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Asparagus Mary Washington

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 29/10/2017

Asparagus officinalis Every year, asparagus will be the first spring harvest out of your garden. An asparagus planting is an investment, as much as it is a pleasure. Mary Washington is one of the old standard asparagus varieties and is a consistent performer year after year. It is a well-known variety that has a host of admirers and dedicated growers. Approx 25 seeds

Seed Focus – Beans

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: 24/10/2018

Spring and Summer - the time to plant beans. There are so many varieties of beans available. Some are green, some are purple, some yellow! In Durandt's Heirloom Seeds online shop, you can find 66 different heirloom varieties of beans that was grown organically. So what's the big deal on beans? Beans are part of the Legume family and not only are they "capsules" of concentrated nutrition with a myriad of health benefits, they are also good for the environment. No other food in its natural state is as rich in protein as legumes. Beans contain between 20 to 30%…

It is the season!

Relevance: 68%      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…

Homeschool Heirloom Gardeners Winter Challenge 2018

Relevance: 31%      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…

Herb Summer Savory

Relevance: 25%      Posted on: 27/11/2017

Satureja hortensis A popular European and Canadian herb, it is most often used in meat and game dishes. Summer Savory lends itself extremely well to flavouring beans (steamed or boiled) and is often referred to as the bean herb. It can be used interchangeably with sage and makes a fantastic addition to soups and stews where it can be added in quite large amounts. Companion plants: Tomatoes, beans (all) onions, garlic, leeks, chives Approx. 50 seeds

Lettuce Summer Bibb

Relevance: 25%      Posted on: 02/04/2018

Lactuca sativa One of the slowest bolting lettuce varieties. Developed by Lt John Bibb in the early 1800’s. As its name suggests this variety can withstand the heat of summer and produces very well in the cooler months. Approx. 100 seeds

Vegetable Starter Kit (Spring – Summer)

Relevance: 24%      Posted on: 08/09/2019

This is perfect for young gardeners, or people that are looking to start a veggie garden but don't know where to start. We have selected specific veggies that are easy to grow so that there is a quick win in the garden. This quick win is important to allow young or new gardeners to gain confidence with their gardening ability. We have included everything that you would need with 7 kinds of easy growing vegetable seed, seedling trays, professional germination mix, 4 certified seed potatoes, and last but most importantly a Growing Manual that takes you through every step in…

Vegetable Starter Kit (Late Summer – Autumn)

Relevance: 24%      Posted on: 08/09/2019

This is perfect for young gardeners, or people that are looking to start a veggie garden but don't know where to start. We have selected specific veggies that are easy to grow so that there is a quick win in the garden. This quick win is important to allow young or new gardeners to gain confidence with their gardening ability. We have included everything that you would need with 8 kinds of easy growing vegetable seed, seedling trays, professional germination mix, one of our special 'TaterSacks, and last but most importantly a Growing Manual that takes you through every step…

Seed Collection: Late Summer- Autumn Seed Pack

Relevance: 22%      Posted on: 02/11/2018

The late summer to autumn seed pack is a range of vegetables perfect for the cooler temperature. Consists of: • 1 x packet of Bolero Peas • 1 x packet of Cabbage Coppenhagen Market • 1 x packet of Dwarf Siberian Kale • 1 x packet of Little Finger Carrot • 1 x packet of Michihili Chinese Cabbage • 1 x packet of Kaleidoscope Swiss Chard • 1 x packet of Ultimate Head Lettuce • 1 x packet of Detroit Dark Red Beetroot • 8 x Garden Markers (9 packs) Please note: Seed varieties are not exchangeable. Subject to change…