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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

  • Asparagus Mary Washington

    R28.00

    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

  • Asparagus Sweet Purple

    R36.00

    Asparagus officinalis

    Developed specifically for the speciality and gourmet market, this open pollinated variety has deep burgundy spears that are much sweeter than standard green asparagus.

    Having a 20% higher Brix count, these nutty well flavoured asparagus are a sure to be a hit with your family and guests.

    Approx. 20 seeds

  • Beans Black Eye (Cow Peas)

    R26.00

    Vigna unguiculata

    Black Eye Beans are a sub-species of cow peas. AKA Black-eyed Pea, Black-eyed Bean or Goat Pea.

    The pods can either be used young as green beans or left to dry on the plant for dry beans. the dry beans are used to make delicious dishes all over the world. the Dry beans are a pale colour with a black spot that resembles an eye, giving the bean its’ name.

    The plants are heat loving and drought resistant, however they are susceptible to Root-knot nematodes.

    Harvest is between 50 and 90 days, depending on how the beans are to be used.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Legume Nyimo Bean

    R25.00

    Vigna subterranea

    One of the world’s most underrated foods, and naturally superior to other legumes. The Nyimo bean is very well known in Africa under a number of different names. We have a number of strains from this outstanding bean. This one is directly from Zimbabwe and is known as the Nyimo bean.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Runner Wellington Wonder

    R26.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris

    A prolific producer of large flat pods. This New Zealand heirloom is a real prize in the garden. Runners grow well over 2 m tall and bears prolifically for 3-4 months if picked regularly. The beans are great as a cut bean, are stringless and freeze well.

    Resistant to Bean Anthracnose

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Runner Witsa

    R26.00

    Phaseolus vulgaris

    Released in 1964. Witsa bean is a South African variety developed by the Horticultural Research Institute. A high yielding, oval, stringless pod. Witsa has become the South African staple. Witsa has become the runner bean that all others are compared to.

    Approx. 25 seeds

  • Beans Texas Cream (Cow Peas)

    R26.00

    Vigna unguiculata

    Donated to Livingseeds by Dr Jack Lambert, these seeds originally hail from Texas where a certain farmer “Big Dog McKee” used to call them ‘twenties’ due to the fact that many of the pods would produce around twenty seeds. These are a type of cowpea and can be added to many Asian, African and Southern American dishes.

    Approx. 25 seeds