Ornamental Bed or Potager
Chinese Spinach, Calaloo, Yin choi, Lin Choi$1.75
Most gardeners are familiar with ornamental amaranth, but few realise that this plant is a delicious nutritional powerhouse. In the hot summer months, when growing spinach is near impossible, amaranth thrives. A favorite with chefs, Amaranth tricolor ‘Red Army’ is an intense cherry red selection with a delicate pea-like flavour. Use at babyleaf stage for salad or garnish, or leave to mature for steamed vegetable or soups.
The Baby Leaf Salad Mix Collection contains eight packets of seeds. They can be grown all year round, for a continuous supply of tasty and nutritious baby leaves. They can be grown in the home, on windowsills or raised in pots in glasshouses or polytunnels in cooler areas for winter early spring crops.
Large Leaf Basil or Crispum Basil
Lettuce leaf basil is a popular old Italian variety, a large leafed variety of Sweet Basil and one of the most productive of all basils. With very large, crinkled and highly aromatic leaves, it adds the texture of leaf lettuce while packing a tasty basil flavour to brighten up your summer sandwiches.
Purple Basil$1.33 As low as: $1.06
Basil ‘Red Rubin’ is a purple version of Italian large leaf basil, a multi-purpose variety that is one of the mainstays of many herb gardens. Distinguished from other purple basils by its sweeter aroma and flavour, the rich, dark purple leaves are more consistent in colour than some of the other purple basils.
With handsome heavily ruffled and fringed leaves, Basil 'Green Ruffles' deserves a place in your kitchen garden and makes an excellent contrast plant in the border. The leaves are full of flavour, aromatic when crushed and are especially fine for herb vinegars and for garnishing.
Purple Ruffles is probably the prettiest of basils, if not of all herbs. While it deserves a place in your kitchen garden, it also makes an excellent contrasting plant in a border. Tempting though it is to admire your plant, one taste will have you tearing the leaves of by the armful.
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Thai Basil 'Siam Queen' is a large leaf variety that has been cultivated to provide a distinctive set of traits preferred in Asian cuisine. It has an identifiable liquorice flavour not present in sweet basil, and its flavour is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil.
Bai Horapa$1.54Thai Basil is commonly used in the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. It has has a stronger taste and an identifiable liquorice flavour which is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil. Organic Seed.
Shyama Tulsi, Krishna Tulsi, Dark Tulsi
Starting at: $1.54
Holy basil, also called Tulsi or Sacred Basil is an ancient variety. It has highly aromatic, narrow oval leaves and pink flowers with a perfumed fragrance. This reddish-purple tinted plant exudes a delicious, sweet, clove-like aroma. The hotter the summer, the deeper the purple.
Starflower, Bee Bread, White Borage$2.24
The herb borage is a well known annual. Not so well known is the equally beautiful form 'alba' which boast pure white, perfectly star-shaped flowers. Each flower is centred by five black stamens which heighten the drama. The flowers are edible, garden visitors can be converted to herbal advocates simply by offering a taste of its white flower.
Starflower, Bee Bread, White Borage$1.96
The herb borage is a well known annual with beautiful blue flowers. Not so well known and not often written about is the equally beautiful form 'alba' which boast pure white, perfectly star-shaped flowers. This mixed pack of seeds gives both blue and white forms.
Starflower, Bee Bread, Blue Borage
Starting at: $1.75
Borage is one of the most reliable sources of blue flowers, often flowering lavishly for weeks after sowing. The beautiful blue star-shaped flowers are edible and very important for bees, providing pollen and nectar in prodigious amounts.
White Sprouting Broccoli$1.68
Sprouting Broccoli 'White Eye' is a very early, uniform variety which will produce delicious tender white spears in February and March. You’ll never regret planting it, we can guarantee that once you taste it, you will cultivate broccoli every year.Autumn / Winter Cabbage, Marner Lagerrot$2.45Marner Large Red is a popular European red cabbage which produces large, solid heads with tightly packed leaves. Sown February to April, for harvesting in October to November, it produces large, solid heads. The flavour is superb fresh or cooked.Autumn / Winter Cabbage, Marner Lagerrot$2.45Cabbage 'Marner Large White' is a popular white ball cabbage. Sown February to April, for harvesting from late summer, it produces large, solid heads with tightly packed leaves. Sow February to April, for harvesting late summer to autumn.Autumn / Winter Cabbage
Heritage (1860's)$1.96Cabbage ‘Red Drumhead’ is a popular deep red variety which produces densely packed leafy heads with dark red, solid hearts in late summer through to Christmas. This old hardy heirloom variety is easy to grow, stores well and is remarkably tasty and sweet.Cardamom$2.31
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Amomum subulatum the cardamon or cardamom plant is native to damp, forested valleys from the eastern Himalayas to central China. It won't yield enough pods for a bountiful crop of the spice, but makes an interesting conversation piece and a satisfying challenge for the adventurous gardener.Maincrop$1.75
Atomic Red is a lovely new variety helping restore the wide variety of carrot colours that were present before the 16th Century. This distinctively beautiful scarlet-coral coloured carrot produces long tapered roots. Suitable for maincrop use it thrives in cooler weather.Maincrop$2.03
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Launched in 2005, Cosmic Purple reportedly causes a great stir at grower's and farmers markets. With compelling health benefits and a thumbs-up from taste testers, it has quickly established itself. A Danver's type carrot with straight roots and a sweet flavour, it matures in 65 to 70 days.Second Early & Maincrop$2.03
Carrot F1 Red Samurai is a distinctive and beautiful carrot, with long tapered roots and uniform bright red skin. Juicy, crisp and flavourful, Samurai produces conical roots that will grow to 28 to 35cm long. Sow successionally from March to July for harvesting June to SeptemberMaincrop$1.75
While its sunny colour makes the Solar Yellow carrot unique, these colourful carrots aren’t just appealing to the Martha Stewart types, their real appeal is to growers in search of is its juicy sweet flavour and characteristic crunch. Matures in 65 to 70 days.Cutting or Soup Celery. Chinese Kintsai$1.33
Cutting celery or Leaf celery is the type that is used in Europe. It looks similar to parsley but tastes like regular stalk celery, but with a slightly stronger, herbier taste. It is a darker green, with thin, rounded, flexible stalks and curly, aromatic leaves; it is much easier to grow than its big brother.Zwolsche Krul$2.03
While there are now several varieties of leaf celery, one of the most popular is Par-Cel. Resembling curled parsley with the flavour of celery., this Dutch heirloom can be difficult to find in most grocers. Originated from Holland, it was dispersed by German settlers, which is why it is also known as Zwolsche Krul.Red Soup Celery or Red Chinease Celery 'Kintsai'$1.54
European Cutting Celery is a little obscure and largely misunderstood, but evoking curiosity. Unsurprisingly, it's the home gardeners who are leading the way. New to the market, 'Red Stem' is a lovely variety that is very easy to grow, and true to its name has beautiful red stems.