Sandveld Organic Growing Seeds - Vegetables

Sandveld Organic Growing Seeds - Vegetables
Sandveld Organic Growing Seeds - Vegetables
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Planting a herb and vegetable garden is an inexpensive way to ensure you eat healthier, safer & fresher food. The added bonus of a garden is that you get to control what goes on your vegetables, provide better nutrition to your family with fresh vegetables, and get some exercise while enjoying the warm sun and environment. All Sandveld seeds available from Faithful to Nature are certified organic, so you can grow the freshest, healthiest crops in your own backyard.

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  • Planting, and cultivating are wonderful activities for the whole family to enjoy
  • Children who participate in growing plants, and vegetables have improved ability to plan, and a stronger sense of responsibility towards nature, and the environment
  • Growing your vegetables provides ultimate peace of mind that no harmful pesticides, or herbicides have been used
  • All seeds listed are suitable for planting in autumn & winter
  • All seeds are certified organic
  • Use the drop down menu to choose which seeds you want to grow.

A little more about each veggie:

Artichoke - 25 seeds per packet
Green Globe variety producing different shapes and sizes of Artichokes. Once established this hardy, decorative perennial plant stands for years. Globes are harvested in spring and early summer, thereafter plant apparently dies down to restart with new shoots during winter.

  • Decorative use of flowers; medicinal use for gastric problems and cholestrol reduction.
  • Starting late summer plant first in seed trays then transplant into wide spaced rows (at least 1,2mx1,2m).

Beetroot - 5g per packet
Detroit Dark Red is a traditional variety grown widely in South Africa. Leaves can be prepared and eaten like Spinach.

  • Plant 2cm deep direct into rows spaced 10x40cm.
  • Thin out emerging plants leaving only one single, strong shoot.
  • Harvest when root well developed but not yet stringy. 

Broccoli - 2g per packet

Broccoli is planted in trays in a cool place from December to March and planted out into rows of 60cmx60cm. Feed and water well and keep on the lookout for pests like lice or worms.

  • Green Sprouting Calabrese is a good local variety
  • Coastal is of Swiss organic origin

Brinjal - 25 seeds per packet
Without heavy frost plants may stand two to three years, mainly producing during warmer months. Start seedlings in trays in warm, humid place August & September, transplant out into full sun (60cmx60cm).

  • Violette Aubergine of organic Swiss origin produces a fast growing smallish plant with dark red leaves and small fruits
  • Night Shadow produces a strong growing plant with large fruit

Cabbage - 30 seeds per packet
Rodynda is a large slow growing variety that produces pointed heads. Imported variety.
Topaz is a faster, smaller plant producing roundish heads.

  • Imported variety.
  • Start seedlings in trays in cool place January to March, transplant out (60cmx60cm).

Carrot - 2g per packet

Nantes is a traditional variety of carrots producing cylindrical carrots. Imported seeds, winter planting recommended.

  • Loosen soil deeply in preparation but do not work compost into ground immediately prior to planting.
  • Feed for first months of growing season. Deep water irregularly to encourage strong root growth.
  • Sow thinly and directly into rows 2cmx30cm, if necessary thin out once established.

Cauliflower - 2g per packet

  • Start seedlings in trays in cool place January to March, transplant out (60cmx60cm). 
  • Heavy feeder.
  • Watch out for lice and worms.

Chilli - 25 seeds per packet

Chillies vary greatly in appearance, so do the plants. The fruit may be from mild to prohibitively hot, and planting a mixture of seeds ensures a range of plants with varying characteristics. Most mature red chillies are well suited fro drying. Without frost plants may stand two to three years, mainly producing during warmer months. Start seedlings in trays in warm, humid place August & September, transplant out into full sun (60cmx60cm).

  • Jalapenos grow into strong plants producing fleshy medium hot chillies that can be used green or red ripe.
  • Birds Eye chillies grow small, pretty plants with very hot but tiny fruit, upright like candles, that change colours as it matures.
  • Habanero chillies perform well in protected, hot-moist climate, else difficult to grow. Extremely hot, pretty yellow fruit.
  • Long Slim Cheyenne produces longish, medium hot chillis.
  • Pepperdews are mild small roundish and decorative chillies that are often pickled.

Chinese Cabbage
Granat is a quick growing cabbage variety of organic Swiss origin that can be used as salad or as vegetable.

  • Start seedlings in trays in cool place December to March, transplant out (60cmx60cm).
  • Prone to go into seed if stressed.

Fennel, Bulb
Perfection is an imported variety of organic Swiss origin that produces heavy bulbs with mild sweet fennel taste. Bulb Fennel originates from Italy and is used for salads or cooking.

  • Plant in trays in cool place January to March and transplant out (60x60cm)

Kale
Curly Dwarf is a small vegetable kale of Swiss organic origin that grows strong and produces an abundance of bushy leaves. Harvesting regularly encourages plant to produce more leaves.

  • Start seedlings in trays in cool place December to March, transplant out (60cmx60cm).

Kohlrabi
- Azur Star (imported) Red Kohlrabi
- Lanro (imported) White kohlrabi
This unknown cabbage family vegetable produces a solid round, apple size plant centrepiece that eats deliciously raw, or cooked as vegetable.

  • Start seedlings in trays in cool place January to March, transplant out (60cmx60cm).

Leek
- Carentan, popular local variety
- Italian Giant

  • Leek is planted almost throughout year (February to October)
  • Start with seedlings in trays and plant out as straight and deeply into ground as possible (10x50cm) for long, tender white leeks.
  • Prone to flowering if planted late into summer or in hot and dry conditions.

Melons
Spanspek Sweet Melon, produces round, small to medium size fruit.  Outydse produce a strong, ground covering plant and much larger, oval shaped fruit.

  • Plant August to October directly - three pips in a small circle - thereafter wide spacing (100x120cm) as plants rank widely.
  • Watch out for fruit fly that like to sting fruit as they develop.

Okra
Clemson Spineless is a traditionally grown variety in South Africa. This Middle Eastern vegetable produces robust plant, decorative flowers and edible fruit of high starch content.

  • Okra needs quite high temperatures to germinate and is planted direct in September/October spaced 45cmx60cm.
  • The finger long young pods are picked before turning stringy and can be continually harvested for months.

Onions
Gold Nugget type brown onions are medium day onions of traditional South African origin. Vigorous grower with good resistance against pests and diseases. Good storage performance if cured & stored properly.

  • Onion of Florence produce red longish onions suited for fresh use in salads and cooking; poor storage life
  • TG red onions have been developed out of local red onion varieties especially for vigour, size and disease resistance.
  • Sow in seed beds - thin rows 10cm apart
  • For seedlings March to May, plant seedlings out spacing 10x20cm July to September, harvest December & January.

Peas
Mange-tout Oregon Sugar Pod This bush type of mange-tout produces flat longish pods that are harvested just as the peas begin to show. Delicious in salads and stir fried vegetables
Sugar Snaps are climber type of mange-tout peas that prefer to grow against support.

  • They produce fleshy oval shaped pods that are harvested once the peas are well developed but before fully round.
  • Green Arrow is a climber type of traditional pea that is harvested once peas have fully developed in pods.
  • Peas are sown into winter (March to June) directly in single rows per bed, 10cm in-row spacing.
  • Wide spacing between the rows allows ventilation and sufficient room for harvesting without troubling plants.
  • Peas are prone to mildew if disturbed and grown in very humid conditions.
  • Watch out for insects & worms once flowering and harvest using scissors

Pepper
Oro is a green pepper of Swiss organic origin that produces first green then golden yellow peppers. Jumbo is a green pepper of Swiss organic origin producing heavy fruit that turns from green to bright red. Californian Wonder is a traditional green pepper (in this case seed imported from USA).

  • Grow seedlings first in warm protected place in spring (August to October) and plant out later (60x60cm).
  • Smallish, strong plants. If possible protect from excessive sun to avoid burning, and from excessive wind.

Pumpkin
Boerpampoen ia an old favourite in South Africa that produces a few large and heavy light green pumpkins. Examples is a bright orange, large pumpkin very similar to boerpampoen. Queensland Blue produces compact greyish fruit of medium size. 

  • Pumpkins are planted August to October, three pods in a small circle.
  • Then allow good spacing as plant spread widely in all directions. Watch out for insects once flowering.
  • Harvest when stem starts separating from pumpkin.
  • Generally pumpkins store well if left on the plants until mature and kept outside, dry and in the sun thereafter.

Squash
Zucchetti is a bush type marrow that can be harvested as baby marrows or left to grow into full size, large marrows.

  • Plant directly into wide spacing (90cmx100cm). Fairly resistant to fruit fly.

Waltham butternuts grow into wide ranking plants .

  • Sow from August to October, three pods in a small circle, then wide spacing (100cmx120cm).
  • Watch out for fruit flies that like to sting small fruits.
  • Butternuts store well when harvested well ripe, i.e. when green lines on nek of fruit have almost disappeared.

Rolet Gem is a favourite South African vegetable producing small, round squashes. Hubbart produces heavy, pear shaped squashes that are best harvested when green still.

  • Squashes are like pumpkins best planted August to October.
  • Three pods in a small circle, then allow good spacing as plants spread widely in all directions (with the exception of Zucchetti).
  • Watch out for insects once flowering. Harvest as baby, green or ripe.

Spinach (Swiss Chard)
Gruener Schnittmangold is of Swiss organic origin with green leaves and stems. Fordhoek Giant is a well established local variety with large dark green leaves and white stems.

  • Spinach of the Swiss Chard type grows throughout the year but thrives especially if well watered during summer.
  • Is can be continuously harvested throughout the year.
  • Sow in trays first and plant out, or directly into rows (25x50cm).
  • Breaking of the leaves, not cutting, when harvesting stimulates growth, so start breaking leaves off plants as soon as possible.

Tomato
Red Bella Rosa produces small cherry-type tomatos of slightly elongated shape. Yellow Bella Rosa is as a small cherry-type tomato of yellow colour and elongated shape. Coeur de Boeuf is an oxheart type of tomato of Swiss organic origin. Strong, resistant plants with red medium size fruits. Vleistamatie of the old fashioned type with very sweet fruit.

  • Start seedlings in trays in warm, humid place August & September, transplant out into full sun (60cmx60cm).
  • Plants do not like wind and must be supported / tied up to grow to full size and to carry well.

Cabbage White Dotterfelder - 30 seeds
Growing your own veggies is an inexpensive way to ensure you are eating healthy, safe, and fresh foods. The Dotterfelder White Cabbage is an excellent place to start! Dotterfelder is a certified organic heirloom cultivar which has been handed down through generations of farmers. It’s an easy vegetable to grow, and has hundreds of delicious uses in the kitchen from salads, to sauerkraut.

  • Dotterfelder is a South African heirloom cultivar originally sourced from Swiss seed banks
  • Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamins K, C, and B6 as well as magnesium, and potassium
  • Growing your vegetables provides ultimate peace of mind that no harmful pesticides, or herbicides have been used
  • Planting, and cultivating are wonderful activities for the whole family to enjoy
  • All of Sandveld’s heirloom seeds are certified organic

Carrot Rainbow
Growing your own veggies is an inexpensive way to ensure you are eating healthy, safe, and fresh foods. The Rainbow Carrot pack is a selection of certified organic, heirloom carrot seeds in a range of different colours. Harvest time will be a real surprise when purple, orange, yellow, and white carrots come out of the earth!

  • Rainbow Carrots are a range of rare, heirloom cultivars originally sourced from Swiss seed banks
  • Carrots are an excellent source of vitamins A, and B6
  • Growing your vegetables provides ultimate peace of mind that no harmful pesticides, or herbicides have been used
  • Enjoy a range of subtle flavour differences, and sample rare carrot varieties

Cauliflower Purple
Growing your own veggies is an inexpensive way to ensure you are eating healthy, safe, and fresh foods. The Purple Cauliflower is a staple veggie whose deeply pigmented florets are a stunning shade of royal violet. This banting, and gluten-free staple is super versatile and can be used in hundreds of different delicious recipes like mash, and grated cauli-rice.

  • Purple Cauliflower heirloom cultivar originally sourced from Swiss seed banks
  • Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamins C, and a variety of B vitamins
  • Purple pigmentation occurs thanks to anthocyanins, also found in red grapes
  • Cauliflower makes a delectable mashed potato alternative which is totally gluten free
  • Grated cauliflower, stir fried, makes a low calorie alternative to rice

Cucumber English Chinesische Schlange - 12 seeds
Growing your own veggies is an inexpensive way to ensure you are eating healthy, safe, and fresh foods. The Chinesische Schlange (Chinese Snake) is a sleek, elongated cucumber which is less likely to turn bitter if the plants are stressed. Enjoy them fresh as part of the summer harvest in salads, and sarmies, or pickle them for the colder months, and to boost your gut biome.

  • Chinesische Schlange is an English type heirloom cultivar originally sourced from Swiss seed banks
  • Cucumber is an excellent source of vitamin K, and soluble fibre
  • A healthy cucumber plant can grow around 10 fruits
  • Make your pickled gherkins to enjoy your cucumber all through winter

Maize Sweet Corn - 12 seeds
The Sweet Corn is a pale yellow type of maize which grows to a medium height so it won’t crowd your garden too much. Simply shuck the husk of the corn, and roast on the braai and enjoy with butter for the true South African experience.

  • This Sweet Corn is a South African heirloom cultivar, originally sourced from Swiss seed banks
  • Melees are an excellent source of carbohydrates
  • Sweet corn makes an excellent addition to any salad
  • Enjoy it raw, and cooked as part of the main course

Parsnip Turga - 25 seeds
The Turga Parsnips have a sweet, complex flavour profile and the tender roots can grow up to 20 centimeters in length. The humble parsnip is an often overlooked vegetable whose versatility in cooking is matched only by her cousin, the carrot.

  • Turga Parsnip is a South African heirloom cultivar, originally sourced from Swiss seed banks
  • Parsnip is an excellent source of manganese, and vitamins K, C, B5, B6, B9, and E
  • Sweet, nutty, and complex flavours reminiscent of carrot
  • Flavours are enhanced if you wait until after the first few frosts of winter to harvest
  • Enjoy roasted in olive oil, with garlic, pepper, salt and a splash of lemon

Spinach Swiss Chard Bright Lights Red
Chard is an amazingly nutritious vegetable rich in minerals like magnesium, manganese, and iron. The Blight Lights Red variety of Swiss Chard is beautiful addition to any garden, plot, or veggie patch with its colour ranging from pink to deep red.

  • Bright Lights, Red is a South African heirloom cultivar, originally sourced from Swiss seed banks
  • Chard is an ultra nutritious food with large amounts of magnesium, manganese, iron and a host of different vitamins
  • A 100 g serving of chard contains over 300% of your daily requirement of vitamin K 
  • Leaves make for a fantastic spanakopita
  • The red stalks can be slightly bitter if left to mature for too long
  • Sauteing the red stalks will quickly remove the bitter flavours
  • Tender stalks can be enjoyed raw with hummus, or a tahini dip (just like celery)

Spinach Swiss Chard Bright Lights Yellow
Chard is an amazingly nutritious vegetable rich in minerals like magnesium, manganese, and iron. The Blight Lights Yellow variety of Swiss Chard is beautiful addition to any garden, plot, or veggie patch with its colour ranging from amber to rich ochre. 

  • Bright Lights, Yellow is a South African heirloom cultivar, originally sourced from Swiss seed banks
  • Chard is an ultra nutritious food with large amounts of magnesium, manganese, iron and a host of different vitamins
  • A 100 g serving of chard contains over 300% of your daily requirement of vitamin K 
  • Leaves make for a fantastic spanakopita
  • Sauteing the yellow stalks makes them sweeter, similar to yellow onion flesh
  • Tender stalks can be enjoyed raw with hummus, or a tahini dip (just like celery)
Reviews
Reviews
Overall Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

15 out of 16 people would recommend this product

03/11/2018, By 1st Time Gardener
All the seeds from Sandveld have sprouted. Can not wait fot them to yield produce.
25/10/2018, By Shanice
Great product. My brother loves all the varieties
03/10/2018, By Emma
Cant wait to harvest, germinated within two weeks
21/08/2018, By Karen
Great range of seeds
21/08/2018, By Karen
Very good seeds
19/05/2018, By shirley
Looking forward to my peas this winter.
20/02/2018, By Albertus
Great
23/01/2018, By Stacey
Easy instructions and great range to choose from.
16/12/2017, By Jo
Very good seeds.
27/10/2015, By Adele
Love these seeds. We have had wonderful success with these seeds. Just love that we can support organic farmers. It has also been a great way to get my niece to eat more veggies. She loves sowing the seeds, watching them grow, harvesting them and then eating them raw, straight from the garden.
28/08/2015, By Carmen
I got a packet of green arrow peas as a gift with my first order from Faithful to Nature. I never thought to plant peas! All of my seed came up and have produced a good crop of peas. My husband hates eating vegetables but I made him try these raw and even he had to admit these were pretty good! Ive just ordered some more sandveld organic seeds and cant wait to plant them!
01/09/2014, By Amanda
Wonderful products but hardly any stock available
19/09/2013, By Rene
Cant wait for my harvest to be served on the table knowing only good will go into my children from now on... thank you
20/05/2011, By Estelle
My Cos Lettuce Forellenschuss are beautiful & delicious & very easy to grow. Growing your own is very rewarding and quite addictive!
07/03/2011, By Su-Ann
Thanks again for a wonderful newsletter. I am overjoyed to see organic seeds that I can sow in my balcony pot garden! I always feel guilty supporting the big greedy agri-industry when buying supermarket seeds. What a convenient alternative!
05/03/2011, By Karen
Seeds that actually grow and produce strong seedlings!!!! I bought the Tomato Oxheart and its so impressive Im ordering more ;)

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