BEETROOT - Don't discard the leafy tops! They are rich in vitamin C and make a boring green salad rainbow bright. The purple roots get their deep colour from the betalain pigment which has potent anti-inflammatory properties an abundance of health benefits. Hardy and easy to grow.
BROAD BEANS - If you have to stand around podding beans...make it a family occasion. Little hands can be of great assistance & it might be even more appealing to eat later!? Pardon the two-four year olds. How good would it make you feel though with every mouthful packed with nutrients.
LETTUCE - Crisp power packed addition to your lunch or dinner plate. Plant to devour or to admire the pretty green rosette form in rows. Not just for rabbits! What's a burger without some greenery?
RADISH - We all know don't judge a book by its cover, and the same can be said for the watermelon radish. Slice open once the globular root is 5-10cm in diameter and discover a pale green rimmed exterior with a rich rose red crunchy flesh - exactly the same colour as the perfectly ripped watermelon (well uhhh...it was never going to resemble a banana was it?). As eye catching as your primary teachers earrings (but in a good way) with a sweet yet mild peppery tone, the watermelon radish is easy to grow to brighten up your life and plate. Enjoy fresh or fermented. CRUNCH!
SALAD ROCKET - Include young rocket leaves in salads, garnishes, sandwiches for a mild peppery kick. This fast growing and easy crop gives the same health benefits as broccoli, kale & brussels sprouts but is waaaaaaaaay easier to grow.
SNOW PEAS - Tell me you've crunched on a bright green homegrown snow pea. Forget shucking inedible fibers of other pea varieties and throw in the edible flowers and shoots as a garnish. Less time, looks good and more nutrients. Win!
BABY SPINACH - Generally speaking the darker the vegetable the more nutrients it will obtain. Cut single leaves to extend the plants life and your harvest! Energy booster that is less addictive than coffee.
CARROT - Once they've sprouted pull out every second or so seedling. It'll give the ones in the ground more space to really stretch out and grow well - think aisle seat in a plane rather than seat 37B (squish!). Don't throw them out though; they can still be used as baby carrots in stir-fry. Yum!
TOMATO - If you are going to grow anything yourself for flavour, make it a tomato. Once you've tasted your own proudly grown fruit (yep it's technically a fruit!) you'll never go back to those floury red cricket balls at the grocery shop again. You'll taste the difference and enjoy watching them twirl up a trellis or stake like a real growing connoisseur.
CUCUMBER - Tired eyes? Grow some cucumbers to slice and rest those lids with a homemade rejuvenation mask. Best picked young at around 15cm. You cannot get fresher than a crunch cucumber!
SETTLER HIVES - Herbs
CHIVES - An extremely useful cut garden herb that grows year after year with lilac or blush decorative pom pom flowers. Eat often to detoxify the body and boost skin health while increasing the flavour of your pizzas. Plural.
BASIL - If you are growing tomatoes you'd better plant a basil or two for an award winning bruschetta and pesto combination. Get that quintessential Italian taste with this easy to grow herb. All the benefits minus the international airfares
MINT - So easy to grow that it's probably best contained to a pot. Goes wild when it's given a sideways glance and kept hydrated. Beautiful bright green leaves great for homemade beauty remedies, decorating desserts or pina coladas. Or all three at ones if you're a multi tanker!
OREGANO - An easy to grow herb that will add flare to your lamb, egg and vegetable dishes. Plant once and harvest for years! Enjoy the scented leaves, attractive white flowers and smug feeling of satisfaction.
THYME - So many puns. So little thyme. Grow for flavouring soups, stews, stuffing and beef dishes. Simple to grow in dry sunny spots; it will reward you by providing a weed suppressing ground cover and attractive delicate flowers. Thyme after thyme.
PARSLEY - The sophisticated palatable flat leaf kind; not the hard curly leaf variety that leaves dark green shreds between your teeth. Best planted in a sunny position near your kitchen door for easy pickings.
CORIANDER - The herb that divides the population. You either lathe or love it and considering you've picked up this packet you are most likely the latter. Unless you are about to throw it in the fire (don't!). A quick and easy grow with a short life but hey - that flavour is worth it. Diamonds are a forever. Coriander plants aren't.
SETTLER HIVES - Natives
BILLY BUTTON - Super on trend – but think classic not tragic – these golden yellow blooms are a perfect addition to your gardenscape or windowsill vase. The year round strappy silver foliage is complimented with yellow balls of happiness at 50-75cm tall during Spring. Lasts for multiple years.
Like a yellow exclamation mark in your life.
PAPER DAISY - The ultimate keepsake. These daisies are petite at 40cm high but don’t let their small stature fool you – the cut flowers last for MONTHS in a vase. The plant completes its lifecycle within a year but if you play your cards right you’ll have pink posies inside until they literally are gathering dust. Not that you’d have dust. I’m sure you are squeaky clean.
SETTLER HIVES - The Herbs Seed Set
That's the goal right? The patio with pots and pots of freshly cut herbs ready for the kitchen. We forget that herbs aren't meant to be annual, most are better planted new every year. With our set you don't have to use them all at once, each packet can be resealed and seeds stored for the next year.
Our Herbs collection includes; ~ 7 Seed Packets
Chives, Medium ** Basil, Sweet Genova Mint, Peppermint Oregano, Greek Thyme, Summer Parsley, Flat Leaf Italian Coriander, Organic
SETTLER HIVES - The Summer Seed Set
Your seasonal collection - of seeds to plant now. What's included inside is good to grow in Summer! You don't have to use them all at once either, each packet can be resealed and seeds stored for the next year.