Leaf Beet - Five Colours - 200 seeds Beta vulgaris
A leaf beet with coloured stems and leaves. Sow from May until mid July in rows 30 cm apart. Sow seeds 2.5 cm deep and 2 cm between the seeds. Leaf beet is an easy to grow leaf crop, it will grow well even in poor soils. Can be cut several times and will tolerate some frost.
Goldrush - 10 seedsCucurbita pepo
Strong growing non-trailing plants with long yellow fruits. Fruit flesh has a fine texture and taste. Sow from April indoors at min. 20ºc. Sow the seeds in seed trays and transfer the seedlings into pots or sow directly into pots. Courgette grows best in a warm sunny place. They can grow outside or in a cold-frame. Harden the plants off slowly and plant outside after the last frost. One plant per m²
Black Beauty - 10 seedsCucurbita pepo
Strong growing non-trailing plants with long dark green fruits. Medium early. Sow from April indoors at min. 20ºc. Sow the seeds in seed trays and transfer the seedlings into pots or sow directly into pots. Courgette grows best in a warm sunny place. They can grow outside or in a cold-frame. Harden the plants off slowly and plant outside after the last frost. One plant per m²
Kale Red Russian - 250 seedsBrassica oleacea acephala
Grey-green leaves with a red stem and mid rib. Use the leaves when they are small for stir-fry or salad. Hardy plant that can stay outside in winter and will tolerate frost. Sow early in spring for a summer crop or in July to August for a winter crop. Sow the seeds 15 cm apart in rows of 45 to 55 cm.
Leek Hilari - 250 seedsAllium porrum
Medium dark leaves and long stems. A leek for harvest in late summer, autumn and early winter. Sow seeds from February, 6mm deep in rows 40cm apart, later thin to 15cm between the plants, or raise plants in a seedbed or in modules. Leeks grow best in a deep fertile soil. Plant the pencil thick plants out in June at 40x15cm. Ridge up a few times when the plants are growing.
Aubergine De Barbentane - 25 seedsSolanum melongena
Produces dark glossy cylindrical fruits, 20-25 cm long.Sow seeds from January in a seed tray or direct into pots or modules. Place in light at 25 ºC. Transfer the seedlings into pots or modules, and grow them on at 25ºc. Plant in a heated greenhouse or during the summer in unheated greenhouse or poly-tunnel. Planting distance 75x50 cm.
Kohl Rabi – Delicacy White - 125 seeds Brassica oleacea var. caulorapa Small white kohlrabi. Kohlrabi forms a turnip-like swollen stem with a delicate flavour. For early harvest sow in February or March under glass into a seed tray and transplant seedlings into pots or modules. Plant outside from mid March. For autumn harvest sow from mid June on a seed bed or direct into modules and plant out in July, harvest from September. Florence Fennel - Fino - 130 seedsFoeniculum vulgare Round well filled bulbs, very bolt-resistant. For early and autumn harvest. Sow under glass from February and plant out in tunnel or under fleece. For autumn harvest sow in situ from mid June until mid July. Planting distance 40 x 20 cm
Boltardy - 200 seedsBeta vulgaris A general-purpose variety for fresh use and storage. Can be sown early. Sow seeds from April till June in rows 30 cm apart 2.5 cm deep. Thin the plants later to a distance of 7 to 10 cm. Harvest can start in the summer. For storage harvest in autumn before frost start. Twist off leaves and store in a frost-free place covered in sand.
Burpee Golden - 200 seeds Beta vulgaris Sweet mild flavour and an attractive golden colour. for early crops sow March-early April. For use in summer and autumn make successional sowings from late April to July.Store roots in dry sand, soil, or peat for winter use. (12-16 weeks maturity.)
Broccoli Purple Sprouting ( Late ) - 100 seedsBrassica oleracea var. Italia A late maturing variety, strong growing plants. Sow in May-June in a seedbed or in modules. Transplant in June/July. Planting distance 60 x 60 cm. Pick shoots from early to late spring when they are about 15 cm long and the flowers are in bud.
Gniff - 800 seedsDaucus carota Slow growing variety that can be lifted and stored in sand over winter. Purple outer skin, white inside loses some colour when cooked. Fairly intolerant of wet conditions. Sow outdoors May to June. Nutrient requirements fairly low.
Oxhella - 800 seedsDaucus carota A carrot with root of 10-12 cm long and a broad shoulder. Bright orange colour and sweet juicy taste. Can grow in heavy soils and has large leaves. Sow seeds from April until middle of June in rows 20-25 cm apart, 6-13 mm deep. Try to space the seeds 1 cm apart. Keep well weeded and avoid thinning late as this encourages carrot root fly attack.
Celeriac - Ibis- 150 seedsApium graveolens var. rapaceum A fast growing variety with globe shaped, easy to clean roots. Bolt resistant, therefore suitable for early production under protection. Sow early in March in a seed tray. Place trays in light at a temperature of 20 °C. Transfer seedlings into modules or small pots. Plant outside after last frost at 40x40 cm. Harvest from October. Cover when frosts occur or lift and store.
Parsnip - White Gem- 500 seedsPastinaca sativa Sweet and tender roots. Ideal for all soil types, especially clay. Roots are medium long. Sow from March until mid May in rows 35 cm apart. Thin later to 15 cm. The harvest can start in autumn but the taste improves after frost. Can stay in the soil during winter.
Sweetcorn - Ashworth - 40 seeds Zea mays Ripens very early and therefore suitable for cooler regions. Plants 1.5 m high. Good quality cobs with yellow kernels. Sow from the middle of May when the soil temperature is above 12 ºC. Plant in rows 60-80 cm apart with 20-25 cm between the seeds. Sow 15 mm deep. In cooler regions sow seeds in modules and plant outside end of May. Grow sweet corn in a square plot to ensure good pollination. Harvest the cobs in the mid ripe stage
Turnip - Purple Top Milan- 25 seedsBrassica rapa. A general-purpose variety for fresh use and storage. Can be sown early. Sow seeds from April till June in rows 30 cm apart 2.5 cm deep.Thin the plants later to a distance of 7 to 10 cm. Harvest can start in the summer. For storage harvest in autumn before frost start. Twist off leaves and store in a frost-free place covered in sand