More than 100 tomatoes per plant. All America Selection winner in 2016. Dark red and oh so sweet and delicious! You will want to pop them in your mouth right from the garden. Outstanding currant tomato with loads of small berry-sized fruits about 1cm...
The hard seeds need to be scarified in order to germinate. The roots are edible and taste like sweet potatoes when roasted slowly. The compound responsible for the sweetness is glycyrrhizin, a substance 50 times as sweet as sugar.
Attractive lacy foliage topped by clusters of small purple flowers. Thrives in shady, damp places. A tea made from the herb is recommended as part of the fresh vegetable juice diet devised to combat cancer by Rudolf Breuss.
Needs plant support. Excellent stir fried. Best started early indoors. Beans will grow from 60cm/2ft-90cm/3ft long but pick them when they're tender (40cm/16in long). (Yard long bean; Dow gauk) Stringless bean with a mildly sweet flavour.
Sometimes used to make ointments for sores, skin ulcers and itchy skin. Can cause dermatitis or stomach upset in some sensitive people. Infusion of the leaves and flowers is used to relieve severe headaches.
Difficult to germinate; may take two years. May be eaten raw or dried, first discarding thick skins and seeds. Prefers sandy soil. Bears edible fruits (pears) having pleasant, sweet, somewhat acid taste.
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before outdoor planting time. Has low starch and calories. Produces largest tubers in tropical areas, but will produce equally tasty, smaller tubers in more temperate areas with a 4-5 month growing season.
Improved tetraploid strain of German chamomile for commercial production. Erect, sturdy growth habit and larger flowers containing up 0.7% essential oil high in bisabolol and other medicinal compounds.
A much-loved lemon-scented herb gets a makeover with beautiful gold-infused leaves! The gold is most pronounced in spring and fades to green in summer. Like regular lemon balm, the fresh leaves give a burst of lemon when they are squeezed.
But the traditional use of sagebrush internally must have been carefully limited because the plant oils are known to be toxic to the liver if taken inappropriately. A decoction of leaves was used for pneumonia, and an infusion was widely used for coughs...
Requires staking, and a sunny location. Umbel stems continue to be sold as natural toothpicks in the Middlle East and Asia. (Honeyplant) Florets, once gone to seed, supply an impressive yield of grain.
Should not be used without medical supervision. The plant is being tested as a substitute for purple foxglove in the treatment of heart disorders. Used in folk medicine to treat disorders of the prostate.
Traditionally used for fevers, inflammation, diarrhea, excessive menstruation and cancer. One of the four ingredients of the Essiac anti-cancer remedy. Although leaves are small and time-consuming to gather, they are delicious to eat.
Has religious significance to Muslims in India ever since the great Moghul emperor Aurangzeb decreed that this basil be planted on his tomb. Also used in Unani medicine for the control of intestinal worms, acidity and coughs.
(Sea fennel) Aromatic herb found growing along European seashores. Herbalists have long extolled the beneficial effects of pickled samphire on the digestive system. Has potential in the treatment of obesity.
Studies confirm that it is effective for blood sugar, lowering without affecting insulin levels. It is also a popular antidiabetic used throughout Spain. The oil is distilled and harvested commercially.
Butterflies are attracted to them. Deadheading will keep them blooming, and they are wonderful cut flowers, lasting for days in water. The unpretentious blooms of the dianthus Sweet William have been decorating gardens and tables for centuries, bearing...
Finely cut foliage. All America Winner for 1992. Unique dwarf plants (45cm/18in); dark green leaves. For fresh use as dillweed, or allowed to go to seed for dill pickles. Excellent for dillweed production and potted plants.