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  • Beans Legume Bambarra Nut

    R26.00

    Vigna subterranea

    Also called “the seeds that satisfy”, this ground nut grows in the same way as peanuts. The whole plant is lifted and beans are shelled in the same manner as peanuts. It’s very productive, resistant to high temperatures and demands very little from the soil. It will produce where other legume crops will fail. Other Names: Cokon (Original local name), Njugo Beans (South-Africa), Kwam (Northern Nigeria), Nyimo (Zimbabwe), Congo Goober, Earth Pea.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Carob Tree

    R26.00

    (Ceratonia siliqua)

    An amazing tree, the “chocolate” tree with a beautiful history. In ancient times the seeds of the Carob tree were used as a measure of gold coins. 24 Carob (Carat ~ Greek) seeds equalled the weight of one gold coin. The coin was deemed pure gold if it met this measure. Hence the term 24 Carat gold, amazing how our past is linked with the foods we eat.

    Approx. 10 seeds

  • Celery Peppermint Stick

    R27.00

    Apium graveolens

    A beautiful addition to your garden and dishes. Used in soups, stews, salads and as a garnish, the pink and white stalks and green to deep red leaves, this lovely coloured celery will brighten any dish. It has a spicy celery flavor and can be harvested from 85 days.
    Companion plants: Tomato, cauliflower, cabbage, leeks, onions, garlic and beans.

    Approx. 50 seeds

  • Endive Chicory Angel Hair

    R24.00

    Cichorium intybus

    Chicory Angel Hair is a lettuce like endive, that is traditionally enjoyed throughout Europe. The older leaves can be bitter and blanching assists in keeping the flavours tame. When added as a part of a mixed salad, you will have your guests commenting on the full and complex flavour in your salads. It grows well over winter.

    Approx. 50 seeds

  • Gooseberry

    R24.00

    (Physalis edulis)

    As you bite into a gooseberry, it pops in your mouth releasing that wonderful sweet tart flavour. Plant it in a bed that is well prepared, although it will grow in just about any soil. Preparation of the planting bed will pay big in crops, as the bushes will be there for a few years. Plant in early spring and harvest in late summer.

    Approx. 50 seeds

  • Gourd African Calabash

    R24.00

    Lagenaria siceraria

    Most people have seen the dried out calabashes that are used as utensils in rural areas. This is the real deal. If allowed to dry out they can be hollowed out for utensils, bowls, cups or even carved into very durable birds nests. We supply seed to an eco-community that is making their entire communities eating utensils from these gourds. What a lot of people don’t know is that this is a delicacy and when picked at the right time, makes for a great side dish or a traditional African breakfast. Pick them when the skin can be easily pierced with your nail, if the skin gets tough they don’t have a great flavor (hence this is NOT a storage food). Cut up skin and all and boil them as for pumpkin and use as a side for a main dish. Alternatively, it can be served with milk, cottage cheese or sour milk as a breakfast.

    Approx.10 seeds

  • Gourd Calabash Birdhouse

    R26.00

    Lagenaria siceraria

    The calabash gourd is a well known gourd in South Africa. Used as a food (eaten when green) or dried and used as a storage container. Elsewhere in the world these are used as a craft item and are turned into birdhouses and many other artsy products.

    Approx. 10 seeds

  • Gourd Cavemans Club

    R28.00

    Lagenaria siceraria

    Also known as a Maranka, this gourd has a narrow handle that ends in an oblong, deeply veined & ridged club. It has a hard shell and is very knobbly and unusual, yet attractive. This plant has high yields and is excellent for crafts such as making bird-houses.

    Approx. 10 seeds

  • Gourd Dipper

    R28.00

    Lagenaria siceraria

    This is mostly known as natures recycled water bottle. It is an ornamental gourd that is either dried whole or used for crafts by making things with it. It takes approximately 125 days until one can harvest this gourd.

    Approx. 10 seeds