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



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

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

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.

Bitter Gourd

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: miruku's Garden

Vegetable
Position: Full sun
Germination: Easy
Ideal for: Kitchen garden

Bitter gourd in glossy light green skin with thick flesh, very tasty with mild bitter flavour, suitable for stir-fry and stuffed food uses. Very easy to grow, an excellent variety for home gardening.

Sowing instructions:
Sow seed 2cm deep. Need support. When planting along a fence, space seedlings 9 to 10 feet apart. Germination usually takes 7-10 days.

Aftercare:
Pick fruits regularly when small to ensure continuous cropping. Feed and water regularly for increased yields.

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.

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.

Tuesday

Korean Seed Packs

Products origin: Korea
RM8.00 per pack

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Bok Choy 3g

Garlic Chives 3g

(SOLD)
Spinach 3g

(SOLD)
Welsh Onion 2g

Lettuce Red 3g

(SOLD)
Lettuce Green 01, 3g

Lettuce Green 02, 3g

(SOLD)
Lettuce Green 03, 3g

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

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.

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.

Sweetcorn Northern Extra Sweet F1 Hybrid

RM3.00, 6 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Superior in both taste and texture, Sweetcorn Xtra Sweet F1 is quicker to germinate and has better vigour than other varieties. Produces 2-3, 18cm (7½in) cobs per plant, each with 16-18 rows of bright yellow tender sweet kernels. Flavour guide: rich and sugar-sweet. Sweetcorn Xtra Sweet F1 has long lasting flavour and is easy to grow. 

Sowing instructions:
Germinate at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost in 7.5cm (3in) pots. Cover seeds with a layer of compost 1cm (½in) deep. Germination takes 6-10 days.

Growing instructions:
Plant out 45cm (18in) apart in blocks to aid pollination. Once the cobs start to form, water regularly. Cobs are ripe when the liquid of the grains is thin and creamy.

Aftercare:
Requires a fertile soil in a sunny position.

Monday

Hema Seed Packs

Seeds origin: Holland

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SOLD
RM15.00 /pack
Vegetable Garden
Consists of seeds: carrot, radish, tomato, cucumber


SOLD
RM25.00 /box
Vegetable Collection
Consists of plant labels, and seeds: carrot, radish, tomato, pea


RM20.00 /box
Basil cress sprouting tray
Comes complete with soil and seeds for growing basil cress- ocimum basilicum major

Sunday

Spring Onion: White Lisbon

RM3.00, 50 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Crops in: 50 days

Very quick growing salad onions.

Sowing instructions:
Spring onions will grow in any good fertile soil provided it is well drained. Sow thinly 6mm (¼in) deep in drills 15cm (6in) apart.

Growing instructions:
No thinning is required. Harvesting can usually start 6-8 weeks after sowing.

Nutritional information:
For years onions have been used as one of the oldest medicines for their anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-asthmatic properties. They have also shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Onion: Lilia

RM3.00, 50 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable

A dual purpose Italian variety with a pungent flavour. Spring Onion Lilia is best grown as a salad onion with nice, dark green leaves and a shiny, intense red inner core. Onion Lilia can also be grown as a maincrop, storing bulb onion. When fully mature it shows off its defined red and white inner rings. 

Sowing instructions:
Spring onions will grow in any good fertile soil provided it is well drained. Sow thinly 6mm (¼in) deep in drills 15cm (6in) apart. No thinning is required. Harvesting can usually start 6-8 weeks after sowing.

Growing instructions:
Will grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Keep well watered.

Thursday

Sweet Basil Fine Green

RM3.00, 150 seeds

Seeds origin: France


Herb

Tasting like a mixture of mint and cloves it compliments courgettes and is legendary in tomato and pasta dishes. Use Basil Sweet Green fresh or dried in salads, casseroles and vinegars. Insect repellent and companion plant for tomatoes. Companion Plant: Reputed to improve the growth and flavour of tomatoes, and keep most insects and bugs off most of your vegetables. Diluted crushed leaves make an effective organic insecticide.

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in good seed compost. Germination usually takes 14-21 days at 21-24C (70-75F).

Growing instructions:
Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm (3in) pots. Later harden off and plant out 38cm (15in) apart into ordinary well drained soil in full sun.

Kitchen notes:
Cooking: Warm spicy taste ideal for Provencal recipes. Use in salads, soups and stews, on liver, lamb, eggs and lobster.
Nature's Remedy: Often recommended to combat nervous tension or depression, as a headache cure, and also as a tonic and aid to digestion. Steep 1 teaspoonful of dried herb in ½ a cup of water. Take up to 1-1½ cups a day, a little at a time. Sweeten with honey if taken for a cough.