I enjoy pottering around the garden so much that I now have collected a selection of very fresh heirloom seeds to share with you. These seeds below have all been tried and tested by me, are linked to articles where you can see them growing, and are all pretty, unusual and ideally suited for the backyard plant collector and vegetable grower. I hope you enjoy your time in the garden as much as I do- Eimear.
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With large fruit growing to 9kg, the skin compares to a starry night, featuring bright yellow flecks and spots. The flesh is red and very sweet. The leaves are attractive in the garden, also featuring the yellow spots. This unusual fruit from the 1920's fell out of favour and nearly became extinct until seedsavers brought it back from the brink in the 1990's. A favourite of mine in the garden.
A compact round zucchini, similar in flavour to its long and thin relatives. This zucchini is ideally shaped for pickles (pick when small), or can be stuffed for a delicious lunch time treat that will wow your family and friends. When they grow large, make marrow jam.
Growing three inches to an attractive spherical shape, the lemon cucumber offers a dazzling yellow burst of attention in the garden, and it's easy to reap the rewards from this long growing seasonal plant. Plant in cool soil for a longer growing season than the average cucumber. Read my article about Hardy and Sweet Cucumbers.
A mix containing all our favourites from our own backyard, the Spencer's Choice Mix, Lathyrus Lord Ansons and Matucana this gorgeous multi-coloured mix of scented sweet pea will climb a garden trellis with pure English elegance. Colours range from a dark maroon to white! Fragrant spring flowering annual, used as cut flower, sow mid summer to late autumn, spring in cooler areas. Contains 25 seeds.
This is for one “top set” which will contain 4-6 bulbs you can break off to sow. Read my article about these bulbs. Shipping to Australia only. Cannot Ship to WA and TAS due to quarantine restrictions.
The lesser known white coloured borage is an unusual sweet edible flower to add to the garden. Read all about borage in this article. Shipping included on all orders.