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Squash Green Hubbard

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

(Cucurbita maxima) Heirloom. Said to be the original Hubbard from which all other Hubbard’s have been selected. It should not be confused with the Green Warted Hubbard which was introduced 50 years later. This Hubbard is a staple in many households, and with is sweet flesh, and fine grain it really is one of the best varieties out there. Unfortunately the few offered in stored a hybrid variety designed to produce the maximum number of fruits, and has not capturer the true essence of the original Green Hubbard. The Hubbard is a very good keeper and can be stored for…

Cherry Tomato Lime Green Salad

Relevance: 96%      Posted on: 16/11/2018

(Solanum lycopersicum) Easy to grow in foggy coastal climates and large containers. This round, lime green tomato has a sweet, citrus flavour that will add flavour and interest to any salad. Approx. 25 seeds  

Recipe: Herb Vinegar

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: 28/10/2018

Ingredients • 1 garlic clove, peeled, optional • 300 – 320 grams fresh oregano, basil or tarragon sprigs • 1-1/4 cups white vinegar or white wine vinegar Directions • If desired, cut garlic in half and skewer with a toothpick. • Place in a glass jar or bottle. • Add your herb of choice (oregano, basil or tarragon). Set aside. • In a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a simmer (do not boil). • Carefully pour into containers. Let cool to room temperature. • Remove garlic after 24 hours. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to…

It is the season!

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: 15/08/2019

Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Here we are in the second half of 2019, with winter nearing its end. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about spring and what you need to do to prepare your veggie garden for the new season. A good place to start would be to clear your beds, add compost and mulch and allow the soil to recuperate a bit. So the question becomes, what can we plant? Fortunately, the warmer seasons offer more possibilities! And why don’t you try varieties that you haven’t planted before? Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Visit…

Recipe: Bruschetta with Baby Marrow Pesto

Relevance: 70%      Posted on: 30/10/2018

Ingredients: Pesto: • 400g Baby marrows • 100g Toasted cashew nuts • Handful:  Fresh basil leaves  Fresh coriander leaves • 2 Small crushed garlic cloves • 80ml Olive oil • 125ml Grated parmesan • 120ml Lemon juice and zest (2 lemons) General: • 300g Crumbled Feta • 120g Sundried tomatoes • 10 – 12 Slices toasted bruschetta Method: • Place all the pesto ingredients in a food processor and blend. Add extra olive oil if needed and season to taste. • Heat a griddle pan and toast the bruschetta. • Spread pesto on toast and top up with…

Recipe: Pumpkin Crème Brûlée (Jack-be-Little Pumpkins)

Relevance: 28%      Posted on: 28/10/2018

Ingredients • 2 Cups Heavy Cream • ¼ Cup Sugar (additional sugar will be needed for caramelizing) • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar • 8 Large Egg Yolks • 1 Cup Canned 100% Pure Pumpkin • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon Method: • Preheat oven to 180 deg. (Celsius) • Cut tops off each pumpkin and save for presentation. • Scrape out the seeds and fibres from pumpkins. • Place pumpkins on a baking sheet, cut sides up, and roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes. • Remove from oven and let cool. • In saucepan, combine cream and sugars, stir…

Herb Sweet Genovese Basil

Relevance: 17%      Posted on: 11/10/2018

Ocimum basilicum Firmly entrenched in culinary tradition, it’s a rare dish that will not be complimented with the addition of a pinch or two of basil. Sweet Genovese is the traditional basil that everyone has come to love. Basil can also be used as the base of a great insect repelling spray for inside your home and on your plants. Frost sensitive and does not like to be transplanted once established. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds

Watermelon All Sweet

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 30/11/2017

Citrullus lanatus Excellent heirloom variety. A real winner in the garden, producing lovely long fruits that can weigh up to 15 kgs if you really push the plant. However expect multiple fruits of 6-8 kgs with a deep red flesh and a sweet flavour. Approx. 10 seeds

Pepper California Wonder Sweet

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 18/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum) This is one of the top producing, sweet peppers for home gardeners. It is easy to grow and adaptable to many types of soil. California Wonder grows very well in containers and is a good choice for beginner gardeners. It is resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Approx. 25 seeds

Herb Sweet Fennel

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 27/11/2017

Foeniculum vulgare Fennel is one of those herbs that once you start using you can’t do without. Use it in baking, salads, pickles, stews curries etc. It has its own place and can be used in almost every dish. Like its cousin dill, use the whole plant roots and all. Companion plants: Lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cucumbers. Approx. 50 seeds