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It is the season!

Relevance: 100%      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…

Pepper Anaheim

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 03/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum) Often used in herb salads, soups and for making the famous Mexican Rellenos where they are seared on an open flame until the skin bubbles and turns black, then they are slit open, the pips and placenta removed, stuffed with the cheese or cheeses of your choice, dipped in beaten egg and fried on a medium-hot griddle. Approx. 25 seeds

Pepper Inferno

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 23/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum) This is probably one of the most miss-named peppers out there. Its sweet-mild, long, frying peppers that really do taste great, but lack the heat that they are named for. These are an easy pepper to grow; they will do very well in a nice herb or wild leaf salad and are superb in a stir fry. Approx. 25 seeds

Pepper Jalapeño M

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 23/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum) Jalapeños are a firm favourite in our house, warm but not hot, even our kids love them. They go onto everything that could possibly even take a chilli, even our eggs at breakfast. To pickle them do the following: 1/2 fill a jar with brown grape vinegar, add one heaped teaspoon of salt and 2 of sugar. Slice the green jalapeños thinly and just dump them in. Fill the remaining space with water and leave for a week. Approx. 25 seeds

Pepper Rocotillo

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 26/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum) A lovely ‘friendly type’ that is great for salsa’s, cooking mildly spiced meals and even pickling. Bushes are large <1 meter high and bear abundantly. Approx. 25 seeds

Pepper Cascabel

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 21/10/2018

(Capsicum annuum) Cascabel means “little bell” in Spanish and is indicative of the rattling sound the loose seeds make in the dried fruit. As a fresh pepper they are called Chilli Bola “Ball chilli” and are perfect for use as a natural flavour enhancer for soups and stews. Approx. 25 seeds

Pepper Tabasco

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 22/10/2018

(Capsicum frutescens) A wonderful, productive bush that produces masses of pretty yellow/orange and red peppers. A relatively low heat, fruity tasting pepper that is used for making traditional Tabasco sauce. Approx. 25 seeds

Pepper California Wonder Sweet

Relevance: 34%      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

Pepper Chihaucle Negro

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 19/04/2018

Capsicum annuum It is a well-known (in Mexico) pepper variety. If you know what ‘Moles’ are then you have tasted the unique smoky flavour of these peppers. Known fresh as ‘Chilaca’ and dried as ‘Pasila’. The peppers are used in all stages and are roasted, fried, stuffed and ground into a paste. The name suggests Pre-Columbian domestication, so this is a great heirloom. Approx. 25 seeds

Pepper Early Jalapeño

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 20/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum Peppers are long season crops, and one needs a bit of patience to get your first harvest. Early ripening peppers are great as you get to have delicious peppers out of your garden long before anyone else. These Early Jalapeno’s are a real treat and will see you eating fresh jalapeno’s 3-4 weeks before anyone else. The plants are short, under a meter, however they produce well and are not prone to breaking branches or falling over. Approx. 25 seeds