Black thickened non-woven material provides excellent protection for your trees and plants! The circular design fits around the base of your trees, preventing grass and weeds from growing, starving them of sunlight. You can also put them down and then cover them with pea straw or mulch. They let theSee more...
Black thickened non-woven material provides excellent protection for your trees and plants!
The circular design fits around the base of your trees, preventing grass and weeds from growing, starving them of sunlight. You can also put them down and then cover them with pea straw or mulch. They let the air and water through.
Reusable and durable, saving you money and reducing waste.
Easy to install and remove.

 

COLOUR IS AS MAIN PICTURE. 25CM CIRCULAR. THESE WILL COME AS A SET OF 10, THEY WILL BE ROLLED UP. OPEN AND LAY FLAT UNDER A BOOK OR HEAVY OBJECT TO BECOME FLAT   AGAIN.

EASILY CUT TO EXTEND THE CENTRE HOLE.

 

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DO YOU POP OUTSIDE TO SEE YOUR GARDEN THEN FIND YOURSELF PULLING WEEDS, SNAPPING OFF CUTTINGS, DIGGING AND REPLANTING OR JUST TIDYING UP - THEN YOU FIND YOU HAVE INGRAINED DIRT AND STUFF UNDER YOUR NAILS THAT CAUSES YOU TO WONDER WHY YOU DO IT!? THOSE MEDICAL TYPE RUBBER GLOVESSee more...

DO YOU POP OUTSIDE TO SEE YOUR GARDEN THEN FIND YOURSELF PULLING WEEDS, SNAPPING OFF CUTTINGS, DIGGING AND REPLANTING OR JUST TIDYING UP – THEN YOU FIND YOU HAVE INGRAINED DIRT AND STUFF UNDER YOUR NAILS THAT CAUSES YOU TO WONDER WHY YOU DO IT!? THOSE MEDICAL TYPE RUBBER GLOVES ARE SO HARD TO GET ON AND THESE ARE SO EASY TO GET ON! THE EASE OF USE WILL ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THEM!

THEY CAN ALSO COVER YOUR DRINK TO KEEP THE FLIES OFF, AND EVEN A POT WITH A PRECIOUS SEEDLING TO KEEP THE MOISTURE IN!  THESE GLOVES ARE A QUICK FIX TO LOTS OF ISSUES, JUST PEG THE PACKET TO YOUR BACK FLYCREEN OR ANY PLACE THAT YOU WILL SEE THEM BEFORE YOU START MESSING UP YOUR HANDS! 100 GLOVES IN EACH PACKET.

Fits small hands to large. Great for food handling, painting, cleaning, in fact anywhere you need a bit of light protection! Once used they can be recycled as a seedling cover like I do! Simply tie the fingers and thumb in a knot then pop the glove over the small pot, it keeps the moisture in while still allowing the light!!

 

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Colour: clear

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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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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 send you a credit voucher direct to your email!
Just let us know your wording, send us a file with your pictures if you have some, we can email your voucher to you or your loved one or send you a file via email or Facebook so you can send it yourself!
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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.

5CM X 3 CM CORMS. MAY ABLE TO BE DIVIDED.

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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 Hawaiian Sunshine sweet potato is a medium to large sweet potato with a lovely colour! Slice it and it starts out a rich cream, wait and it slowly turns purple with splotches of white and cream! Some potatoes when cut will have a single ring of purple around theSee more...

The Hawaiian Sunshine sweet potato is a medium to large sweet potato with a lovely colour! Slice it and it starts out a rich cream, wait and it slowly turns purple with splotches of white and cream! Some potatoes when cut will have a single ring of purple around the outer rim, some will have a ring and “stars” of purple splotches, some will have lots of purple. Beautiful!

You will receive one whole potato or a piece of a large one, you can plant it whole or cut it ensuring their is an “eye” on each piece and make more plants 🙂 Save some of your crop to plant again and have them endlessly!

If you live in the Eastern States of Australia we will not post in a red satchel, it MUST be express. Thanks 🙂

 

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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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AMARANTHUS VIRIDIS IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE SLENDER AMARANTH! USED IN JAMAICA, THE MALDIVES, INDIA AND OTHER CULTURES FOR FOOD AND MEDICINES! Description Edible leaves, it is cooked as a spinach substitute. The leafy stems and flower clusters are similarly used. Seed is very small, about 1mm in diameter, butSee more...

AMARANTHUS VIRIDIS IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE SLENDER AMARANTH! USED IN JAMAICA, THE MALDIVES, INDIA AND OTHER CULTURES FOR FOOD AND MEDICINES!

Description
Edible leaves, it is cooked as a spinach substitute. The leafy stems and flower clusters are similarly used. Seed is very small, about 1mm in diameter, but it is easy to harvest and very nutritious. The seed can be cooked whole, and becomes very gelatinous like this, but it is rather difficult to crush all of the small seeds in the mouth and thus some of the seed will pass right through the digestive system without being assimilated.

Medicinal plant, a decoction of the entire plant is used to stop dysentery and inflammation. The plant is emollient and vermifuge. The root juice is used to treat inflammation during urination. It is also taken to treat constipation. 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.

Yellow and green dyes can also be obtained from the whole plant!

Grow Notes
Growing to 30 to 60 cm high from seeds each year. The stems are slender with leaves being broad near their base and narrow near the top. 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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Ash gourd, also known as Benincasa hispida, winter melon, wax gourd, white pumpkin, and Chinese watermelon, is a fruit native to parts of Southern Asia. It grows on a vine and matures into a round or oblong melon, approximately the same size and color as a watermelon. Once ripe, theSee more...

Ash gourd, also known as Benincasa hispida, winter melon, wax gourd, white pumpkin, and Chinese watermelon, is a fruit native to parts of Southern Asia.

It grows on a vine and matures into a round or oblong melon, approximately the same size and color as a watermelon. Once ripe, the fruit’s fuzzy exterior transforms into a powdery ash-colored coating, giving the fruit its name.

Ash gourd has a mild taste reminiscent of cucumber, and its flesh is a popular ingredient in Chinese and Indian dishes.

The fruit is believed to offer various health benefits and has been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.

  • Seed Preparation:
    • Soak the ash gourd seeds in room temperature water for 24 hours to soften the seed coat and enhance germination.
  • Sowing Seeds:
    • Fill seed trays or pots with a mix of potting soil and compost.
    • Plant the seeds about 2.5 cm deep in the soil.
    • Cover the seeds lightly with soil and gently water them using a spray bottle to avoid disturbing the seeds.
  • Germination:
    • Place the seed trays or pots in a warm, sunny location. Ash gourd seeds need a temperature of around 25-30°C for germination.
    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
    • Seeds should germinate within 7-14 days.
  • Transplanting Seedlings:
    • Once the seedlings have 2-3 true leaves and the weather is warm (preferably above 20°C), they can be transplanted to the garden or larger containers.
    • Choose a sunny spot with well-draining soil enriched with compost or organic matter.
    • Space the seedlings about 90-120 cm apart to give them plenty of room to grow.
  • Care and Maintenance:
    • Water the plants regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but avoid overwatering.
    • Mulch around the plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
    • Provide support for the vines to climb, such as a trellis or fence, as ash gourd plants can grow vigorously.
    • Fertilize the plants every 2-3 weeks with a balanced organic fertilizer to promote healthy growth.
  • Pest and Disease Management:
    • Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, beetles, and caterpillars. Use organic insecticides or neem oil if needed.
    • Ensure good air circulation around the plants to prevent fungal diseases. Remove any infected leaves immediately.
  • Harvesting:
    • Ash gourds are usually ready for harvest 3-4 months after planting, when the fruits are large and the skin has developed a powdery coating.
    • Cut the fruit from the vine using a sharp knife, leaving a small portion of the stem attached.
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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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GIANT ASPARAGUS ARGENTEUIL – AGES OLD HEIRLOOM WITH RICH PINK/PURPLE TIPS! THIS CAN BE PICKED IN TWO YEARS SAVING A WHOLE YEAR ON ALL OTHER VARIETIES! Description Asparagus officinalis is a French heirloom with thick rose-purple stems and purple tips. This ancient perennial vegetable produces early in spring and hasSee more...

GIANT ASPARAGUS ARGENTEUIL – AGES OLD HEIRLOOM WITH RICH PINK/PURPLE TIPS! THIS CAN BE PICKED IN TWO YEARS SAVING A WHOLE YEAR ON ALL OTHER VARIETIES!

Description
Asparagus officinalis is a French heirloom with thick rose-purple stems and purple tips. This ancient perennial vegetable produces early in spring and has an excellent flavour. In France it is blanched to produce white spears called “white gold”.

Grow Notes
Likes light friable soils and a pH around 7.0 in a sunny or partially shaded spot. Prepare with compost and well-rotted manure, mulch heavily in summer.

Male plants produce thicker and better spears than the female plants, so the females can be removed (female plants produce red poisonous berries) if not growing for seed. Plants die back every winter and re-sprout every spring.

Sow
Sow after frost at 1-2cms deep and 30cms apart. Space rows at 90-120cms apart.

Germination
14-21 days at 23-27°C.

Maturity
Seed forms good strong crowns after 2 years. Don’t pick spears until this time as the plant needs to establish a strong root structure. Once established can last 20 years.

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GREEN TIPPED WITH PURPLE! ONE OF THE OLDEST ASPARAGUS PLANTS IN THE WORLD! 100% HEIRLOOM AND THE FASTEST GROWER OF THEM ALL! MARY WASHINGTON ASPARAGUS IS DELICIOUS TOO! Description Asparagus officinalis is a French heirloom with green stems and slightly purple tips. This ancient perennial vegetable produces early in springSee more...

GREEN TIPPED WITH PURPLE! ONE OF THE OLDEST ASPARAGUS PLANTS IN THE WORLD! 100% HEIRLOOM AND THE FASTEST GROWER OF THEM ALL! MARY WASHINGTON ASPARAGUS IS DELICIOUS TOO!

Description
Asparagus officinalis is a French heirloom with green stems and slightly purple tips. This ancient perennial vegetable produces early in spring and has an excellent flavour. One of the most popular varieties.

Grow Notes
Likes light friable soils and a pH around 7.0 in a sunny or partially shaded spot. Prepare with compost and well-rotted manure, mulch heavily in summer.

Male plants produce thicker and better spears than the female plants, so the females can be removed (female plants produce red poisonous berries) if not growing for seed. Plants die back every winter and re-sprout every spring.

Sow
Sow after frost at 1-2cms deep and 30cms apart. Space rows at 90-120cms apart

Germination
14-21 days @ 23-27°C

Maturity
Seed forms good strong crowns after 3 years. Don’t pick spears until this time as the plant needs to establish a strong root structure. Once established can last 20 years.

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Astragalus, also known as Astragalus membranaceus or Huang Qi is a perennial herb that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Here's some information about how it grows, its uses, and precautions for use: Growing Astragalus: Plant Description: Astragalus is a member of the pea family and isSee more...

Astragalus, also known as Astragalus membranaceus or Huang Qi is a perennial herb that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Here’s some information about how it grows, its uses, and precautions for use:

Growing Astragalus:

Plant Description: Astragalus is a member of the pea family and is characterized by its small, yellow flowers and hairy stems. It typically grows in the northern and eastern parts of China, Mongolia, and Korea.

Cultivation: Astragalus prefers well-drained soil and a sunny location. It’s a hardy plant that can withstand various soil conditions.

Propagation: Astragalus can be grown from seeds or propagated through root divisions. It has a deep taproot, so it’s important to plant it in a location where it can establish a strong root system.

Uses of Astragalus:

Traditional Medicine: In traditional Chinese medicine, astragalus is often used to support the immune system, promote energy, and improve overall vitality. It is considered an adaptogen, helping the body adapt to stress.

Immune Support: Astragalus is commonly used to support the immune system and prevent respiratory infections. It may have antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Adaptogenic Properties: The herb is believed to help the body adapt to various stressors, both physical and emotional, and support overall well-being.

Cardiovascular Health: Some studies suggest that astragalus may have cardiovascular benefits, including improving heart function and reducing inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory: Astragalus is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and may be used to alleviate inflammation in the body.

Energy and Vitality: It is often used to combat fatigue and boost energy levels, making it a popular choice for individuals experiencing low energy or weakness.

Precautions and Who Should Avoid Astragalus:

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to avoid astragalus due to a lack of sufficient safety data.

Autoimmune Conditions: Individuals with autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, should exercise caution when using astragalus. The herb may stimulate the immune system, potentially exacerbating autoimmune conditions.

Organ Transplants: Astragalus may interfere with immunosuppressive medications taken by individuals who have undergone organ transplants. It’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional if considering the use of astragalus in such cases.

Allergic Reactions: Some people may experience allergic reactions to astragalus. If you have allergies to plants in the legume family (such as peanuts), you should exercise caution.

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.

To grow Astragalus from seed, start by preparing a well-draining soil mix. Sow the seeds in a sunny location, pressing them lightly into the soil. Water the seeds regularly to keep the soil consistently moist. Once the seedlings have grown large enough, transplant them into a permanent location with well-draining soil. Provide adequate sunlight, and consider supporting the plants as they grow. Harvest the roots when the plant is mature, typically after two to three years of growth.

Grow Notes

Prepare your soil in advance making sure it is well-draining. It prefers a sand based soil. This plant is a perennial, in that it will grow consistently once planted so make sure you plant them in the right spot as they will be there for some time!

Growing Astragalus from seed takes a bit more time than other herbs but it is surely worth it!  The seeds require a minimum three week cold stratification period. Put your seeds (in the ziplock bag) into the fridge for three weeks on the normal shelf. Once this is complete, to further aid germination, soak the seeds in water for 24 hours or scarify the seed coat with fine grade sandpaper before sowing. Seeds can take as long as nine weeks to sprout but generally can sprout within 24 hours to 2 weeks.

Put your seeds into the fridge in mid to late winter. Then start your seeds in pots inside your house or in your greenhouse. Don’t transplant seedlings outside until they are able to withstand it (they need to be strong and stable) and gradually get them used to sunlight – put them in partial then full sun.

Germination
1-14 days at 18-35°C or up to 9 weeks (don’t throw your pots out!)

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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.

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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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Mrs Burns Lemon basil (Ocimum basilicum var. citriodorum) is a delightful herb that adds a unique citrusy flavour to dishes. Mrs Burns is a larger leaved basil, it has more in common with sweet basil than lemon basil and has an intense lemon and lime flavour. It has scented leavesSee more...

Mrs Burns Lemon basil (Ocimum basilicum var. citriodorum) is a delightful herb that adds a unique citrusy flavour to dishes. Mrs Burns is a larger leaved basil, it has more in common with sweet basil than lemon basil and has an intense lemon and lime flavour. It has scented leaves and lovely pink flowers and is as ornamental as it is useful!

Here’s a brief overview of how to grow and cook with lemon basil:

Remember, the best time to use lemon basil is when the leaves are young and haven’t flowered, as this is when they are most flavorful. Pick them in the early morning after the dew has dried. This is when they are at their height as far as flavour goes. Experiment with different recipes to fully enjoy the unique taste that Mrs Burns lemon basil brings to your culinary creations.

Cooking with Lemon Basil:

  1. Flavour Pairings: Lemon basil complements a variety of dishes, especially those with a Mediterranean or Southeast Asian influence. It pairs well with tomatoes, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, fish, chicken, and vegetables.
  2. Fresh Use: Add fresh lemon basil leaves to salads, sandwiches, or wraps for a burst of citrus flavor. You can also use it as a garnish for soups and stews.
  3. Pesto: Make a lemon basil pesto by blending fresh lemon basil leaves with garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Use it as a pasta sauce, sandwich spread, or dip.
  4. Infused Oils and Vinegar: Create infused oils or vinegar by steeping lemon basil leaves in olive oil or vinegar. These can be used in dressings, marinades, or drizzled over dishes.
  5. Tea: Steep fresh or dried lemon basil leaves in hot water to make a refreshing herbal tea. It’s soothing and aromatic.
  6. Grilled Dishes: Use lemon basil to flavor grilled meats, fish, or vegetables. The citrusy notes add a bright and summery touch to grilled dishes.

 

Grow Notes
Annual growing to 80cm tall, grow in part or full sun in moist well drained soils.

Frequent and consistent watering will result in lush, green growth from plants without the need for frequent fertilization. At harvest time, make certain only to remove about one-fourth of the plant to ensure continued basil harvests throughout the season.

Sow
Spring and Summer planting. Start basil seeds in seed trays at 2mm depth and keep soil moist but not wet till germination. Or plant direct, 40cm apart at 2mm depth.

Germination
5-10 days at 18-35°C

Maturity
70 days to maturity. Annual.

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ONE OF THE BEST OF THE LETTUCE LEAF BASILS, A WONDERFUL COOL GREEN COLOUR, VERY EXOTIC AND TROPICAL LOOKING AND WITH A SUPERB SWEET TASTE! Description Sweet Mammoth Basil is a desirable tender-leafed basil with leaves as big as your hand! With ruffled, jagged leaves, Sweet Mammoth has a sweetSee more...

ONE OF THE BEST OF THE LETTUCE LEAF BASILS, A WONDERFUL COOL GREEN COLOUR, VERY EXOTIC AND TROPICAL LOOKING AND WITH A SUPERB SWEET TASTE!

Description
Sweet Mammoth Basil is a desirable tender-leafed basil with leaves as big as your hand! With ruffled, jagged leaves, Sweet Mammoth has a sweet flavour that’s perfect for sauces, pesto salads and even fresh on a sandwich. Basil Sweet Mammoth produces tender crisp leaves with a Genovese-like aroma and flavour.

Try growing this basil on a sunny windowsill – it loves filtered light. Removing flowers from basil encourages maximum growth and the best leaf production. Pick before flowering for the best flavour. Very ornamental too – looks great on the patio!

Grow Notes
Annual growing to 30-50cm tall, grow in part or full sun in moist well drained soils.

Frequent and consistent watering will result in lush, green growth from plants without the need for frequent fertilization. At harvest time, make certain only to remove about one-fourth of the plant to ensure continued basil harvests throughout the season.

Sow
Spring and Summer planting. Start basil seeds in seed trays at 2mm depth and keep soil moist but not wet till germination. Or plant direct, 40cm apart at 2mm depth.

Germination
5-10 days at 18-35°C

Maturity
50- 60 days to maturity. Annual.

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ADZUKI BEANS ARE PERFECT FOR THOUSANDS OF RECIPES AND CAN BE EATEN WHEN GREEN LIKE SNAP PEAS OR LEFT TO DRY FOR CHILLI CON CARNE, RISOTTO AND SALADS. EASY TO GROW AND PROLIFIC! Description The Adzuki bean (Phaseolus angularis or Vigna angularis) is a Japanese favourite that can be grownSee more...

ADZUKI BEANS ARE PERFECT FOR THOUSANDS OF RECIPES AND CAN BE EATEN WHEN GREEN LIKE SNAP PEAS OR LEFT TO DRY FOR CHILLI CON CARNE, RISOTTO AND SALADS. EASY TO GROW AND PROLIFIC!

Description
The Adzuki bean (Phaseolus angularis or Vigna angularis) is a Japanese favourite that can be grown for use as a dried bean, enjoyed fresh in its green pod, or even as a crunchy, nutritious sprout.

The plant itself looks similar to a field pea or cowpea and grows 1 to 2 feet tall, producing yellow flowers followed by clusters of cylinder-shaped pods that hold the red to orange beans. As an annual vegetable, Adzuki can be grown in any climate zone that has enough frost-free days for the plant to produce edible pods, about two weeks after flowers appear. A longer season — 90 to 120 days — is required to harvest the beans for dry use. Can be used as a great green manure crop since Adzuki, like most legumes, can fix nitrogen in the soil, making it available as fertilizer for later crops.

Grow Notes
Adzuki beans grow best in full sun in a site that has good drainage.

Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy while waiting for seeds to emerge and throughout the growing season. Adzuki can develop rot if they are waterlogged. Weed by hand seven to 10 days after planting, when the seedlings are leafed out, and a third time in two to three weeks.

This gives the beans an adequate head start, allowing them to shade out many weeds as the plant matures. Fertilize the plants with a low-nitrogen fertilizer when they are 4 to 5 inches tall and again when the plants bloom. Beans are relatively insect resistant, even those that plague other beans.

Sow
Plant adzuki bean seeds directly in the garden when your Spring or Summer soil temperature is at least 15.5C, for the most reliable germination. A soil thermometer can make a big difference in the planting of adzuki beans and other vegetables, particularly beans, which have seeds prone to rot when they stay too long in cold, wet soil.

Sow adzuki seeds 4cm deep 10 to 15cm apart. When planting multiple rows, space rows at least 45cm apart.

Germination
At 10°C Adzuki beans can take up to 20 days to germinate, while above 15.5°C, plants can emerge in 10 to 14 days. The temperature should be consistent for several days before planting.

Maturity
To eat adzuki beans fresh, as you would a snap bean, harvest the green pods when the seeds are just barely visible beneath the surface of the pods. Fresh beans should be ready to pick every four to five days. Let pods develop and dry on the vine until they rattle in the pod — from 90 to 120 days — to use them as shelling beans.

Cut down the entire plant at the end of the season and allow it to dry in a well-ventilated area for at least a week. The dried pods break open easily to reveal seven to 10 dried beans each. Store shelled beans in an airtight container in a cool, dry location until ready to use.

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BLACK BEANS ARE ONE OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATIONS MOST VALUED FOODS! THEY CAN LOWER YOUR GLYCEMIC INDEX! THEY ARE REALLY YUMMY AND AMAZINGLY EASY TO GROW! Description Black beans are native to North, South, and Central America. Their origins have been traced to many locations in Mexico, as wellSee more...

BLACK BEANS ARE ONE OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATIONS MOST VALUED FOODS! THEY CAN LOWER YOUR GLYCEMIC INDEX! THEY ARE REALLY YUMMY AND AMAZINGLY EASY TO GROW!

Description
Black beans are native to North, South, and Central America. Their origins have been traced to many locations in Mexico, as well as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Today, black beans are cultivated and enjoyed worldwide in many different types of cuisines.

Among all groups of food commonly eaten worldwide, no group has a more health-supportive mix of protein-plus-fibre than legumes. A single one-cup serving of this legume will provide you with 60% of our WHFoods recommended fibre intake and 30% of our WHFoods recommended protein intake. Legumes are the only food group that can provide you with such a strong fibre-protein combination.

A single, one-cup serving of black beans gives nearly 15 grams of fibre and over 15 grams of protein. It’s low glycemic index rating comes from the resistant starch content of black beans. On the protein front, recent studies show black beans to contain unique peptide components (small sequences of amino acids that are used to form proteins) that further improve regulation of blood sugar and insulin levels.

These seeds are 100% organic with no pesticides, treatments or artificial fertilizers used in their production. They are farmed locally. Usually, these peas might be sprayed with something to get rid of pests and heat treated before sale to the public, that will often kill the living part of the seed, so you need to get untreated seed to grow these.

Grow Notes
Once established Black beans don’t need as much water. Only water them when the soil is dry, or they appear wilted. Black beans are incredibly easy to take care of, they are kind of no-nonsense plants. Plant them direct, water them occasionally, give them sunshine and they’ll grow without any additional help. You can grow these in the ground or in containers – both are great!

Sow
Black bean seeds germinate more easily if you prep them by soaking them for a few hours or overnight. Soak your beans in clean water for at least 2 hours before planting. Plant with eyes facing downwards, 2.5cm deep, in a sunny spot once the soil temp reaches 15°C in Spring. Space 10-15cms apart and keep soil moist as they begin to sprout and while young.

Germination
Your beans should germinate in 10-14 days.

Maturity
They will reach maturity in about 100 days.

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THE FANTASTIC AND VERSATILE BORLOTTI BEAN! THESE STRIPED WONDERS LEND THEMSELVES TO MILLIONS OF USES! SOUPS, STEWS, SALADS, BAKED BEANS, TACOS, VEGGIE BURGERS, DIPS, CURRIES, ETC, ETC! GREAT FIBRE CONTENT TO MAKE YOU FEEL FULLER! 12 LARGE SEEDS, STRIPED, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE. EACH BEAN SEED PRODUCES A FEWSee more...

THE FANTASTIC AND VERSATILE BORLOTTI BEAN! THESE STRIPED WONDERS LEND THEMSELVES TO MILLIONS OF USES! SOUPS, STEWS, SALADS, BAKED BEANS, TACOS, VEGGIE BURGERS, DIPS, CURRIES, ETC, ETC! GREAT FIBRE CONTENT TO MAKE YOU FEEL FULLER! 12 LARGE SEEDS, STRIPED, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE. EACH BEAN SEED PRODUCES A FEW KILOS OF BEANS AND MAYBE MORE!

Description
Borlotti beans, also known as cranberry beans, are a medium-sized bean with unsurpassed versatility. Borlotti beans have a mild nutty flavour, a natural savoury aroma and a creamy texture when cooked. These red striped beans are delectable in savoury dishes. They pair with subtle Indian flavours or hotter spices equally well and are great in vegetarian recipes.

Borlotti beans should be pre-soak in plenty of cold water (in a large bowl with room for beans to double in size) for a minimum of 4 hours before cooking. This removes the naturally occurring Lectin and Saponin found in many pulses, which can impede digestion. Drain, rinse well and place beans in a pot of cold water, 1:2. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender. Do not add salt while cooking, as this can make outer skins of legumes tough. Drain and use or refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Yummy cooked Borlotti beans can be chilled and added to salads or used hot in hearty soups and hotpots. They are particularly good in curries and spiced dishes; try cumin and coriander seeds with freshly grated turmeric and ginger or add chilli for extra zing. Red Borlotti beans are also wonderful refried in Mexican burritos and enchiladas.

Left-over spicy beans are a scrumptious topper for baked potatoes with grated cheese or sour cream. These beans are a delicious ingredient for vegetarian burgers, while smashed Borlotti beans are great in dips; mix with spicy salsa and serve with avocado and crackers.

These are easy and fun to grow! Kids love their bright pods and striped beans!

Grow Notes
These are climbing beans so the vines will need a medium to climb over; trellis, A-frame or fence are all popular solutions.

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 15cms apart in Spring and Summer. Rows should be spaced 100cm apart and be in full sun, with well-drained soil.

Germination
7-10 days at 21-32°C

Maturity
60-70 days

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A CLASSIC BEAN - GROW THEM FOR THEIR GREEN STRING BEANS WHICH ARE SWEET AND TENDER, THEN LEAVE SOME ON THE BUSH AND COLLECT THE BEANS FOR STEWS AND SALADS. THEY TELL YOU WHEN THE BEANS ARE READY - THEY TURN YELLOW! Description Cannellini, also known as white kidney beans,See more...

A CLASSIC BEAN – GROW THEM FOR THEIR GREEN STRING BEANS WHICH ARE SWEET AND TENDER, THEN LEAVE SOME ON THE BUSH AND COLLECT THE BEANS FOR STEWS AND SALADS. THEY TELL YOU WHEN THE BEANS ARE READY – THEY TURN YELLOW!

Description
Cannellini, also known as white kidney beans, are as easy to grow as they are to cook, and the only requirement is a sunny patch of ground. Cannellini beans  are popular in Italian cuisine, particularly Tuscan dishes. They are creamy-white, with a puffy texture and a mild flavour when cooked. When uncooked, cannellini beans are kidney-shaped and have a robust seed coat.

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 Spring or Summer. Rows should be spaced 60cm apart and be in full sun, with well-drained soil.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
6-12 days at 21-31°C

Maturity
90 -100 days to maturity, Annual plant.

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YELLOW OUTSIDE WITH BLACK BEANS INSIDE – THESE HEIRLOOM AGES OLD CHEROKEE WAX BEANS WILL CROP QUICKLY! DISEASE RESISTANT, EXCELLENT FOR EVERY USE! Description The Cherokee bean is a great heirloom variety black bean for your home garden. These are easy and fun to grow! Kids love their bright yellowSee more...

YELLOW OUTSIDE WITH BLACK BEANS INSIDE – THESE HEIRLOOM AGES OLD CHEROKEE WAX BEANS WILL CROP QUICKLY! DISEASE RESISTANT, EXCELLENT FOR EVERY USE!

Description
The Cherokee bean is a great heirloom variety black bean for your home garden. These are easy and fun to grow! Kids love their bright yellow pods!

Excellent cooking bean. One of my most favourite beans to eat. Pods are best when young, succulent, sweet and tender with a nice brittle crunch on the exterior. Dwarf bush type plant produces excellent yields of black seeded, lovely yellow colour, 16cm stringless beans. Excellent fresh, canned, or frozen.

Grow Notes
Vigorous, productive and dependable during adverse weather. Frost tender Annual plant. Plant in full sun in well-drained soils.

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

Pick regularly to encourage more growth.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring and early Summer at a depth of 20mm. Space plants at 10cm and 50 row spacing.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
6-10 days at 16-30°C

Maturity
50-60 days

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BRAND NEW TO OUR PAGE! THIS IS THE GIANT OF STUTTGART - A GIANT CLIMBING BEAN FROM EUROPE THAT YIELDS 2KGS OF FRESH, TENDER AND 30CM LONG BIG BEANS PER PLANT! THEY LOSE NONE OF THEIR TENDERNESS NO MATTER HOW BIG THEY GET! Description This giant climbing bean from theSee more...

BRAND NEW TO OUR PAGE! THIS IS THE GIANT OF STUTTGART – A GIANT CLIMBING BEAN FROM EUROPE THAT YIELDS 2KGS OF FRESH, TENDER AND 30CM LONG BIG BEANS PER PLANT! THEY LOSE NONE OF THEIR TENDERNESS NO MATTER HOW BIG THEY GET!

Description
This giant climbing bean from the continent produces a bumper harvest that just keeps on coming. The stringless beans are long, straight and lose none of their fleshy tenderness as they continue to grow … and grow, reaching 30cm long! Ready to harvest in 10 weeks and yields 2kg per plant.

This beautiful bean is a high yielding, stringless, bumpy podded climbing bean that is very flavoursome, fleshy and tender.

Very nutritious with high levels of vitamin K, C and folate.

Eat them raw or add them to cooking, these fantastic beans will not disappoint.

EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE, COLLECT YOUR BEANS FROM YOUR BEST PODS AND NEVER HAVE TO BUY SEEDS AGAIN!

Grow Notes
These are climbing beans so the vines will need a medium to climb over; trellis, A-frame or fence are all popular solutions.

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 15cm apart in Spring after the last frosts have occurred. 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
6-15 days at 21-31°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...

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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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Description From Wikipedia: The soybean, soy bean, or soya bean (Glycine max)[3] is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean, which has numerous uses. Traditional unfermented food uses of soybeans include soy milk, from which tofu and tofu skin are made. Fermented soySee more...

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From Wikipedia: The soybean, soy bean, or soya bean (Glycine max)[3] is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean, which has numerous uses.

Traditional unfermented food uses of soybeans include soy milk, from which tofu and tofu skin are made. Fermented soy foods include soy sauce, fermented bean paste, natt, and tempeh. Fat-free (defatted) soybean meal is a significant and cheap source of protein for animal feeds and many packaged meals. For example, soybean products, such as textured vegetable protein (TVP), are ingredients in many meat and dairy substitutes.[4]

Soy beans contain significant amounts of phytic acid, dietary minerals and B vitamins. Soy vegetable oil, used in food and industrial applications, is another product of processing the soybean crop. Soybean is the most important protein source for feed farm animals (that in turn yields animal protein for human consumption).[5]

From Healthline Website:

Soybeans are mainly composed of protein but also contain good amounts of carbs and fat.

The nutrition facts for 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of boiled soybeans are (1Trusted Source):

Calories: 173
Water: 63%
Protein: 16.6 grams
Carbs: 9.9 grams
Sugar: 3 grams
Fibre: 6 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated: 1.3 grams
Monounsaturated: 1.98 grams
Polyunsaturated: 5.06 grams
Omega-3: 0.6 grams
Omega-6: 4.47 g
Protein
Soybeans are among the best sources of plant-based protein.

The protein content of soybeans is 36–56% of the dry weight (2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source).

One cup (172 grams) of boiled soybeans boasts around 29 grams of protein (5Trusted Source).

The nutritional value of soy protein is good, although the quality is not quite as high as animal protein (6Trusted Source).

The main types of protein in soybeans are glycinin and conglycinin, which make up approximately 80% of the total protein content. These proteins may trigger allergic reactions in some people (4Trusted Source, 7Trusted Source).

Consumption of soy protein has been linked with a modest decrease in cholesterol levels (8Trusted Source, 9Trusted Source, 10Trusted Source).

Fat
Soybeans are classified as oilseeds and used to make soybean oil.

The fat content is approximately 18% of the dry weight — mainly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, with small amounts of saturated fat (11Trusted Source).

The predominant type of fat in soybeans is linoleic acid, accounting for approximately 50% of the total fat content.

Carbs
Being low in carbs, whole soybeans are very low on the glycaemic index (GI), which is a measure of how foods affect the rise in blood sugar after a meal (12).

This low GI makes soybeans suitable for people with diabetes.

Fibre
Soybeans contain a fair amount of both soluble and insoluble fibre.

The insoluble fibres are mainly alpha-galactosides, which may cause flatulence and diarrhoea in sensitive individuals (13Trusted Source, 14Trusted Source).

Alpha-galactosides belong to a class of fibres called FODMAPs, which may exacerbate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (15Trusted Source).

Despite causing unpleasant side effects in some people, soluble fibres in soybeans are generally considered healthy.

They are fermented by bacteria in your colon, leading to the formation of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which may improve gut health and reduce your risk of colon cancer (16Trusted Source, 17Trusted Source).

SUMMARY
Soybeans are a very rich source of plant-based protein and fat. What’s more, their high fibre content is good for your gut health.

Grow Notes
Plant in late Spring/Summer. Soybeans need a long, hot growing season to thrive, and they don’t like frost.

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 25-30°C

Maturity
85 days to maturity, Frost tender Annual plant.

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TONGUE OF FIRE BEANS – NOT HOT – JUST COLOURFUL! FIND THAT MAGIC BEAN! ONE OF THE ONLY BEANS THAT CAN MAKE YOU INTO A PRINCESS OR PRINCE! EAT A PURE PINK BEAN AND THERE YOU GO! GREAT FUN FOR KIDS! AND GUESS WHAT? IN THIS LOT OF BEANS THERESee more...

TONGUE OF FIRE BEANS – NOT HOT – JUST COLOURFUL! FIND THAT MAGIC BEAN! ONE OF THE ONLY BEANS THAT CAN MAKE YOU INTO A PRINCESS OR PRINCE! EAT A PURE PINK BEAN AND THERE YOU GO! GREAT FUN FOR KIDS! AND GUESS WHAT? IN THIS LOT OF BEANS THERE IS ACTUALLY A FEW THAT ARE COMPLETELY PINK SO IF YOU ARE LUCKY YOU WILL GET ONE!

EACH POD WILL CONTAIN A NUMBER OF TAN AND PINK BURGUNDY COLOURED BEANS FIND A BEAN THAT IS 100% PINK, EAT IT AND YOU WILL TURN INTO A PRINCESS (OR PRINCE) AND LIVE IN A BIG CASTLE! WELL, THAT IS WHAT THEY SAY!

Description
Also known as Horto Beans, these are just divine!

These are great beans for eating and can be added to all sorts of dishes, they are a soft bean, not a grinding bean.

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
Soaking bean seeds in water 1-2 hours before planting speeds germination.

Sow direct at 25mm depth spaced 15cm apart in Spring or Summer. Rows should be spaced 50cm apart and be in full sun, with well-drained soil.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
5-11 days at 21-30°C

Maturity
70 days to maturity, Annual plant.

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PARTY ON DOWN WITH THE SPECIAL INSECTS AND WILDLIFE THAT CALL YOUR GARDEN HOME! Description You can grow over 50 different varieties that you can eat too! This is a great way to get dozens of different plants! Attract bees, birds and beneficial insects to pollinate and clear your gardenSee more...

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Description
You can grow over 50 different varieties that you can eat too! This is a great way to get dozens of different plants!

Attract bees, birds and beneficial insects to pollinate and clear your garden of annoying pests naturally!

Bee mix can include all these plants (plus more!) so you can also get a good garden out of this mix! Alyssum, Basil, Borage, Buckwheat, Calendula, Caraway, Coriander, Cosmos, Dill, Gypsophila, Lucerne, Marigolds, Radish, Schizanthus, Californian Poppy and other Poppies, Coreopsis,  Phacelia,  Rudbeckia, Sunflowers.

300+ Seeds.

Grow Notes
Natural plantings for beds or field areas. Plant in late spring or early summer in full to part sun. Average, well-draining soils recommended.

Sow
Direct seed sowing recommended. Weed area, then broadcast seed, rake area lightly and water in to ensure good seed to soil contact.

Keep area moist to aid germination.

Germination
10-30 days at 18-25°C

Maturity
Varies. Mix of Perennials and Annuals

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WILL NOT DROWN OUR PRECIOUS BEES! EASY TO CLEAN AND USE! JUST FILL THE TANK AND POP THE BOTTOM ON IT, TIP IT UP AND PLACE IT WHERE THE BEES ARE THIRSTY! Time is coming when the bees will be getting thirsty. There is nothing sadder than seeing dead bees,See more...

WILL NOT DROWN OUR PRECIOUS BEES! EASY TO CLEAN AND USE! JUST FILL THE TANK AND POP THE BOTTOM ON IT, TIP IT UP AND PLACE IT WHERE THE BEES ARE THIRSTY!

Time is coming when the bees will be getting thirsty. There is nothing sadder than seeing dead bees, suffering just because they couldn’t find a little bit of water.  And if they know they can get water from your place they will come back again and again, pollinating your flowers and veggies! It makes good sense!

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THIS CUTE BEEHIVE CONTAINS SOME REALLY SWEET TREATS! KEEP THE BEES HAPPY WITH ONE THEIR FAVOURITE FLOWERS IN A SEED PACKET, COUPLED WITH SOME CUTE GIFTS FOR YOU! YOU WILL GET A HANDMADE FUZZY FELT BEE TINY TOY, SOME BEE-LICIOUS BEE HOOK EARRINGS, SOME BEE-UTIFUL BEE STICKERS AND A BEESee more...

THIS CUTE BEEHIVE CONTAINS SOME REALLY SWEET TREATS! KEEP THE BEES HAPPY WITH ONE THEIR FAVOURITE FLOWERS IN A SEED PACKET, COUPLED WITH SOME CUTE GIFTS FOR YOU! YOU WILL GET A HANDMADE FUZZY FELT BEE TINY TOY, SOME BEE-LICIOUS BEE HOOK EARRINGS, SOME BEE-UTIFUL BEE STICKERS AND A BEE KEY RING! INCLUDES THE CARDBOARD BEEHIVE AND RIBBON IN CASE YOU WANT TO MAKE THIS INTO A GIFT FOR A SPECIAL SOMEONE!

 

BEEHIVE WILL COME FLAT, IT IS EASY TO BUILD. STICKERS AND KEY RING STYLE MAY DIFFER BUT THEY WILL BE BEE THEMED.

 

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Any Bee lover would love these cute cotton gloves! The gloves remain flexible enough to allow work to proceed quickly and easily keeping your hands and nails clean. Blue background with black and yellow bees! 100% pure cotton fabric with plastic blue grip dots. The grips on the palms ofSee more...

Any Bee lover would love these cute cotton gloves! The gloves remain flexible enough to allow work to proceed quickly and easily keeping your hands and nails clean. Blue background with black and yellow bees! 100% pure cotton fabric with plastic blue grip dots.

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

We also have these gloves in Pretty Pink and Greeny Bees! Too cute!!

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BORECOLE IS BASICALLY A CURLY RED KALE TYPE VEGETABLE THAT TASTES BETTER THAN ANY OTHER! LOW STOCKS! Description Borecole Red Kale is sweeter and more tender than traditional curly kale! It’s delicious steamed, stir-fried or eaten raw, try it finely chopped in an autumn salad. The distinctive red leaves doSee more...

BORECOLE IS BASICALLY A CURLY RED KALE TYPE VEGETABLE THAT TASTES BETTER THAN ANY OTHER! LOW STOCKS!

Description
Borecole Red Kale is sweeter and more tender than traditional curly kale! It’s delicious steamed, stir-fried or eaten raw, try it finely chopped in an autumn salad. The distinctive red leaves do not look out of place in an ornamental border either!

Excellent winter hardiness and we are told that pests prefer the green types! Enjoy a home grown harvest of Red Kale from now through to spring with succession planting! (Plant some now and again in a week and again the week after that to extend your eating time).

Harvested by cutting through the stem just above ground level with a sharp knife. After harvesting cut a half inch deep cross in the stump and you’ll be rewarded with a second crop later in the year.

Grow Notes
These like a fertile, well draining, moisture retentive, firm soil. The main crop beds should be dug over and firmed a few months before planting.

Sow
Plant in Spring or Summer. Kale seed can be sown either directly into a seed bed or started off in growing cells or seed trays under cover. Seeds should be sown thinly and thinned out to 3 inches as they develop.

Seedlings are ready for transplanting when they have 5 or 6 leaves. Use a dibber to make a hole large enough to accommodate the root ball and firm the soil around the plant.

Spacing between plants varies, for compact heads space at 30cm, for large heads allow 45cm and leave just 15cm between to encourage their conical shape.

Keep the young plants weed free and well-watered until established and then only water during dry periods.

Germination
7-14 days at 8-30°C

Maturity
Harvest leaves in approx 50-60 days.

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Long trailing vines with dusty purple coloured berries are a feature of the delicious Boysenberry (Rubus ursinus x idaeus). Thought to be a hybrid between Thornless Blackberry, American Dewberry, Loganberry and Raspberry, the fruit is aromatic. They are packed with health-promoting antioxidants and important nutrients, including fibre, folate, vitamin KSee more...

Long trailing vines with dusty purple coloured berries are a feature of the delicious Boysenberry (Rubus ursinus x idaeus). Thought to be a hybrid between Thornless Blackberry, American Dewberry, Loganberry and Raspberry, the fruit is aromatic.

They are packed with health-promoting antioxidants and important nutrients, including fibre, folate, vitamin K and vitamin C.

Finding them fresh is difficult so grow your own!

Boysenberry nutrition is a good source of fibre and micronutrients, including manganese, folate, vitamin K and vitamin C. It contains powerful antioxidants, including flavonoids that help prevent oxidative damage to the body.

Boysenberry seeds can grow successful and prolifically fruiting plants. However as the Boysenberry is a hybrid between three varieties, not every seed will produce the exact same plant or fruit. Growing from seed is a way to get an interesting range of fruit flavours! Grow all your seeds and pick the most tasty one to propagate from!

One cup (about 132 grams) of frozen boysenberries contains approximately:

66 calories
16.1 grams carbohydrates
1.5 grams protein
0.3 grams fat
7 grams fiber
0.7 milligrams manganese (36 percent DV)
83.1 micrograms folate (21 percent DV)
10.3 micrograms vitamin K (13 percent DV)
4.1 milligrams vitamin C (7 percent DV)
1.1 milligrams vitamin E (6 percent DV)
1.1 milligrams iron (6 percent DV)
21.1 milligrams magnesium (5 percent DV)
0.1 milligrams thiamine (5 percent DV)
1 milligram niacin (5 percent DV)
183 milligrams potassium (5 percent DV)
0.1 milligrams copper (5 percent DV)
0.1 milligrams vitamin B6 (4 percent DV)
35.6 milligrams calcium (4 percent DV)
35.6 milligrams phosphorus (4 percent DV)
Benefits
The health benefits of boysenberry come from the fruit’s impressive nutrition content, which includes beneficial polyphenols and micronutrients.

1. Promotes Lung Health
A 2016 study conducted on mice published in the American Journal of Physiology evaluated the lung function benefits from increased consumption of fruits high in polyphenols. Researchers found that regular boysenberry consumption has the potential to moderate chronic lung fibrosis in asthma and other chronic pulmonary diseases.

A 2021 study published in Food Science and Nutrition found that drinking boysenberry and apple juice concentrate promoted a shift toward an anti-inflammatory environment within the lungs, and it reduced immune cell infiltration and tissue damage.

2. Supports Cardiovascular Health
A 2014 study found that polyphenol content in boysenberry juice decreased diastolic blood pressure after four weeks. The results also suggest that the nutrients found in the fruit improve endothelial function, which allows for the flow of substances and fluid in and out of tissue.

Another study suggests that the anthocyanins in boysenberry inhibit endothelial dysfunction and contribute to the maintenance of healthy artery homeostasis.

3. Provides Antioxidants
Boysenberry is rich in antioxidants, including flavonoids like anthocyanins. Anthocyanins have been shown in studies to prevent diseases associated with oxidative stress, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. The flavonoids also benefit gut health by promoting a healthy balance of bacteria.

A 2015 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that boysenberry seed oil had the strongest oxygen radical absorbance capacity compared to red raspberry, blueberry and marionberry seed oils.

4. Good Source of Fibre
The dietary fibre found in berries like boysenberry have a positive impact on cardiovascular health, digestive health and more. High-fibre foods promote regularity and enhance digestive health, while helping to stabilize blood sugar levels and improve heart health by decreasing LDL cholesterol and promoting blood flow.

5. Provides Vitamin K
Vitamin K foods promote blood sugar control, strong bones and better brain function. A cup of boysenberries contains about 13 percent of your daily value of vitamin K, making it a good source of the important micronutrient.

Data shows that vitamin K deficiency is not uncommon, so getting enough of the nutrient in your daily foods is necessary.

The taste of boysenberry has been likened to that of blackberries but with an extra tang and sweetness. They are thin-skinned and juicy when ripe, a bit bigger than your standard blackberries.

The downside of these unique berries is that they only last a few days after picking, so it’s difficult for commercial growers to get them in grocery stores. For that reason, you’re more likely to see them frozen or canned, but you also have the option of growing your own at home.

The first year, only leaves are produced during the summer. The next season, the berries grow on the plant’s green stems.

Wait until the berries are a dark purple colour and easy to pull off the stem.

Once you have your hands on some boysenberries, it’s time to eat them raw or use them in recipes. Because the fresh berries only last a few days, you may choose to freeze them after harvest.

Simply wash them, lay them out on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer. Once they’re frozen, add them to an airtight bag or container.

Now you can use them in smoothies, a boysenberry pie or tart, or berry-based baked goods.

Any recipe that calls for blackberries or raspberries also works well with boysenberry.

Risks and Side Effects
Some people may experience mild allergic reactions after consuming boysenberry. If you have swelling; itching of the mouth, lips or hands; or stomach discomfort after eating these berries, discontinue use immediately.

People susceptible to kidney stones should minimize their consumption of berries and some other fruits because the oxalates may increase the production of stones.

Grow Notes
Grow in full or part sun. Canes will grow to 2m high and wide, and will spread over the years if not contained within a trellis with yearly pruning. Remove old dead canes in winter, leaving only vigorous healthy canes to produce the next crop.

Plants prefer a rich, well-draining soil, with a pH of 6.0-7.0.

Sow
To plant Boysenberries from seed, sow the seeds in a pot starting in mid-winter. Push the seeds about an inch deep and an inch apart into the soil. Cover with a thin layer of sand.

Store the pot in a dim and cool place indoors, such as a pantry or even a garage, and keep the seeds moist by spraying with a spray bottle as needed.

Once temperatures reach above 15°C, place your raspberry pot outdoors.

Once they’ve started to develop leaves and have grown about one inch in height, transplant them in a big pot or in the garden and cover the base around the plant with mulch, leaving the trunk bare to keep the soil nice and moist.

Germination
10-40 days

Maturity
Perennial with fruit on 2 year old canes.

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THE DELICATE AND DELICIOUS STALKS HELD HIGH WITH THE FLORETS ON TOP IS JUST BECOMING POPULAR! A CROSS BETWEEN BROCCOLI AND CHINESE BROCCOLI GAILAN, IT'S A VERSATILE VEGGIE THAT DESERVES A PLACE IN EVERY VEGETABLE GARDEN! Grow Notes Broccoli is a cool season crop, this variety has slender heads, followedSee more...

THE DELICATE AND DELICIOUS STALKS HELD HIGH WITH THE FLORETS ON TOP IS JUST BECOMING POPULAR! A CROSS BETWEEN BROCCOLI AND CHINESE BROCCOLI GAILAN, IT’S A VERSATILE VEGGIE THAT DESERVES A PLACE IN EVERY VEGETABLE GARDEN!

Grow Notes
Broccoli is a cool season crop, this variety has slender heads, followed by side shoots extending its harvest. 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. Tying some white fabric on to sticks will fool the white cabbage moths to look elsewhere as they think there is already too many moths laying eggs in that spot – it works!

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 early Spring or 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
65-70 days.

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ITALIAN BROCOLLI CALABRESE! CLASSIC YUMMY FLAVOUR – EASY TO GROW BIG HEADS! HINT: PICK THE BIGGEST HEAD THEN LAY THE PLANT DOWN SIDEWAYS AND POP A BIT MORE SOIL ACROSS IT AND WATCH IT SET SIDE SHOOTS TO PICK MORE HEADS THE REST OF THE SEASON! Description Delicious early andSee more...

ITALIAN BROCOLLI CALABRESE! CLASSIC YUMMY FLAVOUR – EASY TO GROW BIG HEADS! HINT: PICK THE BIGGEST HEAD THEN LAY THE PLANT DOWN SIDEWAYS AND POP A BIT MORE SOIL ACROSS IT AND WATCH IT SET SIDE SHOOTS TO PICK MORE HEADS THE REST OF THE SEASON!

Description
Delicious early and late season heirloom favourite.

Introduced to the seed trade around 1910, this variety was brought to our shores-and our gardens-by Italian immigrants. A deliciously old-fashioned broccoli.

Tall, erect, 30-36″ plants give way to multiple side shoots once the central head is cut. Harvest 60-90 days after transplant.

This is an old standard variety that has been a mainstay in many people’s gardens year in and year out. This is partly because it does not mature uniformly and partly because it produces many side shoots. Perfect for home garden, fresh use.

SEEDS MEDIUM SIZED, ROUND, 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 15cm sized heads, followed by numerous side shoots extending its harvest. 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 early Spring or 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
65-70 days.

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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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PERRENIAL BROCCOLI WALTHAM KEEPS PRODUCING SIDE HEADS FOR 3 MONTHS AFTER YOU PICK THE MAIN HEAD! EASY TO GROW AND DELICIOUS TO EAT! YOU CAN EAT THE LEAVES TOO! Description 100% NO GMO & HOME GROWN SEEDS! EACH PLANT SUPPLIES OVER A KILO IN PRODUCE! First grown in Waltham, Massachusetts.See more...

PERRENIAL BROCCOLI WALTHAM KEEPS PRODUCING SIDE HEADS FOR 3 MONTHS AFTER YOU PICK THE MAIN HEAD! EASY TO GROW AND DELICIOUS TO EAT! YOU CAN EAT THE LEAVES TOO!

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100% NO GMO & HOME GROWN SEEDS! EACH PLANT SUPPLIES OVER A KILO IN PRODUCE! First grown in Waltham, Massachusetts. Pick side shoots for up to 3 months. Yields more than 1kg per plant. Classic open pollinated cool climate broccoli.

Best harvested through to mid Spring. Heat sensitive, so not a summer variety. Produces large main heads and many side shoots.

The plant from which modern broccoli is derived first grew in the wild in the Mediterranean region and in Asia Minor. Broccoli gradually spread to the rest of Europe and to the New World, where Thomas Jefferson included this strange new vegetable in his experimental garden.

The Italians appreciated it so much that it got the name “Italian asparagus.” After World War I, Italian brothers Stefano and Andrea D’Arrigo brought their Sicilian variety of broccoli and began growing it in San Jose, California; they later shipped it to Boston’s North End, where it established a quickly expanding market.

SEEDS ARE REDDISH BROWN, MEDIUM SIZED, 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 sized heads, followed by side shoots extending its harvest. 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 Winter, early Spring or Autumn. This is a very cold tolerant variety. 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
89-90 days.

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SUPER CHEAP TODAY! A GREAT COVER CROP TO ADD ENERGY AND NUTRIENTS TO YOUR SOIL! GREEN MANURE IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS FOR ADDING GOODNESS TO THE SOIL! PLUS IT AERATES AND ENCOURAGES WORMS! PLANT NOW AND THE FLOWERS BRING BEES AND POLLINATORS TO YOUR WINTER CROPS TOO! BuckwheatSee more...

SUPER CHEAP TODAY! A GREAT COVER CROP TO ADD ENERGY AND NUTRIENTS TO YOUR SOIL! GREEN MANURE IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS FOR ADDING GOODNESS TO THE SOIL! PLUS IT AERATES AND ENCOURAGES WORMS! PLANT NOW AND THE FLOWERS BRING BEES AND POLLINATORS TO YOUR WINTER CROPS TOO!

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), or common buckwheat, is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds and as a cover crop. Despite the name, buckwheat is not closely related to wheat, as it is not a grass. Instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel, knotweed, and rhubarb.

Buckwheat is referred to as a pseudocereal because its seeds’ culinary use is the same as cereals’, owing to their composition of complex carbohydrates.

Buckwheat was one of the earliest crops introduced by Europeans to North America. Dispersal around the globe was complete by 2006, when a variety developed in Canada was widely planted in China.

In India, buckwheat flour is known as kuttu ka atta and is culturally associated with the Navaratri festival. On the day of this festival, food items made only from buckwheat are consumed.

Buckwheat is a short-season crop that grows well in low-fertility soils; too much fertilizer – especially nitrogen – reduces yields, and the soil must be well drained. In hot climates buckwheat can be grown only by sowing late in the season, so that it blooms in cooler weather.

The presence of pollinators greatly increases yield and nectar from flowering buckwheat produces a dark-coloured honey.

OUR REGULAR SEED PACKET FULL OF TRIANGULAR SEEDS, FERTILE AND FRESH!

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Have you bought any of these? Then add this to your cart to get a free packet of seeds from us!  PLEASE DO NOT ADD THIS ITEM TO YOUR CART UNLESS ONE OF THE ITEMS IN THE TITLE IS ALSO IN YOUR CART RIGHT NOW, THANKS 🙂

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SOME CHINESE CABBAGES ARE ALMOST PRICKLY, THIS ONE IS CLOSER TO THE SOFT TEXTURE OF LETTUCE! FULL OF FIBRE, NUTRIENTS, VITAMINS AND FOLATE! THEY EVEN GROW THIS ONE IN SPACE TO FEED THE ASTRONAUTS! PERENNIAL, PICK AT ANY STAGE! Tokyo Bekana is a loose-headed, lightweight cabbage that is often mistakenSee more...

SOME CHINESE CABBAGES ARE ALMOST PRICKLY, THIS ONE IS CLOSER TO THE SOFT TEXTURE OF LETTUCE! FULL OF FIBRE, NUTRIENTS, VITAMINS AND FOLATE! THEY EVEN GROW THIS ONE IN SPACE TO FEED THE ASTRONAUTS! PERENNIAL, PICK AT ANY STAGE!

Tokyo Bekana is a loose-headed, lightweight cabbage that is often mistaken for lettuce due to its similarities in flavour and appearance. The large leaves have a frilly consistency with ruffled edges and are green with prominent white veins spanning across the surface.

Connected to the leaves, the narrow white stems are smooth, crunchy, and juicy, widening at the base. Tokyo Bekana is crisp and tender with a mild, sweet, and spinach-like flavour with mild pepper nuances.

Tokyo Bekana, botanically classified as Brassica rapa var. chinensis ‘Tokyo Bekana,’ is a distinct, loose-heading heirloom variety of Chinese cabbage that is native to Japan. Also known as Small Chinese cabbage, Tokyo Bekana is a fast-growing variety that can be harvested at multiple stages of maturity, including microgreen, baby leaf, petite leaf, and at full size.

Tokyo Bekana cabbage is a cut-and-come-again variety, providing several crops throughout the season, and is favoured for its mild flavour and delicate texture.

Nutritional Value

Tokyo Bekana is an excellent source of fibre that can help aid in digestion and contains vitamins A, C, and K to help protect the body from environmental damage. It also contains some magnesium, calcium, iron, and folate.

Tokyo Bekana cabbage is best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as sautéing, steaming, and stir-frying. The frilly green is mild, lacking in traditional cabbage flavours, and can be shredded and tossed into green salads, mixed into pasta dishes for added crispness, braised as a side dish, or sliced and added to soups.

Tokyo Bekana cabbage can also be lightly stir-fried and mixed with cooked vegetables and meat, used as a lettuce wrap, or pickled into a sweet and spicy condiment. Tokyo Bekana cabbage pairs well with mushrooms, fennel, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, potatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, herbs such as thyme, basil, and mint, parmesan cheese, cherries, grapefruit, and peaches.

The cabbage will keep up to one week when stored in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.

Ethnic/Cultural Info

Tokyo Bekana cabbage is being trialed and grown on the International Space Station as part of the Veg-03 experiment. Learning how to grow vegetables in space for extended space missions, Nasa is using specialized growth chambers with LED lights to allow astronauts to cultivate their own food to obtain fresh ingredients with high nutritional properties.

Tokyo Bekana cabbage is being tested for further space cultivation because it is a fast-growing variety and has earned the nickname of “space cabbage.” Tokyo Bekana can also be harvested at any stage in maturity and has successfully been grown alongside red romaine lettuce and mizuna in space.

Geography/History

Tokyo Bekana cabbage is believed to be a descendent of Chinese loose-heading cabbages. Introduced from China in the 20th century, Chinese cabbages were first brought into Japan from soldiers in the Post Russo-Japanese war returning home.

Through extensive cultivation and selection, Tokyo Bekana was created from these introduced cabbages and is still grown heavily in rural Japan today. Tokyo Bekana is also grown in farming communities throughout the western hemisphere and can be found at specialty grocers and local markets in Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States.

ROUND SEEDS, MEDIUM SIZED, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

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

Protect from Caterpillars.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring, Summer or Autumn, by planting seeds at a depth of 6mm with 25cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 7-23°C

Maturity
40-50 days

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CABBAGE EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD IS AN HEIRLOOM CABBAGE WITH AN INTERESTING CONICAL SHAPE, A SWEET CABBAGE WITH GOOD RESISTANCE TO BOLT, IT LOOKS SO AMAZING IN THE GARDEN YOU COULD EVEN PUT IT AMONGST YOUR FLOWERS! Description Quickly produces large, dense, elongated 7" heads, with a distinctly sweet flavour thatSee more...

CABBAGE EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD IS AN HEIRLOOM CABBAGE WITH AN INTERESTING CONICAL SHAPE, A SWEET CABBAGE WITH GOOD RESISTANCE TO BOLT, IT LOOKS SO AMAZING IN THE GARDEN YOU COULD EVEN PUT IT AMONGST YOUR FLOWERS!

Description
Quickly produces large, dense, elongated 7″ heads, with a distinctly sweet flavour that is ideal for eating raw in salads and slaws, cooking or pickling. Weighing 1 TO 2 kilos, the heads have a small core and good protective wrapper leaves.

SEEDS ROUND, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Best grown in full sun or part shade.

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

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

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

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
7-14 days at 7-28°C

Maturity
70 days.

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

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

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

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

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

Position:

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

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

Grow Notes
Best grown in full sun or part shade.

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

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

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

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
7-14 days at 7-28°C

Maturity
55 days.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Keep the soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep the soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

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

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