A new improved variety boasting a high yield from a uniform plant with sturdy stems.I plant seed on bottom heat early in the spring and outside in the garden after mid-November. Parsley will sometime bolt if seed is planted in soil which is too cold.
'Viking' is a wonderful new variety of parsnip which is a vigorous grower and will produce smooth, white skinned, 27cm long, wedge-shaped roots. The roots keep a good thickness down to the base making them ideal for roasting. Read more about Parsnip ‘Viking' F1 (Pastinaca sativa)
Climbing Pea ‘Alderman’ Tall climbing pea Alderman’ is an old climbing variety sometimes known as ‘Telephone Pea’. It needs wire or trellis and will grow 2 metres tall and produce good quantities of 12cm long pods of tasty sweet peas. Read more about Pea, Climbing ‘Alderman’ (Pisum sativum)
Melbourne Market is one of the best flavoured shelling pea and is widely planted by both professional farmers and home garden gardeners. Plants are dwarf, growing to 50cm only, and productive producing pods that contain 8 peas. Not for Tasmania.
An old variety, very popular in Europe and the USA ‘Onward is only just starting to make its mark in Australia. Sweet and flavoursome it is a prolific producer of large pods. Not powdery mildew resistant so best grown in the cooler months. Read more about Pea, Shelling ‘Onward’ (Pisum sativum)
Willow is a fabulous new variety of shelling pea. It produces a large number of attractive, long, dark green pods. Willow is resistant to powdery mildew so a late planting is worth a try. Plant seeds 2cm deep in a 10cm wide band approximately 20 seeds per 30cm. Read more about Pea, Shelling ‘Willow’ (Pisum sativum)
An exciting new variety of snow pea with excellent disease resistance producing dark green, flat pods under a variety of weather conditions. An October or November planting would be worth a try as Green Devil is powdery mildew resistant.
‘Oregon Giant’ is the most popular commercial snow pea grown in Australia. Grows 100-120cm tall and is a heavy cropper of large sweet snow pea pods. It is resistant to powdery mildew so can be sown from mid winter to November.
'Jap' type pumpkins have delicious flavour and good keeping qualities. Coventry is later ripening by 7 to 10 days than the discontinued 'Ken's Special' so should be started earlier in cool regions, but offers better yields. This variety has a vigorous vine and large fruit. Read more about Pumpkin, Jap 'Coventry' F1 (Cucurbita maxima)