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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…


Posted on: 13/07/2018

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Chilli Red Savina

Posted on: 26/04/2018

Chilli Red Savina One of the most famous chillies is the world. The original Hottest Chilli in the world. Most often used as a hot sauce chilli due to it’s intense fruity flavour. Approx. 25 seed

Chilli Red Peter

Posted on: 26/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum) One of those vegetables that get all the questions and the looks. Not just a novelty chilli, this one has a purpose in the kitchen. Approx. 25 seeds

Pepper Red Cheese

Posted on: 26/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum) Old Spanish variety, this pepper was used to colour cheeses. So it’s not just the shape that gives them their name. Sweet, thick walled, flattened peppers that are produced en-mass on short compact bushes. Approx. 25 seeds

Chilli Nana’s Indian Red

Posted on: 24/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum) This chilli has been grown by a neighbour of mine for many years. It’s an essential ingredient in their cooking and in Mrs Nana’s Atchar, which is the absolute best, in my opinion. It is a good producer of hot chillies 10-13 cm long that dry exceptionally well. Approx. 25 seeds

Pepper Mini Red Belle

Posted on: 24/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum) Hyper productive miniature red peppers. These bushes just pump out masses of tiny red sweet peppers. Perfect for stuffing, roasting, gourmet dishes and exotic salads. Great for container gardening. Approx. 25 seeds

Pepper Marconi Red

Posted on: 24/04/2018

(Capsicum annuum) This is an all-time favourite wherever it’s grown. Marconi Red is a sweet succulent heavy bearing bush that is the delight of home and market gardeners. Sweet, crunch, bright yellow and with a lovely thick wall, these peppers will go down well in your salads or stuffed on your plate. Approx. 25 seeds

Chilli 7 Pot Red

Posted on: 03/04/2018

(Capsicum chinense) The story behind the 7 Pot is that one chilli has enough heat to properly spice-up 7 pots of curry. This one is hot, very hot, and easily fits into the top 5 hottest chilli’s in the world. The 7 pot has a unique, fruity flavour that sets it apart. Approx. 25 seeds

Lettuce Salad Bowl Red

Posted on: 02/04/2018

(Lactuca sativa) A prize winner since 1952, Salad Bowl Red is well known for its consistent production of frilly, rumpled leaves. A common addition to mixed salads. Approx. 100 seeds