FOR THE HERBALISTS GARDEN! ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA IS A SWEET AND AMAZING HERBS WITH LUSH LEAVES AND AMAZING FLOWERS! Description Angelica makes an attractive backdrop for other plants. The flowers are small and numerous, yellowish or greenish, are grouped into large, globular umbels which bear pale yellow, oblong fruits. Together withSee more...

FOR THE HERBALISTS GARDEN! ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA IS A SWEET AND AMAZING HERBS WITH LUSH LEAVES AND AMAZING FLOWERS!

Description
Angelica makes an attractive backdrop for other plants. The flowers are small and numerous, yellowish or greenish, are grouped into large, globular umbels which bear pale yellow, oblong fruits. Together with its bright green leaves they are a pleasing contrast plant in the garden.

From the 10th century on, Angelica was cultivated as a vegetable and medicinal plant. Angelica is unique among the Umbelliferae for its pervading aromatic odour. The stems are both used as a vegetable and as a flavouring. Leaves are used as an herb for making teas or in salad. Its seeds are used as for flavouring liqueurs including absinthes, gin, aquavits, and bitters. Foods, desserts and confectionery are also flavoured with the seeds and it is also able to be turned into a jam. The hollow stems of Angelica archangelica may be eaten so the long bright-green stems are often candied or used as food decoration pieces.

There are about thirty varieties of Angelica, but Angelica archangelica is the only one officially employed in medicine. All parts of the plant have medicinal properties, and are used in the treatment of respiratory ailments, as well as an aid to digestion. 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
Angelica grows only in well drained but damp soil, preferably near rivers or deposits of water so would be great in a pot or with its feet in your pond or water feature! Angelica grows to 2.4m in height. It can be susceptible to powdery mildew so water the roots not the leaves.

Sow
Start germination as soon as possible upon receiving as Angelica seeds have both a low germination rate and the seed is comparatively short lived. Plant direct in autumn or winter, or in spring after refrigeration has occurred. Keep the remaining seeds sealed in their packs, in the fridge as this will help to keep them viable.

The seeds should be placed into a fridge at 4°C for 30 days, then moved to the warmth of around 18°C for germination.

Plant in trays or pots containing a good quality seed compost. Barely cover the seeds as they need light to germinate. The seedlings should be transplanted when they have their first set of true leaves and are still small, plant into their final positions at about 1m apart.

Germination
30-35 days at 15-18°C. Seeds can be slow to germinate taking up to 6 months. Protect from aphids, slugs and snails.

Maturity
A hardy biennial plant, during its first year it grows only leaves as a leafy bush, but during its second year, its fluted stem can reach a height of 2.5 meters. It may die down to disappear completely from sight in winter, but it will reappear in spring. Self-seeding. Plants normally die after producing seed but the life of the plant can be extended 1 or more years if the flowers are removed before seeds are formed. Once established, Angelica can also be propagated by root division.

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FOR YOUR HERBAL GARDEN! RED RAMI TULSI SACRED BASIL IS A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL HOLY BASIL WITH MIXED COLOUR LEAVES AND SO MANY USES! HARDLY SEEN, IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND VERY USEFUL TOO! Description Tulsi or Holy basil is a herb native to the Indian subcontinent, loved for its slightlySee more...

FOR YOUR HERBAL GARDEN! RED RAMI TULSI SACRED BASIL IS A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL HOLY BASIL WITH MIXED COLOUR LEAVES AND SO MANY USES! HARDLY SEEN, IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND VERY USEFUL TOO!

Description
Tulsi or Holy basil is a herb native to the Indian subcontinent, loved for its slightly spicy and refreshing fragrance, with many tiny colourful flowers. Revered by people who follow Hinduism and Jainism for its great medicinal and spiritual characteristics, which have been proven through many scientific studies.

Ayurvedic texts describe Holy basil as a pillar of holistic herbal medicine and a goddess incarnated in plant form (the mother medicine of nature). Many traditional Hindus worship an alter bearing a Holy basil plant that is placed in the courtyard of their home or in another prominent location. Today Holy basil remains one of the most cherished of India’s sacred plants. Also used to repel insects.

Ocimum tenuiflorum features a purple stem with green-purple leaves and white-to-purplish blossoms. The leaves smell of peppermint, cloves, liquorice and/or lemon. They are usually steeped to make Holy basil tea, Tulsi tea or incorporated into herbal infusion blends, said to support immunity health to help you stay feeling your best.

The juice of leaves possesses diaphoretic, antiperiodic, stimulating and expectorant properties. It is used for catarrh and bronchitis, applied to the skin, used to treat ringworm and other cutaneous diseases and dropped into the ear to relieve earache. An infusion of the leaves is used as a stomachic in gastric disorders of children. Decoctions of the root are given as a diaphoretic in malarial fevers. The seeds are mucilaginous and demulcent and are given in disorders of genito-urinary systems.

Not for use in pregnancy or during nursing except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. 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
Growing to between 30-60cm tall, place them 40cm apart and place in part or full sun, in moist well drained soils. To promote healthier, bushier plants, many gardeners may choose to pinch basil seedlings early in the season to help promote the plants’ branching habit.

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
Place the Tulsi seeds on top of the soil in Spring or early Summer and tamp them for good soil to seed contact. Cover the seeds with 1mm layer of compost or soil. Mist the seeds with sprayer and place them where they receive warmth, bright shade, and some part morning sun. Keep the soil constantly moist until the germination occurs.

When the seedlings have grown two or three sets of true leaves, transplant them carefully in individual containers or outdoors, taking care not to disturb the roots.

Germination
8-14 days @ 21-23°C

Maturity
100-110 days to maturity. Tulsi grows as a perennial plant in frost-free areas with mild winter and as an annual in cold and temperate climates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Germination
Your beans should germinate in 10-14 days.

Maturity
They will reach maturity in about 100 days.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sow
Sow direct at 20mm depth spaced 15cms apart in Spring and Summer. Rows should be spaced 100cm apart and be in full sun, with well-drained soil.

Germination
7-10 days at 21-32°C

Maturity
60-70 days

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sow
Sow direct at 20mm depth spaced 30cm apart in Spring or Summer. Rows should be spaced 60cm apart and be in full sun, with well-drained soil.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
6-12 days at 21-31°C

Maturity
90 -100 days to maturity, Annual plant.

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BROCCOLI GARDEN GREEN IS THE CLASSIC AND MOST LOVED BROCCOLI OF ALL TIME! GROWN IN MILLIONS OF GARDENS RIGHT NOW ALL OVER THE WORLD! Description Broccoli is a stout, thick-stemmed plant in the Brassicaceae family, which also includes cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, and several Asian greens, like bok choy. TheSee more...

BROCCOLI GARDEN GREEN IS THE CLASSIC AND MOST LOVED BROCCOLI OF ALL TIME! GROWN IN MILLIONS OF GARDENS RIGHT NOW ALL OVER THE WORLD!

Description
Broccoli is a stout, thick-stemmed plant in the Brassicaceae family, which also includes cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, and several Asian greens, like bok choy. The part we eat is actually the buds of the broccoli flower. If left unharvested, the broccoli head will open into small greenish-yellow flowers.
Broccoli is so rewarding to grow because it gets your garden started early and continues to send up side shoots for weeks, after you harvest the main head, giving you a long harvest season.
Broccoli varieties that are prolific at sending up these side shoots are often listed as sprouting broccoli. If you’re a broccoli lover, having even a few plants in the garden will give you a steady supply.

Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea var. italica
Common Names
Broccoli, Sprouting Broccoli, Calabreseitalica

How to Harvest Broccoli
Don’t wait until your broccoli produces a large head as you see in the grocery store. There are some large head broccoli varieties, but most are ready to start harvesting once they’ve reached the size of a large fist. If you wait too long to harvest, the buds will open. You can still eat the stalks at this point, but they’re a bit tougher and the cooked flowers turn from yellow to beige.
Cut the head with about 4 inches of stalk attached. New flower heads will soon form in the leaf axils and all around the lower stalk. These will be much smaller than the initial head, but still delicious. Keep harvesting and they will keep producing.

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 medium sized heads, followed by numerous side shoots extending its harvest and is slow to bolt. 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.

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
70-90 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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SUPER CHEAP TODAY! A GREAT COVER CROP TO ADD ENERGY AND NUTRIENTS TO YOUR SOIL! GREEN MANURE IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS FOR ADDING GOODNESS TO THE SOIL! PLUS IT AERATES AND ENCOURAGES WORMS! PLANT NOW AND THE FLOWERS BRING BEES AND POLLINATORS TO YOUR WINTER CROPS TOO!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROUND, MEDIUM SIZED SEEDS.

Grow Notes
Best grown in full sun or part shade.

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

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

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

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Germination
3-7 days at 8-30°C

Maturity
140 days.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep the soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep the soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep the soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grow Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep soil moist but never wet.

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

Germination
14-21 days at 10-30°C

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

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

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

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

Grow Notes
Easy to grow and fast growing.

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

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

Keep soil moist but not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 20-30°C

Maturity
20-30 days.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Germination
7-14 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
70-90 days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

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

Germination
14-21 days at 20-25°C

Maturity
120 days.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diabetes

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

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

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

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

Bone health

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

Blood pressure

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

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

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

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

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

Heart health

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

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

Cancer

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

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

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

Cholesterol

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

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

Mental health

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

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

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

Digestion and regularity

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

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

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

Anemia

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

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

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

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

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

Keep soil moist not wet until germination.

Germination
7-30 days at 10-15°C

Maturity
100 days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diabetes

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

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

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

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

Bone health

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

Blood pressure

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

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

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

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

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

Heart health

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

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

Cancer

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

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

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

Cholesterol

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

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

Mental health

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

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

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

Digestion and regularity

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

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

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

Anemia

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

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

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

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

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

Keep soil moist not wet until germination.

Germination
7-30 days at 10-15°C

Maturity
100 days

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PLANT AND HAVE NEVER ENDING SALAD GREENS FOR YOUR TABLE THAT ADD PIZZAZZ TO ANY RECIPE! GARNISH AND ADD TO SOUPS, SALADS, STIR FRIES AND MORE! Cress has broad leaves and frilly edges. The leaves have a mild peppery bite to them, with a bit of sweetness. The plant reachesSee more...

PLANT AND HAVE NEVER ENDING SALAD GREENS FOR YOUR TABLE THAT ADD PIZZAZZ TO ANY RECIPE! GARNISH AND ADD TO SOUPS, SALADS, STIR FRIES AND MORE!

Cress has broad leaves and frilly edges. The leaves have a mild peppery bite to them, with a bit of sweetness. The plant reaches 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) tall.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Sow
Autumn sowings are ready to harvest in the early Spring, and you can get a second crop by planting in Summer and harvesting in the Autumn.

Sow direct or raise seedlings by planting seeds at 4mm depth.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
10-14 days at 7-15°C

Maturity
20-25 days.

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HERBALIST’S GARDEN, LONG ISLAND DILL MAMMOTH IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERESTIMATED HERBS EVER! HUGE STARBURST FLOWERS, LUXURIANT FOLIAGE AND PERFECT FOR THE BACK OF A GARDEN BED OR COMPANION PLANTED WITH YOUR VEGGIES! Dill is well known for the pickles it flavours and as a lovely flavour added toSee more...

HERBALIST’S GARDEN, LONG ISLAND DILL MAMMOTH IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERESTIMATED HERBS EVER! HUGE STARBURST FLOWERS, LUXURIANT FOLIAGE AND PERFECT FOR THE BACK OF A GARDEN BED OR COMPANION PLANTED WITH YOUR VEGGIES!
Dill is well known for the pickles it flavours and as a lovely flavour added to salads, cold soups and fish. The seeds and the foliage are both flavourful, and the seeds are reputed to be a cure for flatulence.
ATTRACTS CATERPILLER AND APHID PREDATORS – CAN BE EATEN OF COURSE AND IS GREAT FOR MAKING PICKLES!
STUNNING FLOWERS TOO!
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups, stews, and for pickling. Dill is easy to grow and attracts beneficial insects to your garden, including predatory insects such as ladybugs and others that eat pests.
As an herb, A. graveolens is commonly grown for the culinary attributes of its leaves and seeds. Its distinctive foliage texture and flower colour and form make this plant a nice companion in a mixed border. It provides a valuable food source for butterfly larvae and attracts beneficial insects also.
Dill has been used in ayurvedic medicines since ancient times and it is a popular herb widely used as a spice and also yields essential oil. It is an aromatic and annual herb of apiaceae family. The Ayurvedic uses of dill seeds are carminative, stomachic and diuretic.
There are various volatile components of dill seeds and herb; carvone being the predominant odorant of dill seed and ?-phellandrene, limonene, dill ether, myristicin are the most important odorants of dill herb. Other compounds isolated from seeds are coumarins, flavonoids, phenolic acids and steroids.

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

Dill does not grow well when transplanted so sowing directly is best.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer or Autumn at 2mm depth and 20cm spacing.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 15-25°C
Maturity
60 days.

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PING TUNG EGGPLANT IS LONG AND CURLY, TASTY AND EYECATCHING! WORKS WELL IN POTS AND IN GARDEN BEDS! This variety is so sweet and tender, superbly delicious! One of the best eggplants on the market. Ping Tung eggplant (also spelled Pingtung) is an heirloom plant originating from Ping Tung, Taiwan.See more...

PING TUNG EGGPLANT IS LONG AND CURLY, TASTY AND EYECATCHING! WORKS WELL IN POTS AND IN GARDEN BEDS!
This variety is so sweet and tender, superbly delicious! One of the best eggplants on the market.
Ping Tung eggplant (also spelled Pingtung) is an heirloom plant originating from Ping Tung, Taiwan. The 2- to 4-foot (.61-1.21 m.) tall plants produce dozens of long, slender purple fruits. The fruit is about 12 inches (30 cm.) long and 2 inches (61 cm.) in diameter. Its tender skin is a light purple which darkens with maturity.
The fruit grows from green calyxes and have a pearly white flesh which is drier than most eggplants. It is described as sweet and tender to eat with a mild, never bitter, flavour. In the kitchen, Ping Tung eggplant is ideal for cutting into uniform, bite-sized slices for all your favourite eggplant recipes.
Because of the low moisture content in Ping Tung eggplant, it is not necessary to draw out any moisture within the fruit with salt before frying. The skin also remains tender, making it unnecessary to peel this eggplant variety. Ping Tung Long eggplant is also excellent for pickling or as a zucchini substitute in zucchini bread recipes.

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

Though Ping Tung eggplant can get tall, plants are sturdy and bushy and rarely need staking or plant supports. They can tolerate wet or dry conditions and extreme heat, but are cold sensitive like most eggplant varieties.

In cool temperatures, Ping Tung eggplant seeds will not germinate and the plants will be stunted and unproductive. Ping Tung Long eggplant thrives in hot, sunny environments, making it an ideal eggplant to grow in hot, arid climates.
Ping Tung eggplant produces best when given a long, warm season.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring, planting at 5mm depth and 80cm spacing with rows 100cm apart.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-14 days @ 24-32°C

Maturity
70 days, Perennial.

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NEW AND ADDED BY REQUEST! THE THAI LONG GREEN EGGPLANT IS A CLASSIC VEGGIE FOR ALL COOKED DISHES, IT’S A GREAT FILLER, A SIDE DISH, AN EXCELLENT SUBSTITUTE FOR MEAT AND ABSORBS STRONG FLAVOURS, MILD AND TENDER, IT PRODUCES LOADS OF FRUIT PER PLANT! Very mild and sweet, the 10See more...

NEW AND ADDED BY REQUEST! THE THAI LONG GREEN EGGPLANT IS A CLASSIC VEGGIE FOR ALL COOKED DISHES, IT’S A GREAT FILLER, A SIDE DISH, AN EXCELLENT SUBSTITUTE FOR MEAT AND ABSORBS STRONG FLAVOURS, MILD AND TENDER, IT PRODUCES LOADS OF FRUIT PER PLANT!
Very mild and sweet, the 10 to 12 inches long, very slender fruit is a beautiful light-lime green. One of the best-tasting eggplants; superb flavour and very tender. Good yields on just under a metre tall plants. This heirloom from Thailand is becoming popular with gourmet chefs.
A prolific producer of long, pale green eggplants that are perfect for Thai dishes. The mild tender flesh absorbs spicy flavours making this the perfect addition to curries. Its also a great one for frying
Thai eggplant is often used in vegetarian meals as a replacement for meat. In Thai cuisine, eggplant is commonly used in curries, noodle, veggie, and rice dishes. With a scant 40 calories a cup, eggplant makes for a low calorie veggie for those watching their weight. They are great grilled, stir fried, pickled or made into a relish combined with diced tomato, tahini and fresh parsley served over fish.

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

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring, planting at 5mm depth and 60cm spacing with rows 80cm apart.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-14 days @ 24-32°C

Maturity
85 days, Perennial.

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THAI GREEN ROUND EGGPLANT IS A GORGEOUS LOOKER IN THE GARDEN AND IS VERY PROLIFIC INDEED! A DELICATE, MILD FLAVOUR AND HIGHLY PRIZED IN EVERY ASIAN GARDEN! This south-east Asian variety is very popular in Thai and Vietnamese cooking and is a common home garden vegetable. Producing round light greenSee more...

THAI GREEN ROUND EGGPLANT IS A GORGEOUS LOOKER IN THE GARDEN AND IS VERY PROLIFIC INDEED! A DELICATE, MILD FLAVOUR AND HIGHLY PRIZED IN EVERY ASIAN GARDEN!

This south-east Asian variety is very popular in Thai and Vietnamese cooking and is a common home garden vegetable. Producing round light green white variegated striped fruit about 5cm in diameter they may be eaten raw but often included in a variety of dishes particularly stir-fry.

An authentic favourite in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, round green eggplant is often eaten raw. Of course, it’s also great in stir fires! The fruits exceed expectations. They certainly are round, but the green is marbled with white, making an attractive pattern.

The heavily bearing plants produce fruits that measure about 5cm in diameter, and they’re a favourite among those who love growing their own veggies.

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

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring, planting at 5mm depth and 60cm spacing with rows 80cm apart.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-14 days @ 24-32°C

Maturity
80 days, Perennial.

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NEW! FLORENCE BULBING FENNEL IS A COOL WEATHER HERBAL CROP GROWN FOR IT’S LEAVES, STEMS, BULB, FLOWERS AND SEEDS! Description Fennel’s leaves and seeds are used in cooking and baking. Florence fennel—which has a bulbous stem and is a variety of common fennel– is grown for its stem which isSee more...

NEW! FLORENCE BULBING FENNEL IS A COOL WEATHER HERBAL CROP GROWN FOR IT’S LEAVES, STEMS, BULB, FLOWERS AND SEEDS!

Description
Fennel’s leaves and seeds are used in cooking and baking. Florence fennel—which has a bulbous stem and is a variety of common fennel– is grown for its stem which is eaten as a vegetable. The leaves of common fennel are feathery with a liquorice-like flavour. They can be added raw to salads and vegetables. The seeds of common fennel are often added to stuffing and apple pie.
Fennel is a cool-weather perennial and Florence fennel, which is grown for its bulbous stalk should be planted in Autumn or early winter, or late winter to early spring.
Description. Florence fennel or finocchio is grown primarily for its bulbous base and leaf stalks which are used as vegetables. Fennel is a stocky plant that can grow to 24 inches (61cm) tall and looks something like celery with fleshy stalks and feathery leaves.
A taller cultivar of fennel known as common or sweet fennel is grown for its leaves and seeds which are used as herbal seasonings. Fennel produces a flat-topped cluster of small, golden flowers. Both Florence fennel and common fennel are members of the parsley family.

Companion plants. Mints and members of the mint family.
Container growing. Florence fennel will grow in a15cm pot. Spring plantings will not produce a large bulb. Plant in autumn/early winter so that the plant comes to maturity in cool weather.

Grow Notes
Grow fennel in full sun.

Plant Fennel in well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Prepare the bed in advance by working in aged compost.

Sow
Sow Fennel seed at a depth of 8mm, 10-15cm apart in 60cm rows during Autumn and Spring. In cooler climates early Summer will also work. Thin successful seedlings to 30cm apart.

Germination
7-14 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
80- 90 days. Perennial but is normally grown as an Annual.

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These cute 100% cotton masks are hand made by a friend of mine. Very nicely made, they are in various patterns - add a bit of fun or look mysterious - whatever you like! The elastic ear straps are adjustable, each mask is individually wrapped. But the best thing isSee more...

These cute 100% cotton masks are hand made by a friend of mine. Very nicely made, they are in various patterns – add a bit of fun or look mysterious – whatever you like! The elastic ear straps are adjustable, each mask is individually wrapped. But the best thing is they are totally reusable and washable!

We have got various patterns, foxes, rabbits, giraffes, bright, world traveller, horses, owls, sunshine, rose colours… we have even got Dr Zuess! And many more! You can add a pattern you prefer in the comments at checkout, we will try to give you what you want but if we can’t we will send the next best thing 🙂

These are not intended for medical use but for general use where protection from particles in the air is needed. Re-usable – each mask is wrapped for protection.

If bacteria or fungi are already present in low numbers, they can quickly grow to very high numbers in optimal conditions. This includes many bacteria in soil that can cause problems in people – such as strains of nocardia (causes nocardiosis, an infection of the lungs or whole body), legionella (causes Legionnaires’ disease), and clostridium (causes tetanus).

Potting mix is usually a mixture of inorganic and organic material. It’s also often at a higher temperature compared to soil because of where and how it’s stored, so it retains heat for longer. Bacteria and fungi generally grow better and reach higher numbers when they are in moist and warm environments.

Numerous fungi can also be present in soil and potting mix. In certain areas of the world, soil contains fungi that can invade if inhaled and cause disease. These include the lung infection histoplasmosis, which is caused by a fungus that lives mainly in parts of the United States, but also in some parts of Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The risk to most people of becoming infected with any of these bacterial or fungal diseases is very low. Disease is more likely to be a risk when the micro-organisms are present in very high numbers.

Bacteria or fungi also need to be introduced into our bodies to cause disease. This usually happens through inhalation, where the organisms go into the lungs. It can also occur through the skin, such as with the chronic fungal infection sporotrichosis, also known as “rose gardener’s disease”. If, for any reason, micro-organisms are present in high numbers, then the exposure and risk will be higher.

There are many things we can do to protect ourselves from introducing bacteria or fungi into our bodies. The most essential is basic hygiene.

If people smoke, eat or drink without first washing their hands, they are at an increased risk of legionella infection from potting mix. This implies direct inhalation isn’t the only way for the bacteria to enter the body, but that oral intake of micro-organisms via contaminated hands is also a risk.

Another added protection measure is wearing gloves. This doesn’t mean you should then not wash your hands before eating. A physical barrier in addition to washing hands obviously provides better protection.

Masks can be worn in high-risk situations, such as when opening a bag of potting mix. Directing the bag away from yourself when opened, and being in a well-ventilated area, will decrease any inhalation risk.

People who have a lower immunity, such as those with diseases such as HIV or lymphoma, diabetes, any immunosuppressant use, or generally older in age are more at risk of catching something from potting mix. So it’s even more important they use extra appropriate precautions, including wearing masks when in higher-risk situations.

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A DELICIOUS CURLY WONDER - PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS! GREAT FOR THE SMALLER GARDEN AND POTS! THICK AND FLESHY LEAVES MEAN MORE SUBSTANCE AND A PROLIFIC HABIT! Great for stews, hotpots, salads, pies, soups and endless recipes! You can steam and freeze for later use too! Stores well! Extremely ornamental inSee more...

A DELICIOUS CURLY WONDER – PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS! GREAT FOR THE SMALLER GARDEN AND POTS! THICK AND FLESHY LEAVES MEAN MORE SUBSTANCE AND A PROLIFIC HABIT!

Great for stews, hotpots, salads, pies, soups and endless recipes! You can steam and freeze for later use too! Stores well!

Extremely ornamental in the garden and it’s high in vitamin A! Vitamin A, found in kale, helps in treating and preventing acne because of its anti-inflammatory effects. The retinoid in vitamin A prevents the inflammation of acne and decreases the overproduction of oil in the skin. One cup of kale contains over 100 percent of your required daily intake of vitamin A.

This kale is a Borecole Hertiage Variety introduced prior to 1865. Dwarf Blue Kale is officially identified as Brassica oleracea var sabellica.

Kale enjoys companion plants such as beets, celery, herbs, onions and potatoes, but does not enjoy being planted near beans, strawberries or tomatoes.

Grow Notes
Kale prefers moist, well-draining soil.

If you’re planting during the cool season, find a spot where your Kale will receive full sunshine. If you are planting during the warm season, or in a warmer climate, plant Kale in partial shade.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring, late Summer and Autumn, planting at 10mm depth. Space plants at 80cm and keep 100cm between rows.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
3-7 days at 8-30°C

Maturity
55-90 days

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These masks are children sizing’s – slip some into your handbag or glove box and always have one handy! Masks will protect your children from dust particles and the bugs that reside in potting mix and soils and also flu particles/  These cuties have secure elasticated strings, will not hurt little ears, have a soft feel and are rated for dust, pollution, etc.

Made of environmental friendly material, moisture-proof, non-toxic, non-irritating, soft and comfortable. Breathable material and cute patterns, which makes it useful and fashionable. Special 3 ply Spunlace design, provides protection against dust, automobile exhaust, pollen, etc. Perfect design, when you wear it, it fits seamlessly into your face. Elasticated soft ear loops are easy to wear and give no pressure to the ears.

These are not intended for medical use but for general use where protection from particles in the air is needed.

 

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JUST DELICIOUS! WHY NOT TRY SOMETHING NEW?! KOHL RABI PURPLE VIENNA!  BUY SOME AND HAVE A TRY! This one grows to about 30cms tall, the bulbs are smooth and tender and form above the soil. Tastes best when harvested at 2 to 3 inches, about the size of an apple,See more...

JUST DELICIOUS! WHY NOT TRY SOMETHING NEW?! KOHL RABI PURPLE VIENNA!  BUY SOME AND HAVE A TRY!

This one grows to about 30cms tall, the bulbs are smooth and tender and form above the soil. Tastes best when harvested at 2 to 3 inches, about the size of an apple, sew a few seeds over a longer period to spread out your harvest. They are a 19th century heirloom veggie that is delicious steamed and boiled.

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

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer or Autumn, planting at 5mm depth. Space plants at 20cm and keep 40cm between rows.

Germination
3-10 days at 16-27°C

Maturity
55-75 days

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LEMON BALM! A HERB WITH GORGEOUS FLOWERS! CUT THEM FOR THE HOUSE FOR A LEMON FRESH SCENT IN EVERY ROOM! ALSO CALLED LEMON MINT, A DELIGHTFULLY FRESH SMELL AND IT TASTES GREAT FOR FLAVOURING WATER, TEAS AND OTHER DRINKS! YUMMY TO CHEW, MEDICINAL BENEFITS AND A LOVELY LOOKER FOR YOURSee more...

LEMON BALM! A HERB WITH GORGEOUS FLOWERS! CUT THEM FOR THE HOUSE FOR A LEMON FRESH SCENT IN EVERY ROOM! ALSO CALLED LEMON MINT, A DELIGHTFULLY FRESH SMELL AND IT TASTES GREAT FOR FLAVOURING WATER, TEAS AND OTHER DRINKS! YUMMY TO CHEW, MEDICINAL BENEFITS AND A LOVELY LOOKER FOR YOUR HERB GARDEN! GREAT IN POTS TOO!

The green leaves of lemon balm have the scent of lemon with a hint of mint, with leaves that look like oversized mint no surprise, since lemon balm is part of the mint family. Lemon balm can grow 24 to 36 inches tall and makes a nice green clump of medium-textured leaves among the other herbs and flowers in your garden.

The plant looks best when it is cut back periodically, so plan to use lots of fresh, flavourful leaves to brew tea, flavour fruit or green salad, and season fish. Be sure to include stems in bouquets of summer flowers. Latin name Monarda citriodora.

The flowers are lovely cut for the house and will give a fresh scent to every room!

PACKETS MAY BE TAGGED LEMON BALM OR LEMON MINT (SAME THING!) SEEDS ARE SMALL/MEDIUM SIZE, DARK COLOURED, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

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

Space plants 50cm apart.

This plant responds well to cutting, growing back twice as thick. Whenever your plant is looking tired due to drought, hail, insects, or other stress, just cut it back and let it rejuvenate itself with fresh, new growth.

Because most people harvest it continually for lots of leaves, lemon balm needs a little fertilizer.

Sow
Raise seedlings in Spring, sowing at 3mm depth in seed raising mix.

Keep the soil moist, never wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 19-21°C

Maturity
60-70 days.

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WHEN YOUR GOOD HEALTH IS IMPORTANT! LAIRD LENTILS ARE THE MOST VERSATILE LENTIL, LENDING THEMSELVES TO SOUPS, STEWS, HOTPOTS AND SALADS! PLUS IT’S SO MUCH FUN TO GROW YOUR OWN! Lairds are the stars of the lentil family! First cultivated at the University of Saskatchewan in the late 1970s, theSee more...

WHEN YOUR GOOD HEALTH IS IMPORTANT! LAIRD LENTILS ARE THE MOST VERSATILE LENTIL, LENDING THEMSELVES TO SOUPS, STEWS, HOTPOTS AND SALADS! PLUS IT’S SO MUCH FUN TO GROW YOUR OWN!

Lairds are the stars of the lentil family! First cultivated at the University of Saskatchewan in the late 1970s, the laird lentil kickstarted the Canadian pulse industry.

It’s an evolution of a crop first grown more than 20,000 years ago, and now it’s the gold standard of lentils, big and packed with essential nutrition.

Laird lentils cook in 35-40 minutes. They keep their shape after cooking so are excellent for salads, stews and soups that require re-heating. They are also excellent for canning.

To cook, rinse 1 part lentils and cover with 3 parts water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 45-60 minutes or until soft. Pre-soaking the lentils in water for 4-6 hours will decrease the cooking time.

Laird Lentils are perfect for salads and soups.

To keep dried products at their best, store in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.

Nutrition Facts
½ cup (100g, 3.5oz) laird lentils provides the following. Calories: 350; Fat 1g; Sodium: 5mg; Carbohydrates: 57g of which 31g are fibres and 2g sugars; Proteins: 28g. The lentil is cholesterol free.

½ cup (100g, 3.5oz) Laird lentils provides the following % RDA: Fat (2%); Carbohydrates: 19%; Fibres: 24%; Vitamin C: 8%; Calcium: 6% and Iron: 60%. (Information taken directly from the Clic Laird Green Lentil Food Label). Laird lentil is a good source of protein, fibre, carbohydrates and iron.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining sandy or loam soil.

They benefit from a short trellis, otherwise allow for air flow between plants by spacing slightly further apart.

Give plants about 2.5cm of water per week. Stop watering when pods begin to dry.

Sow
Can be pre-soaked in water overnight to aid germination, but not essential.

Sow direct in late Winter to early Spring, sowing at 25mm depth and with 45cm plant spacing.

Water soil well, without making soggy.

Germination
7-14 days at 19-21°C

Maturity
70-110 days, Annual.

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ICEBERG LETTUCE IS A CRISPHEAD LETTUCE THAT IS ALWAYS A GREAT FAVOURITE FOR SALADS AND SANDWICHES! A LONG KEEPER IN THE FRIDGE, IT'S SUCCULENT AND CRUNCHY! SLOW BOLTING VARIETY. Iceberg is an heirloom type lettuce that produces large, crinkled leaves which form a dense head in the centre. This isSee more...

ICEBERG LETTUCE IS A CRISPHEAD LETTUCE THAT IS ALWAYS A GREAT FAVOURITE FOR SALADS AND SANDWICHES! A LONG KEEPER IN THE FRIDGE, IT’S SUCCULENT AND CRUNCHY! SLOW BOLTING VARIETY.

Iceberg is an heirloom type lettuce that produces large, crinkled leaves which form a dense head in the centre. This is a popular and easy to grow variety that is slow to bolt to seed.

SEEDS ARE EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

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

Protect from slugs and snails.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring and Summer. Sow seed at 3mm depth and with 30cm plant spacing and 50cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 8-23°C

Maturity
50-85 days.

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BUY A LUCKY DIP FROM OUR ENTIRE SEED STOCK! JUST $1.00 A GO AND YOU WILL GET A SEED PACKET PICKED AT RANDOM FROM OUR CURRENT SEED STOCKS! IT COULD BE ANYTHING AND THAT IS THE THRILL OF IT! YOU CAN BUY AS MANY LUCKY DIPS AS YOU LIKE UPSee more...

BUY A LUCKY DIP FROM OUR ENTIRE SEED STOCK! JUST $1.00 A GO AND YOU WILL GET A SEED PACKET PICKED AT RANDOM FROM OUR CURRENT SEED STOCKS! IT COULD BE ANYTHING AND THAT IS THE THRILL OF IT! YOU CAN BUY AS MANY LUCKY DIPS AS YOU LIKE UP TO 10! PRICE $1.00.

PICKED AT RANDOM FROM OUR CURRENT STOCK, VALUE WILL BE BETWEEN $2.00 AND $7.00. BUY UP TO 10 LUCKY DIPS, ALL NAME TAGGED, FRESH VARIETIES.

Grow & Germination Notes
Please place the variety names into our search bar for germination notes and instructions once your seeds arrive.

Happy Growing!

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Each mask is wrapped for protection - slip one into your handbag, glove box or office desk and always have one handy! Masks will protect you from dust particles and the bugs that reside in potting mix and soils! These cuties have secure elasticated strings, will not hurt your ears,See more...

Each mask is wrapped for protection – slip one into your handbag, glove box or office desk and always have one handy! Masks will protect you from dust particles and the bugs that reside in potting mix and soils! These cuties have secure elasticated strings, will not hurt your ears, a soft feel and are rated for dust, pollution, etc. Masks are a must for those of an older age, those who are on immunosuppressants, chemotherapy or other immune affecting illnesses.

Made of environmental friendly material, moisture-proof, non-toxic, non-irritating, soft and comfortable. Breathable material and cute patterns, which makes it useful and fashionable. Special 3 ply Spunlace design, provides protection against dust, automobile exhaust, pollen, etc. Perfect design, when you wear it, it fits seamlessly into your face. Elasticated soft ear loops are easy to wear and give no pressure to the ears.

These are not intended for medical use but for general use where protection from particles in the air is needed. Single use, each mask is wrapped for protection.

If bacteria or fungi are already present in low numbers, they can quickly grow to very high numbers in optimal conditions. This includes many bacteria in soil that can cause problems in people – such as strains of nocardia (causes nocardiosis, an infection of the lungs or whole body), legionella (causes Legionnaires’ disease), and clostridium (causes tetanus).

Potting mix is usually a mixture of inorganic and organic material. It’s also often at a higher temperature compared to soil because of where and how it’s stored, so it retains heat for longer. Bacteria and fungi generally grow better and reach higher numbers when they are in moist and warm environments.

Numerous fungi can also be present in soil and potting mix. In certain areas of the world, soil contains fungi that can invade if inhaled and cause disease. These include the lung infection histoplasmosis, which is caused by a fungus that lives mainly in parts of the United States, but also in some parts of Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The risk to most people of becoming infected with any of these bacterial or fungal diseases is very low. Disease is more likely to be a risk when the micro-organisms are present in very high numbers.

Bacteria or fungi also need to be introduced into our bodies to cause disease. This usually happens through inhalation, where the organisms go into the lungs. It can also occur through the skin, such as with the chronic fungal infection sporotrichosis, also known as “rose gardener’s disease”. If, for any reason, micro-organisms are present in high numbers, then the exposure and risk will be higher.

There are many things we can do to protect ourselves from introducing bacteria or fungi into our bodies. The most essential is basic hygiene.

If people smoke, eat or drink without first washing their hands, they are at an increased risk of legionella infection from potting mix. This implies direct inhalation isn’t the only way for the bacteria to enter the body, but that oral intake of micro-organisms via contaminated hands is also a risk.

Another added protection measure is wearing gloves. This doesn’t mean you should then not wash your hands before eating. A physical barrier in addition to washing hands obviously provides better protection.

Masks can be worn in high-risk situations, such as when opening a bag of potting mix. Directing the bag away from yourself when opened, and being in a well-ventilated area, will decrease any inhalation risk.

People who have a lower immunity, such as those with diseases such as HIV or lymphoma, diabetes, any immunosuppressant use, or generally older in age are more at risk of catching something from potting mix. So it’s even more important they use extra appropriate precautions, including wearing masks when in higher-risk situations.

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PLANT A BIT AT A TIME AND NEVER RUN OUT OF PARSLEY AGAIN, DRY YOUR OWN TOO! HERBALISTS GARDEN – PARSLEY TRIPLE CURL IS AN EASY GROWER AND MORE FLAVOURFUL THAN NORMAL PARSELY. HUGE HEALTH BENEFITS, KIDNEY TONIC, A HERB THAT WILL GROW WELL IN PARTIAL SHADE. Petroselinum crispum (TripleSee more...

PLANT A BIT AT A TIME AND NEVER RUN OUT OF PARSLEY AGAIN, DRY YOUR OWN TOO! HERBALISTS GARDEN – PARSLEY TRIPLE CURL IS AN EASY GROWER AND MORE FLAVOURFUL THAN NORMAL PARSELY. HUGE HEALTH BENEFITS, KIDNEY TONIC, A HERB THAT WILL GROW WELL IN PARTIAL SHADE.
Petroselinum crispum (Triple Curl Parsely) is a most valuable culinary herb. Vitamins A, B, C. Organic source of iron and potassium. A warm tea of crushed leaves will deter head lice when rinsed through the hair. Good for kidneys. Companion to tomatoes and asparagus.

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

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
70-80 days

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BLACK EYED PEAS! FIXES NITROGEN AND DELIVERS IT BACK TO YOUR SOIL WHILE PRODUCING TONNES OF DELICIOUS SNAP PEAS TO PICK AND THEN FINALLY THE BEANS MATURE AND CAN BE USED FOR SOUPS AND ALL YOUR RECIPES! SOMETIMES CALLED BLACK EYED BEANS, THESE HAVE BEEN TAGGED BEANS BLACK EYED. Black-eyedSee more...

BLACK EYED PEAS! FIXES NITROGEN AND DELIVERS IT BACK TO YOUR SOIL WHILE PRODUCING TONNES OF DELICIOUS SNAP PEAS TO PICK AND THEN FINALLY THE BEANS MATURE AND CAN BE USED FOR SOUPS AND ALL YOUR RECIPES! SOMETIMES CALLED BLACK EYED BEANS, THESE HAVE BEEN TAGGED BEANS BLACK EYED.

Black-eyed peas are associated with the U.S. South and especially as a symbol of good luck on New Year’s Day. However, black-eyed peas are certainly not exclusive to the Southern states.

In fact, they are grown worldwide. Dozens of black-eyed pea varieties exist, some are old heirlooms and others are currently being bred for different qualities. The most commonly grown type is these – California Blackeye; the buff-coloured beans with a black dot in the curve.

History and Overview

Black-eyed peas are a type of cowpea and are closely related to the asparagus bean. They have been grown since colonial times in the United States. Black-eyed peas, as with all legumes, fix nitrogen in their roots, leaving it in the soil for the following vegetable planted in its place. You get a delicious vegetable and a fertilizer, all in one.

They’re called “Black-eyed” because of the prominent black dot where the bean was joined to the pod. Despite this quirk, black-eyed peas are grown the same as other legumes and are actually closer to a bean than a pea. And despite the name, the eye can be a different colour altogether, although they tend to turn a shade of purple when cooked.

The leaves of the black-eyed pea plant are the familiar pointed, heart-shape common to beans. They grow alternately and can be smooth or fuzzy. Some varieties will have a tinge of purple to the stems. The flowers can be white or shades of yellow, pink, or purple. They are only open for one day, but they’re very attractive to pollinating insects.

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

It is necessary to supply a trellis or alternate structure as support for the plant.

Sow
Sow direct in late Summer, Autumn or Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 20mm with 10cm plant spacing and 50cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-30 days at 10-25°C

Maturity
80-100 days, Annual.

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TELEPHONE POLE CLIMBING PEAS ARE SUCCULENT AND SWEET! EAT THEM RIGHT OUT THE SHELLS OR IN A MYRIAD OF RECIPES! HUGE CROPPER! NO LIMITS! Climbing Peas Telephone Pole! Probably the most popular variety of climbing pea. It produces well-filled pods with beautiful sweet flavour. A vigorous climbing pea (up toSee more...

TELEPHONE POLE CLIMBING PEAS ARE SUCCULENT AND SWEET! EAT THEM RIGHT OUT THE SHELLS OR IN A MYRIAD OF RECIPES! HUGE CROPPER! NO LIMITS!

Climbing Peas Telephone Pole! Probably the most popular variety of climbing pea. It produces well-filled pods with beautiful sweet flavour. A vigorous climbing pea (up to 2m), that produces a huge crop of large, sweet- flavoured pods over a long period and adapts to a wide range of climates. This shelling variety has best flavour if harvested as soon as pods are plump and well filled.

Plant Height: 2m

Soil should be well prepared with compost and/or aged manure prior to sowing.

Prepare flat trenches 15cm (6in) wide and 5cm (2in) deep. Pair seeds in a zig-zag fashion along the middle of the trench allowing 7.5cm (3in) between seeds. Fill in with soil and gently firm down.

Best sown into dark/damp soil where further water is not required until seedlings emerge. Where more than one row of peas is required allow 1m (3ft) between rows. Protect from birds with netting or by any other means, particularly during early growth. Train young seedlings up to trellis or support.

Keep well-watered and mulch to assist with water retention.

Further fertilising is not required as legumes produce their own nitrogen.

When To Plant

Late Autumn through to Spring; earlier in cooler zones.

Harvest

14-16 weeks

Sow

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Autumn/Winter is the best time to plant them in Perth. They don’t produce in weather above 27c; and are very happy in temperatures in the low 20’s. Peas are generally fairly easy to grow.

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

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

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

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

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

Susceptible to mildew, water roots not leaves.

Harvest fruit when vine dries out.

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-35°C

Maturity
105-140 days

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Rocket 'Pronto' is a very attractive and fast growing salad rocket. A clear improvement to regular varieties, the highly serrated leaves resemble the shape of wild rocket (Diplotaxis Sylvetta) yet are mildly spicy with a nutty, light peppery flavour. It has been used in England in salads since Elizabethan times.See more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 15-20°C

Maturity
60 days

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A BEAUTIFUL VINE AND TOTALLY YUMMY! A REAL SPACE SAVER – SPINACH THAT GROWS UP A TRELLIS OR STICK! MALABAR SPINACH GROWS AS A VINE! AMAZING NEW VARIETY! VERY ATTRACTIVE AND FAST GROWING, USE IT AS AN EDIBLE SCREEN! Add Malabar spinach to summer salads, sliced in omelettes, as aSee more...
A BEAUTIFUL VINE AND TOTALLY YUMMY! A REAL SPACE SAVER – SPINACH THAT GROWS UP A TRELLIS OR STICK! MALABAR SPINACH GROWS AS A VINE! AMAZING NEW VARIETY! VERY ATTRACTIVE AND FAST GROWING, USE IT AS AN EDIBLE SCREEN!
Add Malabar spinach to summer salads, sliced in omelettes, as a wrap for veggies or lean meats, and directly picked as a refreshing snack. Malabar Spinach can hold up to the heat of soups and stir fries a lot better than spinach. It won’t wilt as quickly. Spicy dishes are perfect for Malabar spinach. Add chilies, chopped onion and lots of garlic. Sauté in herb, spicy and mustard oils. This is one green that works well in curry sauces.
It is different from English spinach (Spinacea oleracea) in that the vine spinach is a creeping vine with bright, broad, dark green, thick leaves. Although commonly featuring in many backyards across South Asian families, it slowly gaining popularity in some of the tropical and temperate climates of America, Australia, and Europe for its lush, nutritious greens, and tender stems.
Malabar spinach is a perennial vine and grown as annual or biennial pot-herb. It prefers hot, humid climate and moist, fertile, well-drained soil to flourish.  Being a vine, it requires trellising for its spread. It bears white or white-pink colour tiny flowers depending upon the species and purple to black colour berries.
Very tender 8-12 inches stem harvested about 35 to 45 days after planting (about 50 days after seeding).

Malabar spinach will grow well in a variety of soil conditions but prefers a moist fertile soil with plenty of organic matter and a soil pH of between 6.5 and 6.8. Malabar spinach plants can be grown in part shade, which increases the leaf size, but it much prefers hot, humid and full sun exposures.

 

HOW TO GROW:

Scarify (scrape the outer coat of the seed until you see a glimpse of the pith) with a file, sandpaper or even a knife to speed germination or leave them to do it naturally, if scarified it will take three weeks (or longer) at temperatures 18-24 C in not scarified it can take a month or even two in the right weather.

Direct sow Malabar spinach seeds two to three weeks after the last frost date in Spring. If you live in a colder zone, start the seeds indoors at about six weeks before the last frost. Wait to transplant until the soil has warmed and there is no chance of frost. Transplant the seedlings spaced about a foot apart.

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SHALLOTS / SPRING ONIONS STRAIGHT LEAF IS A NEW VARIETY THAT FORMS NO BULB SO NOTHING IS WASTED! CUT THE ROOTS RIGHT OFF AND THE WHOLE THING IS READY TO GO! VERY ATTRACTIVE IN THE GARDEN! PLANT AUTUMN TO WINTER AND MOST SEASONS! Paragon is a proven and superior StraightleafSee more...

SHALLOTS / SPRING ONIONS STRAIGHT LEAF IS A NEW VARIETY THAT FORMS NO BULB SO NOTHING IS WASTED! CUT THE ROOTS RIGHT OFF AND THE WHOLE THING IS READY TO GO! VERY ATTRACTIVE IN THE GARDEN! PLANT AUTUMN TO WINTER AND MOST SEASONS!

Paragon is a proven and superior Straightleaf bunching type which has become the market leader across Australia. Vigorous dark blue-green leaves and long white stems remain high quality, even under adverse conditions. Suitable for year-round production in temperate climates with the advantage of it growing well through winter due to its superior vigour.

The Straight Leaf Spring Onion is a great salad onion as it forms no bulbs but still retains that delicious onion flavour. Ideal for growing in containers or the herb garden. A great salad onion. Forms no bulb. Popular variety with nice flavour; good as a garnish, in dips, stews, soups, salads and stir fry’s.

Tropical: Autumn
Temperate: Autumn to Mid-Winter
Cold: Mid-Autumn to Mid-Winter

Sow: Sow 5-6mm deep.
Sow direct on in trays of a quality seed raising mix and transplant when when 6cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days
Plant space: 10cm
Row Space: 20cm

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STRAWFLOWER TOM THUMB MIX GIVES YOU 40CM TALL BEAUTIES THAT YOU CAN CUT FOR THE HOUSE! VIBRANT, STRONG AND HARDY! STRAWFLOWERS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, LOTS OF COLOURS! LAST FOR YEARS – GROW THEN COLLECT FOR FLOWERS IN THE HOUSE FOREVER! LOVES HOT SANDY PLACES! Growing everlasting flowers isSee more...

STRAWFLOWER TOM THUMB MIX GIVES YOU 40CM TALL BEAUTIES THAT YOU CAN CUT FOR THE HOUSE! VIBRANT, STRONG AND HARDY! STRAWFLOWERS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, LOTS OF COLOURS! LAST FOR YEARS – GROW THEN COLLECT FOR FLOWERS IN THE HOUSE FOREVER! LOVES HOT SANDY PLACES!

Growing everlasting flowers is a captivating and gratifying pursuit. Unlike traditional blooms that wither after a single season, everlasting flowers retain their beauty long into the winter months, even after other flowers have faded away.

These resilient plants, which dry well, lend themselves perfectly to arrangements and crafts that endure for years, offering enduring enjoyment.

Drying and preserving everlasting flowers is a straightforward process. It’s advisable to harvest them once the morning dew has evaporated, removing any unwanted leaves and bundling them loosely to allow air circulation. Hanging them upside down in a dry location away from direct sunlight facilitates the drying process.

To enhance the longevity of your dried creations, consider using glycerin, readily available at craft stores, to help maintain their vibrancy over time.

Our blend includes an abundance of everlasting flowers, including Helichrysum and many others, allowing you to create a slice of paradise even in the driest of climates. Simply scatter the seeds, gently rake them into the soil, water, and let nature work its magic.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in a light to medium, well-draining soil.

Sow
Best to spread them directly in place in Autumn and Winter, very lightly rake over the soil, water, and leave it at that. It is not critical to cover all the seed. You can also plant them anytime except for the hottest times, they will sit until the season is right.

Germination
7-14 days at 18-21°C after first rainfall.

Maturity
80-100 days.

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Besides its bright yellow colour, the plant’s next most striking feature is its intricate leaves. ‘Banana Legs’ tomatoes are elongated and cylindrical fruits that end with an offset, almost blunt tip, that gives this yellow tomato its ‘banana’ shape.  ‘Banana Legs’ tomatoes begin to ripen, take on a sunny yellowSee more...

Besides its bright yellow colour, the plant’s next most striking feature is its intricate leaves. ‘Banana Legs’ tomatoes are elongated and cylindrical fruits that end with an offset, almost blunt tip, that gives this yellow tomato its ‘banana’ shape.  ‘Banana Legs’ tomatoes begin to ripen, take on a sunny yellow colour and form light yellow stripes. The fruits reach an average weight of about 80 grams and grow to about 10cm long. The fruit itself contains only a few seeds.

‘Banana Legs’ tomatoes taste similar to most yellow varieties: mild, sweet and fruity with little to hardly any acidity.

The tomato ‘Banana Legs’ was first bred in the US by John Swenson. To successfully breed this yellow tomato variety, Swenson mixed unnamed crosses from the famous tomato breeder Tom Wagner, who himself is responsible for cultivating the ‘ Green Zebra ’ tomato. The ‘Banana Legs’ tomato plant is a bush (determinate) tomato that only reaches around 100 to 120cm in height.

 

 

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GET A RANDOM PICK OF ONE OF OUR FANTASTIC TOMATO VARIETIES! A LUCKY DIP! WE WILL CHOOSE WHICH ONE YOU GET! THE PICTURES SHOW SOME OF THE ONES AVAILABLE! ALL DELICIOUS AND EASY TO GROW! Grow Notes Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil. It may be necessary to supplySee more...

GET A RANDOM PICK OF ONE OF OUR FANTASTIC TOMATO VARIETIES! A LUCKY DIP! WE WILL CHOOSE WHICH ONE YOU GET! THE PICTURES SHOW SOME OF THE ONES AVAILABLE! ALL DELICIOUS AND EASY TO GROW!

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

It may be necessary to supply a stake or alternate support for the plant if you have a climbing variety.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early Summer. Planting seeds at a depth of 5mm with 50cm plant spacing and 70cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-27°C

Maturity
70-100 days

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A DELICIOUS TOMATO THAT HAS BECOME A TRUE FAVOURITE WITH GARDENERS EVERYWHERE! AND NOT JUST FOR THE FLAVOUR - IT HAS AN EASE OF GROWING THAT MANY TOMATOES CANNOT OFFER - LESS WORK AND GREAT DISEASE RESISTANCE - VERY HARDY - IT'S AN EASY GROWER AND EASY TO LOOK AFTERSee more...

A DELICIOUS TOMATO THAT HAS BECOME A TRUE FAVOURITE WITH GARDENERS EVERYWHERE! AND NOT JUST FOR THE FLAVOUR – IT HAS AN EASE OF GROWING THAT MANY TOMATOES CANNOT OFFER – LESS WORK AND GREAT DISEASE RESISTANCE – VERY HARDY – IT’S AN EASY GROWER AND EASY TO LOOK AFTER TOO WITH PROLIFIC CROPS!

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

It is necessary to supply a stake or alternate support for the plant.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in late Winter, Spring or early Summer. Planting seeds at a depth of 5mm with 50cm plant spacing and 70cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-27°C

Maturity
80 days

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GUARANTEED HEIRLOOM! NOT ONE OF THE NEW HYBRID TOMATOES HAVE THESE OLD-STYLE LEAVES! PURPLE AND RED FRUITS – SUCCULENT TASTE! SUPRESSES WEEDS BY SHADING UNDERGROWTH, GUARANTEED 100% HEIRLOOM! Potato leaf tomato varieties lack the lobes or notches seen on regular leaf tomatoes. They look very much the same as potatoSee more...
GUARANTEED HEIRLOOM! NOT ONE OF THE NEW HYBRID TOMATOES HAVE THESE OLD-STYLE LEAVES! PURPLE AND RED FRUITS – SUCCULENT TASTE!
SUPRESSES WEEDS BY SHADING UNDERGROWTH, GUARANTEED 100% HEIRLOOM!
Potato leaf tomato varieties lack the lobes or notches seen on regular leaf tomatoes. They look very much the same as potato leaves. Young potato leaf tomato plants (seedlings) are less obvious in their difference, as they do not show this lack of serration until they are a few inches tall. Potato leaves seem to be more resistant to disease (maybe because they are the originals and have developed over many years).

 

Tomatoes and potatoes are related to each. As they are cousins, more or less, they share some of the same traits, including similar foliage.  At the end of the day, potato leaf tomatoes can be chalked up to just one of nature’s curious quirks, a good one that allows for further varieties of tomato to be grown even if just for fun.

Good for growing in heavy soils and hot climates, add compost and don’t grow tomatoes in the same spot every year. These have been known since 1887, and are a good market and home variety.

All potato leaved varieties are heirloom or older varieties. We haven’t been able to find a hybrid that is potato leaved.  Have some fun in your garden this season and try one (or more) of these unusual but delicious heirloom tomatoes!

PLEASE NOTE, TOMATOES SHOWN ARE AN INDICATION OF WHAT YOU MIGHT GET, THESE POTATO LEAVED TOMATOES WERE NOT PHOTOGRAPHED SO WE CAN ONLY GUESS, WE KNOW THEY ARE LARGE AND JUICY, GREAT FOR SALADS AND SANDWICHES.

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

It is necessary to supply a stake or alternate support for the plant.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in late Winter, Spring or early Summer. Planting seeds at a depth of 5mm with 50cm plant spacing and 70cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-27°C

Maturity
80 days

pic by By David.moreno72 – Photograph of home grown potato leaf tomato, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=109484908

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Lycopersicon esculentum TOMATO- ROUGE DE MARMANDE (Red of Marmande in France where it was developed) is an old-fashioned variety first introduced in 1925.  It is a vigorous, disease resistant, an indeterminate bush variety that is highly regarded for an exceptional fruit that can set in cool conditions. Large and succulent fruits,See more...

Lycopersicon esculentum TOMATO- ROUGE DE MARMANDE (Red of Marmande in France where it was developed) is an old-fashioned variety first introduced in 1925.  It is a vigorous, disease resistant, an indeterminate bush variety that is highly regarded for an exceptional fruit that can set in cool conditions.

Large and succulent fruits, easy grower, very satisfying to see the fruits grow so large! We love this – one slice will fill one hamburger bun!

To reduce the risk of disease do not water overhead. Rotate crops: do not plant in the same position two years in a row to combat nematodes.

SEED COUNT 16 TO 20 APPROX.

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

It is necessary to supply a stake or alternate support for the plant.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early Summer. Planting seeds at a depth of 5mm with 50cm plant spacing and 70cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-20 days at 21-27°C

Maturity
80 days

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A FANTASTIC MIX OF SUPREME VARIETIES, ALL PROVEN EASY GROWERS WITH GREAT DISEASE RESISTANCE AND A FANTASTIC TASTE! SOMETHING IN HERE OF ALL TYPES FROM BIG MEATY BEAUTIES TO TINY "POP IN YOUR MOUTH" SWEETIES! Grow Notes Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil. Keep well-watered, water the soil notSee more...

A FANTASTIC MIX OF SUPREME VARIETIES, ALL PROVEN EASY GROWERS WITH GREAT DISEASE RESISTANCE AND A FANTASTIC TASTE! SOMETHING IN HERE OF ALL TYPES FROM BIG MEATY BEAUTIES TO TINY “POP IN YOUR MOUTH” SWEETIES!

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

Keep well-watered, water the soil not the leaves. To reduce the risk of disease do not water overhead.

Rotate crops: do not plant in the same position two years in a row to combat nematodes.

It may be necessary to supply a stake or alternate support for the plant such as a tomato cage.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or early or very late Summer. Planting seeds at a depth of 5mm with 50cm plant spacing and 70cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-14 days at 21-27°C

Maturity
80-100 days

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A DELICIOUS TOMATO THAT HAS BECOME A CLASSIC WITH GARDENERS EVERYWHERE! GREAT DISEASE RESISTANCE AND VERY HARDY - IT'S AN EASY GROWER AND EASY TO LOOK AFTER TOO WITH PROLIFIC CROPS! Tommy Toe is a climber so a support will be needed. It has apricot sized fruits with a sweetnessSee more...

A DELICIOUS TOMATO THAT HAS BECOME A CLASSIC WITH GARDENERS EVERYWHERE! GREAT DISEASE RESISTANCE AND VERY HARDY – IT’S AN EASY GROWER AND EASY TO LOOK AFTER TOO WITH PROLIFIC CROPS!

Tommy Toe is a climber so a support will be needed. It has apricot sized fruits with a sweetness you will adore! Lots of fruit per vine and it will keep on producing as it gets bigger!

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

It is necessary to supply a stake or alternate support for the plant.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in late Winter, Spring or early Summer. Planting seeds at a depth of 5mm with 50cm plant spacing and 70cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-27°C

Maturity
80 days

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