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Garlic Kostyn’s Red Russian (Heirloom)

     Posted on: 30/09/2018

Allium sativum Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. Any items ordered with your Garlic Pre-Order will only be shipped once the garlic ships. Full planting, care and harvesting instructions are included. The garlic is sold per head. Originating from Vancouver Island in Canada, this varity was grown by "Uncle Kostyn" for well over 30 years. This is believed to be a close relative of the Red Russian (not available) and shares many similar attributes. Kostyns however has a much better flavour profile. This is a deep pink/red flushed garlic, with…

Garlic Chesnok Red 1000 (Heirloom)

     Posted on: 30/09/2018

Allium sativum Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. Any items ordered with your Garlic Pre-Order will only be shipped once the garlic ships. Full planting, care and harvesting instructions are included. The garlic is sold per head. Additional shipping charges might apply. Will be quoted separately. An absolutely beautiful variety, Chesnok Red is also a superb storing variety. Originally from Southern Georgia (Europe) this is a sublime garlic with a medium pungecy. This gives it a wonderful broad appeal and does not contribute much pungent heat to a dish once…

Garlic Chesnok Red 200 (Heirloom)

     Posted on: 30/09/2018

Allium sativum Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. Any items ordered with your Garlic Pre-Order will only be shipped once the garlic ships. Full planting, care and harvesting instructions are included. The garlic is sold per head. An absolutely beautiful variety, Chesnok Red is also a superb storing variety. Originally from Southern Georgia (Europe) this is a sublime garlic with a medium pungecy. This gives it a wonderful broad appeal and does not contribute much pungent heat to a dish once cooked, it does however stand out with a great…

Garlic Chesnok Red (Heirloom)

     Posted on: 30/09/2018

Allium sativum Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. Any items ordered with your Garlic Pre-Order will only be shipped once the garlic ships. Full planting, care and harvesting instructions are included. The garlic is sold per head. An absolutely beautiful variety, Chesnok Red is also a superb storing variety. Originally from Southern Georgia (Europe) this is a sublime garlic with a medium pungecy. This gives it a wonderful broad appeal and does not contribute much pungent heat to a dish once cooked, it does however stand out with a great…

Carrot Atomic Red

     Posted on: 26/09/2018

Daucus carota Stunning red to the core, not dark orange, but red! High in cancer fighting carotenoids and lycopene, this is rated as one of the top 10 healthiest veggies one can grow. These superbly coloured carrots are a sure way to get your kids eating their veggies. Approx. 250 seeds

Kale Red Russian

     Posted on: 24/09/2018

Brassica oleracea acephala Russian Red Kale is also known as Ragged Jack, best grown in autumn and spring, the leaves used and cooked as a cabbage. Allow the plants to grow to knee height and then start harvesting the inner leaves for a tasty addition to your meals. As with all brassicas they are food hungry so add plenty of compost. Approx. 100 seeds

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…

The health benefits of pumpkins

     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…

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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.