October 2014 Newsletter
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October 2014 Newsletter

Summer is officially here!

A big thanks to all our customers who redeemed their discount vouchers  at the end of September! With the warm weather and longer days of summer we have introduced our new range of summer greens - Simply Salad. Perfect to grow just about anywhere in small containers there's never a better time than now to start growing your own healthy greens (see below for more information)! For all of those waiting for the Saffron bulbs the good news is that they have left Europe and all being well should be in stock by late October. Dont forget to leave your contact details on the green In Stock Reminder on the Saffron page and the minute they're here we'll let you know.

We are expecting a large range of new Heirloom vegetable varieties at the beginning of December in time for mid summer plantings.

Last but not least! We have made major changes to our shipping. Everything ordered will be delivered via courier to your door. Scroll down to the bottom of our newsletter to read all about it.

Wishing you all happy gardening!

The Seeds for Africa Team

We are excited to bring you this new range of products. They are all vegetable, fruit or herb varieties that are suited to growing in containers. Just right for urban gardeners and those wanting to add edible colour to the patio. Some of the exciting products in the range :

Patio Snacker Cucumber

Tarpan Strawberry

Roman Strawberry

Cute Stuff Red Mini Bell Peppers

Patio Baby Eggplant

La Bomba Jalapeno Peppers

Tumbler Tomato

Cute Stuff Gold Mini Bell Peppers


Plant of the month

Adenium obesum is native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara (from Mauritania and Senegal to Sudan), and tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia. Common names include Sabi star, kudu, mock azalea, impala lily and desert rose. It is an evergreen or drought-deciduous succulent. It can grow 1–3 m tall, with pachycaul stems and a stout, swollen basal caudex. There are many Adenium hybrids with some stunning colours. Adeniums are also popular as "natural bonsai". Take a look at this link for more of the beautiful Adeniums we stock. 

All orders are now shipped straight to your door at low shipping rates.

Due to continued delivery issues associated with the SA Post Office strikes, Seeds for Africa is with immediate effect shipping direct to your door via courier!  This means easy tracking of your order, no more Post Office collections and some of your valuable time back.  This is a permanent change and we will not be reverting back to postal delivery once the strikes have ended. For full details please see this link.


We hope our new service will bring a smile to your face and rest assured, if you already have a parcel in the SA Post Office system that is delayed, we will do our utmost to get it to you. If you have an outstanding order sent via Postal Mail please email


Free Delivery!

Free delivery to your door on all seed orders over R500. Please click here for full details and terms and conditions.
Part of The Patio Collection, Simply Salad is supplied as multi-species multi-pellets, with 3 or more seeds per pellet.
It is the first multi-species multi-seed pellet for salad.
Easy to grow with very quick crop times and only one multi-pellet needed per pot / bowl.
Can be direct-sown in 10 to 15-cm pots and bowls.
Produces more vivid colors when finished cool.
Gardeners will enjoy them as both a colourful, mixed-texture ornamental and a delicious, nutritious edible. Performs best for consumers in full sun in cool weather, or partial shade as temperatures warm up.
Best used in containers.

Varieties in the Simply Salad Range.

Endless Summer Mixture A season extender! Heat-resistant, late-bolting mix of red and green lettuces.
Wonder Wok Mixture Mix of Asian greens including mustards, kale and bok choy.
Global Gourmet Mixture Red and green leaf lettuces with spicy Asian greens.
City Garden Mixture Red and green lettuces.
Alfresco Mixture Red and green leaf lettuces with arugula, endive and radicchio.

Click here to see the full range.
Seeds for Africa is a GMO Free Zone. Nothing we sell is genetically modified.
Check out our large range of Dahlia bulbs in stock. We also have a limited quantity of Zantedeschia - Arum lilies left in stock.

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Gift Ideas

Its the time of the year that the festive season draws ever closer. Take a look at our gift ideas for gardening novices to experts. Stuck on what to get? Give the gift of choice with a Seeds for Africa gift card available from R100.
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