SUPPLIER: Sandveld Organics
STATUS: Certified Organic
SOURCE: Local to South Africa *Some original seed banks were sourced from Switzerland and America but seeds are now harvested in SA
COMMENTS: Tu use the plants for seeds simply let seed heads develop and dry completely, then cut them and hang upside down in paper bag. Seeds will dry and fall into bag. They can be stored in a glass jar.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS:Directly or grow in seedlings tray. Easy to grow. Sow direct in garden. Depth 3x seed diameter. 15com apart. Harvest 8 – 12 weeks, use leaves before flowering. Best grown as annual. Easy to grow from seed. Leaf production stops when flowering starts. Grows best in full sun, will tolerate shade. Tall plant so grow at the back. Sow seeds close together so they can support each other.
COMPANIONS: Cabbage, Fennel, Tomatoes, Broccoli
OTHER USEFUL INFO: The book called “”Janes Delicious Garden”” can be a useful handy book to have when planting organic seeds. Please google for details. Please see our Seeds of Knowledge page for more useful tips on sustainable vegetable production.