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How to Read a Seed Catalog by Kathy Anderson

Long before the first daffodils of the year come into bloom, seed catalogs are delivered to our mailboxes to herald the arrival of Spring. A good seed catalog contains so much information, it can sometimes be overwhelming for a novice gardener to decide which seeds to buy for their garden. Today I'll explain how to interpret catalog descriptions for vegetable, herb and flower seeds.



Let's start with vegetable and herb seed descriptions, since they're fairly str

2 days ago

Kumquat - 15 strange fruits and vegetables - Pictures



While it may look a bit like a clown's toupee, the Rambutan is a medium-sized tropical fruit that is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Sri Lanka and other Southeast Asian countries. Additionally, rambutan is a Malay word literally meaning "hairy" attributed to its hairy cover.

Credit: Wikimedia/Forest and Kim Starr

The horned melon (also known as "blowfish fruit" in the U.S.) is a member of the cucumber and melon family that is native to Africa, but now grown in a variety of places w

6 days ago

Dr. Oz Praises the Sea Buckthorn Berry “Miracle Fruit”

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The sea buckthorn berry, a cherished Himalayan beauty and health care

secret, introduced by Sibu Beauty (www.sibubeauty.com),

was commended once again by Dr. Oz on his June 2 "The

Dr. Oz Show" for its health benefits in losing weight, preventing

constipation and a valuable base ingredient in a facial moisturizer.

"Sibu Beauty is thrilled Dr. Oz once again recognizes the health

benefits provided by the sea buckthorn berry," said Peter McMullin,

president of Sibu Beauty. "This tiny orange jewel, a powerful holy

fruit, is packed with antioxidants and offers 12 times the vitamin C of

just one

6 days ago

Burpee Seeds and Plants - Home Garden, Vegetable Seeds, Annual Flowers at Burpee.com

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1 week ago

Vegetable Seeds? Buy Vegetable Seeds Online!

Buy vegetable seeds for your kitchen garden

Do you have a garden and are you looking for new vegetable seeds to sow in your kitchen garden? Then you've come to the right place! We have selected the most beautiful vegetable seeds for you. Without our vegetable seeds your kitchen garden is simply not complete.

Your own vegetables are delicious!



Your own vegetables are always tastier than the vegetables from the supermarket. Besides that, growing your own vegetables saves on the daily groceries and seeing your vegetables grow is a feast for the eyes. From an emerging sprout to a mature plant, taking care of your vegetable plants is a fun hobby that eventually creates delicious meals.

Types of vegetable seeds

There are vegetables that are popular for cooking and that you can easily grow yourself. Some Vegetable Seeds of these delicious types are:



Tomato seeds

Sweet pepper seeds

Lettuce seeds

Carrot seeds

Organic vegetable seeds

When should I sow vegetable seeds?

Most vegetable seeds are sown in the spring. Preferably around the months of February and March. For a successful harvest it is advisable to first germinate the vegetable seeds. After that, you can confidently plant them in your kitchen garden. Do not sow the seeds too close to one another because this may lead to the emerging plants oppressing each other. Before you sow your seeds, always read the instructions on the packaging.

Want to buy vegetable seeds?

Nowadays, to buy vegetable seeds is a piece of cake. You order your vegetable seeds through the website by putting the seeds in your shopping cart. Next, click on 'purchase now' to make the payment. Within several days you can sow the vegetable seeds in your kitchen garden.

2 weeks ago

CORRECTED-BC Partners to buy flower breeder Dummen Orange | Reuters

(Adds dropped word on valuation in second paragraph)

LONDON Oct 16 European private equity firm BC

Partners is to buy a majority Vegetable Seeds stake in Dutch flower

breeder Dummen Orange, the companies said on Friday.



The deal values Dummen Orange at around 500 million euros

($567.65 million) including debt, meaning a multiple of around

11 times its core earnings (EBITDA), a source familiar with the

matter said.

The company is owned by the Dummen family and investment

firm H2 Equity partners and has farms in Central America and

East Africa. Its products include cut flowers and potted plants.

UBS and RBC are providing the debt for the

transaction, the source added.



Dummen Orange is not the first flower company to catch

private equity's eye. Last year U.S. buyout house KKR

made its first venture into Africa with the purchase of a rose

farm.

Swiss chemicals company Syngenta is also in the

process of selling its flower seeds unit.

BC Partners bought Britain's Cote restaurant brand earlier

this year. Reuters previously reported that the buyout house is

currently seeking 7 billion euros ($7.95 billion) for its latest

fund.

Private equity firms have struggled to find suitable buying

targets in recent months, with many suitable assets instead

listing on the stock markets or being snapped up by other

companies in the target's sector, or so-called trade buyers.

($1 = 0.8808 euros)

(Reporting By Freya Berry, editing by William Hardy)

http://www.reuters.com/article/dummen-orange-ma-bc-partners-idUSL8N12G1AP20151016

2 weeks ago

Hazera Seeds South Africa - Vegetable seeds



Hazera is a global leader in the seed industry. Hazera brings expertise, commitment and support, combining decades of experience with state-of-the-art technology. Hazera breeds, develops, produces and markets varieties and seeds in a wide range of vegetable crops around the world.

Worldwide Presence

Hazera's headquarters are situated in Israel and in The Netherlands, with subsidiaries in twelve countries and an extensive distribution network providing services in over 100 additional markets. This worldwide presence enables us to be close to our customers. It allows us to offer technical support and to anticipate and respond to local needs by creating varieties that fit specific climates, growing conditions and market requirements...

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