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Planting Kale

A highly nutritious green, garlic, beets, celery, cucumber, onions and herbs such as sage, dill and camomile. Due to kale being a part of the pest-prone cabbage family, it shouldn’t be planted alongside tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, strawberry, mustard, climbing beans and basil.

A good tip is to rotate planting kale with other crops, as it will help to avoid developing a clubroot infection.

You should aim to plant kale so that it matures and is ready to pick while the weather is still cold. This means that in northern Australian locations, you could plant in early July whereas in southern regions, you could plant as late as September.

Care & Maintenance of Kale

Mulching is essential when growing kale. The roots grow at a shallow depth only inches below the ground surface, so it’s important to keep the soil cool. Use a combination of grass clippings, clean straw and a good seaweed mulch or treatment to help improve your yield.

Kale is often attacked by bugs and pests, especially the cabbage moth. To reduce their impact, plant kale in season, keep it well watered and plant it near some companion plants such as coriander and marigolds.

Harvesting Kale

Kale is a biennial, so you can harvest it in winter and you will also see a late spurt of growth in spring before the plant goes to seed.

The flavour of kale is actually improved by frosty conditions. Treat your kale to a few freezing nights and it will help transform its starches into natural sugars.

Young kale leaves can be harvested quite early on. However when the plant ages, it will produce a larger batch of older leaves that you can harvest from the outside of the plant. Pluck individual leaves and avoid cutting developing buds at the centre of the plant.



Adzuki Bean

Adzuki Bean

Vigna angularis, 50 seeds

  • Climbing vine
  • Great both fresh and dried

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.75

African Horned Cucumber

African Horned Cucumber

Cucumis metuliferus, 30 seeds

  • Native to Africa
  • Very unusual fruit

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.50

Amaranth- Green Garnet

Amaranth- Green Garnet

Amaranthus tricolor

  • Large green leaves
  • Baby leaf, sprouts & microgreens

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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Amaranth- Green Leaf

Amaranth- Green Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor, 300 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable/salad green
  • Can also be grown as a sprout and microgreen

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

From $1.25

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Amaranth- Red Garnet

Amaranth- Red Garnet

Amaranthus tricolor

  • Attractive red leaves
  • Baby leaf, sprouts & microgreens

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

From $1.25

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Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor, 300 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable/salad green
  • Can also be grown as a sprout and microgreen

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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Angelica

Angelica

Angelica archangelica, 30 seeds

  • Biennial 200cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.75

Artichoke- Green Globe

Artichoke- Green Globe

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Standard variety

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.75

Artichoke- Purple Headed

Artichoke- Purple Headed

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Round purple/green chokes

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.75

Artichoke- Purple of Romagna

Artichoke- Purple of Romagna

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Italian heirloom variety

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.50

Artichoke- Romanesco

Artichoke- Romanesco

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Roman heirloom variety

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.75

Asparagus- Argenteuil

Asparagus- Argenteuil

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • French Heirloom

 

Sow: Spring

$1.50

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Long straight spears

 

Sow: Spring

$1.50

Beetroot- Bulls Blood

Beetroot- Bulls Blood

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Great for baby leaf & microgreens
  • Attractive dark purple tops

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

From $1.50

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Beetroot- Chioggia

Beetroot- Chioggia

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Candy stripe beet
  • Red/pink and white alternating rings

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.50

Beetroot- Cylindra

Beetroot- Cylindra

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Long cylindrical root growing to 20cm
  • Great for slicing

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

Beetroot- Detroit

Beetroot- Detroit

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Globe shaped roots up to 7cm
  • Good variety for baby leaf and microgreens

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

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Beetroot- Early Wonder

Beetroot- Early Wonder

Beta vulgaris, 55 seeds

  • Flattened globe shaped roots up to 10cm
  • Leaves good as a salad green

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.25

Beetroot- Golden Detroit

Beetroot- Golden Detroit

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Golden orange/yellow flesh
  • Sweet flavour

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.50

Bitter Melon- Thai

Bitter Melon- Thai

Momordica charantia, 10 seeds

  • Asian vegetable
  • Climbing vine

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.75

Bitter Melon- White

Bitter Melon- White

Momordica charantia, 10 seeds

  • Asian vegetable
  • Unique white fruits

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$2.25

Black Salsify

Black Salsify

Scorzonera hispanica, 50 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Flavour is similar to asparagus and oysters

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$2.00

Borlotti Bean- Red Rooster

Borlotti Bean- Red Rooster

Phaseolus vulgaris, 15 seeds

  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • Great for both dried beans and pods

 

Sow: Spring and summer

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Broad Bean- Aquadulce (Long Pod)

Broad Bean- Aquadulce (Long Pod)

Vicia faba, 10 seeds

  • Pods to 25cm
  • Excellent flavour

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn and winter (and spring in cool climates)

From $1.75

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