An extra vigorous variety of Artichoke that produces high quality green 'globes' that should be harvested before the flowers begin to open. Plant in the sun, tolerant of most conditions but will produce better in a nice rich soil. Perennial.
Colour: Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.2m
Excellent culinary herb. This plant is so versatile. You can use it as a garden plant, inside pot plant, patio plant, container plant, flower garden plant, hanging basket plant and has pot pourri uses.
Spicy Globe Basil is a delightful garden plant because of its very round, compact shape and tiny, flavourful leaves, roughly half the size of sweet basil. The hearty flavour makes it a good candidate for spicier Thai and Italian dishes, in sparing amounts.
Where would summer be without Basil to add fragrance and flavour to a multitude of dishes? Large shiny green leaves that taste great fresh - wonderful for Pesto. Leaves can be frozen for future use if you have an over-production. Loves the sun and good drainage. Protect from frost. Annual.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 20cm
Basil Sweet Genovese
Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm ?
Container: tube ?
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Thai basil is sturdy and compact, has shiny green, slightly serrated, narrow leaves with a sweet, anise-like scent and hints of licorice, along with a slight spiciness lacking in sweet basil. Thai basil has a purple stem, and like other plants in the mint family, the stem is square. Perennial
he flowers are very pretty in white or pink with purple dots, growing in typical Bergamot fashion. Young leaves can be used in tea or for any gourmet dish, especially fish, where a strong lemon flavour would add interest. An attractive plant that will attract the attention of bees, as well as people, in any herb garden.
Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm
Borage is an old herb, known at least since Roman times. It is said that borage gladdens the heart. It can add colour and interest to any garden, and it has value in the kitchen as well. For the avid herb gardener, it's a must.
Broad Beans. This is a hardy very early dwarf variety of broad bean that is an excellent choice for areas that are prone to winds and storms during the growing season as it has less tendency to blow down. It is an early, prolific cropper. Matures approx 11-13 weeks
Compact vigorous plant with a concentrated pod set. Pods are short, thick and well filled approx 20-25cm long.
The bean plants are nitrogen fixing in your soil so they can also be used as a green manure.
Colour: White Habit: Compact
Broad Bean Coles Dwarf
Current Stock Height: Seeds
Container: Bag ?
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Broad Beans. Choose a sunny, well-drained position. If low temperatures are experienced in early spring, some bud drop may occur. This is natural and new flowers will quickly follow. Matures approx 11-13 weeks. An early maturing selection from Exhibition Long Pod. Pods are fleshyshort, and approx 25-28cm long.
Colour: White Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 50cm
Broad Beans. This tender and succulent, green seeded variety produces small, mild flavoured beans that are suitable for fresh use or freezing. Excellent crop for spring harvest. Matures approx 11-13 weeks. Green seeded cultivar approx 90cm tall. Evergreen has smaller beans than other cultivars. The beans remain bight green when cooked and have mild flavour.
For extended harvest, sow every 5-6 weeks during season. Working in Hauraki Peat before sowing will improve drainage.
Colour: White Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x cm