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Amaranth   Sow Seed   LIKESCucumber, Corn, Runner Bean, Tomato, Potato, CapsicumChilli, Eggplant, Pea, Marigold    DISLIKES:  Saffron  


Cross-Pollinating; will easily cross with other amaranth; to ensure purity grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
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ANCIENT GRAINS            
- Beluga Lentil   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Cucumber, Potato, Summer Savory
DISLIKES:
Onion, Garlic 

 
  Insect Pollinated
 - Chia  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.   Insect Pollinated
- Red Lentil   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Cucumber, Potato, Summer Savory
DISLIKES:
Onion, Garlic 

 
  Insect Pollinated
Artichoke   Sow Seed   LIKESPea, Sunflower, Tarragon, Cabbage  
Cross-Pollinating.  Insect pollinated.  Will cross with other varieties of Artichoke.  Insect Pollinated
 
Bean, Bush   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Beetroot, Borage, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Marigold, Squash, Pumpkin, Strawberry, Corn, Tomato, Potato, Cucumber, Savoury Summer    DISLIKESChives, Fennel, Garlic, Leek, Onion, Gladiolus, Dill
 
  Self-Pollinating; but to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 2m apart.  
Bean, Climbing   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Beetroot, Borage, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Marigold, Squash, Pumpkin, Strawberry, Corn, Tomato, Potato, Cucumber, Savoury Summer    DISLIKESChives, Fennel, Garlic, Leek, Onion, Gladiolus, Dill 
    
  Self-Pollinating; but to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 2m 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.
 
Cabbage   Plant out seedlings   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.
 
Capsicum   Plant out seedlings   LIKES: Basil, Carrot, Onion, Oregano 
DISLIKESFennel, Kohl Rabi 
 
Self / Cross-Pollinating; While mainly self-pollinating, crossing by insects does occur; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 150m 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.
Celeriac   Plant out seedlings   LIKES: Bush Bean, Cabbage, Leek, Onion, Tomato, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale  
Cross-Pollinating; will easily cross with other varieties of celeriac & celery; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 500m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Celery   Plant out seedlings   LIKES: Bush Bean, Cabbage, Leek, Onion, Tomato, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale  
Cross-Pollinating; will easily cross with other varieties of celery & celeriac; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 500m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Chilli   Plant out seedlings  

LIKES: Basil, Carrot, Lovage, Marjoram, Onion, Oregano   DISLIKESFennel, Kohl Rabi  

 
Self / Cross-Pollinating; While mainly self-pollinating, crossing by insects does occur.  Chance of crossing with other varieties; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 150m apart.  Self / Insect Pollinated.
 
CHINESE / ASIAN VEGETABLES            
- Bitter Melon   Sow Seed  
LIKESCoriander, Beetroot
  n.a.

- 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
 
Choko   Plant Bulb   n.a.  
Cross Pollinating.  Will readily cross with other choko varieties.  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.
 
Corn   Sow Seed   LIKES: Pumpkin, Squash, ZucchiniLettuce  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other corn varieties; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 2klm apart.  Insect & Wind Pollinated
 
Cucumber   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bean, Broccoli, Celery, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Pea, Radish, Tomato, Corn, Sunflower     DISLIKES: Rue, Sage, Potato & Aromatic Herbs   
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other cucumber varieties; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 500m apart - or hand-pollinate flowers.  Insect Pollinated
 
EDIBLE FLOWERS & FLOWERS            
- 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
 
- Sunflower   Sow Seed   LIKESSquash, Cucumber, Zucchini, Pumpkin    DISLIKES:  Potato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other sunflower varieties.  Insect Pollinated
 
Eggplant   Plant out seedlings   LIKES: Pea, Tarragon, Thyme  
Self / Cross-Pollinating; mainly self-pollinating but will occasionally cross with other eggplant varieties; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 10m apart.  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            
- Cape Gooseberry   Sow Seed  
LIKESYarrow, Pine & Oak Trees
 
  Insect Pollinated
- Carob  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.   Insect Pollinated
- Rosella  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.   Insect Pollinated
- Fruit Tree Scions (for grafting)   Order Now  
LIKESAlyssum
 
  n.a.
Garlic   Plant Cloves  
USES: Planted around all trees to repel borers.  Also repels leaf eaters & sap suckers when planted near vegetables
 
  n.a.
Ginger / Galangal   Plant Root  
LIKESGalangal, Turmeric, Cardamon
 
  n.a.
Gourd   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bean, Mint, Nasturtium, Radish, Corn    DISLIKES: Potato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other gourd varieties; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
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.
  
- 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.  
 
- 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
 
- Lab Lab Bean   Sow Seed  
Due to its deep root system down to 2m it is capable of extracting a wide range of nutrients & is useful for breaking up hard, compacted soils. As a green manure crop it is useful in fixing nitrogen & adding organic matter back into 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.  
 
- 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.  
 
- Rye  
Sow Seed
 
  Used as a cover crop to prevent soil erosion. 
- Sunflower   Sow Seed  
An attractive way to supplement your chooks diet. Simply select a plot, broadcast seed, allow to grow & harvest seed heads placing directly into pen or hanging indoors.  A welcome & nutritious treat!
 
- 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            
- Basil   Sow Seed   LIKES: Apricot, Asparagus, Cucumber, Fennel, Tomato    DISLIKES: Rue  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of basil; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 50m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
- 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
- Borage   Sow Seed  
LIKESTomato, Strawberry, Squash, Zucchini, Pumpkin
 
  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
 
- Coriander   Sow Seed   LIKES: Potatoes, Anise, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chervil, Dill, Parsnip    DISLIKES: Fennel  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of coriander; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 500m apart.
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.  
 
- Sage   Sow Seed  
LIKES: Cabbage, Carrots, Marjoram, Strawberry, Tomato    DISLIKES: Cucumber, Rue
 
  Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of sage.  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.
Honeydew   Sow Seed   LIKES: Radish, Corn, Peanut, Sunflower  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of rockmelon, honeydew, & Armenian cucumber; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Horseradish   Plant Root  
USES:  Plant around potatoes to help combat fungal problems.
 
  n.a.
Jerusalem Artichoke   Plant Tuber  
LIKESRhubarb, Chamomile, Bush Beans, Peanut, Cucumber, Lettuce, Spinach, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Honeydew, Watermelon, Rockmelon
 
  n.a.
Kale   Plant out seedlings   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 - 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.
 
Luffa   Sow Seed   n.a.  
Cross-Pollinating.  Insect Pollinated
 
Marrow   Sow Seed   LIKES: Beans, Nasturtium, Radish, Corn  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of marrow, zucchini, squash & pumpkin with the species ‘pepo‘; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.
Insect Pollinated

 
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

 
Okra   Sow Seed   LIKESCucumber, Capsicum, Chilli, Eggplant, Honeydew, Rockmelon, Watermelon  
Self-Pollinating; will not cross with other varieties; however may experience very minimal insect cross pollination, so to ensure absolute purity, grow varieties at least 30m apart.
 
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.
 
Parsnip   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bean, Leek, Onion, Pea, Radish, Rosemary, Sage, Tomato    DISLIKES: Dill  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other parsnip varieties as well as wild parsnip; to ensure purity grow varieties at least 500m apart.  Insect pollinated.
 
Pumpkin   Sow Seed   LIKES: Bean, Mint, Nasturtium, Radish, Corn    DISLIKES: Potato  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of pumpkin with the same species. eg. ‘maxima' or 'pepo'; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart or pollinate by hand.  Insect Pollinated
 
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
 
Rhubarb (crown)   Plant Crown   LIKESOnion, Garlic, Cabbage, Kale, Broccoli, Turnip, Cauliflower  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of rhubarb.   Insect Pollinated
 
Rockmelon   Sow Seed   LIKESCorn, Peanut, Sunflower, Radish  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of rockmelon, honeydew, & Armenian cucumber; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
SALAD GREENS            
- Amaranth   Sow Seed   LIKESCucumber, Corn, Runner Bean, Tomato, Potato, Capsicum, Chilli, Eggplant, Pea, Marigold    DISLIKES:  Saffron  
Cross-Pollinating; will easily cross with other amaranth; to ensure purity grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated.
 
- Dandelion  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.   n.a
- 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
 
- Minutina  
Sow Seed
 
  n.a.   n.a.
- 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.  
 
Salsify   Sow Seed  
LIKESBean, Leek, Onion, Pea, Sage, Tomato, Mint, Nasturtium, Radish, Corn, Carrots - reputed to deter carrot fly.   DISLIKES:  Potato, Dill
 
  Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of salsify.  Insect Pollinated
Shallot / Potato Onion   Plant Bulb  
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
 
Spring Onion   Sow Seed   LIKES: Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrot, Lettuce, Potato, Tomato, Strawberry  DISLIKESBean, Pea          
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other spring onion varieties & onion; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.
Insect Pollinated

 
Squash   Sow Seed   LIKESRadish, Corn, Peas, Bean, Pumpkin, Marigold, Nasturtium, Zucchini  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of squash, zucchini & pumpkin with the species ‘pepo‘; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Tomatillo   Plant out seedlings  
LIKES: Parsley, Asparagus, Basil, Cabbage, Carrot, Onion, Pea, Sage    DISLIKES: Fennel, Potato, Dill
 
  Self-Pollinating; will not cross with other varieties.
Tomato   Plant out seedlings   LIKES: Parsley, Asparagus, Basil, Cabbage, Carrot, Onion, Pea, Sage, Marigold, Chive, Broccoli    DISLIKES: Kohl Rabi    
Self-Pollinating; will not cross with other varieties; however to avoid minimal natural cross-pollination in older varieties, grow in blocks harvesting centre fruit, or with a tall growing plant between (eg. climbing bean).
 
Turmeric  
Plant Root
 
  n.a.   n.a.
Watermelon   Sow Seed   LIKES: Corn, Peanut, Sunflower, Radish  
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other watermelons, pie melons & citron melons; to ensure purity grow varieties at least 500m apart.  Insect Pollinated
 
Yacon   Plant Rhizome  
LIKESLeafy Greens, Radish, Turnip, Peas
 
  n.a.
Zucchini   Sow Seed   LIKES: Beans, Mint, Nasturtium, Radish, Corn    
Cross-Pollinating; will cross with other varieties of zucchini, squash & pumpkin with the species ‘pepo‘; to ensure purity, grow varieties at least 400m apart.  Insect Pollinated