A selection of seeds, and plant material, for propagation – all localised for South African conditions.

  • African horned melon (kiwano) Quick View
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    • African horned melon (kiwano)

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Another name for this wonderful fruit is Cuke-a-Saurus and we think that’s the best name to describe something so odd and weird. It is also called kiwano and is a traditional food source in Africa. It is one of the few sources of water in the dry season in the…
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  • Artichoke: Violet de ProvenceArtichoke: Violet de Provence Quick View
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    • Artichoke: Violet de Provence

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • Small, purple, flavorful bud. Delicious! Statement foliage. 25 seeds The Violet de Provence is a purple-budded traditional French heirloom which has a finer flavour than its green cousin, and much prettier flowers. If its early buds are picked small enough, they often don’t have a ‘choke’. All artichokes are statement plants – and they need space so that they can…
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  • Asparagus crowns – pack of 7 Quick View
  • Asparagus: Mary Washington Quick View
  • Basil: Lemonette Quick View
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    • Basil: Lemonette

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • Lemonette (lemon basil) really does have a pleasing citrusy scent. The leaves aren’t as robust as the basil that most food gardeners know, and the plants are smaller and more compact. It is, however, a welcome and aromatic addition to your garden, and plate. 
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  • Basil: Red Rubin Quick View
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    • Basil: Red Rubin

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • Red Rubin is a compact red basil plant with delightfully dramatic red-purple leaves which have a spicy aroma. It finishes the season by making pretty pink flowers which look great in salads, and flower arrangements. Use the leaves sparingly in dishes as this variety is more pungent than other basil types. It’s wonderful to flavour vinegar.
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  • Basil: Sweet Quick View
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    • Basil: Sweet

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • Well, this is promising, right? Basil with large leaves? So more flavour and more pesto! Basil provides the scent of summer in a veggie garden – and delectable freshness to salads, pesto, pizza and pasta. Bonus is that large-leaf basil is apparently sweeter than the regular Genovese sweet basil that most of us are used to planting. Worth a try! 
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  • Basil: Thai Siam QueenBasil: Thai Siam Queen Quick View
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    • Basil: Thai Siam Queen

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • For cooks, this quick-growing basil should be a staple for the kitchen garden. It has a more pungent flavour than most basil and is used in Thai, Indian and Italian dishes. It also produces pretty burgundy flowers, and green and burgundy leaves.  The seed is very small and fine so sow carefully in trays or, if you’re feeling brave, in…
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  • Bean: Winged beans/Asparagus peas Quick View
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    • Bean: Winged beans/Asparagus peas

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'What a rarity!  Asparagus Peas are also known as Winged beans and they come in a few different sizes and colours. To be clear, these are the smaller green ones with maroon flowers. We haven't tasted the asparagus flavour that these peas are described as having. These peas are summer…
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  • Beet: Rainbow BlendBeet: Rainbow Blend Quick View
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    • Beet: Rainbow Blend

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • Chioggia (pronounced k-ee-OH-g-j-ee-aa) beetroots are distinctive because of their candy-stripe patterns when cut through ... concentric rings of white and pink. This variety is both earthy and aromatic - and is a fun addition to salads, grated or sliced, or cooked like ‘normal’ beetroot (but without as much stain potential). Beet seeds germinate in 7 to 14 days. Soak them…
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  • Broad bean: Longpod Aquadulce Quick View
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    • Broad bean: Longpod Aquadulce

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Kirchhoffs:  The rich flavour and crisp texture of freshly harvested garden broad beans cannot be beaten. These beans should be sown before the soil becomes too warm. Early, tall plants bear long pods with large, flat pale seeds inside. One of the few podded vegetables for winter and early spring.
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  • Bush bean: Black and White Trout Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Black and White Trout

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'A beautiful and hard-to-find heirloom bean of German origin. The beans are mottled black or dark purple on a white background. The bushes grow vigorously and produce masses of pods. The beans can be harvested at a young stage or left to dry in the pod. This is one of…
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  • Bush bean: Blue JayBush bean: Blue Jay Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Blue Jay

    • R35.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This variety was discovered and named by Russ Crowe in 1977. It was a natural outcross that happened in his garden. Russ attended an exhibition where he showcased his newfound Blue Jay beans, only to find that the whole jar was stolen from his table! He later found his beans…
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  • Bush bean: Conserva Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Conserva

    • R35.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Known by German growers as 'Konserva'. This is an old-style green bush bean and was marketed for the first time back in 1925, making this bean almost 100 years' old. Conserva was bred by David Sachs out of two European varieties Alpha and Saxa. Now, this is not the typical…
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  • Bush bean: Contender Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Contender

    • R25.00 incl VAT
    • This well-loved bush bean really is the business. It grows quickly to form a compact habit from which it produces a steady crop of green beans.   Sow regularly to ensure that there are always strong plants available to produce for your kitchen, if the crunchy green beans don’t find your mouth before your basket! Plant in good soil for…
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  • Bush bean: Ken Early Yellow Eye Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Ken Early Yellow Eye

    • R35.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This dry bean did very well in a dry bean trial we did and was one of the earlier maturing varieties. Apart from maturing early the vines produce very well. They were developed at Kentville, Nova Scotia's research station, specifically as a dry bean variety and were selected for early…
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  • Bush bean: Lime Delight Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Lime Delight

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This is a very unusual coloured bean, that produces medium-sized pods containing oval-shaped lime beans. The plants have a bush growth habit, but sprawling isn’t uncommon. Lime delight is best used as dry beans in stews, chilies or added to any other meat dishes. If you want to have a…
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  • Bush bean: Orca Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Orca

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Possibly the most beautiful dry bean there is. Also known as yin-yang bean and calypso bean. The contrasting black and white seed coats are magical and if you ask any child which one they like most, they will probably point to these. The bushes produce bumper crops of flat green…
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  • Bush bean: Prairie Appaloosa Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Prairie Appaloosa

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'I'm sure you will agree that these are some of the most beautiful beans around. However, their appearance is not the only thing that I love about them. Prairie Appaloosa originates from the South Western parts of America and is named after the Appaloosa horse which bears similar colours. During…
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  • Bush bean: Rockwell Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Rockwell

    • R35.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'What an attractive bean this is. When I received the original seed from a friend, there was a note with it that said 'Very Productive'. How true that turned out to be! Rockwell is an egg-shaped white bean with maroon and tan markings around the eyes. White beans all have…
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  • Bush bean: Tongue of Fire Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Tongue of Fire

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This exceptional bean also goes by the name of Borlotti lingua di Fuoco and is a fascinating heirloom variety that originates from South America, but is most popular in Italy. This multi-purpose bean can be used at various stages: as a very young green bean, as a shelling bean when…
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  • Bush bean: Vaquero Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Vaquero

    • R35.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This is my new favourite variety when it comes to dry bush beans. I highly recommend these to anyone who is searching for that one variety that has it all. Vaquero is from South America and is well adapted to our warm and dry climate. If this isn't a beautiful…
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  • Bush bean: Vitumbe Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Vitumbe

    • R35.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This a beautifully purple-colored bush bean from Northern Malawi, originally grown by the Tumbuka people. The dual-purpose pods have a fresh nutty flavour and a crisp, succulent bite. The beans are attractive with a navy blue seed coat decorated with cream/tan streaks. The fresh green pods also have purple mottling…
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  • Bush bean: Zagreb’s Soldier Quick View
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    • Bush bean: Zagreb’s Soldier

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Zagreb's Soldier is a heirloom variety that originates from Croatia. It is also known as the 'soldier bean' as the pattern on the bean resembles a soldier figure. These bush beans are extremely drought tolerant and produce masses of pods that shell very easily when dry. The dry beans can…
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  • Calendula: Pacific Beauty Mix Quick View
  • Carrot: Kuroda Quick View
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    • Carrot: Kuroda

    • R25.00 incl VAT
    • Carrots are basic, right? Well, not really – once you have grown your own, and tasted them fresh out the garden and straight onto your plate, you’ll be wary of buying them in the shops.  You’ll notice that carrot seeds are very fine – so mix them with sand or the seed of a quick-growing plant like radish so that…
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  • Carrot: Rainbow BlendCarrot: Rainbow Blend Quick View
  • Chard: Swiss Chard Jewel MixChard: Swiss Chard Jewel Mix Quick View
  • Chilli pepper: Berbere (Ethiopian Brown) Quick View
  • Chilli pepper: Beulah’s Old Sundew Quick View
  • Chilli pepper: Bishop’s Crown Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Bishop’s Crown

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Our favourite pepper hands down! The weirdly-shaped pepper turns from green to red and the fruit has a spicy, but also fruity flavour that suits any dish that you don’t want to ruin by serving it too hot. Add it to pasta, curries, stews, stir fries or just about every…
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  • Chilli pepper: Black Pearl Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Black Pearl

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Black Pearl pepper is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum. It is characterized by distinctive black leaves and fruit. It was developed by Arboretum Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit scientists Rob Griesbach and John Stommel of the Agricultural Research Service’s Vegetable Laboratory. This pepper plant is notably similar to another…
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  • Chilli pepper: Blondie Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Blondie

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'She's blonde and she's hot! Solid white chili pods are a rare occurrence, but Blondie is as close as you'll get to it. Blondies are of the baccatum species so one can expect some sharp heat, fruitiness, and overall good fresh eating experiences. Blondie hits the SHU scale at about…
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  • Chilli pepper: Buena Mulata Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Buena Mulata

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This must be one of the most beautiful peppers to grow. It's very rare and not commonly offered. The plants have dark green leaves, purple nodes, and purple flowers. The peppers start off with very attractive majestic purple pods, that turn a tan brown before it matures to their final…
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  • Chilli pepper: Bulgarian Carrot Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Bulgarian Carrot

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This sure resembles a carrot! Also known as 'shipkas' in Bulgaria from where they originate. The plants are lower-growing and produce a surprising amount of pods that grow up to 7cm. This variety is one that most households can entertain with - they have just enough heat to elevate a…
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  • Chilli pepper: Cayenne Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Cayenne

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • Cayenne chillis are middle ground chillis in terms of hotness, between the habenero and the jalapeño. Their thin skins make them easy to dry and then grind into powder - a must-have staple in any kitchen.  Chillis are long-season crops so the earlier you sow the better. That’s not to say that late season plants can’t over winter and produce…
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  • Chilli pepper: Cherry Bomb Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Cherry Bomb

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Cherry bomb peppers are named for their Cherry/cherry tomato-shaped pods that vary from green to bright red. The pods can grow up to a golf ball-sized and they are one the best peppers to use for stuffing but can be diced and used in any dish to lighten it up…
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  • Chilli pepper: Ghost Chilli / Bhut JolokiaChilli pepper: Ghost Chilli / Bhut Jolokia Quick View
  • Chilli pepper: Golden Cayenne Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Golden Cayenne

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'A delightful gold version of the very popular red cayenne pepper. The plants are extremely productive and one plant will yield between 20 and 30 pods if well looked after. Considered a moderately hot variety, golden cayenne chilli peppers range from 30,000 to 50,000 SHU on the Scoville scale and…
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  • Chilli pepper: Habanero (red/yellow mix)Chilli pepper: Habanero (red/yellow mix) Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Hot Apple

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This pepper resembles a small apple, but don’t expect the same eating experience or flavour. Hot apples belong to the C. Annuum species, but the exact origin is unknown. The pods have large cavities and are ideal for stuffing as their spiciness is low and tolerable by most (5,000 SHU).…
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  • Chilli pepper: JalapeñoChilli pepper: Jalapeño Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Jalapeño

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • Jalapeño chillis feature in most Mexican style dishes in South Africa. They’re very popular here and are easy to grow. Their fresh, warm to hot flavours are fabulous in cooking - anything from poppers to pickled, roasted or smoked. Chillis are long-season crops so the earlier you sow the better. That’s not to say that late season plants can’t over…
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  • Chilli pepper: Molly Ornamental Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Molly Ornamental

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Molly Ornamental is one of most eye-catching ornamental peppers out there with dark green/purple foliage decorated with lots of purple and orange peppers facing upwards on the plants. The plants are very sturdy and compact and are ideal for containers if you don't have much space. The pods start off…
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  • Chilli pepper: Paprika Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Paprika

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • Paprika peppers are grown much like other peppers, and enjoy a well-draining, fertile soil in a sunny area. Fruit is mature when it is bright red in colour. Dry your peppers in mesh bags hung in full sun for three to seven days. When completely dry, 85 percent of the pod weight will have been lost. Milder than chilli powders,…
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  • Chilli pepper: Rocoto Red Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Rocoto Red

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Now this is an interesting Peruvian heirloom variety in so many ways. Also known as Tree Peppers they grow as big as trees and will take up quite some space. They are some of the best overwinter varieties and are cold-hardy, producing almost all year round. The plants have slightly…
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  • Chilli pepper: Sugar Rush Peach Quick View
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    • Chilli pepper: Sugar Rush Peach

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Sugar Rush Peach chilli peppers are elongated pods, averaging 5 to 8cm in length, and have a cylindrical shape that tapers to a point on the non-stem end. The skin is smooth, glossy, may appear lightly wrinkled or creased, and ripens from light green through golden yellow, to dark peach…
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  • ComfreyComfrey Quick View
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    • Comfrey

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • Comfrey is a wonder plant - useful both as a tea. Famously comfrey is also known as knitbone as it has the capacity to aid bone repair after a break ... those special powers also mean that eating or imbibing comfrey product can be dangerous and has resulted in comfrey products being banned in places like the US. Treat carefully!
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    • Coriander

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • Slow Bolt coriander really is slow-to-bolt and thus can provide a handy supply of aromatic greens for a while before setting seed. Even then the seed is a handy spice to use in one’s kitchen, along with the yummy roots.
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  • Corn: Black Aztec Quick View
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    • Corn: Black Aztec

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: ‘This is a heritage, open-pollinated corn variety that was grown very long ago by the Aztecs. Black Aztec can be found in seed catalogues dating back to the 1860s. The massive plants grow up to 2 to 2.5 m and produce 10 to 15 cm cobs filled with blueish black…
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  • Corn: Chires BabyCorn: Chires Baby Quick View
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    • Corn: Chires Baby

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This is a real miniature corn. The plants grow up to 1.6 m tall and put a lot of their energy into forming many small cobs on a single plant. For the perfect baby sweet corn, the mini cobs should be harvested a week after the silks are produced. Baby…
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  • Corn: Glass Gem Quick View
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    • Corn: Glass Gem

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Stunning glossy colours! Translucent kernels shine like glass and resemble glass beads on the cob. Glass Gem isn't a true heirloom variety, but rather a combination of several heirloom corn varieties. This makes it very popular and exciting as you can never determine what combination of colours you will find…
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  • Corn: Strawberry PopcornCorn: Strawberry Popcorn Quick View
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    • Corn: Strawberry Popcorn

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'I think this is one of the coolest and easiest crops to grow and is a must try for all gardeners. It's not certain from where strawberry popcorn originates, but some believe it to be a very old North American corn. The image and name are pretty self-explanatory and it's…
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  • Cowpea: Pink Eye Purple Hull Quick View
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    • Cowpea: Pink Eye Purple Hull

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This delectable, nutty-flavoured cowpea is perfectly suited to hot summer heat. This classic variety of cowpea has long been a favourite across the world and especially in the southern parts of the USA for its impressive heat tolerance and wild productivity. The plants grow quickly in the face of intense…
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  • Cucamelon (mouse melon) Quick View
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    • Cucamelon (mouse melon)

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Melothria scabra, commonly known as the cucamelon, Mexican miniature watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber, Mexican sour gherkin, mouse melon, or penguins, is a species of flowering plant in the cucurbit family grown for its edible fruit. Its native range spans Mexico to Venezuela. Fruits are about the size of grapes and…
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  • Day lily (Hemerocallis) Quick View
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    • Dill

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Kirchhoffs:  Dill is easy to grow and is in the same family as Parsley. Mention of dill can be found in ancient Egyptian scripts. Dill has a mild liquorice flavour. Dill leaves and seeds are used in a wide variety of dishes, traditionally dill seed is used for pickling while the leaves can be used for…
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  • Egg plant: Black Beauty Quick View
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    • Egg plant: Black Beauty

    • R35.00 incl VAT
    • Brinjal (egg plant, aubergine, melanzane ...) are long-season plants so sow your seeds as early as possible.   These teardrop beauties will provide long, slim fruit, ready to slice into stir-fries or stews, baked or grilled, or popped onto a braai and slathered with olive oil and freshly-cracked pepper ... yum!  The flowers turn to fruit quickly so keep an…
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  • Egg plant: Long Purple Quick View
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    • Egg plant: Long Purple

    • R35.00 incl VAT
    • Brinjal (egg plant, aubergine, melanzane ...) are long-season plants so sow your seeds as early as possible.   These teardrop beauties will provide long, slim fruit, ready to slice into stir-fries or stews, baked or grilled, or popped onto a braai and slathered with olive oil and freshly-cracked pepper ... yum!  The flowers turn to fruit quickly so keep an…
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  • Flat-leaf (Italian plain) parsley Quick View
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    • Flat-leaf (Italian plain) parsley

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Kirchhoffs:  Parsley can be difficult to start from seed, and it can take several weeks for seed to germinate. (Top tip: place your seed packet in the fridge for a few days before sowing.) Once established, seedlings are easy, quick growers that can take sun and partial shade. Regular harvesting will encourage plants to produce new…
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  • French TarragonFrench Tarragon Quick View
  • Kale: Dinosaur / TuscanKale: Dinosaur / Tuscan Quick View
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    • Kale: Dinosaur / Tuscan

    • R45.00 incl VAT
    • The Italians call it Cavolo Nero, and yes, that sounds like the name of an eccentric millionaire who wears suits on yachts. Imagine our disappointment when we found out that it actually means “black cabbage.” In an effort to never be misled by the musical beauty of their language again, we’re firmly calling it Dinosaur Kale and brainstorming T-Rex jokes…
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  • Kale: Red Russian Quick View
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    • Kale: Red Russian

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This kale’s names - Red Russian or Ragged Jack - provide an indication of its growth habits. Burgundy red ribs extend into ragged purple blue and green leaves which are shaped in a rosette. Red Russian kale offers a mild nutty flavor that is slightly sweet and earthy with a hearty texture. It grows all year round in South Africa…
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  • Kale: Vates Blue CurlyKale: Vates Blue Curly Quick View
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    • Kale: Vates Blue Curly

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • Kale has become a standard ingredient in many healthy dishes, from smoothies to soup, stir-fries and bakes. It can be dry-fried and spiced up to make chips. The nutty flavour and consistent form even when cooked sets this green (or in this case ‘blue-green’) apart from the likes of spinach and chard. Kale is easy to grow in one’s home…
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  • Lettuce: Chinese Sword Quick View
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    • Lettuce: Chinese Sword

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Chinese Sword lettuce is an Asian loose-leaf type of lettuce also known as Taiwanese Sword, Pointed Leaf lettuce, or Oriental lettuce. The plants are medium-sized averaging 30cm in height and producing long bright green leaves that grow upright from a central stem. The leaves are slightly serrated along the edges…
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  • Lettuce: Gourmet Blend Quick View
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    • Lettuce: Gourmet Blend

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This blend of lettuce is ideal for kitchen gardeners who enjoy a variety of leaves. Own-grown lettuces taste so much better than the shop product.  The mix includes rocket, mustard greens and an assortment of lettuces in an array of colours, shapes, textures and tastes.  Sow thinly, at regular intervals so that you have a steady supply of leaves ...…
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  • Lettuce: Gourmet Salad BlendLettuce: Gourmet Salad Blend Quick View
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    • Lettuce: Gourmet Salad Blend

    • R45.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from RAW:  A tasty, colourful mix of five loose leaf varieties. They range from shades of green to red, with textures from oak leaf to tightly ruffled. Sow this exciting mix every week to ten days for a constant supply of fresh salad leaves throughout the season. Goodbye, soggy packets of store-bought fridge lettuce. Fast-growing, tender, and…
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  • Lettuce: Salad Mixed Quick View
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    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Kirchhoffs:  A classic in kitchens and gardens. A mix of red and green lettuce with varied leaf types. Can be grown year round and used as baby leaf or full grown lettuce. All varieties can be used as cut and come again. ie use older leaves and new leaves will grow from the centre.
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  • Lima bean: Christmas Quick View
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    • Lima bean: Christmas

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This is a very attractive lima bean: the whites and dark reds of the seed coat resemble festive colours, hence the name. Christmas lima beans are from Peru and have been around since the 19th Century (they reached America in the 1840s). They are heavy yielding, great tasting, beautiful and…
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  • Lima bean: Dixie butterpea Quick View
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    • Lima bean: Dixie butterpea

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Dixie Butterpea is a bush-type lima bean that impresses me each time I grow them. The green pods are inedible, but the beans can be harvested when the pods start to swell and can be used as a shelled bean, or the dried beans can be harvested once the pods…
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  • Lima bean: Florida Speckled Quick View
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    • Lima bean: Florida Speckled

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This small to medium butter bean is one that amazed me with the number of pods it set through summer right up until winter. This is a very popular bean in the south-west US as it can handle the heat and is drought tolerant. The beans are flat, white with…
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  • Lima bean: Snow on the Mountain Quick View
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    • Lima bean: Snow on the Mountain

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Productive and lovely looking smallish bean that was grown in the family of Reverend Roy Blount, Louisiana, from 1880. The white colouration resembles snow on the dull red/brown background - it's a fitting name for this bean. The plants climb up to 1.5 m in height, but love to grow…
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  • Marigold ‘Alaska’ Quick View
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    • Marigold ‘Alaska’

    • R25.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'What a beauty. Alaska has a very upright and erect growth habit with strong stems. Sowed in spring they will flower well into late summer. The attractive flowers are not pure white, but rather an off-white/ light yellow color. Not the same as other yellow marigolds and they do stand…
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    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'The chances of true mint seeds germinating are very low, but this variety isn't a true mint and they germinate very easily from fresh seeds. Korean mint (Agastache rugosa) is an extremely beautiful lilac purple flowering herb that will bring colour to your garden the whole summer long. Korean Mint…
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  • Pole bean: Angel/Holy/Soldier Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Angel/Holy/Soldier

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    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This very old bean goes by various names: Holy bean, Angel bean, and Soldier bean. The almost round white beans have interesting markings around their eyes that look like an image of an angel, a soldier, or even say a dove. Legend has it that a French priest buried church…
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    • Pole bean: Black Nightfall

    • R35.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Black Nightfall originated as a cross in the gardens of Russel Crowe in the States, one of the world's leading bean collectors. Black Nightfall is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beans I have in my collection. The plants send out runners but won't take over your garden.…
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  • Pole bean: Blue PeterPole bean: Blue Peter Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Blue Peter

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This extremely high-yielding and reliable purple pole bean has been a favourite for a long time. The plants grow up to 2 m tall and will benefit from a good sturdy trellis. Its tender flat pods are a deep shade of purple, which turn a lovely dark green when cooked.…
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  • Pole bean: Cherokee Trail of TearsPole bean: Cherokee Trail of Tears Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Cherokee Trail of Tears

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'What a privilege to grow and make these beans available to more people. There is a rich story behind it and it’s a true miracle to still have them around today. They were brought from Tennessee by the Cherokee people as they were marched to Oklahoma by the federal government…
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  • Pole bean: Eye of the Tiger Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Eye of the Tiger

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This stunning dry pole bean goes by various names that include Ojo de Tigre, Pepa de Zapallo and Tiger’s Eye. When mature the seeds have a dusty gold colour with swirls of maroon. The plants climb up to 1.8m but don’t get too out of hand. Very good yields can…
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  • Pole bean: Good Mother Stallard Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Good Mother Stallard

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Named after Carrie Belle Stallard of Virginia, in the US, this variety dates back to the 1930s. What a beauty of a bean! They are remarkably round, almost like marbles, and are a mixture of maroon and white. The beans produce pole-type plants that will vine up to 1.8 m…
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  • Pole bean: Green Hyacinth/Lab LabPole bean: Green Hyacinth/Lab Lab Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Green Hyacinth/Lab Lab

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • Very important: The green beans inside the pods should always be cooked and not eaten raw as they do contains toxins that may be harmful when raw. This variety comes from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Hyacinth beans also known as Lab-lab bean is native to Africa and are a favourite in Indian communities where they are referred to…
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  • Pole bean: Lohrey’s Old Tasmanian Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Lohrey’s Old Tasmanian

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Since the early 1900s this bean has been grown by the Lohrey family  in northwestern Tasmania. It is also called Lohrey's Zebra, Lohrey's Special, and Natural Salt (as it reputed to have a naturally salty flavour). The plants are of pole type and will be more productive when offered a…
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  • Pole bean: Molly’s Zebra Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Molly’s Zebra

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This is an extremely productive pole bean that was bred in Australia as a green cut bean. I think it can be used in many more ways, including as a shelling bean and dried if you don't get to them in time. The purple streaks on the thick, 12 to…
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  • Pole bean: New Mexican Red Appaloosa Quick View
  • Pole bean: Osborne & Clyde Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Osborne & Clyde

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This is one of the most beautiful beans we offer. They make fantastic dried beans, but they are almost too pretty to eat. The plants have a climbing habit and need a trellis to grow to their full potential. The green flattish pods have light mottling to them and can…
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  • Pole bean: Papa de Rola Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Papa de Rola

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'Originally from Portugal, Papa de Rola means “dove breast”. This is one of the prettiest dry beans out there - round with half-white and tan with maroon streaks. This is a pole bean that needs trellising as it reaches heights of 1.8 m. Expect bumper crops of beautiful plump beans.…
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  • Pole bean: Purple Yardlong Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Purple Yardlong

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'These purple beans grow to between 30 and 50 cm long!  They are in the Vigna (cowpea) genus, but the taste to me is even better than normal green beans. They are climbers and will need a trellis to vine on and support the great number of beans they produce. They…
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  • Pole bean: Scarlet Runner Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Scarlet Runner

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This is probably one of the most popular and widely grown runner beans around. The quick-growing plants vine up to anything they can get hold of and reach heights of 3.5 m in no time. As the name suggests, this variety produces red/orange flowers in masses that in turn form…
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  • Pole bean: Skunk Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Skunk

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This is very good-looking pole bean. Skunk beans have been grown by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people for many generations in North America. Each bean is uniquely mottled black and white. The name is self-explanatory once you see the bean up close. The vines like a taller trellis and can easily…
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  • Pole bean: Snowcap Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Snowcap

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'A personal favourite of mine for very good reasons. These Snowcap beans are probably the biggest dry beans that I offer and they really produce beautiful large beans that are a good option for stretching meals and especially stews with a bacon/tomato base. The pole beans have will find their…
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  • Pole bean: Solwezi Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Solwezi

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This is the dry bean you want! From customer feedback, this has performed very well for almost everyone who tried it. From Africa for Africa is how I'd describe this bean. This Zambian heirloom is sought after in Africa. For me, this is the benchmark for what dry beans should…
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  • Pole bean: Turkey’s Craw Quick View
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    • Pole bean: Turkey’s Craw

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This variety’s original seeds were apparently found in a wild turkey’s craw ... hence the name. The mature seed is brown with tan flecks. The plants have a pole habit and produce fat stubby 10 cm pods from the ground right up to the top of the plant. The pods…
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    • Poppy – Flanders

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Kirchhoffs. (Please note that the Flanders/corn poppy is toxic to horses, cattle and sheep, but not humans. It's important to differentiae the varieites of poppies when planting in your garden. The opium poppy (papaver somniferum) is very poisonous to humans and animals. This poppy is also known as corn poppy. It is a very showy, easy…
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  • Radicchio – Red Treviso Quick View
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    • Radicchio – Red Treviso

    • R40.00 incl VAT
    • Fact: Italian heirloom veggies are ridiculously good-looking. This beauty originated in Roman times, and its green heads begin to turn a deep red with white midribs and veins once the weather cools. Another fact: it’s an excellent autumn veggie, and the heads regenerate if cut off carefully above ground level. Final fact: we have like ten more facts about this…
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  • Radish: Spanish Black Quick View
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    • Rocket/arugula

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    • This variety is from Kirchhoffs: Originating in the Mediterranean region, rocket is used widely in cooking and salads. Makes a great companion for beans, dill, lettuce, mint, nasturtium and thyme. A very easy crop to grow. As weather gets hotter flavour strengthens. Sow direct into garden or container. Young leaves are very tender and are best eaten fresh, in salads…
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    • Runner bean: Lazy Housewife

    • R25.00 incl VAT
    • This bean’s name is surely ironic, and may refer to how the bean suits cooks who don’t want to bother stringing green beans. This bean is a handy addition to your kitchen garden - not only because it produces easy-to-prepare beans but also because the plants themselves create shade and shelter for other plants below when they are supported by…
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  • Runner bean: Painted Lady Quick View
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    • Runner bean: Painted Lady

    • R30.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This is probably our favourite runner bean. Friar Antonio de Arrabida described this species in Flora of Rio de Janeiro in 1827. The painted lady's incredibly beautiful blossoms are very attractive. This variety is less affected by warmer temperatures than other runner beans and is a prolific bloomer. The beans…
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  • Runner bean: Sunset Runner Quick View
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    • Runner bean: Sunset Runner

    • R35.00 incl VAT
    • This variety is from Peak Week Pods. JC Terblanche says: 'This beautiful variety is rather hard to find in South Africa. Runner beans are perennial and will grow out each year. They will thus be some of your first beans in their second year. The attractive salmon-coloured flowers will lure various pollinators into your garden. Though often grown as an…
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