Organic Beneficial Bees Seed Collection
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Two collections of bee-friendly organic/biodynamic seeds have been specially selected to encourage nectar loving insects to your garden. Collections include herbs, vegetables, and flowers bringing a wealth of beneficial polinators and a richness of colour and flavour to your garden.
Price is for one collection of 7 varieties.
Pack 1 consists of the following bee-friendly herbs, vegetables and flowers:
Calendula: Orange - Calendula officinalis. Known as pot marigold, lovely large long orange petals, slightly peppery, fantastic when used to brighten up salads. Approx 16 seeds. Sow Spring to Summer and again in September in pots or in situ.
Sunflower: red - Helianthus annus. A red sunflower variety not quite as large as the yellow type, with fiery heads. Approx 8 seeds. Sow in Spring in situ or pots indoors earlier.
Melon: Charentais - Cucumis melo cantalupensis. A delicious French cantaloupe variety with sweet orange flesh and thin striped light and dark green skin, space 1.8 to 2 meters apart. Approx 2 seeds. Sow in spring in pots or in situ after frosts.
Courgette: Cocozelle von Tripolis - Cucurbita pepo pepo. An heirloom variety producing a light and dark striped green fruit with firm flesh and great flavour. Approx 2 seeds, Sow indoors April/May outdoors after frosts have passed. Space 1m squared apart.
Fennel: Foeniculum vulgare. Tasting much like aniseed, Grows tall, with beautiful architectural flowers. Try using the leaves in salads. Approx 12 seeds. Sow early spring or autumn in situ.
Thyme: Thymus vulgaris. A beautiful aromatic herb, great added to stews, meats, veg and tofu dishes. Very attractive to bees when flowering. Approx 80 seeds. Sow in spring indoors for outdoor transplanting or in pots on windowsills all year as a kitchen herb.
Chives: Allium schoenoprasum. A member of the onion family, these tubular leaves will impart a mild onion flavour to many dishes. Approx 50 seeds. Sow in spring indoors for transplanting outdoors or in pots on windowsills all year as a kitchen herb.
Pack 2 consists of the following bee-friendly herbs, vegetables and flowers:
Californian Poppy: Eschscholzia californica. Easily grown, very low maintainence and self seeding. A golden poppy wonderful for bees. Approx 16 seeds, Sow mid-spring or late summer/early autumn in situ.
Hollyhock: Alcea rosea. A biennial flowering in the second year. The tall stems are long flowering. Approx 6 seeds. Sow April/May or August /September in pots or covered in situ.
Pumpkin: Sweet Dumpling - Cucurbita pepo pepo. Orange fleshed, tea cup pumpkin with white and green outer stripes. Approx 2 seeds. Sow april/May indoors plant out when risk of frost has passed plant 1m squared apart.
Borage: Borago officinalis. Lovely blue star shaped flowers, great added to salads tastes like cucumber. Approx 6 seeds. Sow April/May in situ.
Coriander: Coriandrum sativum. Very common in Middle Eastern and asian cuisine. Use like parsley, tastes slightly like citrus. Approx 12 seeds. Sow indoors in Spring or alternatively in situ in the autumn.
Sage: Salvia officinalis. With beautiful velvet silver leaves and violet flowers. Add to meat, cheese and bean dishes. Approx 5 seeds. Sow Spring indoors or all year round for kitchen use.
Marjoram: Origamum majorana. The sweeter alternative to oregano, it’s wilder counterpart. Works well with almost anything. Approx 100 seeds. Sow early spring indoors or april/May in situ.
Further instructions included on packet. Packet sizes are 9.6(h) x 6.7(w)cm and will fit in most seed containers.
Organica Botanica only posts to the UK as strict rules apply to the supply of seed abroad.
Biodynamic agriculture is a sustainable organic farming method that encourages development of all elements of farming (soil, animals and crops etc) to create a holistic self-sustaining system.
Approx 95% of the seed purchased from Organica Botanica is Biodynamic, the other 5% is sourced from licensed Organic farms. All seed is certified Organic and grown to the high standards of its licensing body.
Agricultural quantities of seed are of no use to the home gardener, we desire small quantities and variety. You will not find (F1) hybrids for sale here, meaning seed can and should be saved from each crop, on a larger scale this creates less waste, less land used solely for seed production, and less resources going into this seed production. Saving the strongest seed from your own crops allows your plants to evolve to your particular environment. giving stronger and healthier plants and encouraging natural diversity.
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22 Jan 2013
Very fitting gift
01 Jan 2013
Fantastic service there was an issue with the delivery and they quickly sorted out very helpful would definitely purchase from them again thanks again
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