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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

  • Carrot Atomic Red

    R29.00

    Daucus carota

    Stunning red to the core, not dark orange, but red! High in cancer fighting carotenoids and lycopene, this is rated as one of the top 10 healthiest veggies one can grow. These superbly coloured carrots are a sure way to get your kids eating their veggies.

    Approx. 250 seeds

  • Carrot Kuroda Long

    R29.00

    Daucus carota

    This is a regular in our home, we use them for juicing. This is a deep orange carrot variety that is mild and sweet in flavour. It can be harvested in 77 days and is mostly used for juicing. These large carrots store well and are extremely tender.

    Approx. 250 seeds

  • Carrot Nantes

    R29.00

    Daucus carota

    A real stunner as far as carrots go, produces longer, evenly cylindrical roots that have a blunt end. Great flavour with a relatively small core. This is a constant favourite in our home.

    Approx. 250 seeds

  • Carrot Rainbow Blend

    R31.00

    Daucus carota

    A special blend of coloured carrots. This is a great cost effective way to really light-up a dinner plate. We have found that this is one sure-fire way to get kids eating their veggies, as the colours really create excitement on the plate. Try blind taste tests where people guess the colour that they are eating with their eyes closed.

    Approx. 250 seeds

  • Carrot Solar Yellow

    R30.00

    Daucus carota

    These carrots grow up to 18cm long and are yellow to the core. Yellow to the core, these lovely refreshing carrots are a beautiful shade of yellow. They grow to around 18 cm long with a nice tapered form. Crunchy and sweet these are a lovely addition to any veggie garden.

    Approx. 250 seeds

  • Carrot Thumbelina

    R29.00

    Daucus carota

    Round, orange carrots that are best harvested at 60-70 days but should be watched from about 45-50 days, should be a golf ball size or smaller. A very good producer that is easy to grow and requires little maintanence. These carrots have a sweet taste and small cores, they are perfect for snacks, salads,stews,stir-frys or hors d’oeuvres.

    Approx. 250 seeds

  • Cucumber Ashley

    R26.00

    Cucumis sativus

    Well-known heirloom OP cucumber, grown in most vegetable gardens, and excellent for slicing. An early variety and a prolific producer of medium sized fruits that are darker than other cultivars. Resistant to downy mildew and other problems normally caused by humid conditions. Grows well in containers. A crisp and crunchy slicing cucumber, great in salads and on sandwiches, as well as in cucumber soup. Also great for pickling.

    Approx. 10 seeds