Over the last few weeks, the Food Collective has been dreaming up a brand new Harvest Share, for the winter season. And, finally, we’re very pleased to be able introduce our next endeavour:
Heirloom Seedling Share
Sourcing seeds from local companies specialising in open- pollinated heirloom seed varieties, and working in association with the green-thumbed folks at Soil for Life
, we bring to you a winter Heirloom Seedling Share
. With the colder weather setting in, we've chosen a selection of colourful and unusual heirloom winter vegetable seedlings that you’ll struggle to find anywhere else in South Africa.
Planting from seed can be time-consuming and isn't always easy - growing from healthy seedlings instead gives you a head start and a much better chance at a good crop. And, because we've been careful to select as many cut-and-come-again kinds of plants as possible, you will be able to harvest your them yourself, throughout the season!
How does it work?
With each share you buy, you will receive FOUR 6-pack seedling trays
containing the following heirloom vegetables:
Heirloom Lettuce 6-pack (EITHER Forellenschluss Lettuce, Cinnamon Cos OR Butter Blush)
Heirloom Pea 6-pack (EITHER Weggis Peas, Capuchin Peas OR Purple Podded Blauschokkers)
Heirloom Broccoli OR Cauliflower 6-pack (EITHER Romanesco Broccoli, Calabrese Broccoli OR Sicilian Violet Cauliflower)
Heirloom Cabbage OR Kale 6-pack (EITHER Perfection Drumhead Savoy Cabbage OR Nero di Toscana Kale)
Each 6-pack tray contains 6 seedlings of one variety (these are not mixed seedling trays). 24 seedlings in total. Seedling varieties will be randomly assigned, and may vary according to germination success rate of the seeds used. All four 6-packs to be collected at once from Soil For Life in Constantia in late May (provisional collection date: Monday 30 May 2011)
What does it cost?
Each share (4 seedling trays) costs R110.
That works out to R27.50 per tray. You may order as many shares as you like (total shares available limited to 70).
We hope you're as excited about this new project as we are!
For more info and to sign up, please visit our website
Liz, Kate & Pia
The Food Collective