Vegetable Seeds Catalogue

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Botanical Name
Apium graveolens

A leaf celery that looks like Italian parsley but retains that distinctive celery flavour. Much easier to grow than traditional bunching celery as it is much more forgiving. Use as a cut and come again herb. We use it in soups, stock, stir fries, juices and fresh in salads. A versatile ‘herb’ with a long harvest period. 300 seeds.

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Apium graveolens var. dulce

A 18th Century English variety with unique red stems. It is a hardier plant and stronger in flavour than today’s varieties. Some argue Red Stalk has the best flavour of all celeries. Leaves and stalks can be eaten raw or used in cooking where the colour is retained and the stronger flavour is fully released. 200 seeds.

Hierloom
Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Harvest
100 Days
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct or in pots to transplant later. Celery can be tricky to get going as seed is very fine, it is slow to germinate and seedling growth is slow (making them easy targets for slugs and snails). Keep moist, do not let seed dry out. Grows well in full sun with plenty of compost. Keep well watered.
Spacing/Spread
50 cm
Row Space
60 cm
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Botanical Name
Apium graveolens

Tall and vigorous, with crisp, succulent, bright green stalks. Growing to 75 cm this variety is a popular salad vegetable eaten raw or used to help flavour soups, stew etc. Stalks and leaves can be used. It grows well in full sun with plenty of rotted organic matter. Not to WA. 500 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Lactuca sativa var asparagina

Celtuce originates from southern China and is a loose leaf relative of lettuce. The plant has a unique combination of lettuce-like leaves branching from a celery-like stalk. Originally known as Asparagus or Chinese Lettuce when introduced to Europe in the 1890s. In China the thick crisp, tender stalk is used in stir fries and salads, having a mild celery taste. The leaves are used like spinach in salads or cooked. Prefers to be grown in cooler months. 300 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Lactuca sativa var asparagina

Celtuce originates from southern China and is a loose leaf relative of lettuce. The plant has a unique combination of lettuce-like leaves branching from a celery-like stalk. Originally known as Asparagus or Chinese Lettuce when introduced to Europe in the 1890s. In China the thick crisp, tender stalk is used in stir fries and salads, having a mild celery taste. The leaves are used like spinach in salads or cooked. Prefers to be grown in cooler months. 300 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Cichorium intybus

Stunning red ribs and deep green leaves make this chicory a real eye-catcher. Chicory is a must for any mesclun mix or Italian salad as it adds great flavour and colour. Chicory is only slightly more bitter than a cos lettuce and is a great salad green during cooler weather. Frost and drought tolerant it does well in most soils as well as pots. 500 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Cichorium intybus

Famous for the forced, blanched heads (chichons) that are loved by gourmets for their flavour and are used either cooked or raw in salads. In autumn when the roots are size the of a parsnip, lift from the ground and trim leaves to within 3-5cm of the root. Dig a trench 15cm deep in the garden and replant the roots upright side by side and re-cover with either soil or sand. Finally cover with a drum or box to exclude all light. Or plant in pots, keep soil moist, cover to prevent light and place indoors. The chichons will be ready to use in 8-12 weeks. 400 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Cichorium intybus

Also known as Italian dandelion. A high yielding super tasty chicory with long, slender deeply cut leaves & white mid-ribs. A pleasant bitter European green that is a must for any Mesclun mix or Italian salad, also tasty lightly steamed. An essential salad green all year round as it handles light frost & has some drought tolerance. Reputed to help detox the liver when cleansing. Harvest young or full sized leaves as needed. 400 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Cichorium intybus

A large leaf chicory that is not so bitter but has a sweetness to the crisp, tender green leaves (hence the name sugarloaf). Leaves can be picked young or when mature as a whole head. The inside leaves of the mature plants self blanche. While this can be grown year round, it’s often grown through the winter months as an alternative to lettuce as it handles colder/wetter conditions. 300 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Cichorium intybus

Stunning red ribs and deep green leaves make this chicory a real eye-catcher. Chicory is a must for any mesclun mix or Italian salad as it adds great flavour and colour. Chicory is only slightly more bitter than a cos lettuce and is a great salad green during cooler weather. Frost and drought tolerant it does well in most soils as well as pots. 500 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Capsicum annum

A vibrant orange, medium to hot chilli known as ‘Shipkas’ in their Bulgarian home (although there’s debate over whether it originated in Hungry first). This heirloom has a fruitiness to accompany the heat. A thicker fleshed chilli that is super crunchy & is used fresh, roasted, pickled or in chutneys. While it has some cold tolerance in cooler areas it’s best sown in a sheltered position. 15 seeds.

Hierloom
Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Sow Method
Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow in pots/cells to transplant later. Keep moist & warm, seeds are slow to germinate in cooler soil. In cooler areas sow indoors to transplant once frosts have passed & soiled warmed. Prepare soil with quality compost.
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Botanical Name
Capsicum annum

You like it hot, well this is up there in Scoville rating, the not-so-humble habanero. Loved by chilli aficionados for the intense heat but also its sweet undertones. Definitely not for the faint-hearted though. The 4-5cm x 3cm fruits ripen from green to red. Use fresh or dried. Prefers hot summers, in cooler areas yields outdoors can be erratic. 15 seeds.

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Sow Method
Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow in pots/cells to transplant later. Keep moist & warm, seeds are slow to germinate in cooler soil. In cooler areas sow indoors to transplant once frosts have passed & soiled warmed. Prepare soil with quality compost.