Grow these new veggies with Mayford

Most store-bought vegetables can’t match the flavour of homegrown. Many people are now growing vegetables and herbs for fun, health, and economy. Homegrown vegetables and herbs are fresh, aromatic and have fuller flavour and are much more rewarding.

Check out the newest range of seeds from Mayford that are perfect for home-growing.


Beet Chioggia Guardsmark

A candy-striped Heirloom variety with a sweet mild taste and medium-height tops. Stems are green with pink stripes.




Lettuce Lara

A red leaf Batavia type variety with unusual two-tone colour, great for a variety of colour in salads.




Sweet Melon / Spanspek Majestic (Sakata Premier Selection)

The very best Sweet Melon seed the farmers grow, now available to consumers.  Excellent internal quality with an exceptionally sweet taste.



Pumpkin Nelson (Sakata Premier Selection)

A very early maturing semi-bush type grey-skinned pumpkin hybrid with excellent internal quality the farmers grow, now available to consumers.  



Herb Fennel

Fragrant young leaves are used for flavouring and the bulb-like stem or “apple” is used in salads or cooked as a vegetable. Stalks can be eaten raw and resemble anise-flavoured celery. 



Herb Oregano

Also known as Pot Marjoram, the leaves are used in pizza, spaghetti and marinara sauces, plus many other Italian dishes. It also complements beef or lamb stews, gravies, salads, soups, even tomato juice. 



Herb Chamomile 

An annual with small, daisy-like flowers which are used to make chamomile tea and possesses a number of medicinal qualities. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.



Herb Rosemary

Notoriously slow to germinate (15 – 25 days), Rosemary is a hardy evergreen dwarf shrub grown chiefly for its aromatic leaves which are used in culinary seasoning and which yield an oil once used in medicine. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.



Visit The Witness Garden Show in Pietermaritzburg from 6-8 September to get your hands on these seeds. Come sit back and relax at The Mayford Tipple Terrace and enjoy a craft gin while watching the antics of the dog agility on the main arena.