Monday

Adenium Triple Snow White

RM3.00, 2 seeds

Seeds origin: miruku's Garden

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Container, bonsai
Special features: Multi layers
See Adenium Triple Snow White in miruku's Garden here.

Beautiful, brilliant white multi layered Adenium desert rose.  Very easy to grow from seed.

Sowing instructions:
Cover seed with a layer of soil, 6mm (¼in) deep. Water well. Do not allow to dry out and do not let the mixture become water logged.

Aftercare:
Transplant seedlings into full sunlight. Adeniums need lots of light for heavy flowering.

Japanese Morning Glory Minibar Rose

RM3.00, 5 seeds

Seeds origin: miruku's Garden

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Fencing, trellis, container
Special features: Variegated, ivy leaves
See Japanese Morning Glory Minibar Rose in miruku's Garden here and here.

This nice little vine has it all. With small ivy-like leaves that are highly variegated and splashed with cream, bright rose-red blooms are framed with white and cover short, compact vines. A great choice for containers and hanging baskets. Easy to grow.

Sowing instructions:
Cover seed with a layer of soil, 6mm (¼in) deep. Water well.

Aftercare:
Grow on with plenty of light. Remove spent flowers regularly.

Coral Vine

RM3.00, 3 seeds

Seeds origin: miruku's Garden

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Sun: Full sun

Moisture: Likes moist, well-drained soil but tolerates droughtIdeal for: Fencing, trellis, container

See Coral Vine in miruku's Garden here (video)here and here.

Coral vine is a very fast growing vine with heart shaped leaves and it is easy to grow from seed.  Growing within the spectacular sprays are tiny groups of drooping Chinese-pink lanterns, like a necklace of fine jewels. The abundant and brilliantly beautiful flowers attracts hordes of butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your yard! 

Don't have that much room but love these pink blooms, no problem! It can be contained by growing in containers or with vigorous pruning. 
 
Sowing instructions:
Cover seed with a layer of soil, 6mm (¼in) deep. Water well.

Aftercare:

Grow on with plenty of light and sun. Remove spent flowers regularly.

False Sunflower: Ox Eye

RM3.00, 30 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Position: Full sun
Height: 3-4ft

Crowds of double and semi-double golden yellow, large, daisy like flower heads on strong branching stems. Excellent for a sunny border, or an attractive cut flower. 

Sowing instructions:
Sow seed on the surface of a good seed compost. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

Growing instructions:
Grow plants at a distance of 45cm (18") apart in full sun in rich, fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil.

Rudbeckia hirta Green Eyes


RM3.00, 100 seeds

Seeds origin: USA

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Bedding, borders, cut flowers
Height: 30 inch
See Rudbeckia hirta Green Eyes in miruku's Garden here.

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.

Cutting Celery

RM3.00, 200 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

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

The slender stems and leaves of immature celery plants can be grown as a cutting herb. Use just a few leaves instead of mature celery stems to flavour soups and stews or use in salads and garnishes. Grow some cutting celery on the windowsill for a constant supply of tasty fresh young leaves. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 15cm (6").
Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds thinly into drills at a depth of 1cm (½") deep and 15cm (6") apart, on the surface of a free draining, moist seed compost. Germination usually takes up to 21 days. Make regular sowings for a successional harvest.

Aftercare:
Water celery plants frequently, particularly during hot dry periods. Harvest sprigs of celery leaves as and when required to flavour soups, stews and salads. Cutting Celery should be cut regularly to promote fresh growth.

Sunday

Sunflowers for Cutting Collection

RM20.00
5 types of sunflower seeds
Average contents: 70 seeds
Products origin: UK

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Types: Velvet Queen, Taiyo, Prado Yellow, Pastiche & Italian White


What you'll get: 5 types of sunflower seeds packed separately. 
Average 70 seeds in total, or may be more - I get 102 seeds :) 

Thursday

UK Seed Packs

Products origin: UK
RM10.00 per pack

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Turnip Snowball
1,750 seeds, worth £1.99


(SOLD)
Melon Alvaro F1 Hybrid
4 seeds, worth £3.69

(SOLD)
Swiss Chard Bright Light
80 seeds, worth £2.69

Cabbage Primo (11)
400 seeds, worth £1.99

Climbing Bean Fasold
50 seeds, worth £2.99

Runner Bean Firestorm 
40 seeds, worth £3.69

Hollyhock Charter's Double Icicle

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: Holland

Germination: Easy
Ideal for: Borders, cottage gardens
Special features: Edible flowers
Height: 6 feet
See Hollyhock Charter's Double Icicles in miruku's Garden here.

A classic cottage Hollyhock. Spectacular, large, crystal white, fully double, powder-puff blooms grace tall strong stems. Adds height and a touch of style to the back of perennial or cottage garden borders. Especially effective when planted in groups.

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds onto the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost. Germination usually takes 14-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.

Growing instructions:
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. 

Aftercare:
Prefers a well cultivated soil in a sheltered position.

Hollyhock Chater's Double Apricot

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Ideal for: Borders, cottage garden
Special features: Edible flowers
Height: 6 feet

This magnificent strain, with fully double flowers of rich apricot on tall imposing spikes of blooms, gives an air of stately splendour. One of the finest background plants for the border and is equally effective when grown in small groups. Height 1.5-2m (5-6ft).

Sowing instructions:
Sow on the surface of a good seed compost. Make sure the compost is moist but not wet until after germination which usually takes 12-21 days. Do not exclude light which is beneficial to germination.

Growing instructions:
Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Plant out 38cm (15in) apart in well cultivated garden soil and some shelter.

Watermelon Blacktail Mountain

RM3.00, 2 seeds

Seeds origin: UK


Watermelon 'Blacktail Mountain', each weighing up to 5kgs (11lbs), have dark green skins with juicy, crunchy scarlet flesh. Height and spread: 4m (13').


Sowing instructions:
Sow melon seed at a depth of 1cm (½") in free-draining, seed sowing compost. Germination takes 5-7 days. Protect the emerging seedlings from direct sunlight to avoid scorching. Maintain a temperature of 25c (77F) and keep the compost barely moist to avoid stem rot.


Growing instructions:
Plant in single rows at a distance of 1m (39") apart leaving 2m (6') between rows. Water well after planting until melons are fully established.


Aftercare:
Watermelon plants should be allowed to spread flat on the ground. Pinch out the growing point after 5 leaves have formed to encourage lateral shoots to develop. Select 4 vigorous laterals and train these to 6 leaf stage, before pinching out each growing tip. Remove any other laterals. Fruiting sub laterals will then form on each stem.


Water melon plants regularly, particularly as the flowers develop, and provide a liquid feed every 10-14 days. Shade plants from strong direct sunlight. As the flowers develop, select 4 or 5 female flowers on each plant and hand pollinate them by placing a male flower inside each female bloom. Female melon flowers are identified by a swollen part at the base of the bloom. Once fruit has set remove any further flowers to allow the fruits to develop. Harvest watermelons when they produce a hollow sound when tapped.

Dwarf Bush Bean Purple Teepee


RM3.00, 5 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Ideal for: Kitchen garden, patio
Position: Full sun


Dwarf French Bean 'Purple Teepee' produces 15cm (6") long pods that are stringless and slender, with that special flavoursome zing that many vegetable growers agree only comes from the purple podded types. This superb variety bears its pods above the main foliage for easier picking and less damage from soil splash. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Sowing instructions:
Sow 2 bean seeds per station at a depth of 5cm (2") and a distance of 23cm (9") apart. Plant dwarf beans in rows that are 45cm (18") apart.

Aftercare:
When growing beans, hoe between plants often and water regularly. Provide a compost mulch around the base of bean plants to combat dry periods. For the best crops harvest beans regularly while the pods are still young.

Saturday

Carrot Nantes 2

RM3.00, 150 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Ideal for: Kitchen garden
Sun: Full sun

Carrot 'Nantes 2' produces blunt tipped, medium length roots of about 15cm (6") long. This virtually coreless variety has a rich orange colour and sweet crunchy taste. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Sowing instructions:
Sow carrot seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½in) in drills 30cm (12") apart. Germination will take 10 to 20 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 10cm (4in) apart. Where space is limited, growing carrots in containers will also produce a worthwhile crop.

Aftercare:
Water well to encourage germination. Once germinated, carrots should be watered only when necessary to keep the soil moist as excessive water may encourage leaf growth instead of roots. During growth, the carrot roots may be earthed up to prevent green crowns developing.

Sunday

Purple Gomphrena

RM3.00, 20 seeds

Seeds origin: miruku's Garden

Ideal for: Cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun
Height: 50cm
See Purple Gomphrena in miruku's Garden here.

Also known as Globe Amaranth, Globe Flower.
Compact and colourful, Gomphrena produces globular flower heads that brighten the garden and are great for fresh-cut and dried flora arrangements. Excellent choice for dry and sunny locations.

Sowing instructions:
Cover seed with a layer of 1-2 cm soil and water. Germination takes 10-14 days. 


Aftercare:
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into bigger pot. They will bloom continuously if cut regularly.

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
See more Cosmos Brightness Mixed in miruku's Garden here and here.

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

Cotton Plant

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RM3.00, 10 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.

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 and 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 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 Carnevale di Venezia

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Borders, trellis
Height: 6 feet
See Morning Glory Carnevale di Venezia in miruku's Garden here.

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.

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
See Nasturtium Climbing Mixed in miruku's Garden here.

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.

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.