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

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

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

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

Drought and frost tender.

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Maturity
160-190 days.

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

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

YOU WILL GET ONE MEDIUM/LARGE RHIZOME.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frost Tender Perennial.

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Maturity
150-200 days.

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The 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Growing from Seed:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PIMENTA DOICA IS THE “ALL SPICE” WE USE FOR COOKING! FRESH PODS WITH FERTILE SEEDS! RARE TO FIND AND WITH AN AMAZING HISTORY, PIMENTA IS SAID TO ONLY GERMINATE IN JAMAICA BUT THEY GROW HERE JUST FINE TOO! YOU WILL GET 10 SEED PODS WITH TWO TO THREE SEEDS INSee more...

PIMENTA DOICA IS THE “ALL SPICE” WE USE FOR COOKING! FRESH PODS WITH FERTILE SEEDS! RARE TO FIND AND WITH AN AMAZING HISTORY, PIMENTA IS SAID TO ONLY GERMINATE IN JAMAICA BUT THEY GROW HERE JUST FINE TOO! YOU WILL GET 10 SEED PODS WITH TWO TO THREE SEEDS IN EACH ONE, WE SUGGEST STARTING PRE-TREATMENT AND PLANTING IMMEDIATELY UPON ARRIVAL.

Allspice, alternatively known as Jamaica pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, or pimento, is derived from the dried unripe berries of the Pimenta dioica tree, originally indigenous to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America. While its cultivation has spread to various warm regions globally, its English moniker, “allspice,” dates back to as early as 1621, attributed to its ability to encapsulate the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove in one spice. In most local supermarkets, you’ll find it conveniently ground into a powder.

The process begins with harvesting the green, unripe berries, which are then traditionally sun-dried until they attain a rich brown hue, resembling smooth, large peppercorns. Beyond its culinary application, the leaves of the Pimenta dioica tree, akin in texture to bay leaves, also find their way into cooking. Furthermore, both leaves and wood serve as popular agents for smoking meats, particularly in regions where allspice thrives.

Characterized as an evergreen shrub, the Allspice tree can attain heights ranging from 10 to 18 meters. It offers versatility in its growth, able to be pruned into a compact tree or allowed to grow into a towering canopy, often utilized to provide shade for crops like coffee planted beneath it. With suitable conditions, including normal garden soil and consistent watering, it flourishes outdoors in tropical and subtropical climates.

Grow Notes
Space multiple trees at least 20 feet apart to provide adequate room for root growth.

Smaller plants can be killed by frost, although larger plants are more tolerant. It adapts well to container culture and can be kept as a houseplant or in a greenhouse.

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WE SUGGEST STARTING PRE-TREATMENT AND PLANTING IMMEDIATELY UPON ARRIVAL.

Pre-treatment. Soak the pods to soften. Score around each pod with a utility knife and remove the two halves. Extract the twin seeds from inside the pod. Soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours to weaken the outer hull.

Prepare a growing container for each allspice tree you want to grow. Fill 4-inch starter pots with a moistened mix of half compost and half coarse sand or perlite. Firm the mixture into the pot to collapse any air pockets.

Sow one allspice seed in each container. Poke a 5cm deep planting hole in the moistened mixture. Place the allspice seed in the hole and cover it with compost. Mist the compost to settle it.

Place the potted allspice seeds in a warm place, they will need at least 20 to 26 degrees daytime temps to germinate, and they need very bright natural light. Cover the pots with a propagation dome or plastic wrap to increase humidity around the seeds.

Check the moisture level in the compost mixture every day to make sure it never fully dries out. Add water whenever it feels mostly dry just below the surface. Water until the top inch is moderately moist.

Keep the seedlings under the wrap or the propagation dome, until they grow to 2 inches high. Transplant the allspice seedlings into 6-inch pots filled with a mix of half potting soil and half coarse sand. Grow them in a sheltered area with very bright, diffuse light during their first summer. Provide an inch of water every week. Shield them from direct sun at midday.

Transplant the allspice saplings into a permanent bed in autumn after the first rain. Choose a planting site with full sun and loamy, fast-draining soil.

Germination
Watch for germination in two weeks, but don’t be discouraged if it takes up to three months for some of the allspice seeds to sprout.

Allspice trees propagate best from seeds, which will produce a transplantable specimen in approximately six months.

Maturity
The trees will begin to bear fruit when they become three years old or older.

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IS YOUR GARDEN UNDER ATTACK OR IS IT JUST THIS AMAZING PLANT?! LOOKING LIKE A HUGE OCTOPUS ABOUT TO DEVOUR YOUR DAISIES, THIS IS A TRUE TALKING POINT AND WE ARE VERY LUCKY INDEED TO GET THE SEEDS! AMARANTHUS OESCHBERG! Description Aubergine leaves and branched flower spikes smoulder among flowersSee more...

IS YOUR GARDEN UNDER ATTACK OR IS IT JUST THIS AMAZING PLANT?! LOOKING LIKE A HUGE OCTOPUS ABOUT TO DEVOUR YOUR DAISIES, THIS IS A TRUE TALKING POINT AND WE ARE VERY LUCKY INDEED TO GET THE SEEDS! AMARANTHUS OESCHBERG!

Description
Aubergine leaves and branched flower spikes smoulder among flowers of dark red and chartreuse green in your garden. An Award of Garden Merit honours this full, long blooming selection. Beautiful and useful too; the young plants can be harvested as salad greens, and the nutritious seeds mature in late summer to feed you and local birds! Self-sows for next season!

Oeschberg is an amazing deep purple-red amaranth with an upright growth habit. Seed heads are very highly branched and hold their colour longer than other varieties, making it great for flower arrangements.

Leaves and seeds are edible. Leaves are good for a heat resistant salad green when young, red colour develops early.

Grow Notes
Growing to between 100-120cm, 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 at 60cm spacing. Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells.

Germination
7-10 days @ 20-25°C

Maturity
100 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.”

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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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AQUILEGIAS ARE A COTTAGE GARDEN ESSENTIAL WITH SWEET AND NODDING FLOWERS AND DELIGHTFUL LACY FOLIAGE! The flowers can be eaten raw and on a sunny day can be really sweet if you beat the bees to them. Great for decorations on cakes and salads! The seeds and roots should notSee more...

AQUILEGIAS ARE A COTTAGE GARDEN ESSENTIAL WITH SWEET AND NODDING FLOWERS AND DELIGHTFUL LACY FOLIAGE!

The flowers can be eaten raw and on a sunny day can be really sweet if you beat the bees to them. Great for decorations on cakes and salads! The seeds and roots should not be consumed.

Description
Also known as ‘Grannys Bonnets’ or Columbines, Aquilegia Double Mixed (Aquilegia vulgaris) features an assortment of frothy double flowers in pinks, reds, blues, whites and yellows and mixed tones. This mix contains both the fluffy type and the petticoat type.

They are a clump forming herbaceous perennial with delicate and pretty foliage. The flower stems rise above the foliage and spurred bell-shaped blooms nod gently in the breeze making a very pretty long-lasting show. Ideal for cottage gardens, borders and pots. Aquilegias are a timeless classic well suited to most climates. Prefers a full sun to part shade position.

Grow Notes
Aquilegia forms a hardy, evergreen clump. They prefer a full sun to part shade position, growing to 80cms tall. Keep well-watered.

They are frost hardy and can tolerate severe frost down to below -20C. They can also handle heat and can tolerate some dry periods once established. Particularly when it is given some shade.

Susceptible to caterpillars, aphids and powdery mildew.

Sow
Aquilegia seeds grow best when they are raised in trays or other containers and transplanted to the garden once established. Fill trays, punnets or jiffy pots with a good quality seed-raising mix or use soil starter pellets. Sow seeds 3mm deep. Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Transplant seedlings to the garden once they have their first true leaves and are large enough to handle (usually 5-10cm tall). Plant out, spacing plants 40cm apart.

Germination
Seeds of this variety can be slow to germinate. Seeds should germinate in around 21-28 days at a soil temperature of 20-25°C. So be patient and follow the recommended depth and temperature guidelines closely for the best chance of success.

Maturity
Maturing at around 200 days from germination. They are clump forming, short lived perennials, meaning they usually live for between two and five years.

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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...

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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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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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500+ HAND MIXED SEEDS IN EVERY PACKET! ATTRACTS NATIVE BENEFICIAL INSECTS AND BIRDS! A selection of popular native Australian flowers to grow from seed. Includes billy buttons, clawflower (Calothamnus), gold everlasting, pink everlasting, flannel flowers, featherflower (Verticordia), green and red kangaroo paw Anigozanthos), purple flag and many more! Grow NotesSee more...

500+ HAND MIXED SEEDS IN EVERY PACKET! ATTRACTS NATIVE BENEFICIAL INSECTS AND BIRDS! A selection of popular native Australian flowers to grow from seed. Includes billy buttons, clawflower (Calothamnus), gold everlasting, pink everlasting, flannel flowers, featherflower (Verticordia), green and red kangaroo paw Anigozanthos), purple flag and many more!

Grow Notes
Water regularly once established and only use native specific fertilisers. Flowers 12 weeks from sowing.

Sow
Sow Spring, Summer and Autumn direct onto your garden soil or into seed raising mix, lightly cover seed to 0.5cm. Transplant when seedlings are about 7cm and water regularly until established.

Germination
Dependent on variety involved and when they are planted. See individual plants for more information.

Maturity
Dependent on variety involved, however most will begin to flower in approx 12 weeks from germination. See individual plants for more information.

Seeds will come in a mylar bag (white on the outside and silver on the inside) to ensure freshness as some of these seeds will germinate in light with little or no moisture. Make sure you undo the bag into two parts as some seeds are very small.

 

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BABY BLUE EYES! LOVES BARE SANDY SOILS! A GORGEOUS GROUNDCOVER! ATTRACTS POLLINATORS AND BENEFICIAL INSECTS! A spectacular display of soft blue or white flowers that attract important garden pollinators. Butterflies, bees and other helpful insects use the nectar as food. Growing baby blue eyes ensures these important insects stay inSee more...

BABY BLUE EYES! LOVES BARE SANDY SOILS! A GORGEOUS GROUNDCOVER! ATTRACTS POLLINATORS AND BENEFICIAL INSECTS!

A spectacular display of soft blue or white flowers that attract important garden pollinators. Butterflies, bees and other helpful insects use the nectar as food. Growing baby blue eyes ensures these important insects stay in your garden to help pollinate other flowers and vegetables!

Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii) is a low spreading shrub-like plant that has succulent stems and flowers with six curved blue petals. Baby blue eyes may get 6 to 12 inches high and over a foot wide.

The blue flowers have a romantic, soft hue that shows well with other pastel flowers as part of a native wildflower garden. The baby blue eyes flower is an excellent plant to use in rockeries, containers and massed as border plants in annual gardens.

Baby blue eyes plants are native wildflowers in California and arid zones. They are an easy to grow and care for garden plant.

The plant does well in sandy, gritty soils and has some drought tolerance. In fact, light sandy soil makes the best seed bed for the baby blue eyes flower, as it drains well.

Baby blue eyes plant seeds readily but does not transplant well. Fortunately, the plant is easy to sow and takes off quickly.

Since baby blue eyes is a low growing plant with a succulent stem and leaves, caring for baby blue eyes requires little maintenance. It has moderate drought tolerance but will die back when confronted with severe dry conditions.

The plant does not need fertilizer when planted in areas with organically rich soil. Pinch the tips of the growth to force bushier plant formation.

Once the plant has flowered and seed heads formed, cut them off and dry them in a paper bag. Shake the bag after a week and then pick out the larger pieces of chaff. Save the seeds until the following spring and re-sow for a new crop of this wonderful plant.

SEEDS MEDIUM SIZED, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

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

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 12-20°C
Maturity
60 days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compact Size

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

Dwarf Pink Banana Culture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to plant:

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

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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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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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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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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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CHIOGGA BEETROOT! GREAT FOR SALAD LEAVES AND FOR THE BEETROOTS! A VERY LOVELY DEEP RED SHADE WITH CANDY STRIPES – PERFECT FOR INTER PLANTING WITH YOUR OTHER PLANTS! NEVER SEEN IN SUPERMARKETS! THE LEAVES SPARK UP SALADS AND STIR FRIES! MAKE COLOURFUL SALADS, BEETROOT CHIPS, COOKED DISHES! BABY AND FULLSee more...

CHIOGGA BEETROOT! GREAT FOR SALAD LEAVES AND FOR THE BEETROOTS! A VERY LOVELY DEEP RED SHADE WITH CANDY STRIPES – PERFECT FOR INTER PLANTING WITH YOUR OTHER PLANTS! NEVER SEEN IN SUPERMARKETS! THE LEAVES SPARK UP SALADS AND STIR FRIES!

MAKE COLOURFUL SALADS, BEETROOT CHIPS, COOKED DISHES!

BABY AND FULL GROWN BEETROOTS WITH A SUPERB FLAVOUR – IN ONLY 50 DAYS!!!

Wonderful and amazing looking dual purpose beet! HEIRLOOM. Chioggia beetroot is such a beauty and never seen in shops!

The earliest thinnings spark up salads with a stunning leaf colour. As the roots enlarge, the baby beets are also delicious cooked and mixed with salad. The small sweet roots are great when harvested young but harvest them later for a pickling frenzy to make sure you have them all year around!

EACH SEED IS A CAPSULE THAT CONTAINS TWO TO THREE PLANTS, YOU PLANT THE WHOLE THING. EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Plant seeds in moist well drained soils during Spring, Summer and Autumn. Avoid planting in extremely hot or cold weather which can affect germination and growth. Grown in full sun.

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

Sow
Sow direct at 15mm depth. Space plants at 10cm with 50cm rows. Beetroot seeds are clustered together with each cork-like fruit containing two or three seeds.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Once germinated, thin out early to avoid root disturbance. Use the first thinning as salad leaf, the next as baby beets then let the rest mature on.

Germination
5-10 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
60-65 days. Hardy Biennial but usually grown as an annual.

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEDIUM SIZED DARK SEEDS

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

Full sun with moist, well-drained soil.

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

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

Germination
14-21 days at 21-24°C

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

 

Pic Juan Carlos Fonseca Mata, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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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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SUPER CHEAP! 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 (FagopyrumSee more...

SUPER CHEAP! 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.

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Grow Notes
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. Plant in Spring and Summer, however in hot climates it can be grown only by sowing late in the Summer 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.

If growing as a green manure crop, once the plants are approaching flowering, then cut or slash and dig into the soil to decompose.

Sow
Prepare soil for sowing by weeding and cultivating soil. Sow direct at a depth of 5-10mm at a rate of 100g to 100 square metres. This can be achieved by scattering over the soil surface and then raking and watering in or covering with a layer of soil.

Germination
4-12 days at 20- 26°C

Maturity
70- 100 days depending on use as cover crop, green manure or harvesting for seed.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Macrozamia communis is also known for being fire-retardant.

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

Summary:

Characteristics:

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

Proper Care:

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

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

Seed Collection and Preparation:

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

Sowing Seeds:

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

Germination Conditions:

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

Germination and Early Growth:

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

Care for Young Plants:

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

Final Notes:

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

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

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

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

FROM WIKIPEDIA:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traditional medicine:

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

Chemical constituents:

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

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

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

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

Sow
Plant in Spring through to Summer.

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

Keep soil moist but not wet until germination.

Germination
7-14 days at 20-30°C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep soil moist, not wet or dry.

Germination
10- 14 days at 20-22°C

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Provide Protection from Slugs, Snails, and Aphids.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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