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Tamar Organics Vegetable Seed Varieties


Nasturtium, Dwarf mix

Nasturtiums are great as both an ornamental flower and an edible salad with its leaves, flowers, and even the seeds all of use. They have a terrific mustardy flavour. This Dwarf Mix is non-trailing so is well-suited for pots or tubs on your patio. Flowers bloom in bright orange, red, and yellow from summer and onward until the end of the year. The bees love them!

How to grow: Approx. 50 seeds. Sow March to May directly into the growing site in a weed free sunny spot, thin to 25 cms apart, (the thinnings can be transplanted). Can also be started in pots for hanging baskets and transplanting.

Flowers: June to September.


Nasturtium, trailing mix

Nasturtiums are great as both an ornamental flower and an edible salad with its leaves, flowers, and even the seeds all of use. They have a terrific mustardy flavour. This trailing mix is best-suited for beds and borders. Flowers bloom in bright orange, red, and yellow from summer and onward until the end of the year. The bees love them!

How to grow: Approx. 50 seeds. Sow March to May directly into the growing site in a weed free sunny spot, thin to 25 cms apart, (the thinnings can be transplanted). Can also be started in pots for hanging baskets and transplanting.

Flowers: June to September.


Pot Marigold, calendula officinalis

Calendula, also known as pot marigold is an easy to grow hardy annual. It grows to a height of between 30 and 50 cm. It has lance shaped bright green leaves and composite, daisy like flowers with bright yellow or orange petals. Calendula flowers over a long period and will self seed. It is a popular cottage garden flower and a companion plant to beans and tomatoes. This could be because Calendula attracts beneficial insects, like ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies, which eat aphids. The flowers are edible and the are also valued for their medicinal properties, chiefly as a salve for wounds as it aids healing, it is also very soothing to the skin. The flowers were also used as a natural dye for food stuffs and cloth. The seed is a strange shape, like a letter C and is actually an achene, which is a fruit which contains the seed.

How to grow: Approx. 100 seeds. Sow seed directly into well prepared soil from March until June. Rake over lightly and keep watered if necessary. Alternatively sow in good organic compost singly in small pots and transplant when the plants are large enough at a distance of 30 cm apart.

Flowers: May to September.

Pests and diseases: Calendula is easy to grow and does not suffer from any particular pests and diseases.

How to use: Marigold petals can be used in many home preparations for cosmetic and medicinal use. As for culinary purposes the petals can be added to savoury and fruit salads.


Sunflower, Giant Yellow

 


Sunflower, Jerusalem Gold

 


Sunflower, Velvet Queen

 


Sweet Pea, Painted Lady

 


Sweet William, organic mix

 


Tansy

 


Wildflower Bee Mix