Vegetables

Companion Planting


Bring balance and harmony to your garden. By grouping different plants together you can combine beauty and purpose to create an enjoyable and healthy environment. Plants can take care of other plants by discouraging or attracting insects.

Sow nasturtiums around the base of fruit trees to deter codling moth, borers and woolly aphids. Plant them near vegetables to strengthen their natural pest resistance, and make an insect control spray by infusing nasturtium leaves in boiling water.

Sage can be grown as a border around vegetables to attract bees and repel many insect pests.

French Marigold (such as Yates Petite Yellow or Yates Safari Mixture) can be used in the garden to repel nematodes, white cabbage butterfly, whitefly and many other pests.

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Basil 'Gourmet Mix'

A collection of Basil varieties including Thai Basil, Lemon Basil, Cinnamon Basil and Purple Basil for colour.

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Basil 'Sweet'

The herb that inspires the chef to creative cuisine!  An annual with a sweet, spicy flavour that complements cooking.

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Calendula 'Pacific Beauty'

A beautiful winter display of warm colours in apricot, yellow, persimmon and orange.

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Chives

A versatile tasty herb. Can be used as garnish or flavouring in a variety of dishes, including salads, omelettes, soups and sandwiches.

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Coriander

A fragrant essential ingredient in many national cuisines. Fresh leaves add a distinctive 'citrus peel' flavour to Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Chinese, North African and Mexican dishes.

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Cress 'Salad Curled'

A prolific and refreshing herb. Its vivid green curls are ideal for garnishing.  Easily grown in window boxes or pots.

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Cress 'Salad Curled'

A prolific and refreshing herb. Its vivid green curls are ideal for garnishing.  Easily grown in window boxes or pots.

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Dill

To the ancient Egyptians, a soothing medicine and even used in magic spells!  This versatile herb will add to many culinary delights.

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Garlic Chives 'Gow Choy'

A versatile herb that adds a delicate garlic flavour to dishes. Extensively used in Asian cuisine, Garlic Chives can be used like regular chives, snipped into salads and dressings, soups, and as garnish.

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Marigold 'Cupid Mix'

A compact dwarf plant with large, softly-curled flowers in yellow, gold and orange.  Easy to grow.  Summer flowering annual.

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Marigold 'Safari Mixture'

A beautiful blend of yellow, orange and scarlet colours.  Sturdy semi-dwarf plants carry a profusion of large, double blooms.

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Mint Mix

A refreshing mix of sweet Spearmint, aromatic Curled Mint and cool Peppermint, each bringing a subtle and unique flavour to any dish or beverage.

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Nasturtium 'Cherry Rose'

A free-flowering variety producing a profusion of cherry-coloured flowers. Ideal for rockeries or as a ground cover.

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Nasturtium 'Jewel Mixed'

Sweetly scented bursts of crimson, orange, yellow, salmon and rose rising above the slightly trailing foliage.

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Oregano

Ancient Egypt's great healing herb.  Oregano has a sweet aromatic flavour.  Its slightly bitter overtone makes it ideal in Italian & Spanish dishes.

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Organic Seeds 'Parsley - Italian'

An upright variety with large, flat leaves & strong flavour. Grown under controlled, organic, chemical free conditions.

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Parsley 'Curled'

A decorative dark green plant. Compact and vigorous. Rich in Vitamins and Iron. Ideal for garnishes and flavouring.

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Parsley 'Italian Plain Leaf'

Italian Plain Leaf Parsley really lifts a dish, adding fresh zesty taste and vibrant green colour. With a better flavour than curled parsley, it's a classic favourite for salads, soups, casseroles, and grilled meats.

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Peppermint

This fragrant and invigorating herb makes a delightfully refreshing tea, or adds cool spicy flavour to desserts, iced drinks, salads, dressings and meat dishes.

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Spring Onion

A crisp and crunchy type with plump white, pungent stems and choice green leaves.  Popular variety.  Very versatile in salads, sandwiches and as a garnish.

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Thyme

The herb of courage and elegance.  Thyme is a most attractive ground cover and a very versatile culinary delight.