 cm flowerSee more...

The Maverick series are classic, high-quality geraniums known for being pollinator-friendly and both heat and drought tolerant. When the Maverick series came out, Maverick Appleblossom was wildly popular and then when the other colours arrived, Maverick geraniums blew up into the most desired geraniums ever. With large 12-15 cm flower heads, they are perfect for containers or garden beds. These geraniums thrive in full sun and can grow to a height of 30-35 cm. Their delicate blooms and distinctive foliage are vibrant and eye-catching, offering some of the longest-lasting blooms in your garden. For best results, start them indoors at least 12 weeks before the last spring frost in your area.

Superior plant traits along with its exceptional floral qualities. Vigorous yet compact plants that are generally disease-free, drought-tolerant, and hardy. This makes it a reliable “flower factory,” especially during the warmer months.

Geranium plants are generally very easy to grow and can thrive in dry and neglected conditions such as nature strips, public spaces, or rural gardens. They continue to flower uniformly without the need for maintenance.

 

 

Includes:

  • Maverick™ Orange
  • Maverick™ Violet Picotee
  • Maverick™ Violet
  • Maverick™ Scarlet Picotee
  • Maverick™ Quicksilver
  • Maverick™ Coral
  • Maverick™ White
  • Maverick™ Appleblossom

 

Store the seeds in a cool, dry place until ready to plant. Some seeds are coated in a sulphur mix making them a shiny colour . This is just so we can import them. This will not effect the soil.

Soil Preparation: Choose a well-draining planting site with full sun to partial shade. Loosen the soil to a depth of 15 to 20 centimeters and remove any weeds or debris.

Planting Seeds: Sow the geranium seeds directly into the prepared soil in early spring or late autumn. Scatter the seeds evenly over the planting area and lightly press them into the soil surface. Space the seeds about 15 to 30 centimeters apart to allow room for the plants to grow.

Germination: Geranium seeds typically germinate within 2 to 4 weeks under optimal conditions, which include keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Germination can take anywhere from 14 to 90 days at temperatures of 15-20°C. Geranium seeds can be slow to germinate, so be patient and don’t discard your seeds prematurely.

Thinning: Once the geranium seedlings have emerged and developed a few true leaves, thin them to ensure proper spacing. Leave the strongest, healthiest seedlings and remove any weak or overcrowded ones.

Maintenance: Water the young geranium plants regularly, especially during dry periods, to help them establish a strong root system. Remove any weeds or competing vegetation around the plants to reduce competition for nutrients and water.

Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark or compost, around the geranium plants to help retain moisture in the soil and suppress weeds.

Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and remove any damaged or diseased foliage as needed to maintain plant health

 

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GERANIUM PSILOSTEMON FLUORESCENT IS A SHOW STOPPER! ELECTRIC PINK FLOWERS WITH A BLACK STAR AT THE CENTRE, DEEP GREEN FOLIAGE, A LONG BLOOMER AND SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL FOR THE COLLECTOR! Fluorescent - Geranium psilostemon - Bright electric pink blooms with black star shaped centres make a great show against deeplySee more...

GERANIUM PSILOSTEMON FLUORESCENT IS A SHOW STOPPER! ELECTRIC PINK FLOWERS WITH A BLACK STAR AT THE CENTRE, DEEP GREEN FOLIAGE, A LONG BLOOMER AND SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL FOR THE COLLECTOR!

Fluorescent – Geranium psilostemon – Bright electric pink blooms with black star shaped centres make a great show against deeply lobed dark green foliage. Growth habit is tall, forming a large clump. Blooms over a long period. Height: 90CM

Also called Cranesbill, these are true geraniums, beautiful perennial plants that make great ground covers or bedding plants and are extremely easy to grow. They should be sheared after the initial blooming to encourage new blooms and to keep them compact.

Cultivation:

In mid summer after flowering rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded by shearing it back, this will promote dense growth and encourage better reblooming. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.

Low-moderate fertilisation levels are required use a complete balanced fertiliser. Avoid high ammonium and high nitrogen levels. Very high nitrogen levels will cause shoot stretching and then the shoots fall apart.

The roots are sensitive to wet feet which can cause rotting of roots and poor plant quality. Allow for the plants to dry thoroughly between watering.

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

Sow
Sow seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time. Lightly cover with fine sand or compost to their own depth, 2.5cm apart. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid in a warm place.

Keep moist at all times, but do not saturate.

Do not leave in direct sunlight.

Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.

Germination
14 to 90 days at 15-20°C. Geranium seeds can be slow to germinate so don’t throw out your seeds.

Maturity
2–5 years

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THE RARE GERANIUM SANGUINEUM IS THE ORIGINAL OF ALL THE OTHERS THAT CAME AFTER IT, CALLED THE BLOODY CRANESBILL DUE THE LEAVES TURNING BLOOD RED AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR – SIMPLY SPECTACULAR! BEE FOOD! BUTTERFLY MAGNET! Geranium sanguineum, has the common names of bloody crane's-bill or bloody geranium. See more...

THE RARE GERANIUM SANGUINEUM IS THE ORIGINAL OF ALL THE OTHERS THAT CAME AFTER IT, CALLED THE BLOODY CRANESBILL DUE THE LEAVES TURNING BLOOD RED AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR – SIMPLY SPECTACULAR! BEE FOOD! BUTTERFLY MAGNET!

Geranium sanguineum, has the common names of bloody crane’s-bill or bloody geranium.  It is the county flower of Northumberland where it originated.

Geranium sanguineum has fine fresh green foliage, which makes a good summer-long background for its mallow-like pink flowers. During the year it’s leaves will turn blood red in certain seasons hence the name. It’s ideal for growing under a very light canopy of shrubs or roses, among taller perennials in a cottage garden, or towards the front of a border. It is also ideal for mixed gardens, pots and on sloping land.

Grow Geranium sanguineum in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or shade. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to prolong flowering. Plants self-seed readily.

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

Sow
Sow seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time. Lightly cover with fine sand or compost to their own depth, 2.5cm apart. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid in a warm place.

Keep moist at all times, but do not saturate.

Do not leave in direct sunlight.

Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.

Germination
14 to 90 days at 15-20°C. Geranium seeds can be slow to germinate so don’t throw out your seeds.

Maturity
2–5 years

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