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Beetroot   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bush Bean, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Silverbeet    DISLIKES: Climbing Bean, Tomato, Dill  
Cross-Pollinating; will easily cross with other beetroot, silverbeet, sugar beet & fodder beets; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 250-500m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Broad Bean   Sow Seed   LIKES: Potato, Pea, Bean    
Part Self & Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other broad beans; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 200m apart.  
 
Broccoli   Plant out seedlings   LIKES: Bean, Celery, Chamomile, Dill, Mint, Nasturtium, Onion, Oregano, Potato, Sage, Rosemary    DISLIKES: Lettuce, Strawberry, Tomato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohl rabi, brussel sprouts; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 2klm apart.  Insect Pollinated.
 
Brussel Sprouts   Plant out seedlings   LIKES: Bean, Celery, Dill, Hyssop, Mint, Nasturtium, Potato, Sage, Rosemary   
DISLIKES
Strawberry
 
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of brussel sprouts, broccoli, collard, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohl rabi; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 1000m apart.  Insect Pollinated.
 
Burdock   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Bean, Mint, Nasturtium, Radish, Corn    DISLIKES:  Potato
 
  Insect Pollinated
Cabbage   Plant out seedlilngs   LIKES: Bean, Beetroot, Celery, Onion, Potato    DISLIKESStrawberry, Tomato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohl rabi, collard; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 1000m apart.  Insect Pollinated.
 
Carrot   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Bean, Leek, Onion, Pea, Mint, Nasturtium, Radish, Corn, Rosemary, Sage, Tomato, Wormwood, Chives, Cucumber, Lettuce    DISLIKES: Potato, Dill, & being stored with apples
 
  Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other carrot varieties & Queen Ann‘s Lace (weed); to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 500m apart.
Cauliflower   Plant out seedlings  
LIKES: Bean, Beetroot, Celery, Chamomile, Dill, Hyssop, Mint, Nasturtium, Onion, Oregano, Potato, Sage, Radish, Rosemary                DISLIKES: Tomato, Strawberry
 
  Cross-Pollinating; will cross with kale, collard, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, kohl rabi; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 1000m apart.
CHINESE / ASIAN VEGETABLES            

- Bok Choy
Pak Choi        
Gai Choi
Hong Vit
Tatsoi

  Sow Seed   LIKES: Beans, Celery, Coriander, Cucumber, Onion, Pea, Potato, Tomato    
DISLIKESStrawberry  
 
|Cross-Pollinating; will cross with bok choy, turnip, pak choi, & all other varieties of chinese cabbage; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Collard   Plant out seedlings   LIKES: Bean, Beetroot, Celery, Chamomile, Dill, Mint, Nasturtium, Onion, Oregano, Potato    DISLIKESStrawberry, Tomato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of collard, as well as brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, broccoli; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 1000m apart.  Insect Pollinated.
 
EDIBLE FLOWERS & FLOWERS            
- Alyssum   Sow Seed  
LIKESFruit Trees (attracts bees)
 
  Insect Pollinated
- Borage   Sow Seed  
LIKESTomato, Strawberry, Squash, Zucchini, Pumpkin
 
  Insect Pollinated
- Calendula   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bean, Potato           
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of calendula.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Cosmos   Sow Seed   LIKESAmaranth, Marigold  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of cosmos.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Dianthus   Sow Seed   n.a.  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of dianthus.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Hollyhock  
Sow Seed
 
  LIKES:  Roses    
- Viola   Sow Seed   n.a.  
Cross-Pollinating.  Insect Pollinated.
 
Endive   Sow Seed   LIKESRadish, Parsnip, Turnip  
Self-Pollinating; will not cross with other varieties.
 
Fennel   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bean, Caraway, Coriander, Dill, Tomato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other fennel varieties including wild fennel often found on roadsides; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
FRUIT / TREES            
- Carob  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.   Insect Pollinated
- Fruit Tree Scions (for grafting)   Order Now  
LIKESAlyssum
 
  n.a.
Garlic   Order Now  
USES: Planted around all trees to repel borers.  Also repels leaf eaters & sap suckers when planted near vegetables
 
  n.a.
GREEN MANURE / FIELD CROP            
- Alfalfa   Sow Seed  
Highly beneficial when used as a green manure crop in the garden & especially for breaking up compacted soils.  The plants are very deep rooted, enabling the roots to draw up sub-surface minerals & break up compacted soils.  The plant is able to fix large quantities of nitrogen from the air in root nodules & add carbon back to the soil.   
 
- Barley   Sow Seed  
Used for food, fodder, as a green manure crop or for straw.  Beneficial for adding bulk organic matter & controlling nematodes in the soil.
  
- Broad Bean   Sow Seed  
Useful as a green manure crop adding carbon & nitrogen to the soil & improving friability.  
 
- Chicken Grazing Mix   Sow Seed  
A beneficial mix of hardy greens to give to your feathered friends. 
 
- Clover   Sow Seed  
Deep-rooted ground cover useful for fixing nitrogen in the soil, and for attracting tachinid flies, ground beetles & parasitic wasps that prey on aphids, scales, caterpillars and whiteflies.  
 
- Fenugreek   Sow Seed  
Used as green manure crop adding nitrogen, phosphorus & organic matter back into the soil.  Excellent for loosening heavy, clay soils & controlling weeds.  
 
- Field Pea  
Sow Seed
 
  Used as a cool season fodder or green manure crop
- Fodder Beet  
Sow Seed
 
  Traditionally widely used across Europe as cattle feed
- Green Manure (Autumn / Winter)   Sow Seed  
Used as a green manure crop, plants are best dug back into the soil when the leaves are still fresh & green after approx. 8 weeks after planting
 
- Khorasan  
Sow Seed
 
  Beneficial for adding bulk organic matter to the soil.  
- Lupin   Sow Seed  
Commonly used as a green manure crop adding nitrogen, phosphorus & organic matter to the soil.  Due to its long tap root, it is capable of extracting a wide range of nutrients & is useful for breaking up hard, compacted soils.  Also useful in attracting bees, butterflies & other beneficial insects to the garden.  
 
- Medic   Sow Seed  
Commonly used as a cover crop & ideal for using as a living mulch.  Beneficial for adding nitrogen & other nutrients to the soil, suppressing weeds & preventing erosion.  
 
- Mustard   Sow Seed  
Used as green manure crop in controlling nematodes & fungal diseases such as fusarium & verticillium, as well as adding organic matter to the soil.  
 
- Oats   Sow Seed  
Beneficial for adding bulk organic matter & controlling nematodes in the soil.
 
- Rye  
Sow Seed
 
  Used as a cover crop to prevent soil erosion. 
- Turnip   Sow Seed  
Used in cooking with excellent flavour, as fodder crop or for green manure.  When left to mature also attracts bees, butterflies & other beneficial insects to the garden.  
 
- Vetch   Sow Seed  
Commonly used as a fodder crop or for green manure adding nitrogen & organic matter to the soil & suppressing weeds, as well as attracting beneficial insects to the garden.  
 
HERB            
- Bergamot  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.   n.a.
- Black Cumin   Sow Seed  
Flowers attract beneficial insects esp. parasitic wasps & predatory flies, which then will hunt insect pests on nearby crops.  LIKES:  all Brassicas incl. Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Kohl Rabi, Turnip, Swede, Beetroot, Cucumber, Potato 
 
  Cross-Pollinating.  Insect Pollinated
- Chamomile   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Cucumber, Mint, Onion
 
  n.a.
- Chives   Sow Seed   LIKES: Carrot, Grape, Parsley, Tomato
DISLIKESBean, Pea
 
Cross-Pollinating; will not cross with other onion varieties.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Echinacea  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.   n.a.
- Fenugreek   Sow Seed   n.a.  
Cross Pollinated.  Insect Pollinated.
 
- Hyssop  
Sow Seed
 
  LIKES:  Grape    n.a.
- Marjoram   Sow Seed   LIKES: All plants in general  
Cross-Pollinating.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Oregano   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Cabbage, Cucumber, All plants in general
 
  Cross-Pollinating.  Insect Pollinated
- Parsley   Sow Seed   LIKES: Asparagus, Carrot, Chive, Tomato, Roses    DISLIKES: Mint  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of parsley; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 500m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Red Clover   Sow Seed   LIKESOats  
Cross Pollinated.  Insect Pollinated.  
 
- Tarragon  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.    Insect Pollinated
- Yarrow   Sow Seed  
Attracts pollinating bees and beneficial aphid-eating insects into the garden.
LIKES:  All Brassicas incl.
Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Kohl Rabi, Turnip, Swede, Tomato, Honeydew, Rockmelon, Watermelon, Eggplant, Bean, Spinach.

 
  Insect Pollinated.
Kale   Plant undercover in punnets - plant out in 4-6 weeks   LIKES: Bean, Beetroot, Celery, Chamomile, Dill, Hyssop, Mint, Nasturtium, Onion, Oregano, Potato, Sage    DISLIKES: Grape, Strawberry, Tomato   
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kohl rabi; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 1000m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Kohl Rabi   Sow Seed   LIKES: Beetroot, Onion   DISLIKESBean, CapsicumChilli, Tomato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 1000m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Leek   Plant out seedlings   LIKES: Carrot, Celeriac, Celery, Onion      
DISLIKESBroad Beans, Broccoli
 
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other leeks, but not other Alliums. To ensure purity, separate varieties by at least 1000m. Insect pollinated.
 
Leek - Perennial (Live Plant)   Plant   LIKES: Carrot, Celeriac, Celery, Onion      
DISLIKESBroad Beans, Broccoli
 
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other leeks, but not other Alliums. To ensure purity, separate varieties by at least 1000m. Insect pollinated.
 
Lettuce   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bean, Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry, Chervil, Cucumber, Onions, Parsnip, Pea, Radish   DISLIKESParsley  
Self-Pollinating; will not cross with other varieties, however, to prevent minimal (1-6%), natural cross pollination, separate lettuce varieties by 2-3m, or with a tall 2-3m high barrier.  
 
Mustard Green   Sow Seed   LIKES: Fruit Trees (to assist growth)  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with Chinese Mustard & other mustards; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.
Insect Pollinated

 
Onion   Plant out seedlings   LIKES: Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrot, Lettuce, Potato, Strawberry, Tomato, Chamomile, Summer Savoury    DISLIKES: Bean, Pea  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other onion varieties including spring onion, potato onion & shallot (will not cross with leek); to ensure purity grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect pollinated.
 
Pea   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Lettuce, Parsnip, Potato, Radish    DISLIKES: Garlic, Onions, Shallots, Turnip
 
  Self-Pollinating; will not cross with other varieties.
Radish   Sow Seed   LIKES: Peas, Lettuce, Beans, Carrots, Kohl Rabi, Parsnip, Onion, Mustard, Nasturtium, Cucumber, Spinach - attracts leaf miner away from Spinach    DISLIKES: Grape, Hyssop  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of radish & wild radish; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 1000m apart. Insect Pollinated
 
SALAD GREENS            
- Corn Salad   Sow Seed   n.a.  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of corn salad.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Marshmallow  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.   n.a.
- Mesclun   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Bean, Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry, Chervil, Cucumber, Onions, Parsnip, Pea, Radish  
 
  n.a.
- Mibuna   Sow Seed   LIKESBean, Beetroot, Cabbage, Cucumber, Marjoram, Pea, Strawberry    DISLIKESParsley  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with chinese mustard & mizuna; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Mizuna   Sow Seed  

LIKES: Beans, Celery, Coriander, Cucumber, Onion, Pea, Potato, Tomato    
DISLIKESStrawberry  

 
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with chinese mustard & mibuna; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
- Mountain Spinach (Orach)   Sow Seed   n.a.  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of mountain spinach.  Wind Pollinated
 
- Nasturtium   Sow Seed  
Useful as a trap crop for aphids.  LIKESBroccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Squash, Pumpkin, Zucchini, Marrow, Kale, Kohl Rabi, Radish, Tomato, Potato
 
  Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other nasturtium varieties; grow only one variety at a time.  Insect Pollinated
- Perilla (Shiso)  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.   n.a.
- Rocket   Sow Seed  
LIKES Bush Bean, Beetroot, Celery, Cucumber, Dill, Lettuce, Mint, Nasturtium, Onion, Potato, Rosemary, Spinach, Thyme.    DISLIKESStrawberry
 
  Cross-Pollinating.  Will cross with other varieties of rocket.  Insect Pollinated
- Sorrel   Sow Seed   LIKESStrawberry, Cabbage, Tomato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other sorrel varieties.    Insect pollinated.
 
- Watercress   Sow Seed   n.a.  
Self-Pollinating; will not cross with other varieties.  
 
Shallot / Potato Onion   Order Now  
LIKES: Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrot, Lettuce, Potato, Strawberry, Tomato, Chamomile, Summer Savoury    DISLIKES: Bean, Pea
 
  n.a.
Silverbeet   Sow Seed   LIKESBeetroot, Cherry, Fruit Trees, Lavender, Lovage, Marjoram, Mulberry, Onions  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross easily with other silverbeet & beetroot.  Wind & Insect Pollinated
 
Spinach   Sow Seed   LIKESBeetroot, Cherry, Fruit Trees, Lavender, Lovage, Marjoram, Mulberry, Onions  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross easily with other spinach varieties; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 3klm apart.  Wind Pollinated
 
Swede   Sow Seed   LIKES: Pea  
Cross-Pollinating.  Insect Pollinated
 
Turnip   Sow Seed   LIKES: Pea, Lettuce, Cucumber, Nasturtium  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other turnip varieties, including fodder turnip & winter rape; to ensure purity grow varieties at least 1000m apart.  Insect Pollinated