Caigua  - Medbury Gardens

Caigua - Medbury Gardens

Details  From the cucumber family Caigua suits most areas of New Zealand as its handles cooler weather, the small thumb sized fruit can be used as a gherkin replacement as well as cut up into salads, can grow to 3m so best to grow up and over some sort of frame work.Botanical name  Cyclanthera pedataPrice per packet  $3.00Packet contents  15
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Celery "Red Giant" Medbury Gardens

Celery "Red Giant" Medbury Gardens

Details  Large strain of perennial celery producing red stalks and pinkish yellow blanched hearts, looks good in raw salads. Stronger tasting than green celery, good for soups and stews. Handles winter frosts better than standard celery varieties, though in heavy frost areas the stems are not eatable during these periods .

 

Botanical name  Apium graveolens var. dulcePrice per packet  $3.00Packet contents  200 seeds
Epazote

Epazote

Details  Epazote, once cultivated on a large scale as a medicinal herb, is now grown in few herb gardens. A roadside weed in much of North America and central and southern Europe, its herbal uses are barely recognized today outside its native Mexico and South America.
Various native peoples in the American and Mexican West today drink epazote tea or eat the plant to facilitate childbirth and ease painful menstruation as well as to expel worms and relieve gastrointestinal disorders (some of which might be brought on by the worms). Epazote leaves also have been poulticed on arthritic joints, athlete’s foot, and insect bites.
Botanical name  Dysphania ambrosioidesPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  lots and lots
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Liquorice root

Liquorice root

Details  The liquorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume native to southern Europe, parts of Asia mainly India. In the Netherlands, liquorice confectionery (drop) is one of the most popular forms of sweets. The sweetness is 30 to 50 times as strong as sucrose, without causing damage to teeth.  Liquorice, which grows best in well-drained soils.

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Botanical name  Glycyrrhiza glabraPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20 seeds
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Pink Raspberry - Medbury Gardens

Details  A sweet fruit thats less tart than the red, grows into a 1.5m bush in heavy dump soils 1m on light land. Was found growing near the Arthurs Pass village in the 1950's by a gardener who maintained this variety in Rangiora till his death in the early 90's, Ive grown it ever since.Botanical name  RubusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20
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Skirret - Medbury Gardens

Skirret - Medbury Gardens

Skirret is a perennial vegetable which dates back to Roman times. Related to carrots its the bunches of skinny white roots that is the edible portion. Doesn't like been grown anywhere too dry and are slightly vulnerable to carrot fly.Sium sisarum$3.0050 seeds
Teasel

Teasel

Details  Teasel - spikey flower heads were used for carding wool in the old days .Botanical name  Dipsacus fullonumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20