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Disease Resistant/Tolerant Vegetables

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 22/08/2018

Disease Resistant/Tolerant Vegetables

22 Augusts 2018 Tanya Malan Garden pests and diseases always pose a challenge to the organic gardener. When I walk to my garden and see a pest of disease I often close my eyes, ignore them and pretend they're not there, but that's hardly the solution! To help you and especially those living in wet and humid climates, here is a list of vegetables available on http://www.durandtsheirloomseeds.co.za that are either resistant or tolerant to different diseases.

It is the season!

Relevance: 45%      Posted on: 15/08/2019

It is the season!

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: 40%      Posted on: 28/08/2018

Homeschool Heirloom Gardeners Winter Challenge 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…

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Can all children be entrepreneurs?

Relevance: 28%      Posted on: 19/08/2018

Can all children be entrepreneurs?

19 August 2018 Article by Tanya Malan (proud mom of 3 great world changers) What is entrepreneurship? According to Wikipedia it is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business. Those who create these businesses are called entrepreneurs. That brings us to our topic - Can all children be entrepreneurs? My answer, Yes they can IF the parent allows their child the room to explore, experiment and facilitate unlimited learning and problem solving! Children are born creative. It is society, its educational systems and their norms that 'file down' the natural…

Pests and Diseases in the Garden

Relevance: 11%      Posted on: 28/04/2019

Pests and Diseases in the Garden

A superb guide on the most common pests and diseases that you will experience in your veggie garden. Covering the most common pests and diseases that you will encounter, this guide gives you the best ways to counter an infestation. This booklet also gives you, the home gardener, options on how to treat various pests and diseases. All too often you wander the isle in your local hardware store or nursery, unsure of how to tackle certain pests and the staff are next to useless. With them often recommending something that you don't feel too confident with. You leave knowing…

Medium Tomato Garden Peach

Relevance: 11%      Posted on: 15/11/2017

Medium Tomato Garden Peach

(Solanum lycopersicum) A medium sized, great tasting tomato. The slight fuzz on the skin of this tomato makes it look like a peach. The flavour is just sublime with low acid and a fruity tomato aftertaste. A huge producer of well-shaped fruit that sets trusses of 6-8 tomatoes that ripens successively. Approx 25 seeds

Seed Collection: The Veggie Garden Starter Combo

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

Seed Collection: The Veggie Garden Starter Combo

This combo will get any new aspiring gardener going. It has 10 different varieties of seeds. Cosists of: • 1 x packet of Kaleidoscope Swiss Chard • 1 x packet of Carentan Leeks • 1 x packet of Rainbow Carrot Blend • 1 x packet of Yellow Scallop Squash • 1 x packet of Waltham Butternut Squash • 1 x packet of Snowball Cauliflower • 1 x packet of Tall Utah Celery • 1 x packet of Sparkler Radish • 1 x packet of Caserta Marrow • 1 x packet of Moneymaker Tomato • 10 x Veggie Garden Markers (10…

Seed Collection: The Winter Garden Starter Combo

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

Seed Collection: The Winter Garden Starter Combo

A range of winter crops for any gardener to start off with. This starter pack contains 6 packets of seed that are perfect for the cooler weather. Consists of: • 1 x packet of Detroit Dark Red Beetroot • 1 x packet of Rainbow Carrots • 1 x packet of Sparkler Radish • 1 x packet of Harris Model Parsnips • 1 x packet of Scorzonera (Black Salsify) • 1 x packet of Snowball Cauliflower (6 packs) Please note: Seed varieties are not exchangeable. Subject to change without notice.

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