Friday

Sunflower Russian Giant

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: Holland

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Bedding, borders, children, cut flowers
Special features: Edible flowers
Height: 10 feet

A giant among annuals. Give them plenty of room and you will be rewarded with plants up to 3m (10ft) tall with huge yellow flowers often 30cm(12in) in diameter. Useful to grow against an unsightly shed or fence. Birds love the seeds so grow a few plants close to the house and watch them feed.  Height 8-10ft.

Sowing instructions:
Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 12mm (½in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. 

Growing instructions:
They prefer a sunny open site but will grow in most sites and soils.

Kitchen notes:
The green buds before the flower opens are delicious cooked in butter sauce and the seeds make a tasty snack.

Sunflower Bicentenary

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Borders, children, cottage gardens, cut flowers
Special features: Edible flowers
Height: 5 feet

Having outstanding garden performance, Bicentenary is also being totally unique! Not only are the attractive 15cm (6 inch) rich gold and bronze flowers bi-coloured, but they also sit above unusual soft, silver-green foliage. 

Bicentenary is easy to grow, producing many multi-headed stems which create maximum impact when planted towards the middle or back of a border as well as making a decorative cut flower. The buds are delicious cooked in butter sauce and seeds make a tasty snack.

Sowing instructions:
Sow thinly, 12mm (½ inch) deep in drills 30cm (12 inches) apart in well cultivated soil raked to a fine tilth. Germination takes around 21 days. When large enough to handle, thin to 30cm (12 inches) apart. 

Growing instructions:
Thin out to 30cm (12 inches) apart, when large enough to handle.

Aftercare:
They prefer a sunny open site but will grow in most sites and soils. In order to spread the flowering over a longer period make 2 sowings allowing 14 days between them, or pinch out the growing point of some of the plants at the 6 leaf stage.

Wild Rocket Wildfire

RM3.00, 100 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Ideal for: Kitchen garden, patio
Position: Sun or semi shade

An exciting new rocket variety from British breeding, with a robust, upright habit which keeps the leaves off the ground. The serrated leaves are broader than traditional rocket and they pack a mighty punch - possibly the hottest of all wild rocket varieties! Adds a great tangy, peppery flavour to salads, pasta or when used as a pizza topping. Grow Rocket 'Wildfire' in containers, vegetable plots or on a windowsill indoors for crops all year round. Plants are slow to bolt. Height and spread: 15cm (6").

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds into well prepared, moist, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½in) in drills 45cm (18") apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. 

Growing instruction:
When large enough to handle, thin rocket seedlings to 23cm (9") apart, or leave un-thinned and harvest as 'baby salad' leaves or as a 'cut and come again' crop. 

Aftercare:
Rocket must be kept well watered during hot, dry weather to reduce bolting and prevent the leaves becoming hot and inedible. Harvest young rocket leaves as required picking only a few leaves from each plant. As the flower buds appear pinch them out to prolong cropping. Rocket flower buds and shoots can be eaten but have a much hotter flavour.

Monday

Miracle Berry



RM3.00, 2 seeds

Seeds origin: miruku's Garden

Fruit

Height: 2-3 feet tall
Special features: Natural sweetener
Ideal for: Tasting party
More facts about Miracle Berry: http://www.miraclefruitusa.com/
Miracle Berry sets masses of 1-inch oval red fruits, among its glossy green leaves. The berries have no strong flavor of their own, but the "miracle" occurs when anything is eaten after them. They perk up dull or bitter foods, but the real surprise is how they sweeten citrus and other highly acidic foods. Cut your sugar intake by substituting a few Miracle Berries!
Sowing instructions:
Soak seed for 2 hours before sowing. Sow seed at 25-30C in a good free draining seed compost, 1/4 inch deep. Do not exclude light. Germination usually takes 14-20 days. 

Growing instructions:
Transplant when large enough to handle into a larger pot or direct to the ground. Place under full sun to partly shade and water well.

Larkspur Kingsized Scarlet

RM3.00, 30 seeds

Seeds origin: The Netherlands

Ideal for: Bedding, borders, cottage gardens
Height: 4 feet

The best red Larkspur has arrived, not only that but it is kingsize too! Giant spikes of vivid scarlet blooms make a brilliant cut flower and are imposing for bedding or back of the border. Kingsize Scarlet will surely create a talking point.

Sowing instructions:
Sow 3mm (1/8in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots.

Growing instructions:
When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23cm (9in) apart.

Tuesday

Cucumber Jogger F1 Hybrid

RM3.00, 4 seeds

Seeds origin: Czech Republic

Vegetable

Crisp, yet juicy and bitter-free is how we’d describe this delicious ‘American slicer’ which performed exceptionally well in our outdoor trials in a poor growing season. Trailing plants produce a good crop of 22-25cm (9-10in) long fruits with soft white spines. Seed development is slow making this variety ideal for slicing in sandwiches and salads. Predominately female flowers.

Sowing instructions:
Sow seed 1cm (1/2in) deep, 90cm (36in) apart. Germination usually takes 7-10 days.

Aftercare:
Pick fruits regularly when small to ensure continuous cropping. Feed and water regularly for increased yields. Plants produce mixed flowers, but are predominately female. Do not remove the male flowers.

Cucumber Long White

RM3.00, 5 seeds

Seeds origin: Australia

Vegetable
Crops in: 70-75 days


Not just a novelty cucumber. The non bitter, tender skin of Cucumber Long White is very thin and means peeling is not necessary. The firm flesh Is sweet and juicy, with a pleasant tang. Cucumber Long White is a good cropper which will add colour to your salads.

Sowing instructions:
Germinate at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost. 

Aftercare:
Train along wire, allowing the main shoot to reach the tip. Pinch out growing point and allow two shoots to trail downwards. Keep moist but not wet. Apply shading as required and provide a humid atmosphere by regularly spraying or damping down pathways. Regular picking will encourage further fruiting.

Carrot Cosmic Purple

RM3.00, 100 seeds

Seeds origin: USA

Vegetable
Ideal for: Children

Stunning on the plate or in the salad bowl, this carrot variety sports purple skin and bright orange coreless flesh. Tapering 18cm (7in) roots are tender and delicious whether eaten raw or cooked. Roots are easy to lift thanks to their strong foliage.

Sowing instructions:
Sow thinly, 13mm (1/2in) deep in broad drills 30cm (12in) apart.

Aftercare:
Thin seedlings as necessary, probably unnecessary for ‘baby roots’, but to 2.5-5cm (1-2in) apart for larger roots for storing. Keep well watered for best quality roots. 

Monday

Radish: French Breakfast

RM3.00, 80 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Ideal for: Children
Crops in: 30 days

Crisp, crunchy, mild and sweet. Radish French Breakfast 3 is ideal for decoration - make small uneven cuts around the outside of the radish, place in iced water and it will open up into floral shapes.

Sowing instructions:
Radishes grow well in most soils, but prefer rich, moist free draining soils. Sow seeds very thinly 1cm (½in) deep in drills 15cm (6in) apart.

Growing instructions:
Thin out the seedlings to 3-5cm apart.

Aftercare:
Water during dry spells. As radishes grow so fast and use less of the soil's goodness, use them totally as a catch crop with other slower maturing produce. Harvest as soon as the roots reach reasonable size, if left too long they will become hot and woody.

Nutritional information:
Radishes are rich in Vitamin C and potassium and contain sulphur compounds.

Friday

Beetroot

RM3.00, 50 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Ideal for: Children

Beetroots mature quickly, It produces unusual flatter roots with deep red flesh and a sweet flavour.

Sowing instructions:
Prepare a seedbed to produce fine tilth, eliminate weeds and incorporate a handful of general fertiliser. To speed seed germination, soak seeds in tepid water overnight before sowing. Sow seeds 13mm deep, in rows 30cm apart, placing 3 seeds per station 5cm apart for small roots, 10cm apart for larger roots. Cover seeds lightly with soil, firm gently and water if soil is dry. When seedlings have 2-3 leaves, thin to 1 plant per station, removing the weakest plants.

Aftercare:
Continue to water as necessary and keep free of weeds.

Nutritional information:
Betroot are known to boost the body’s immune system. Roots are rich in potassium, folate and Vitamin C. The tops can be eaten when young like spinach and are rich in beta carotene, calcium and iron.

Tuesday

Korean Seed Packs

Products origin: Korea
RM8.00 per pack

(Click to enlarge)
Bok Choy 3g

Garlic Chives 3g

(SOLD)
Spinach 3g

Welsh Onion 2g

Lettuce Red 3g

Lettuce Green 01, 3g

Lettuce Green 02, 3g

Lettuce Green 03, 3g

Saturday

Strawberry Mignonette

RM3.00, 40 seeds

Seeds origin: France

The wood alpine strawberry, Strawberry Mignonette produces lots of quality, tasty fruit. Excellent for hanging baskets and containers. In France Strawberry Mignonette is used for decorating pastries etc. and dropping into a glass of champagne.

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds at 21C (70F) in a good free draining seed compost. Sow seeds on surface of compost and do not exclude light, sealing in a polythene bag after sowing is helpful. Germination usually takes 14-30 days. 

Thursday

Pea Twinkle

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Crops in: 75 days
Ideal for: Children
Height: 22 inches

Pick fresh, tasty peas early in the season with this quality, British bred variety. Enjoy trouble-free, bumper crops of Pea Twinkle thanks to its impressive Pea Wilt resistance and Downy Mildew tolerance. Perfect for successional sowing to give longer cropping period. Plants of Pea Twinkle are self-supporting when grown in blocks. Height: 45-55cm (18-22in).

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds in flat-bottomed drills 5cm (2 inches) apart, 5cm (2 inches) deep and in blocks or rows, 45cm (18 inches) apart. 

Growing instructions:
The peas will be ready to harvest around 12-13 weeks from sowing, and regular picking will encourage further cropping. Plants are self supporting when sown in blocks.

Aftercare:
Prefers well-drained, moist, rich conditions.

Kitchen notes:
Try out 'Continental Peas' with fried mushrooms, onions and a drop of sherry!

Pea Jaguar

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Crops in: Peas are ready to pick around 14 weeks from sowing date
Ideal for: Children

Superb harvests of peas from Pea Jaguar which are abundant with paired pods for extra crops, and with pods averaging 6-7 dark green, tasty peas. An excellent form. Pea Jaguar is quick to harvest and is ideal for successional sowings. Height: 65-70cm (26-28in).

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds in flat-bottomed drills 5cm (2in) apart, 5cm (2in) deep and in rows 80cm (30in) apart.

Growing instructions:
When plants are 10cm (4in) tall provide twiggy sticks for support.

Aftercare:
Water when in flower will improve the cropping. Regular picking will encourage further cropping.

Pea Balmoral

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Crops in: Peas are ready to pick around 14 weeks from sowing date.
Ideal for: Children

Each pod of Pea Balmoral containing an average of 7 peas per pod. Height: 70-75cm (28-30in).

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds thinly, 5cm (2in) deep in drills 45cm (18in) apart in rich, well-drained soil, which has been raked to a fine tilth.

Growing instructions:
Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods. Provide support by means of twiggy sticks.

Aftercare:
Water when in flower will improve the cropping. Regular picking will encourage further cropping.

Pea Oasis

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable

Ideal for: Children

A British bred maincrop, Pea Oasis produces a huge yield of double pods per node, averaging 8 to 9 succulent, dark green peas per pod. Resistant to pea wilt, Pea Oasis also has good downy mildew resistance. Height: 60-70cm (24-28in).


Sowing instructions:

Sow seeds 5cm (2in) deep in flat bottomed drills spacing seeds about 2.5-5cm (1-2in) apart, in rows about 75cm (30in) apart.

Growing instructions:

When plants are 10cm (4in) tall provide twiggy sticks for support, or netting.

Runner Bean: Snowstorm

RM3.00, 4 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable

Snowstorm produces a good crop of stringless beans which are slightly thicker, slightly sweeter and more tender than other varieties.

Sowing instructions:
Direct sow runner beans outdoors at a depth of 5cm (2") and a distance of 30cm (12") apart. Plant runner beans in rows that are 1.5m (5’) apart, or where space is limited, grow beans onto a wigwam structure. Runner beans require support from garden canes, strings or netting which should be put in place at the time of planting.

Aftercare:
Water runner beans regularly, particularly as the flowers develop, and provide a liquid feed every 14 days. Pinch out the tips of the beans when they reach the top of their supports. Pick the beans regularly and a little on the young side to ensure top quality and prolonged cropping.

Bush Bean: Cannellino

RM3.00, 8 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
This compact plant produces pale cream-yellow pods containing 6 or 7 large white ‘cannelloni beans’, essential for a range of specific dishes.

Sowing instructions:
Plant seed in rows 50cm apart with seed stations every 25cm in the rows. Using a dibber place 3 to 4 seeds at each station 3 to 5cm deep. Cover seeds with soil and firm.

Growing instructions:
Water regularly after sowing and throughout the cropping period. No staking is required. Support for the plants can be achieved by pulling soil from between the rows towards the base of the plants.

Aftercare:
Continually pick the beans before they become too large and coarse. Interplanting between rows of quick maturing vegetables such as radish or lettuce may be carried out or mulching between the rows with straw to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

Tuesday

Red Long Bean

RM3.00, 20 seeds

Seeds origin: miruku's Garden

Vegetable
Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Children

Vigorous plants producing a tremendous crop up to 45cm in length. Flavour is at its best when picked young and tender.

Sowing instructions:
Supporting poles, canes, or netting, at least 180cm tall should be in place before sowing. Plant seed in rows 90cm apart with seed stations every 40cm in the rows. Using a dibber place 3 to 4 seeds at each station 3 to 5cm deep. Cover seeds with soil and firm.

Growing instructions:
Water regularly after sowing and throughout the cropping period. Mulching between rows with straw will conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

Aftercare:
Continually pick the beans before they become too large and coarse.

Majoram medicinal

RM3.00, 200 seeds

Seeds origin: France

Sun: Full sun to partly shady
Germination: Easy


Marjoram is most well known as a culinary herb, but has some valuable medicinal uses.  It is closely related to oregano, and has similar properties.  Marjoram is often thought of to address sore muscles, joints, sprains, and back pain as it is a natural muscle relaxant. It also has respiratory and digestive uses.  It is also often used for tension headaches or migraines.  Similarly marjoram is effective relieving stress and helping insomnia.

The leaves are also widely be used in cooking to add strong, spicy flavour to soups, sauces, stuffings, stews. Rubbing with fresh leaves before roasting improves all strong meats. Adds special flavor to sausages and meatloaf. A must in German potato soup.

Borage medicinal

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: France

Common name: Borage
Other name: Starflower, Burrage
Family: Boraginaceae
Type: Annual
Light needs: Full sun
Height: 12 - 18 inch
Bloom colour: Blue
Parts used: Leaves and flowers

This herb is native to Syria. It can be found in the Mediterranean region, Asian Minor, Europe, North Africa, and South America. It is excellent for depression, cough, itch, ring-worms, scabs, sores as well as ulcers. Results of researches done have shown that the seed oil is helpful in reducing joint inflammation and other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used as mild sedative. This medicinal herb is widely used for premensturcla syndrome. It can also be used as a rinse for ulcer in the mouth as well as the throat, and also to loosen phlegm. It is effective for fever, bronchial tract, mouth and throat infections. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and aids in promoting healthy skin growth.

Growing instructions: 
This herb is relatively pest and disease free and require little more than a well-drained sunny site, lots of room, and moderately fertile soil to thrive. Slightly acidic to neutral PH. Adding organic matter to the soil regularly will help provide consistent nutrients. Avoid nitrogen-rich fertilizers.

Safety: 
Some herbs could react with certain medication. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption of any herb.

Monday

Carrot Parmex

RM3.00, 100 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Basket, children, containers
Root length: 3-5 cm
Crops in: 65 days

Deliciously tender, bite-sized, round carrots, with a very smooth skin. Carrot Parmex is early maturing and uniform. Ideal for containers, high density cropping or even in a windowbox.

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (½in) deep in drills 15cm (6in) apart.

Growing instructions:
Thin seedlings when large enough to handle to 5cm (2in) apart to reduce risk from carrot root fly. 

Nutirtional information:
Carrots make a healthy, nutritious addition to your daily diet. They are high in Vitamin A and beta-carotene, and rich in antioxidants.

Kitchen notes:
The bite-size carrots are excellent as party snacks, and can also be sliced thinly and fried in vegetable oil to make 'carrot crisps'!

Thursday

Cosmos Brightness mixed




RM3.00, 50 seeds

Seeds origin: miruku's Garden

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Borders, containers
Height: 3-4 feet

Possibly the most free-flowering cosmos of this type. Plants are covered with flowers in a delightful mixture of gold, lemon and orange. Spectacular when planted towards the front of annual borders or in containers.


Sowing instructions:

Sow seeds 2 cm deep in a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Place at a temperature of 25-30. Germination usually takes 7-14 days. 

Growing instructions:

Full sun. Deadhead for continuous blooming.

Tuesday

Rudbeckia hirta Green Eyes


RM3.00, 50 seeds

Seeds origin: USA

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Bedding, borders, cut flowers
Height: 30 inch

Unique, with pointed yellow petals and olive green eye. Well branched, good for cutting.

Sowing instructions:
Sow at 25-30C in a good seed compost. Sow 1cm deep in soil and keep the soil damp but not wet. Germination usually takes 5-14 days. Place under full sun.

Thursday

Cucumber: Cetriolo Piccolo Di Parigi

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable fruit. 
Early ripening and prolific cropping, Cetriolo Piccolo Di Parigi produces short, firm fleshed, spiny skinned gherkins. Ideal whole or sliced for pickling.

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds in pot 20mm deep. Seed can be sown direct in the open ground by placing 2 seeds per station, 20mm deep, and 80cm apart. Keep soil moist.Thin to strongest seedling.

Growing instructions:
Keep well watered.

Aftercare:
Cut fruits regularly to encourage long continuous production. Cut before fruits show signs of producing seeds, best done early morning when it is fresh and cool. 

Nutritionla information:
Cucumbers are 96% water, low in calories but high in potassium. Avoid peeling as the dark green skin is rich in carotenoid antioxidants.

Kitchen notes:
Add slices of pickled fruit to salads, antipasti, cold meat and cheese platters.