Great for sprouts or juiced! Wheat sprouts are amazingly sweet and easy to sprout. Approximately 2 TBS. When sprouted in darkness for two or three days, wheat sprouts are tender and sweet, with a taste similar to watermelon.
What a fun revelation this was for us. We couldn't get enough of them, finishing them off immediately before we got to anything else! It turns out this little known veggie is from the Orient where it is not grown for roots like regular radish but for...
(Fang feng) Laserwort is a foundational traditional Chinese cold and flu remedy used to treat infections and sinus problems. Laserwort is a close relative to parsley with aromatic leaves that are commonly eaten as a pot-herb in Northern China.
High yields and slow to bolt. This is a nice compact Genovese basil well suited for pot production and for fresh cut use in the field. Has intermediate resistance to fusarium. Large, dark green glossy leaves on thick sturdy stems.
Grow like garden peas. Also the leaves can be cooked like spinach, and the young pods, 5-7cm/2-3in long, can be eaten like snap beans. When the glossy green pods are 10-18cm/4-7in long they are ready to shell.
A beautiful stringless snap bean with dusty red-rose colour. Beans are firm, plump and delicious, about 10-12cm/4-5in long. It is a cross between a purple snap bean and a pinto bean, developed by American bean breeder Robert Lobitz.
Holds well and retains good color. Introduced by Burpee over 100 years ago this large-fruited variety is still popular today. Smooth black oval fruits are 16cm/6.5" long, 13cm/5" across, and average 1kg/2lb.
Adapts well to different growing situations and does well in spring or autumn. Reliable heavy yielder and highly resistant to downy mildew. A beautiful spinach with succulent oval dark green leaves that stand upright, ready for easy harvest.
It may have a funny name but it is a seriously good heirloom tomato from the old Czechoslovakia. Excellent for salads and sandwiches. The name is pronounced "stoo-peetz-eh". Tomatoes are bright red, the size of golf balls, and come even in cool weather.
Preferring light, well-drained to dry soil and full sun, it can be directly sown into the field or garden, or sown into a container using a low-fertilizer, loam-based potting mix; water regularly and leave in full sun.
Also great in salads and as a garnish. Japanese favourite for sukiyaki-like dishes. Unlike other mustards, will regrow after cutting. (Japanese mustard) Attractive, finely-cut curled leaf mustard with pleasant, mild flavour.
Easy to grow from seeds. Ht. 12-15cm/5-6”. Excellent for Mediterranean dishes, soups and sauces. It is a low spreader, with grey-green leaves typical of zaatar but larger. The zesty flavour is spicy but not quite as hot as our standard variety.
Delicious raw or stewed, and in salsa verde. Considered by many to be the best flavoured tomatillo. Fruits are large, up to 5cm/2" across. A traditional variety that produces deep, wine-stained fruit, sweeter than other varieties.
Botanical Name: Physalis philadelphica 'Purple de Milpa'
Adds special flavour to sausages and meatloaf. Rubbing with fresh leaves before roasting improves all strong meats. A must in German potato soup. Use plant tops to dye wool in shades of yellow, orange, brown and grey.
Sage tea gargle is valuable for sore throat. (Dalmatian sage) The main culinary varieties popular with onions for poultry stuffing and for flavouring rich meats like pork or duck. Grey-green pebbly leaves, pale blue flowers The most commonly grown culinary...
Makes a nice splash in salads and fresh veggie trays. For grilling, stuffing, roasting, stir fries. Compact plants, under 60cm/24", work well in large containers or in the garden. Dazzling orange bell pepper with thick flesh, crunchy texture, and exquisite...
Great for slicing, in fruit salads and juicing...the rind is quite thick and lends itself to being its own tureen or punch bowl for soups and summer libation. Produces 10kg/25lb fruits with juicy flesh that is bright red with old fashioned sweet flavour...
Enjoy the abundance of bright orange blooms that have a pleasant fragrance. Often seen growing of its own accord in open fields. An early season wildflower that is easy to grow and attracts pollinators.
✓ Easy to grow and attracts pollinators
✓ Free of GMO's (genetically modified organisms), chemicals and pesticides
It looks like a dandelion but it is actually a type of chicory popular in Italy for salads. Good tolerance to both warm and cool weather. The taste is agreeably bitter with an underlying base of sweetness.