Wednesday

Away notice


Sorry! 
miruku's Garden is closed from 27/11/2014 to 21/12/2014.


Last delivery: 26/11/2014*  
Delivery resume: 22/12/2014
* For payment made on or before 25/11/2014 only


We seek your kind understanding and would like to thank you for your continuous support. 
Thank you.

~ miruku ~

Tuesday

Lavender Fernleaf

RM3.00, 25 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Herb
Position: Full sun
Ideal for: Cottage gardens, scented gardens, wildlife gardens
See Lavender Fernleaf in miruku's Garden here.

A special species quickly flowering from seed. Beautiful dissected silver-green foliage with long slender stems are topped with intriguing violet-blue flower bracts and a delightful oregano fragrance. Height: 45-75cm (18-30in).

Sowing instructions:
Sow in well drained compost, just covering the seed with compost. 

Aftercare:
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. 

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
See Carrot Parmex in miruku's Garden here

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'!

Morning Glory Alba


RM3.00, 2 pea-sized seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Bedding, borders
Special features: Fragrant
Height: 10 feet
See Morning Glory Alba in miruku's Garden here and here.

Fragrant, 10-15cm (4-6in) creamy white blooms open in the evening and close before mid-day. Cut for evening table arrangements. Climbs to 240-300cm (8-10ft). 

Sowing Instructions: 
Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost at temperature 70-75F (20-25C). Sowing Depth: ¼in (6mm). Soak the seeds in water for 2 hours, if the seeds are large they can first be lightly filed at one point on the seed before soaking. 

Growing Instructions:
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Pot on as required into 13cm (5in) and finally 20cm (8in) pots. 

Morning Glory Lazy Luxe

RM3.00, 5 seeds

Seeds origin: Holland

Climber
Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Borders, trellis
Height: 6 feet
See Morning Glory Lazy Luxe in miruku's Garden here.

Possibly the best-ever mixture of Morning Glory! Ten fabulous colours especially selected to all flower at a similar time, creating an eye-catching summer display. An easy-to-grow and vigorous climber, flowering all year long.

Sowing instructions:
Soak seeds overnight in tepid water before sowing. Sow seed, 6mm (1/8in) deep in pots or trays of soil-based potting mix and cover seeds with a layer of compost or vermiculite. Keep at a temperature between 20-25C (68-77F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 7-30 days.

Growing instructions:
When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. 

Morning Glory Milky Way

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Fencing, trellis
Height: 6 feet
See Morning Glory Milky Way in miruku's Garden here.

A glorious climber which is free flowering and self clinging. Spreading pure elegance wherever it should wander. Milky Way features the purest white blooms flanked by rich maroon striping. Vigorous and ideal for quick effect. Height: 120-180cm (4-6ft).

Sowing instructions:
Germinate at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a free draining, damp seed compost. Cover with a layer of compost, 6mm (¼in) deep. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.

Sowing instructions:
For pot plants, plant into loam-based soil in 20cm (8in) pots.

Aftercare:
Grow on with plenty of light, but shade from direct sun. Remove spent flowers regularly.

Morning Glory Carnevale di Venezia

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Borders, trellis
Height: 6 feet

A vigorous climber producing masses of spectacular, striped blue and pink blooms with intricate markings, as if painted individually. Flowers all summer, transforming your garden with all the dazzling colours of the Venice Carnival. Twining climber to 2m (6ft).

Sowing instructions:
Sow seed on the surface of a free-draining, damp, seed compost and cover with a layer of compost, 6mm deep. Place at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which takes 10-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.

Growing instructions:
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle 30cm (12in) apart. For pot plants, plant into loam-based soil in 20cm (8in) pots. Grow on with plenty of light, but shade from direct sun.

Aftercare:
Remove spent flowers regularly.

Morning Glory Split Personality

 RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Basket, containers, trellis, fencing, patios
Height: 6 feet

Dedicated breeding has helped create an exciting new flower shape, where many of the blooms are set as perfect stars due to gentle splits between the petals. These distinct flowers are magenta pink with a white centre. A splendid climber, ideal for trellis work, fences, poles, etc.

Sowing instructions:
Germinate at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a free draining, damp seed compost. Cover with a layer of compost, 6mm (¼in) deep. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.

Growing instructions:
For pot plants, plant into loam-based soil in 20cm (8in) pots. Grow on with plenty of light, but shade from direct sun. Remove spent flowers regularly.

Aftercare:
Prefers a sunny, sheltered, warm site.

Nasturtium Climbing Mixed

RM3.00, 5 seeds

Seeds origin: UK


Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Basket, bedding, borders, children, containers
Special features: Edible flowers
Height: 8 feet

These long-flowering vigorous climbing plants look spectacular when trained over walls, fences and hedges. They lack tendrils, but will scramble happily over trellis work, sheds, fences etc. 

Sowing instructions:
Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 20mm (¾in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart. 20-29C (68-86F). 

Growing instructions:
They flower most freely in poor dryish soils.

Kitchen notes:
The leaves taste like watercress, the flowers add a spicy touch to salads and the green seeds can be chopped and used with parsley as a garnish or made into a substitute for capers.

Nasturtium Empress of India

RM3.00, 5 seeds

Seeds origin: UK


Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Basket, bedding, borders, children, containers
Special features: Edible flowers
Height: 9 inches

Deep velvety crimson flowers against dark foliage.

Sowing instructions:
Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 20mm (¾in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart. 20-29C (68-86F).

Growing instructions:
Thin out to 6in (15cm) apart when the seedlings are large enough to handle.

Kitchen notes:
The leaves taste like watercress, the flowers add a spicy touch to salads and the green seeds can be chopped and used with parsley as a garnish or made into a substitute for capers.

Cat Grass Tabby Cat

RM3.00, 40 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Ideal for: Patio, cottage gardens, cut flower garden, coastal garden
Position: Full to partial sun

Not just an outstanding ornamental or accent plant, variegated cat grass provides vitamins and fibre for your cat's diet and keeps them from chewing on your prized houseplants. Very quick growing and will be 15cm (6in) within six weeks for cats to enjoy. Cut back taller growth for fresh new re-growth to munch upon. If grown indoors solely as a cat treat, keep things clean by sowing small batches of seed in pure vermiculite.

Wednesday

Cress Extra Curled

RM3.00, 200 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Crops in: 10-12 days
Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy

I am so quick and easy to grow. You can grow me all year round on a windowsill and eat me within 10-12 days. I am very nutritious and tasty in salads and sandwiches.

Sowing instructions:
Place 4 layers of kitchen paper on a saucer or the base of a shallow container and wet it. Drain off any excess water. Sprinkle the seeds thinly over the paper. Put the container in a dark place. Don’t forget about me so keep checking.

Growing instructions:
When I am about 1cm tall bring me into the light, a windowsill is a good place. I will be ready to eat in about 10-12 days from the time you sowed me.

Thursday

Cat grass Oats



RM3.00, 100 seeds

Seeds origin: UK


Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Special features: Scented 

Sometimes our feline pets (cats, rabbits, hamsters, etc) require grass as an addition to their diet and/or digestion. Sown like indoor cress, and growing almost as quickly, this will provide the greens they need.

Sowing instructions:

Sow 2cm deep and cover with soil. Keep moderately well watered.

Tuesday

Cotton Plant

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RM3.00, 20 seeds

Seeds origin: miruku's Garden

Special features: Produce cotton
Ideal for: Children
Sun exposure: Full sun
Height: 90cm
Spread: 30cm
See school kids' visit to see cotton plant in miruku's Garden here.

Wonderful and fun plant to grow. This plant is quite a "movie"! The first flowers that appear are white, then they change to yellow-ish, then to a slight-pink. Once pollinated you'll witness the closed boll, which is green, and as it ripens it'll turn dark. Soon, the cotton itself will declare and pop, or puff(!), from the boll. A wonderful plant to watch through all it's stages!

Sowing instruction:
Soak seeds overnight before sowing in a good compost, 1" deep. Can be grown directly in the ground or in containers. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Germination takes 7-14 days.

Aftercare:
Place under full sun and water the plant well. Need stake to support once boll is developed.

Runner Bean: White Lady

RM3.00, 5 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Crops in: 65 days
Ideal for children

A premier variety in every way. The pure white flowers of Runner Bean White Lady are less prone to being picked by birds, so the resulting crop is much greater. Plus, Runner Bean White Lady sets better than any other when it comes to high temperatures. The long, mid green pods with white seeds hang in numerous clusters, and are both smooth and stringless. The result is a delicious vegetable which can be sliced or eaten whole with a garnish of butter.

Sowing instructions:
Sow 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.

Growing instructions:
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. 

Culinary note: Suitable for freezing. 
Caution: Cook runner beans before eating to avoid discomfort.

Wednesday

Tomato Yellow Stuffer

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Position: Full sun
Ideal for: Kitchen garden, patio

This cordon variety produces blocky, firm, thick walled, shiny yellow fruits, each weighing up to 200g (7oz). The central core is easily removed making this one of the best beefsteak tomato varieties for stuffing and baking. Fruits of Tomato 'Yellow Stuffer' will keep up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator. An outstanding variety that is well suited to both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Germination takes 7-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost.

Growing instructions:
Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Drive a (5') cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.

Aftercare:
Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed.

Companion planting: 
Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chivesa or mint to deter aphids and other pests.

Tuesday

Courgette Eclipse F1 Hybrid

RM3.00, 2 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Position: Full sun
Ideal for: Kitchen garden, patio

British breeding in round courgettes brings us this prolific new variety which produces attractive dark green fruits with pale green stripes. Harvest the fruits of Courgette 'Eclipse' when young for slicing raw into salads, stir-frying or skewering for the barbeque. Mature fruits are the perfect shape and size for stuffing and roasting. The vigorous, bushy plants will produce heavy yields with regular picking. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (35").

Sowing instructions:
Sow seed at a depth of 2cm (¾") in 7.5cm (3") pots of free-draining, seed sowing compost, at temperature of 20-25C. Germination usually takes 5-7 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

Growing instructions:
Water courgettes regularly - do not allow the soil to dry out as this will impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Courgettes appreciate an application of a high potash fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season.

Aubergine Black Enorma F1 Hybrid

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: Japan

Vegetable
Position: Full sun
Ideal for: Kitchen garden, patio
See Aubergine Black Enorma F1 Hybrid in miruku's Garden here.

Produce huge jet-black fruit up to 680g (1½lb). Just three plants will keep a family of four with aubergines for months. Stake plants and pick fruit regularly.

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds on the surface of a free draining, moist seed compost and cover with 6mm (0.25") layer of compost. Plant at a distance of 90cm (3') apart, in rows spaced 90-120cm (3-4') apart. 

Growing instructions:
Stake aubergine plants as they increase in size and pinch out the main growing tip to encourage a bushy habit. Water regularly to prevent buds from dropping. 

Aftercare:
Once the first flowers have set, feed aubergines every 2 weeks with a high potash tomato feed. Restricting the crop to 5 or 6 per plant will produce the largest fruits. Harvest aubergines by cutting them close to the stem when the fruit appears fully coloured and shiny. Harvest regularly to promote further flowers and to extend the picking season.

Cucumber Long White

RM3.00, 5 seeds

Seeds origin: Australia

Vegetable
Crops in: 70-75 days

See Cucumber Long White in miruku's Garden here and here

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.

Monday

Radish: French Breakfast

RM3.00, 80 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Ideal for: Children
Crops in: 30 days
See Radish French Breakfast here and here

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.

Tuesday

Korean Seed Packs

Products origin: Korea
RM8.00 per pack

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Bok Choy 3g
See Bok Choy in miruku's Garden here

Garlic Chives 3g

(SOLD)
Spinach 3g

(SOLD)
Welsh Onion 2g
See Welsh Onion in miruku's Garden here

Lettuce Red 3g

(SOLD)
Lettuce Green 01, 3g

Lettuce Green 02, 3g

(SOLD)
Lettuce Green 03, 3g
See Lettuce Green 03 in miruku's Garden here and here 

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!