Latin Name:Cucumis Melo. L.
Melone: Retato Degli Ortolani
This netted skin varietal is has sweet orange flesh.
Growing melons in the tropics generally requires experienced care. Although they can grow well in heat and humidity, the time taken to fruit (especially for larger fruits) leaves the plants moresusceptible to plant diseases than the shorter harvesting cycles of leafy vegetables. Fruiting plants also require much more nutrients and water (especially when fruiting) than non-fruiting plants.
Grow with care. Although a full day's sun is required, use shade cloth to regulate excess afternoon sun. Germinate in cool, dark area. Grow in cool area, shaded from afternoon sun, good air circulation and water often. Larger fruiting varietals are not recommended for beginner guerillas.
This is a vigorous plant with large leaves and a milder taste than Italiano Classico. Use it to put on a sandwich, wrap a slice of tomato with mozzarella cheese, or on bruschetta. Can be grown in containers. 75-80 days from direct seed. Sow seeds in a sunny spot when weather has warmed up, or start in a seed box and transplant. For transplants, sow 5-6 seeds in a 10cm pot six weeks before setting out. 8g about 5,600 seeds.
ClassicåÊvariety of basil. Large plant with dark green leaves. Often used for sauces and pestos.
Thrives in tropical weather. Very easy to germinate and grow. Shade cloth recommended to shield from afternoon sun.View full product details
Smallest of Basil leaf family but carries very intense flavours. Plants grows in a small compact bush and grows well in pots.View full product details
Latin Name:Solanum Melongena L.
This heirloom varietal produces large black and glossy fruits. A common standard of market eggplants.
Eggplants in general take well to tropical climates and can be grown as perennials. Just make sure soil preparation and moisture is adequate for fruiting plants and allow for protection during the hottest of afternoon suns and good air circulation in-between and amongst plants.View full product details