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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…

Seed Collection: The Veggie Garden Starter Combo

     Posted on: 02/11/2018

This combo will get any new aspiring gardener going. It has 10 different varieties of seeds. Cosists of: • 1 x packet of Kaleidoscope Swiss Chard • 1 x packet of Carentan Leeks • 1 x packet of Rainbow Carrot Blend • 1 x packet of Yellow Scallop Squash • 1 x packet of Waltham Butternut Squash • 1 x packet of Snowball Cauliflower • 1 x packet of Tall Utah Celery • 1 x packet of Sparkler Radish • 1 x packet of Caserta Marrow • 1 x packet of Moneymaker Tomato • 10 x Veggie Garden Markers (10…

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…

Chilli Brown Egg

     Posted on: 21/10/2018

(Capsicum chinense) We don’t have much info about this chilli as to where it originates from. What I can say is that it has one of the most unique flavours in a chilli that I have tasted. The 1 meter tall bushes produce early and very well. This is simply a great chilli. Approx. 25 seeds

Herb Oregano

     Posted on: 11/10/2018

Origanum vulgare A very hardy herb that will do well almost anywhere. Oregano is an essential Mediterranean herb and is used in a variety of dishes, most complimentary to cheese, egg, pizza and pasta dishes. Perfect for your bolognaise, other tomato based sauces and most meat dishes. Companion plants: Strawberries, peppers, beans, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips. Approx. 50 seeds

Eggplant Prosperosa (Brinjal)

     Posted on: 26/09/2018

Solanum melongena A prolific and beautiful Italian Heirloom which produces stunning, rich purple fruits with a cream coloured top near the stem. The fruits are slightly oblong with a few creases. Prosperosa brinjals have a white coloured flesh that is tender dish called Parmigiana. The flesh can also be used to make stews and soups. Approx. 25 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…

Small Tomato Thai Pink Egg

     Posted on: 23/08/2018

(Solanum lycopersicum) Straight out of Thailand, these acidic tomatoes are best used for cooking. These tomatoes are really well suited to Thai and Oriental cooking. Highly productive with an unusual pink colour that sets them apart. Approx. 25 seeds

Radish Easter Egg

     Posted on: 02/04/2018

(Raphanus sativus) A lovely radish mix that has a variety of colours mixed in to brighten up your salads or even used as an edible garnish. Approx. 50 seeds

Turnip White Egg

     Posted on: 01/04/2018

(Brassica rapa glabra) An outstanding old heirloom from the late 1800’s. This variety was one of the market leading varieties in the USA for many years. A quick producer of quality, mild flavoured white turnips. A real winner in the garden. Approx. 100 seeds