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Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Details  All chrysanthemum flowers are edible, but the flavour varies widely from plant to plant, from sweet to tangy to bitter or peppery. It may take some experimentation to find flavours you like. The mild flavour that lends itself well to stir-fries.
Botanical name  Chrysanthemum coronarium
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  approx 30
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Epazote - 95RW29

Epazote - 95RW29

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 ambrosioides
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  lots and lots
Grower name  Richard Watson
Evening Primrose - 70NS30

Evening Primrose - 70NS30

Details  Native to North America, the herb is now commonly found in many temperate zones around the world, thriving in open dry areas, the roots can be eaten and oil can be extracted from the seeds which are rich in Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid. Omega-6 oils are one of the two "good" fats essential for health.
Evening-primrose oil is being studied as a supplement for those who don't get enough omega-6 fat from their diet and also is showing some  promising results in reducing nerve damage caused by diabetes.
Botanical name  Oenothera biennis
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
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Florence fennel - 86RW31

Details  Florence fennel is a cool-weather perennial grown as an annual for its swollen leaf bases or ‘bulbs’ and edible leaves. When using in salads, the flavour can be improved by slicing the bulb and putting it in a bowl of water and ice cubes in the fridge for an hour.
Botanical name  Foeniculum vulgare
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  40 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Lettuce Rocket - 187SS

Lettuce Rocket - 187SS

Details  Native to the Mediterranean region, Rocket lettuce is used as a leaf vegetable known for its for its fresh, tart, bitter, and peppery flavour.
Botanical name  Brassica vesicaria
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Matricaria chamomilla - 144RG88A

Matricaria chamomilla - 144RG88A

Details  Chamomilla has a branched, erect and smooth stem, which grows to a height of 15–60 cm The flowers bloom in early to midsummer, and have a strong, aromatic smell.
Botanical name  Asteraceae. M. chamomilla
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  40
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Meadowfoam  - 71RT47

Meadowfoam - 71RT47

Details  A feathery green plant 20-40cm tall that flowers in the spring producing a mass of white-yellow flowers somewhat resembling poached eggs, resulting in the plant being called the poached egg plant.  The bees love it, and it vigourously self-seeds, spreading out to fill a garden bed.  Will die off in the summer, and then the dropped seeds will sprout around autumn producing the feathery green plants, and they'll cover the ground over the winter producing flowers again in the spring.
Botanical name  Limnanthes alba
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Richard Tew
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Nasturtium - Alaska collection - 183SS

Nasturtium - Alaska collection - 183SS

Details  Nasturtium is an annual garden plant cultivated all over the world. The stem can reach 60cm long, with small almost round veined leaves. The leaves and flowers can be used in salad with other greens, it has a slightly peppery taste reminiscent of watercress
Botanical name  Tropaeolum Majus
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith
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Parsley - Italian or flat leaf - 72RW54

Parsley - Italian or flat leaf - 72RW54

Details  This seed was first harvested from wild plants that grow just above the high tide mark south of Kaikoura.
Botanical name  Petroselinum crispum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  approx 50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Purslane 127RW84A

Purslane 127RW84A

Details  The health benefits of purslane are becoming better recognized as its extremely high levels in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly for a land vegetable, as well as significant amounts of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, B-family vitamins, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, and copper. Purslane originated in the Mediterranean region. It is widely eaten throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. It is an annual succulent with a slightly sour and salty taste, making it an interesting addition to the plate and palate.
Sow seed late spring in pots and plant out once plants are established
Botanical name  Portulaca oleracea
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard watson
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