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  • Artichoke Green Globe

    R26.00

    Cynara scolymus

    The Green Globe Artichoke can grow up to 2m tall. Its silvery-green leaves forms a beautiful rosette and if left to flower, you are rewarded with a stunning purple flower.
    Artichokes are rich in anti-oxidants and, quite possibly, one of the lesser known super-foods.

    This variety prefers warm summers and mild winters. It will thrive in good soil. Water regularly and it’s a good idea to provide some frost protection in winter.
    Artichokes are targeted by slugs, snails, flying insect larvae and sucking insects. It is susceptible to diseases like damping off, powdery mildew, botrytis and curly dwarf virus.

    Best months to sow: July, September, October.
    Best months to transplant: January, August, October.

    Companion plants:
    Good: Mint, marigold, nasturtium, corn, coriander, cucumber, tarragon, sunflower, rhubarb.
    Bad: Potatoes.

    Approx. 20 seeds

  • Artichoke Purple Italian Globe

    R32.00

    Cynara scolymus

    This open-pollinated variety hails from Italy. The plants produce large, purple-coloured 8–16 cm heads.
    Purple Italian Globe are tender and according to most culinary gurus, it tastes better than the green varieties. Artichokes are rich in anti-oxidants and quite possibly, one of the lesser known superfoods.
    They like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil. The purple globe artichoke are more tolerant to both heat and cold than the standard green globe artichoke. They do not like frost. Mulching is very important if you want to cultivate artichokes successfully. Avoid overhead watering.
    Artichokes are targeted by slugs, snails, flying insect larvae and sucking insects.
    These include aphids, mites, scab and thrips. It is susceptible to diseases like damping off, powdery mildew, botrytis and curly dwarf virus. The majority of artichoke plant diseases can be avoided by crop rotation.
    Best months to sow: September, October, July.
    Best months to transplant: January, October, August.
    Companion Plants:

    Good: Mint, marigold, nasturtium, corn, coriander, cucumber, tarragon, sunflower, rhubarb.
    Bad: Potatoes

    Approx. 20 seeds

  • Broccoli Green Sprouting

    R26.00

    Brassica oleracea italica

    Now this is a variety that we don’t go without. It keeps producing over an extended period of time and makes one squeal with happiness every time you pass by. High yield and a no nonsense variety.

    Approx. 100 seeds

  • Broccoli Purple Sprouting

    R26.00

    Brassica oleracea italica

    What a show stopper! Not only beautiful but packed with nutrients.

    Among all of the cabbages belonging to the Crucifer family, broccoli stands out as among the richest in proteins, calcium, provitamin A (beta-carotene), and Vit C. It is also rick in potassium and low in sodium. It contains anticarcinogenic sulfaurated Phyto-chemicals. Broccoli is assists in treatment of Coronary disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. You’ve got to add this vital vegetable to your plate!

    Approx. 100 seeds

  • Broccoli Romanesco

    R27.00

    Brassica oleracea italica

    This frost resistant cauliflower (yes contrary to its name it is actually a cauliflower) is a very satisfying crop as each one is a masterpiece.

    Cauliflower contains small amounts of proteins and carbohydrates and practically no fat. It contains Provit A (beta-carotene), Vit B, C and E of which Vit C stands out. As for minerals, it is rich in potassium and has significant amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and iron. It contains trace elements of chromium, zinc, manganese, copper and selenium. Medicinal applications include Digestive disorders, Cardiovascular disorders, obesity and diabetes, kidney disorders and very important it fights cancer.

    Approx. 100 seeds

  • Broccoli Spring Rapini

    R25.00

    Brassica oleracea italica

    Lovely tender stem Broccoli and can produce even in Spring.

    Among all of the cabbages belonging to the Crucifer family, broccoli stands out as among the richest in proteins, calcium, provitamin A (beta-carotene), and Vit C. It is also rick in potassium and low in sodium. It contains anticarcinogenic sulfaurated Phyto-chemicals. Broccoli is assists in treatment of Coronary disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. You’ve got to add this vital vegetable to your plate!

    Approx. 100 seeds

  • Broccoli Waltham

    R26.00

    Brassica oleracea italica

    A quick producing Broccoli!

    Among all of the cabbages belonging to the Crucifer family, broccoli stands out as among the richest in proteins, calcium, provitamin A (beta-carotene), and Vit C. It is also rick in potassium and low in sodium. It contains anticarcinogenic sulfaurated Phyto-chemicals. Broccoli is assists in treatment of Coronary disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. You’ve got to add this vital vegetable to your plate!

    Approx. 100 seeds

  • Brussel Sprouts Catskill

    R26.00

    Brassica oleracea gemmifera

    The Cabbage families medicinal properties was discovered in the Greco-Roman period. The phyto-chemicals in the cabbage family has proven to be anti carcinogenic. Cabbage varieties contain substances that prevent the formation of tumours and can even stop their growth. Glucobrassicin is effective in breast and ovarian cancer. Brassicas have high levels of easily absorbed calcium which aids in Osteoporosis and decalcification of bones. Cabbage juice on an empty stomach has many benefits such as treatment of ulcers, stomach inflammation, constipation, colitis and diverculosis. Juice taken every morning for five days kills intestinal parasites.  The Vitamin C content of cabbages is equal to oranges.

    Approx. 100 seeds

  • Brussels Sprouts Long Island

    R26.00

    Brassica oleracea gemmifera

    This Brussels Sprout ripens from bottom up. These in Potjiekos are just delicious.

    Approx. 100 seeds