Medlar (Mespilus germanica)
Winter Purslane (Montia perfoliata)
Andes tomato 'Andenhorn' (Solanum lycopersicum)
Heirloom Flower Seeds
Originally, plants were probably used mostly as food or for the preparation of therapeutic products, potions and cures. But the cultivation of flowers and ornamental plants has a long tradition as well. Here you can buy a selection of heirloom flower seeds, as well as discover other plants that have historically been used as decoration or ornamental plants.
Heirloom Chili Pepper Seeds
Allegedly, chili peppers have been used as a condiment and spice for over 8000 years by the inhabitants of Latin America. At first wild chilies ( which still occur today and go by the name of "Tepin Chili") were collected, later the plants were cultivated and an incredible range of varieties developed. Unlike most spices from tropical countries, chile peppers can be grown even in Central Europe. In addition, chilies are very decorative houseplants.
Since the beginning of civilization, people have used plants as medicine. Perhaps as early as Neanderthal man, plants were believed to have healing powers.
Exotic and Tropical Plants Seeds
The category of exotic plants contains a variety of plant seeds from the tropics. Among them are heirloom agricultural crops and fruit trees and many special spices. Hobby gardeners often refer to tropical plants as "exotic plants" - a somewhat imprecise concept, as "exotic" simply means "foreign" and is therefore a very relative term, which dates back to the reference frame of the former colonial powers and thus implies a European perspective. The cultivation of tropical and exotic plants from seed is a passion for many gardeners and often requires special equipment, as these plants need different climatic conditions. Additional heat, moisture or greenhouse cultivation are often necessary for tropical seeds, so that they not only germinate, but also develop into healthy plants.
Most people devote themselves to plant breeding for the first time in their lives as a child. Most of us have sown some fast growing cress or beans to experience the miracle of germination. Even if you live in the city, usually there are some kitchen herbs on your balcony or windowsill, because there's just nothing better than cooking with fresh herbs and spices.
Medicinal Plant Seeds
Medicinal herb seeds are seeds of plants which have been standing in a special relation to mankind since ancient times. These are, for example, medicinal herbs for preparing potions or ointments that are traditionally grown in monastery gardens. Medicinal herbs also refers to plants that provide ingredients for natural remedies or which are well suited as tea herbs.
Here we introduce vegetable seeds of old and new varieties. Old heirloom vegetables convince with many unique properties. They are often extremely unassuming and resistant and can bring an enormous variety and exciting new tastes into your kitchen, and many of them are rich in health-promoting ingredients. But there are also some newer vegetable varieties that were selected for their robustness and high palatability using traditional breeding methods.
Fruit & Berry Seeds
Strawberries, melons and wild fruits such as wild apple, loquat, sorb tree and juneberry. Of course, the wide variety of nuts must not be missing.
Tomato seeds, mainly of old varieties.
The area of origin of the tomato is probably Central or South America. Wild ancestors of the crop can still be located in northern Chile and Venezuela.After the first tomato plants reached Europe already in 1498 with Christopher Columbus, they have steadily grown in popularity.
Tomatoes can be grown in the open field, in a greenhouse or as potted plant, for example kept on the balcony.
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plants organized in thematic relationships