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VEGETABLE SEEDS

BEAN BUTTER CHEROKEE WAX

$3.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

This popular dwarf variety makes strong and upright growth of good yields of fleshy, oval, lemon coloured pods with an excellent flavour. In summer they reach maturity in approx. 55 days and are easy to grow on most cultivated soils, preferring a sunny position.

Plant Height: 50-60cm

How To Grow: Sow vegetable seeds 25mm deep in dark damp soil - avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 7-10cm apart, allowing 50cm between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from wind. Plant in 3-5m rows and remove weeds regularly.

Water well during dry periods and spray flowers with a fine rose on your watering can, this will help the pods to set.

Harvesting whilst young, will provide stringless beans.

When To Plant: Plant Butter Cherokee Wax Bean seeds in Spring and Summer. In warmer regions, sowing in Autumn is also ideal. Harvest: 8-10 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer Soil Type: well cultivated Important Note: Additional fertiliser is generally not required as legumes produce their own nitrogen. Plants make an excellent soil improver.

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BEAN CLIMBING BLUE LAKE

$5.20 inc GST

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

A superb variety that grows tall and produces round stringless pods of delicious climbing beans. Well known for its flavour and heavy cropping; it is one of the most popular bean varieties. Hardy annual. Ideal for deep freezing and packed with delicious flavour!

Plant Height: 1.8-2.4m

How To Grow: Sow bean seeds spring and summer, all year round in warm northern areas. Sow 25mm deep in dark damp soil-avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 10-15cm apart allowing 50-60cm between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from wind. Plant in 1-3m rows and remove weeds regularly. Keep the roots cool, a mulch of garden compost will help considerably. Water well in dry weather.

This variety may be grown as a pole bean or a ground bean. If growing as a pole bean, support with canes, netting or bean frames. Grown as ground beans they don't require any support but their size should be contained by regularly pinching out growing tips when shoots are 20-30cm long.

Additional fertiliser is not required as legumes produce their own nitrogen. They make an excellent soil improver.

When To Plant: Plant these vegetable seeds in Spring and Summer. In warmer climate zones, planting in Autumn is also suggested. Harvest: 10-12 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer Important Note: Pick beans every 4-5 days to ensure a continuous crop.

$3.90 inc GST

Highly productive variety. Bright green and shiny, string-less pods. Picking regularly will increase productivity. The pods are ready to harvest when they snap crisply when bent. Early to mid-season variety of a high quality. Stringless beans that produce bright green, shiny pods. How To Grow: Sow Spring and Summer, all year round in warm areas, 25mm deep in damp soil – avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 10-15cm apart, allowing 50- 60cm between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed, and protect plants from wind. Water and mulch well during hot and dry weather. Support with canes, netting or trellis. Runner Beans develop an extensive root system so will be at their best in well dug and manured soil. Seedlings emerge 7-10 days When To Plant: South Island: Jan, Nov, Dec North Island: Jan, Oct, Nov, Dec

Harvest: 12-14 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer Soil Type: well drained

$4.90 inc GST

Botanical name: (Phaseolus vulgaris)

Produces heavy, well-flavoured crops with long, fleshy pods. A dwarf variety that is virtually stringless and doesn't need staking, so you can grow it in pots where space is limited. An ideal bean for freezing. Half hardy annual.

Plant Height: 50-60cm

How To Grow: Sow these bean vegetable seeds 25mm deep in dark, damp soil and avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. ensure soil has been prepared with organic compost & well rotted manure. Sow 7-10cm apart, allowing 50cm between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from the wind. Plant in 3-5 metre rows and remove weeds regularly. Additional fertilising is not required as legumes produce their own nitrogen.

Regular harvesting will result in prolonged yields.

When To Plant: Spring & Summer; autumn too in warmer zones. Harvest: 8-10 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer Important Note: During periods of hot & humid weather; you may use a fine mist spray on flowers. This will assist with flower & pod set.

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BEAN DWARF SNAP BEAN

$5.20 inc GST

Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Produces a profusion of relatively small, stringless pods which may be cooked, frozen or whole. The flavour is excellent - a bean we recommend very highly.

Plant Height: 50-60cm

How To Grow: Sow dwarf snap bean vegetable seeds 25mm deep in dark damp soil & avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Ensure soil has been well prepared with organic compost & aged animal manure. Sow 10-15cm apart allowing 50-60cm between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from wind. Plant in 1-3m rows and remove weeds regularly. Keep the roots cool - a mulch of garden compost will help considerably. Water well in dry periods.

Additional fertiliser is not required a legumes produce their own nitrogen.

Regular harvesting will result in prolonged yields.

When To Plant: Spring and Summer; autumn too in warmer zones Harvest: 8-10 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer Important Note: During periods of hot & humid weather; use a fine mist spray on flowers to assist with flower & pod set.

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BEAN DWARF TENDERGREEN

$3.30 inc GST

Botanical Name: (Phaseolus vulgaris)

These bean seeds produce a heavy, well flavoured crop. It produces long fleshy pods that are virtually stringless.

Dwarf Beans are ideal for the smaller garden, and can even be grown in pots where space is limited.

Plant Height: 50-60cm

How To Grow: Sow 25mm deep in dark, damp soil & avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Ensure soil has been well prepared with organic compost & aged animal manure. Sow 7-10cm apart, allowing 50cm between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from the wind. Plant in 3-5 metre rows and remove weeds regularly.

Water well during dry periods.

Additional fertilising is not required as legumes produce their own nitrogen.

Regular harvesting will result in continued yields.

When To Plant: Spring and Summer; autumn too in warmer zones. Harvest: 8-10 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer Important Note: During periods of hot & humid weather; use a fine mist spray to assist with flower & pod set.

$3.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Phaseolus coccineus

This is a perennial bean that will remerge each Spring. They are extra tender with string-less pods. Pick at regular and frequent intervals to increase harvest. In dry weather softly spray flowers with a fine mist as this can help pods to set. A heritage variety bred from the popular Scarlet Runner. Attractive bright red blooms develop into long pods, these pods are extra tender and virtually stringless.

Plant Height: 1.8m

How To Grow: Sow Spring and Summer, all year round in warm areas, 25mm deep in damp soil – avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 15cm apart, allowing 1m between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed, and protect plants from wind. Water and mulch well during hot and dry weather. Support with canes, netting or trellis. Runner Beans develop an extensive root system so will be at their best in well dug and manured soil. Seedlings emerge 7-10 days.

When To Plant: South Island: Jan, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec North Island: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Harvest: 10-12 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer Soil Type: well drained

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BEETROOT CRIMSON GLOBE

$3.30 inc GST

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris

A very easily grown vegetable, and extremely versatile. Eat it fresh or pickled in salads, or use hot served with a white sauce. This deep crimson variety is extremely popular for its fine flavour. Beetroot grows well on most well-cultivated soils. Ideal for deep freezing.

How To Grow: Sow 2.5cm deep in rows 30cm apart. Keep soil moist. Sow thinly and repeat at intervals for succession. Thin out to 10cm when large enough to handle. Don't cut leaves but twist them off as this will prevent bleeding.

When To Plant: Throughout the year as required Harvest: Throughout the year as required Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

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BEETROOT CYLINDRA

$4.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris

An easy-to-slice, long, dark red beetroot which is slow to go woody. The flavour and texture are very good indeed. Beetroot grows well on most well cultivated soils.

How To Grow: Drop seeds 12mm deep in rows 30cm apart. Keep soil moist. Thin out to 10cm apart when large enough to handle. Sow thinly and repeat every 4-6 weeks for succession.

When To Plant: Late Winter through to Autumn. Harvest: First harvest should be ready in 10 weeks. Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

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BEETROOT MOULIN ROUGE

$4.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris var. conditiva

A superb monogerm beet which removes the need for thinning, ideal for baby beets with smooth skin and deep internal colouring.

How To Grow: Sow 1 seed in 2.5cm deep in rows 15cm apart. Keep soil moist. Thin if necessary to 1in apart. Repeat at intervals for succession.

When To Plant: All year round as required. Harvest: All year round as required. Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

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BROAD BEAN EVERGREEN

$4.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Vicia faba

Succulent green seeds which retain colour. Suitable for eating fresh or deep freezing. Flower drop is a common problem in early Spring due to low temperatures. Pod-setting improves with warmer weather and increased bee activity.

How To Grow: Prepare double rows 30cm apart, 5cm deep, sowing seeds 25cm apart. If more than one double row is to be planted allow 60cm between them. Pinch out the top of the plants when pods are 7-10cm long. This will encourage an earlier crop of well filled pods and help to deter blackfly. Broad Beans like a rich, well dug soil but most soils will give a satisfactory crop. If possible add a general fertiliser to the soil before sowing. Seedlings emerge 10-14 days. Harvest: 18-20 Sow: Spring, Autumn, Winter Soil Type: well drained

$3.30 inc GST

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. italica

One of our favourites and rapidly gaining in popularity, this delightful vegetable bridges the gap between Summer and Winter vegetables. Ideal for the small garden, it will flourish in any well cultivated soil.

How To Grow: Sow seeds 6mm deep in seed trays or punnet. Keep moist. Transplant to final position when large enough to handle. Plant firmly 60cm apart and water well. Seeds may also be sown direct in clumps, later thinning to one seedling.

When To Plant: Late Summer and Autumn. Harvest: Cut when centre heads are well formed. Sow: Summer, Autumn Important Note: These seeds may be treated with a fungicide (Thiram or Apron XL), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. Fungicide treatment is an AQIS requirement for certain varieties of seeds. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees. If your packet has been treated it will be well marked with a warning and the seeds will be dyed a distinct colour.