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Cucumber Ashley

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 12/11/2017

Cucumbers medicinal powers lie in their minerals, which are highly alkaline. They contain potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and some other trace elements.  Cucumbers are alkalizers, depurants, diuretics and laxative. Cucumbers have a blood detox effect and are highly recommended for all who suffer from eczema, dermatosis and psoriasis. Apply directly to the skin.

Cucumber Parisian Pickling

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: 13/11/2017

Such a lovely variety, one you will enjoy very much. Cucumbers medicinal powers lie in their minerals, which are highly alkaline. They contain potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and some other trace elements.  Cucumbers are alkalizers, depurants, diuretics and laxative. Cucumbers have a blood detox effect and are highly recommended for all who suffer from eczema, dermatosis and psoriasis. Apply directly to the skin

Squash Green Hubbard

Relevance: 81%      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…

The health benefits of pumpkins

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: 20/08/2018

20 August 2018 Tanya Malan Seeing that we are starting our HATCH-A-PUMPKIN-PATCH challenge (find the competition details on the Homeschool Heirloom Gardeners Facebook page), I thought it appropriate to tell you about the amazing benefits of pumpkins! Before we speak about the benefits of pumpkins, let's just take note that squash and pumpkin are part of the same family being the Cucurbitaceae Family and just on an interesting point, they are all actually considered fruit! Throughout history pumpkins has had many uses. Remember Jonah in the Bible? He sat under the shade of a gourd to relieve his sunstroke! In…

Squash Yugoslavian Finger Fruit

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

(Cucurbita pepo) A very unique, uncommon and peculiar - yet pretty squash, originating from Yugoslavia. This gourd looks similar to a “patty pan” but it has 8-10 finger-like protrusions. These are ready to harvest as young patty pans or matured for a tasty squash. When mature, these also make very good ornaments and will keep well in a display. Approx. 10 seeds