Red Orach

Description: A cool season plant, Orach is a warm season alternative to spinach that is less likely to bolt. Also known as Garden Orach, Red Orach, Mountain Spinach, French Spinach and Sea Purslane. It is also sometimes referred to as Salt Bush due to its tolerance for alkaline and saline soils. The name Orach is Read More …

Red Mustard

Description: Red mustard greens have broad wrinkled leaves with a violet purple overlay and purple-green variegation. Red mustard leaves are succulent and tender when young with a moderate peppery note and subtle nutty finish. As they mature, flavours sharpen and become more robust with notes of pepper, garlic and mustard. Red Mustard greens are rich Read More …

Cosmic Purple Carrots

Description: Carrot – Cosmic Purple – Daucus carota var. sativus Cosmic Purple Carrots have a lovely, spicy-sweet flavor. This variety was developed by Dr. Philip Simon and staff at the USDA ARS in Madison, Wisconsin in 2005. Packed with antioxidants and vitamin A, Cosmic Purple carrots have a sweet, satisfying flavour in soups, salads or when eaten Read More …

Blueberries

There is so much to say about blueberries, a superfood that I would love to grow in my garden so I will list below just the highlights: Blueberries are Low in Calories, But High in Nutrients Blueberries are the King of Antioxidant Foods Blueberries Reduce DNA Damage, Which May Help Protect Against Ageing and Cancer Read More …

Rubane Lettuce

Description: Rubane is a Batavian type with intense bronze/cherry colour. The leaves of Rubane are relatively thick and strong and are thus able to withstand the rigours of processing. Mildew resistant, Rubane Lettuce is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintenance gardens. They can be grown in open ground or under protection, direct Read More …

Red Batavia Lettuce

Description: Batavia lettuces are a cross between butterhead and crisphead lettuce, attractive looking and very tasty with lovely crunchy leaves with a slight, pleasantly bitter taste to them. Batavia Red has jagged-edged leaves that form a loose leaf head of lettuce. The leaves are crisp, thick and shiny green when growing, becoming dark red at Read More …

Lollo Bionda Lettuce

Description: Lettuce Lollo Bionda forms loose heads of rounded, pale green lettuce leaves with attractive frilled edges – perfect for adding texture to salads. This crisp and tender variety doesn’t produce a firm heart, so you can pick individual leaves as when required, or cut the whole plant in one go. The leaves are tender in Read More …

Barlach Lettuce

My Barlach Lettuce Experiment: Barlach is a Salanova red multi leaf butterhead for outdoor and indoor production. This is a top quality commercial variety, medium to large-sized that has a very regular upside and a round base. I could not find much information about this variety of lettuce but I really liked the look of Read More …

Anubi Lettuce

Description: Lettuce Anubi, a cherry red Lollo Rossa type, is a non-hearting Italian lettuce of excellent flavour, attractively fringed and crinkled. This popular variety produces compact, loose heads of finely frilled leaves with colourful crimson edges and makes an attractive garnish and adds colour and texture to the salad bowl. Often expensive when shop bought, so Read More …