Welcome to the Vegetable Plant Section. We are growing all vegetable plants here on site. They will be released for sale once the risk of frost has passed which will be mid-May if you have somewhere to keep the seedlings under protection or the end of May when it is safe to plant the seedlings outside (if suitable for outside growing). You can reserve stock for call off when it becomes available or order it closer to the time.

Borlotti Bean (Dwarf French) – Borlotto Tinterotto

An improved Supremo Nano type, this dwarf Borlotto variety produces a heavy crop of colourful pink and white speckled pods with matching beans. Good vigour even in unfavourable conditions; early to mature and does well in containers. Once Borlotti Beans are cooked, they go a light-brown colour but the creamy texture makes for a homegrown delight particularly as fresh borlotti beans are almost impossible to buy fresh because they begin to harden after 7 days. The beans can be allowed to harden off and will store well for use later in an airtight container. Plant spacing 25 x 75cm. Harvest from July onwards.

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants


Broad Bean – The Sutton

An excellent bushy dwarf variety, ideal for the smaller garden, and good in large containers. Well suited to the exposed windy garden where larger varieties would suffer from wind rock. Produces plenty of 15cm (6") pods each containing five small, but deliciously tender beans, which are excellent for freezing. Extremely hardy and perfect for over-wintering. Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects. Height Up to 30cm (11.8in) Spread Up to 25cm (9.8in) Likes Full Sun.

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants SOLD OUT


Broad Bean – Bunyard’s Exhibition

Pre. 1835. A gardener's favourite for over 100 years for its reliable performance on most soils and heavy crops of delicious beans. Produces long pods containing an average of 6 to 8 beans per pod. This variety has an excellent flavour and is ideal for freezing. The beans have a lovely sweet flavour which is maintained even if frozen. Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 45cm (18").

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants SOLD OUT


Broad Bean – Karmazyn

The Karmazyn broad bean is an unusual, pink-seeded gourmet bean. Popular in Eastern Europe for its superior flavour, compact size and high yields, these gourmet beans are now becoming quite well-regarded in Britain as well. If you’re looking for something different and unusual, these are the beans for you! Best steamed which preserves the colour. Sow in double rows 7cm (2in.) deep, 14cm (6in.) apart in the row. Space the double rows 23cm (9in.) apart and leave a distance of 35-45cm (15-20in.) before the next set of double rows. Height 60cm.

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants (limited stock)


Edamame Bean – Green Shell

Also known as Soy Beans, these have become a new favourite with restaurants. Each short, little, hairy pod contains up to three green beans, full of goodness and high in protein. The beans should be cooked before eating. They have a lovely nutty flavour and are commonly served salted. They are best picked before they are fully ripe as they tend to be sweeter and are best eaten fresh because after the first ten hours their flavour decreases (so what better crop to grow yourself!). They can also be blanched and frozen. Plant out approximately 6" (15 cms) apart. Crop late summer/early autumn. Reach approximately 3 feet (90 cms) tall. Like a sunny position.

£2.25 per pack of 9 plants (limited stock)


French Bean (Climbing) - The Cobra

Very high quality with a long harvest period. Long, round pods which remain very straight and have a bright green, smooth surface. This attractive mauve flowered bean makes a delightful addition to the flower border as well as the vegetable plot Especially developed for the fresh market, pods are 20cm, the variety is black-seeded with very good vigour. Stringless. RHS award. Height Up to 180cm (70.9in) Spread Up to 30cm (11.8in).

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants


French Bean (Dwarf) – The Prince

A very early variety with extra-long slender flat pods of excellent flavour. The beans are string-less when picked young and will produce a heavy crop for several weeks over the summer if picked regularly. Brown seeded. A good source of Pro-vitamin A, Vitamin K and Folic acid. Beans are freezeable. Plant spacing 25 x 75cm. Harvest from July onwards. RHS award. Height up to 100cm.

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants


Runner Beans – Scarlet Emperor

In cultivation by 1633. A traditional, beautiful large bean, usually purple with mottled black but can often be lavender, yet was named for its beautiful scarlet flowers. Pick when young when both pod and bean can be eaten, or grow on for kidney beans. Runner beans are a good source of Vitamin C, folate and iron, and have a high fibre content. Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers. Allow 22-25cm between plants. Crop from July onwards. Height 300cm.

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants SOLD OUT


Runner Bean – White Emergo

This heavy yielding variety produces delicate white flowers that make a particularly attractive addition to the vegetable garden. Awarded an RHS AGM, Runner Bean 'White Emergo' forms long, smooth pods with a superb flavour when picked while they are young and tender. This vigorous variety copes well even under adverse weather conditions. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants


Beetroot - Boltardy

The deep red flesh has a smooth skin, very few rings, and an intense sweet flavour. This is an excellent variety for early sowings and, as the name suggests, is bolt-resistant. Young leaves can be eaten as baby leaves. The small beets can be used as salad beetroot and then of course the mature beets can be used in salads or cooked as a vegetable. For early beetroot, plant out after hardening off 4" (10 cm) apart in rows 12" (30 cm) apart. Harvest approximately May-July. For main crop, harvest approximately September-October. Likes Full Sun.

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants


Beetroot - Burpee’s Golden

A Victorian variety of beetroot bred by the old American seedhouse Burpee. As its name suggests, the roots are orange-yellow in colour and turn to a deep golden yellow when cooked with the added bonus that it doesn't bleed and stain like conventional beetroot. Best eaten when between golf ball and tennis ball size, they nonetheless maintain a good flavour and texture when larger. Young leaves can be eaten as baby leaves. For early beetroot, plant out after hardening off 4" (10 cm) apart in rows 12" (30 cm) apart. Harvest approximately May-July. For main crop, harvest September – October.

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants


Beetroot - Chioggia

Circa 1841. Red, globe shaped Italian Heirloom variety from Chioggia, a fishing village on the Adriatic. It tastes just like regular purple beets, maybe a little sweeter. The skin is a hot pink/fuchsia colour, and when sliced open, the inside has beautiful pink and white stripes, adding an attractive element to the salad plate. The rings do fade when cooked. Height Up to 30cm (11.8in) Spread Up to 15cm (5.9in) so plant 30cm apart. Like Full Sun.

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants


Borecole - Midnight Sun

This stunning kale variety has a deep red textured leaf and a striking pink mid vein running through the leaf. A versatile variety that is suitable for multi-cut production. Best suited to baby leaf but will also work well as a mature plant. Plant spacings 60 x 60cm. Harvest in autumn and winter.

£2.25 per pack of 6 plants


Broccoli – Ironman F1

This top performing calabrese offers the longest cropping period from late May through to October, producing tasty, uniform blue-green domed heads. A quick-cropper, Ironman F1 shows good tolerance to hollow stem and resistance to bolting. Suitable for closer spacing for baby head production, or simply because growing space is tight. Height and spread 40cm (16"). Harvest: June-November.

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants


Brussel Sprout – Evesham Special

Old traditional hardy variety producing reliable, heavy yielding, strong growing, medium sized, good flavoured sprouts from early autumn into winter. Ideal for exposed locations, will over winter in snow. Removing the growing tip of the plant about a month before the harvesting increases cropping. Do not grow in the same area as where a member of the cabbage family grew in the previous year. Harvest from the ground up. Spacing, Row: 24-36 inches Spacing, Plant: 18-24 inches.

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants


Butternut Squash – Hungarian Orange Sonca SOLD OUT

Not a very well-known variety – bread and cultivated in Hungary. Its fruit star out green turning to a robust, bright orange with greenish brown streaks when fully ripe, the inside is flesh (pulp) is a darker orange than the normal butternut and much sweeter. Great for soups, entrees, sides dishes, desserts and more. Length approx. 8 to 10 inches long. Trailing type. Harvest the squash just before frosts, when the stems dry and turn brown. Plant 2-3’ apart.

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Cabbage – Primo (summer)

A well-known and reliable variety, Cabbage 'Primo' produces solid 'ball head' summer cabbages from June to August. This popular variety is easy to grow and productive. Delicious eaten raw, steamed, or added to coleslaws and summer salads. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 45cm (18”).

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants


Cabbage – Tourmaline Savoy (Winter)

You will be harvesting Savoy Cabbage 'Tourmaline' throughout the winter and well into spring thanks to its excellent cold weather tolerance. This attractive, deeply savoyed, dark green cabbage produces compact, delicious heads. Plants also show a high resistance to xanthemonas (black rot). Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants


Cabbage – January King (Winter)

Sitting at the head of the cabbage court is the regal January King. This hardy, crunchy and slightly sweet winter cabbage is right at home in your Sunday roasts, stews and other warming favourites when the chilly weather blows in. The outer leaves of the heart are very eye-catching with red-purple tinge. Sweet crisp texture. Excellent source of pro-vitamin A and vitamin B & C. Crops from December to January. Very hardy. Plant 35-40cm (12-15") apart.

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants


Carrot – Red Cored Supreme 3

A well-known, blunt ended variety that is ideal for early and successional sowings. Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored 3 - Supreme' is popular for its red fleshed roots with a bright orange skin and a crisp, sweet flavour. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6"). Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants


Carrot – Early Nantes

An extremely reliable variety which is quick to mature. Medium length, uniform roots with a rich fresh internal colour. Superb flavour and beautiful colour, which makes this variety a very popular choice with gardeners. Plant 10cm (4inches) apart. Thrive in light, sandy soil, free of stones or raised beds or containers. High in antioxidant beta-carotene which coverts to vitamin A in the body.

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants SOLD OUT


Cauliflower – All Year Round

A very useful, very white, dwarf variety that can be sown and harvested at most of the cauliflower harvesting periods of the year. Cauliflower 'All The Year Round' will make large, tight heads and is one of the easiest to grow as well. This versatile cauliflower is ideal for successional sowings. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 75cm (30").

£2.25 per pack of 6 plants


Celeriac – Monarch

An autumn/early winter vegetable. Celeriac Monarch is an excellent, high quality variety which has very smooth, easily washable, creamy coloured roots. Easier to grow than celery and can be grated raw over salads, cut into slices and boiled, or into strips which are fried.

£2.25 per pack of 6 plants


Chard – Swiss, Rainbow Lights

(C. Late 19th century) The middle ground between brassicas & salad leaves is often ignored - chards, spinaches & other similar leaves are not only delicious, but can be year-round in productivity with very little effort, plus the back bone of any productive garden, Stems of red, purple, pink, yellow & white with both green & bronzy leaves. Dazzlingly attractive in all stages of growth & chickens love it too!! Very happily takes to cut-&-come-again harvesting & hardy in all but the coldest areas. Good young in salads, or steamed.

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants SOLD OUT


Courgette – Nero de Milano

A wonderful Italian variety - 'Black of Milan' is named after its very, very dark green, almost black, skin. Regionally found in the Lombardian area of Italy, it is a very productive plant with an open habit that makes it ever so easy to harvest & keeps the likelihood of disease low. Medium early, slightly ribbed, about 18-20cm in length, a superb allotment variety. Restaurant quality courgette. Superb, outdoor crop. Allow 90cm between plants in a sheltered, sunny position. Harvest regularly.

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot SOLD OUT


Courgette – All Green

Bush varieties are the easiest courgette plants to manage, easy to grow & heavy cropping. These tiny French delicacies are the highlights of the vegetable year. Fine traditional variety with long dark green & speckled fruits produced over a long period, best grown outside.

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot SOLD OUT


Cucumber – Crystal Apple

Each fruit is the size of a small apple, hence this commonly being known as the 'Apple Cucumber' - but as its fruit is a pale yellow in colour when ready to eat it's actually called 'Crystal Lemon'. Reputed to be more digestible than many other cucumbers, this has a mild sweet flavour and is very juicy - just make sure the cucumbers don't get too large or take on a more golden colour as the skins will become bitter. This is also an excellent variety for pickling also. The habit of the plant can be quite sprawling but they can be tied into a trellis or something similar. There is no need to remove male flowers on this variety. Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects. Plant two per growbag.

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot SOLD OUT


Cucumber – King of the Ridge ‘Perfection’

A Ridge-type cross that can be grown as either Greenhouse or Outside. First grown in Mr. Lows of an Uxbridge nursery in 1889, a cross between Purley Pink Hero & Verdant Green. A good beginners or amateur’s cucumber, from 6 to 8 inches in length, somewhat thick, smooth, perfectly straight & short neck, very easily grown. Leave the flowers on. Keep them picked and they’ll keep producing. Height – up to 300cm.

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot SOLD OUT


Cucumber – Burpless Tasty Green

Cucumber 'Burpless Tasty Green' produces crisp, delicious fruits with no bitterness, and as the name suggests, are easy to digest. The 25cm (10") long cucumbers are packed with flavour and have a very high vitamin content. Grow this ridge type trained against a support either outdoors or in the greenhouse. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 45cm (18").

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot SOLD OUT


Leek – Musselburgh

‘The Scottish Flag Leek’ 19th century. One of those reliable old favourite varieties that Grandad grew to produce an excellent crop of tasty, thick, short solid white stems with broad dark flags through the winter (Oct- Mar). also if Harvested young, as baby leeks, these have a fantastically sweet flavour which doesn't falter if they are left to mature. Exceptional hardy. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants


Lettuce - Mixed

A range of varieties all developed for baby leaf or whole head production. All feature excellent colour and texture, plus high levels of mildew resistance. Space approximately 35cm apart. Possible Lettuce types: Butterheads: flattish, rounded heads, soft texture, heart forming, can be grown nearly all year-round. Cos/Romaine: Tall and upright, sweet flavour, loose heart forming. Both large and small types. Crisp/Iceberg/Batavian: crisp leaves, compact hearts. Iceberg: very crisp leaves. Batavian: thinner leaves than Icebergs, but thicker and crispier leaves than Butterheads. Curled/Oak Leaf/Salad Bowl: mainly non-hearting types. Wide variety of leaf textures and colours. Lollo Bionda/Lollo Rossa: non-hearting types with very deeply curled leaves. Lollo Bionda varieties are green, Lollo Rossa varieties are red.

£2.25 for 20-pack (baby leaf)

£2.25 for 6 pack (whole head)


Lettuce - Iceberg

A summer heading variety with large white hearts and red-tinged pale-green crisp outer leaves. This is an older variety and technically not a true Iceberg type. Space approximately 35cm apart.

£2.25 for 20-pack (baby leaf)

£2.25 for 6 pack (whole head)


Lettuce - All-Year Round

Flattish, rounded heads, compact hearts and a soft texture. These can be grown nearly all year, have a long cropping period, are slow to bolt and lack the uniformity of more modern varieties. Space approximately 30cm apart.

£2.25 for 20-pack (baby leaf)

£2.25 for 6 pack (whole head)


Melon – Canteloupe Charentais

Charentais is a very old variety and is actually one of the easier varieties to grow and perfect for the novice gardener. Mid-sized fruits are grey-green in colour, sometimes stripy, sometimes not quite so pronounced. Inside the flesh is a rich orange colour and literally so juicy you may struggle to not dribble when eating! Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects. Plant two to a growbag or one to a large pot. Fruits are ripe when they become ever so slightly yellow , the flesh around the stem becomes slightly soft and they smell strongly of melons.

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot SOLD OUT


Melon – Ogen

The original strain of Ogen Melon named after from the Israeli kibbutz where it became immensely popular. Aromatic Ogen Melons have an indescribable warmth, richness and sweetness of flavour that is captivating and 'moreish'. Awarded an RHS AGM, Melon 'Ogen' bears small 15cm (6") diameter fruits with pale green flesh that can be harvested from mid-summer onwards. Height and spread: 2m (6', 6"). Melons require high temperatures and humidity so cultivation is most successful in a greenhouse, or under cover of a cold frame or cloche when growing melons in the UK.

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot


Onion – Ailsa Craig

(Circa 1887) An exhibition variety from 1887 introduced by gardener (D. Murray) for the Marquis of Ailsa. The Onion was named after a small unusual shaped island off the coast in the firth of Clyde. - Nice-flavoured variety; large, solid, with small neck. It offers excellent keeping qualities. Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 10cm (4").

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants SOLD OUT


Onion – Red Baron

A mid-late maturing variety, Onion 'Red Baron' produces firm, flattish-round bulbs of a beautiful dark red colour. With eye-catching red rimmed flesh and a stronger flavour than most varieties, this RHS AGM variety makes an attractive addition to salads. An excellent cropping red onion with good storage potential. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6"). Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly.

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants


Onion – Spring, White Lisbon

(Circa 1882) Quick growing - from planting to picking in 10 weeks, A traditional crisp bunching salad spring onion with smooth white bulbs up to 4 cm in diameter & mild sweet thick rings inside for a mild taste. Try growing onions with mint to deter onion fly. Best variety of over wintering. Height Up to 30cm (11.8in) Spread Up to 5cm (2in).

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants


Onion – Welsh

This is the one you remembered that your Grandfather grew & you know you should grow it, but never did. The species originated in China (not Wales) about 500 BC, very similar in taste & odour to the related garden onion, however, this doesn’t develop bulbs, but clumps like a shallot, has hollow leaves & scapes similar to chives. Perennial but dies down in winter. Ht: 35 cm (1ft). Very Hardy. The bulbs multiply quickly over the years. Use fresh and uncooked in the kitchen or they will lose their flavour.

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants SOLD OUT


Pak Choi – Joi Choi

Pak Choi has been grown in China for about 1500 years. It is used whole when it is about 10cm tall or grown larger so that the individual leaves can be used. Pak Choi can be used raw in salads but when it is cooked, it is slightly spicy in taste. Joi Choi is an excellent variety with dark green leaves and pure white stems which grow uniformly and neatly. It is slow to bolt and has a good frost resistance. Vigorous hybrid, white stemmed variety, matures to 25-35cm, dense heavy heads, slow-bolting, pure white petioles (leaf stalks) and rich green leaves. Suitable for baby leaf.

£2.25 per pack of 6 plants


Parsley – Hamburg Parsley Halblange (Root vegetable not herb)

(Very Old pre 1600's) A biennial parsley subspecies with much thicker roots than types cultivated for their leaves & is grown for its beige, stout plump little carrot-like root, which tastes like a carrot-celery, kohl robi cross. Used in parts of Europe in soups, stews & simply as a vegetable & may replace celeriac, parsnips, turnips, or carrots in dishes. Leaves used in the same way as regular parsley. Even though it looks similar to the parsnip, it tastes quite different & the similarity of the names is a coincidence.

£2.25 per pack of 6 plants


Parsnip – Hollow Crown

Over 200 years old and still pretty hard to beat! As the name suggests, they are hollow-crowned – which means the top of the parsnip dips in before the leaves. Flavour is gorgeously sweet and mellow. Couple that with this variety's reliability, resistance to canker and high yield and you will understand why this has been a crop is a favourite with many! While you can start harvesting in late summer, for the truly best flavour do not start lifting and using until after the first frost - patience really is a virtue when it comes to the flavour of parsnips. Frost in the ground converts the starch in the roots to sugar giving them extra sweetness. Plant one every 6 inches.

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants SOLD OUT


Peas - Asparagus Peas

(Circa 16th C) A culinary delight making a real comeback. The young leafless stem shoots can be eaten like asparagus and the light green pods (from bright crimson flowers) are best picked and eaten young (2.5cm) to avoid toughness. Tastes a bit like a cross between asparagus & fresh peas. Easily grown low bushy plant. Harvest August to September. 15-30cm (6-12”) between plants. Likes Full Sun.

£2.25 per pack of 6 plants


Peas – Terrain

An outstanding performance from this powerhouse pea – in yield, pod quality and taste, Pea Terrain cannot be beaten. Plants bear huge amounts of curved pods containing up to eight deliciously sweet peas over a long season. Terrain shows excellent resistance to downy mildew and wilt, and bears fruit right until the first frosts, making it the perfect choice for a late harvest. Producing two pods per node, it brings double the harvest compared with older varieties. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 30cm (12").

£2.25 per pack of 12 plants SOLD OUT


Peppers – Chilli ‘Vampire’

A beautiful chilli plant with stunning black leaves, purple flowers and fruits that start black and ripen to blood red. These chillies ripen early in the year so are a good one to get you started for the season with. Fruits approximately 4" (10 cm) long. Plants reach approximately 2 feet (60 cm) tall. Best grown in pots in greenhouses or polytunnels. Heat: Medium - approximately 14,000 SHUs. Height: 60cm (14"). Spread: 30cm (12").

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot SOLD OUT


Peppers – Chilli ‘Jigsaw’

The foliage and branches are purple, with the leaves almost appearing mottled. The fruits start purple and ripen to red with a hot heat and are usually about 1 - 2" (2.5 - 5 cm) long and oval in shape. The plant reaches approximately 24" (60 cm) so is fairly compact. Best grown in pots in greenhouses or polytunnels. Medium Hot heat (thought to be 5,000 - 30,000 SHUs). Height: 60cm (14"). Spread: 30cm (12").

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot SOLD OUT


Peppers – Chilli ‘Jalapeno’

A robust-growing variety that produces large, smooth, green fruits which ripen to an intense bright red. Very reliable and well suited to the UK's short growing season. This is a good all-round chilli that can be eaten green or left to mature to red; excellent for eating raw, incorporating into salsas, using in soups and stews, or stuffing with cheese and roasting. Fruits measure an average of 2-3" (5-7.5 cm) in length and 1" (2.5 cm) in diameter. The plant has a compact and bushy habit, growing 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) tall with a spread of 1-1 feet (30-45 cm). Best grown in pots in greenhouses or polytunnels. Heat: Medium - approximately 2,500-10,000 SHUs.

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot SOLD OUT


Peppers – Chilli ‘Cozumel’

These chilli fruits start yellow turning orange and finally red with a fruity, thin-walled skin. An excellent variety to grow and enjoy. The plant has a compact and bushy habit, growing 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) tall with a spread of 1-1 feet (30-45 cm). Best grown in pots in greenhouses or polytunnels. Heat : Mild 1,000 - 5,000 SHUs

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot SOLD OUT


Peppers – Sweet ‘Californian Wonder’

1928. A prolific, vigorous pepper that is great tasting and easy to grow. It features a crisp, mild flavour and, just like the peppers you’ll find in the supermarket, the California Wonder produces thick-walled, blocky green peppers, which turn to red if left on the plant. The fruits tend to be 4” tall and wide and particularly sweet. The plants can reach up to 30 inches tall and grow well either in large pots or planted directly in the ground, and when planted in greenhouses, needs little to no maintenance Spacing 30-60cm x 45-90cm. Harvest from early April/May, or maincrop from July.

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot


Peppers – Sweet ‘Marconi Red’

A mild, sweet-flavoured sweet pepper with long, slender green to red pods measuring around 6cm x 17cm, with 3-4 lobes, and medium flesh thickness. To help stimulate pollination just brush the flowers lightly with a paintbrush, going from one flower to the next, transferring the pollen. Water with a nitrogen rich feed (tomato feed) once a week when fruiting has begun. Spacing 30-60cm x 45-90cm. Harvest from early April/May, or maincrop from July.

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot


Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Taken from Italy to USA in 1880's. Extra early, long season, purple sprouting variety producing long spears with deep purple heads and succulent stems with outstanding flavour. One of the earliest to crop harvesting from December to January onwards. Plants are large (1 mtr) & uniform & perfect for over wintering! Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart.

£2.25 per pack of 6 plants


Radish – Cherry Belle

This fast maturing variety produces early crops of sweet and succulent, mildly flavoured radish. The globe shaped roots of Radish 'Cherry Belle' have appealing bright red skins and a crisp, crunchy texture. This RHS AGM variety is very slow go woody. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 10cm (4"). Try growing radishes with mint to deter flea beetles, which chew irregular holes in the leaves.

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants


Radish – French Breakfast

This popular old variety has stood the test of time. It is crisp, crunchy, cylindrical roots have a strong, clean flavour that spice up your summer salads. An RHS AGM variety, Radish 'French Breakfast', produces reliable crops of attractive red skinned roots with bright white tips. An ideal crop for the kitchen garden, containers, window boxes and greenhouse borders. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 10cm (4").

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants


Spinach – Apollo

This outstanding variety produces excellent yields of dark green, thick, rounded leaves of superb quality. Spinach 'Apollo' has good bolting resistance when grown as a 'baby leaf' crop and also makes particularly productive mature plants with resistance to all the modern races of downy mildew. Grow spinach in convenient containers just outside the back door. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants SOLD OUT


Spinach – Medania

Heritage open-pollinated variety. Fine, smooth, broad dark-green leaves of true spinach, stands well to the hottest, driest parts of summer yet does just as well in cooler parts of early autumn. Resistant to mildew and slow to bolt. Rich in Vitamins A and C, beta-carotene & dietary fibre. Mild, tender and totally delicious as baby leaf or main crop. Continual harvest top 3 or 4 inches of steams and leaves through growing season. Protect through winter in greenhouse or under cloche. Plant size 38cm height 30cm spread.

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants SOLD OUT


Swede – Magres

Excellent coloured and shaped, purple topped roots with fine grained, good flavoured, yellow flesh, free from bitterness. Swede Magres is an excellent culinary swede, fully winter hardy, with mildew resistant foliage. Try going with mint to deter flea beetles. Height Up to 30cm (11.8in) Spread Up to 25cm (9.8in)

£2.25 per pack of 20 plants


Sweetcorn – Double Standard

The first bicolour, open-pollinated heirloom sweet corn. Developed in USA for northern home gardeners, based on a nice yellow corn called Burnell grown in Maine in the early 1900's & an early heirloom white from New York's St. Lawrence Valley. Nice-sized, avg. 7 in, ears with 12-14 rows of yellow & white kernels, some ears with yellow kernels only. Excellent traditional corn taste. Vigorous 5 ft plants, Harvest late Aug into Sept. When ready the tassels will turn brown and then black. You can gently ease back some of the husk and check that the cobs are plump and ready. Pull the cob off the plant with a downward motion while supporting the plant with the other hand. Plant in blocks rather than rows for best pollination- 45cm apart.

£2.25 per pack of 6 plants SOLD OUT


Sweetcorn – Tyson

High yielding Sweetcorn 'Tyson' is a reliable and rewarding variety to grow in any kitchen garden or allotment. This disease resistant variety produces good-sized cobs with vibrant juicy kernels and great flavour. Perfect for summer barbecues! Height: 2m (79”). Spread: 45cm (18”). When ready the tassels will turn brown and then black. You can gently ease back some of the husk and check that the cobs are plump and ready. Pull the cob off the plant with a downward motion while supporting the plant with the other hand. Plant in blocks rather than rows for best pollination.

£2.25 per pack of 6 plants SOLD OUT


Tomato – Ailsa Craig

c. 1900. Particularly noted for the exceptional flavour of its fruit, which ripens early in the season. This well-known gardener's favourite produces medium sized tomatoes with a uniform size and shape and an excellent deep colour. Grow this vigorous cordon variety in the greenhouse or outdoors. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20"). Recommend to be pinched out after 4-5 trusses when growing outdoors.

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot


Tomato - Amy’s Sugar Gem

Bred in the early 1980s, Amy's Sugar Gem produces masses and masses of golf ball-sized fruits that are bright red in colour with tiny golden flecks in the skin. Caught in the 'right light' they look as if they have been sprinkled with sugar! With very little core, the flesh is meaty and exceptionally juicy - and so very sweet. A great tomato to munch on its own, use in salads or turn into sweet tomato sauce. For best yields and size of fruit, stop at 6th truss if growing under protection – which is best – or the 4th if growing outside. Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm). Grow as a cordon (pinching out side shoots)

£1.00 per plant in 9cm pot


Tomato – Black Krim

Pre-dating the Russian Revolution of 1917 this heirloom variety originates from the Crimean Peninsula colloquially known as the Isle of Krim, located on the Black Sea coast. Heavy cropping, this variety deserves the term 'beefsteak' as the fruits are both large and truly very 'meaty', with juicy firm flesh. Starting off green, the fruits mature to a brown-red colour with a darker top. Fruits average 4" (10 cm) in diameter but can be much larger. As a result, as the trusses develop additional support with canes or string may be needed. For best yields stop at 5th truss if growing under protection – which is recommended – the 3rd truss if growing outside. Grow as a cordon (pinching out side shoots) Spacing: 30-48 inches apart

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Tomato – Gardener’s Delight

An old variety that is so flavoursome! Whether grown inside or out this produces a good crop of fruits. Early to fruit, even in cooler years and cooler regions this is a very, very reliable variety. Whilst the best crops will be grown under protection, this variety will also perform exceptionally well outside. For best yields, stop at 5th truss if growing under protection (3rd outside). RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Grow as a cordon (pinching out side shoots) 45cm (18") spacing

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Tomato – Moneymaker

A well-known variety that reliably produces plenty of smooth, medium-size fruit throughout the summer. Tomato 'Moneymaker' gained popularity in the 60's and 70's for its uniformity and exceptional flavour, and remains a much-loved garden variety today. Grow this versatile tomato as a cordon (pinching out side shoots) in the greenhouse or outdoors. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20"). Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.

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Tomato – Shirley

Tomato 'Shirley' remains one of the most popular varieties for cultivating in cold or slightly heated greenhouses. 'Shirley' always produces a heavy crop of uniform fruits that are everything a tomato should be - good colour, meaty, juicy and very flavoursome! No wonder this is now regarded the UK amateur's favourite greenhouse variety. Very early into cropping, it just seems to go on and on. Very reliable and with good disease resistance too. This only suitable for growing as a greenhouse cordon (pinching out side shoots) . Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").

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Turnip – Purple Top Milan

As the name suggests, this is a purple-topped variety with a white base below soil level. It is a very popular variety with amateur growers producing good quality flattish roots. Turnips can be harvested from March to December, although early turnips are said to be best for flavour. Spacing between plants in the row: 10-15cm

£2.25 per pack of 6 plants