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sowing & growing
Celebrating Matariki
Matariki - remember the past, celebrate the present and look to the future.
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sprouts
Getting the very best from your Sprouts
Ever heard an old sprouting saying?
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sowing & growing
Protecting your crops from Jack Frost
From hereon in, until late spring, you need to be on the alert for Jack Frost. Don't get caught out and lose your precious crops...
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sowing & growing
Why you shouldn't save hybrid seed
Have you ever bought a pumpkin from the supermarket that you thoroughly enjoyed yet the seed saved, or discarded to the compost heap, produced fruit the next season that just wasn’t the same?
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vegetable
Storing your Pumpkins & Squash
It’s that time of year when your well grown crops of pumpkins and winter squash need to be gathered and stored for consuming over the winter months...
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sowing & growing
Guide to Growing Green Manure Crops
Autumn is a time of the year when you can really give your garden beds a treat by sowing them with a green manure crop that is dug in just prior to flowering, a couple of months later in early spring.
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recipes & foody stuff
From your garden to your kitchen this autumn

As you can imagine, when you work at a seed company, it’s like a lolly shop for the staff.  Be it for pleasure or gain, there is always something to be grown - to be eaten, processed, stored or sold or just enjoyed for the sheer love of growing...

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Flowers & Herbs
Perennials forever
Late summer and early autumn are a great time of year to be thinking about sowing perennial flowers to ensure they flower next summer.
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vegetable
Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes....
At Kings Seeds, we take pride in the extensive range and style of tomatoes on offer including many heirlooms, hybrids and novelty varieties that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
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Poor Garden has taken a thrashing...
Last week we bore the brunt of Cyclone Dovi, the tropical storm that spun its way down from somewhere up by Vanuatu bringing with it wind gusts of up to 156 km/hr...
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animals
Herbal Ley
A Herbal Ley for Grazing Animals is essentially a range of edible plants with tasty nutritious leaves
and roots that offer some healthy variety to an animal's diet.
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vegetable
Guide to Sowing & Growing Carrots
January and February is a great time of the year to be sowing carrots for an ongoing fresh harvest into the autumn and winter months. Most varieties will mature in under two and a half months from direct sowing, so by staggering this, it becomes easy to plan well ahead how to have a continuous supply for the kitchen and lunch boxes.
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Annual Close Down
Merry Christmas.  We will be closed from midday Thursday 23rd Dec 2021 and reopen on Monday 10th January so orders placed by 8am on Thursday 23rd will be processed before we head off for a much need festive break.
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Flowers & Herbs
Guide to Cut Flowers from A to Z
Late spring through to late summer is the ideal time in your garden to grow your own cut flowers. Whether it's for a special event, to have fresh vase flowers for your house or to make into bouquets to sell at your local farmers markets...
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Guide to Growing & Using Basil
Basil has a distinctive and delicious flavour and a beautiful aroma when brushed with your hand which makes it a must for the vege and/or herb garden.
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