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It is the season!

     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…

How to Make Beet Sugar

     Posted on: 28/04/2019

Sugar beets were originally grown to feed livestock and not really fit for human consumption. But you can make your own sugar from them. What is more, use the leftover meat of the beet as a hot or cold mash for your livestock. Waste not, want not! Beet sugar is easy to make, it doesn’t take a long time and you don’t need any special equipment. 1. Scrub your beets to get all dirt and debris off of them. 2. Thinly slice, dice or shred the beets and place them in a pot. 3. Add just enough water to cover…

Beetroot Golden Globe

     Posted on: 28/04/2019

Beta vulgaris var crassa A beautiful golden yellow beetroot, released in the USA in the early 1940's. This beetroot was bred specifically to cater for the gourmet market that was looking for a non-staining beetroot. These delightful yellow beets taste exactly like normal red beets, without the associated staining ability. Holds their colour well in casseroles. Approx. 100 seeds

Large Tomato Original Beefsteak

     Posted on: 23/11/2018

(Solanum lycopersicum) This is the beefsteak tomato of old. Vines produce abundant medium-sized fruits. These are the perfect tomatoes to slice for sarmies or that perfect home-made hamburger. Approx. 25 seeds

Microgreens Bulls Blood Beetroot

     Posted on: 07/11/2018

(Beta vulgaris) The deepest red beetroot you can find. So red in fact, it’s the only red colourant Norwegian food manufactures are allowed to use. With its typical beetroot flavour and deep red colour, it is a superb addition to your gourmet dishes. Harvest in 10-14 days as a garnish or as a speciality baby-leaf ingredient. Best eaten raw for the highest nutritional value of carotenoids and flavonoids. Simple to grow. Weight: 70g

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

     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…

Beetroot Red Fodder

     Posted on: 20/09/2018

Beta vulgaris This beetroot was used during the winter months of the 1800’s as animal feed. The dull red beetroots, with their pale white flesh can be dug up when small for household use, as both the roots and the leaves are edible. The roots are deliciously tender when they are harvested very young and the leaves can also be used as Swiss chard while the root is still growing, up to a third of the leaves can be picked without causing damage to the root or plant. Approx. 100 seeds

Homeschool Heirloom Gardeners Winter Challenge 2018

     Posted on: 28/08/2018

Winter Challenge 2018 – it was a challenge indeed! Winter is a time when things slow down. This season is usually seen as a time of preparation for spring and summer. Homeschoolers, however, are a different breed. They are used to doing things differently – to think outside the box. As a matter of fact, they will only use the box if it serves a practical purpose and enable them to learn and grow! It is therefore not surprising that they jumped at the chance to take on the Winter Challenge put to them by Durandt’s Heirloom Seeds. They were…

Can all children be entrepreneurs?

     Posted on: 19/08/2018

19 August 2018 Article by Tanya Malan (proud mom of 3 great world changers) What is entrepreneurship? According to Wikipedia it is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business. Those who create these businesses are called entrepreneurs. That brings us to our topic - Can all children be entrepreneurs? My answer, Yes they can IF the parent allows their child the room to explore, experiment and facilitate unlimited learning and problem solving! Children are born creative. It is society, its educational systems and their norms that 'file down' the natural…

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     Posted on: 13/07/2018

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON We will be closed for business from 18 December 2018 to 4 January 2019. Any orders received during this period will only be processed from 5 January 2019 onward. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal customers, for your amazing support this past year. May you have a blessed holiday season and enjoy the time spent with family and friends.