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Mizuna Red Streaks

     Posted on: 02/10/2019

Brassica juncea An Asian leaf that can be harvested from day 25 for a baby leaf, and day 45 for mature leaves. Their leaves are purple-red, flat, wide & serrated. They are a low maintenance crop and very easy to grow and like the cooler weather to grow in. A wonderful tangy addition to any salad. Approx. 100 seeds

Italian Red Stem Dandelion

     Posted on: 20/09/2019

Cichorium intybus This is not a true dandelion but a member of the chicory family. The jagged dark green leaves have red stems and are slightly bitter with a peppery taste. The leaves have an upright growth pattern and are less prone to bolting. Rich in vitamins A, C & K, iron, calcium and Omegas 3 & 6. Approx. 50 seeds

Red Komatsuna Tatsoi

     Posted on: 02/09/2019

Brassica rapa var perviridis This variety is also known as mustard spinach even though it is not related to spinach at all. A very hardy Asian leaf that can be harvested in 40 days and used in salads and stir-fries. the flavour is a mixture of mustard and cabbage. The plants and leaves tolerate both hot and cold temperatures, however in extreme heat the plant will bolt. Approx. 100 seeds

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…

Sorghum Multi-coloured Broom (Grains)

     Posted on: 22/07/2019

Sorghum Super tall (3 m+) sorghum that produces naturally coloured stems. The seed is attached to the panicle branches (brushes) and is easily dislodged. The brushes are tied together in many different ways to make a long lasting broom. The seed is edible and is used in any traditional grain, flour or brewing application. Approx. 100 seeds

Sorghum Indian Red Popping (Grains)

     Posted on: 22/07/2019

Sorghum Stunning popping sorghum, exactly like you would pop normal popcorn. Sorghum can be popped in the same ways as normal popcorn and the only thing you need to know is, make sure the kernels are cleaned of any chaff and plant matter. Otherwise it's as simple as normal corn. Any up-popped kernels are edible and the cool thing is sorghum has twice the fibre of regular popcorn. Indian Red Popping Corn is a massive grower with plants easily reaching 3m tall. Not as heavily attacked by birds as Ames Amber and Honey Drip. Approx. 100 seeds

Sorghum Apache Red (Grains)

     Posted on: 22/07/2019

Sorghum This variety is also known as Apache Red Sugar Cane which is technically incorrect, it's correct name is Apache Red. Stunning super sweet sorghum variety that really tastes like sugar cane. Great for making sorghum syrup or eating fresh in the garden. Alternatively this is a great party trick when you get young kids to walk with you in the garden, whip out your pocket knife and slice them a section of you own home grown 'sugar cane'. This variety is heavily attached by birds, protection is required. Approx. 100 seeds (Limited Stocks)

Potatoes BP1 Seed 2.2 kg

     Posted on: 16/07/2019

Solanum Potato Pre-Orders will be shipped in the 2nd week of August Please note: Seed ordered WITH seed potatoes are shipped together. Orders cannot be separated. Additional shipping charges might apply. Will be quoted separately. Contact the DHS office. BP1 is a real beauty. A strong producer of white fleshed tubers and it really stands out on the plate. Produces very well under most soil types and is the preferred potato variety for housewives. Has plenty of pretty blue flowers with a white edge. BP1 is a strong grower and will take 90-110 days to die back once it has…

Green Manure Red Clover

     Posted on: 03/06/2019

(Trifolium pratense) A wonderful green manure, it's long taproot lifts minerals and trace elements from deep down in the soil up to the soil surface. As well as being a nitrogen fixer, once the taproot has been cut in late winter, the plant dies down and leaves behind an extensive roots system to increase the soils organic matter. Plant from Feb-Early April. Weight: 100g

How to Make Beet Sugar

     Posted on: 28/04/2019

Sugar beets were originally grown to feed livestock and not really fit for human consumption. But you can make your own sugar from them. What is more, use the leftover meat of the beet as a hot or cold mash for your livestock. Waste not, want not! Beet sugar is easy to make, it doesn’t take a long time and you don’t need any special equipment. 1. Scrub your beets to get all dirt and debris off of them. 2. Thinly slice, dice or shred the beets and place them in a pot. 3. Add just enough water to cover…

Cinnamon and Chia Seed Energy Balls (Vegan & Gluten – Free)

     Posted on: 14/03/2019

Ingredients 250g pitted dates 90g pecans 100g almonds 2 handfuls of sunflower seeds 2 tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract Method 1. Simmer dates in a saucepan with water on a low heat for 5 minutes. 2. Whizz all other ingredients, in a food processor for a couple of seconds, until they've almost formed a flour-like consistency. 3. Drain and add dates to the food processor - making sure no water from the saucepan goes in. 4. Blend until a sticky paste is formed. 5. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the mixture, and roll into balls…

Smoky Cauliflower Hummus

     Posted on: 21/02/2019

Ingredients • 1/2 head cauliflower (between 0.5 – 1 kg.), trimmed and cut into 5cm. florets (about 4 cups florets) • 4 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • About 1 tsp. smoked paprika • 2 teaspoons salt, divided • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakes • 2 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled • About 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 3 1/2 tablespoons well-stirred tahini Method • Preheat oven to 450°. Put cauliflower florets in a large bowl and add 1 1/2 tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. salt, the cumin, chilli flakes, and garlic. Toss…

Large Tomato San Marzano Redorta

     Posted on: 03/12/2018

(Solanum lycopersicum) A stunning paste tomato that is over twice the size of a regular San Marzano. The flavour in my opinion is also better. Approx. 25 seeds  

Large Tomato Reif Red Heart

     Posted on: 03/12/2018

(Solanum lycopersicum) Lovely big, heart-shaped fruits with lots of meat in them. The flavour is superb and very few seeds per fruit. Approx. 25 seeds

Large Tomato Red Oxheart

     Posted on: 03/12/2018

(Lycopersicon esculentum) A medium-sized oxheart tomato that has the classic oxheart shape and flavour. This is a great tomato for people that want a real oxheart tomato, but a regular sized one is just too large for their needs. Approx. 25 seeds  

Medium Tomato San Marzano Redorta

     Posted on: 22/11/2018

Solanum lycopersicum One of the best flavoured paste tomatoes. It has abundant vines that produce a consistent flow of tomatoes over about 2 months. The San Marzano's have a low juice content and when boiled down and strained, make a great paste that can be canned or frozen. Approx. 25 seeds

Squash Hubbard Essex Red

     Posted on: 14/11/2018

(Cucurbita maxima) Old Mother Hubbard had an orange hubbard in her cupboard. An open-pollinated hubbard variety that was originally introduced in 1883. It is a typical hubbard variety with the skin being a bright orange, very hard, thick and full of knobs. Has a delicious sweet flesh. Approx. 10 seeds

Recipe: Rejuvelac – a natural probiotic.

     Posted on: 08/11/2018

If you don’t know what Rejuvelac is, you would be in good company. I did not know either! Simply put, Rejuvelac is grain water. It is made by sprouting grain and soaking the sprouted grain in water. It is very nutritious and beneficial to your digestive system. Known as a natural and healthy probiotic, it is also packed with vitamins B, K and E, proteins and enzymes. An added benefit is that it can be consumed by people who are sensitive to yeast. You can use any grain, but a soft grain seems to work best. You can use: •…

Sprouts / Microgreens Red Swiss Chards

     Posted on: 07/11/2018

(Beta vulgaris) Beautiful pinkish-red Swiss Chard really stands out in any dish. High on the list of phytonutrient dense sprouts and microgreens. Flavour is great as a sprout and develops in intensity as the microgreen matures. Weight: 100g

Sprouts / Microgreens Red Amaranth

     Posted on: 07/11/2018

(Amaranthus cruentus) An exceptionally healthy sprout and microgreen with a host of reported nutritional benefits. A fast growing and phytonutrient dense superfood. Weight: 100g