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  • Large Companion Plant Pack (Autumn)

    £19.99
    (60 Plants)

    Keep pests at bay with a big pack of beautiful companion plants
    Companion planting is a traditional and natural way to deter pests from crops that you are growing and to attract good insects such as hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds which are the best natural predators of aphids and whitefly. Our large companion plant pack is perfect for larger veg patches and allotments. Not only do the plants look lovely when interspersed with your vegetables, they all have the advantage of being edible too.

    With 60 plants in total, this pack contains the following plants:

    Tagetes x 20
    Plant tagetes close to your tomatoes, peppers and aubergine to deter whitefly. They also look very pretty when in flower. The petals have a distinctive zesty flavour and can picked and used fresh to garnish salads.

    Marigold x 20
    The strong colour of marigolds attracts beneficial hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds. Plant them in amongst your crops or next to rows of veg. The flowers and leaves have a mild citrus flavour and can be used to garnish salads or desserts.

    Nasturtiums x 20
    Nasturtiums secrete a mustard oil that insects love, plant them as a sacrificial crop close to brassicas to deter caterpillars. A wonderful pretty companion plant with edible leaves and petals which have a distinctive peppery taste.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in September and October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in September and October in amongst your veg patch. They should flower until the first frosts.

  • Companion Plant Pack (Autumn)

    £12.99
    (30 Plants)

    Help to keep pests at bay with beautiful companion plants
    Companion planting is a traditional and natural way to deter pests from crops that you are growing and to attract good insects such as hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds which are the best natural predators of aphids and whitefly. Our little companion plant pack is a great way to get started and not only do the plants look lovely when interspersed with your vegetables, they all have the advantage of being edible too.

    With 30 plants in total, this pack contains the following plants:

    Tagetes x 10
    Plant tagetes close to your tomatoes, peppers and aubergine to deter whitefly. They also look very pretty when in flower. The petals have a distinctive zesty flavour and can picked and used fresh to garnish salads.

    Marigold x 10
    The strong colour of marigolds attracts beneficial hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds. Plant them in amongst your crops or next to rows of veg. The flowers and leaves have a mild citrus flavour and can be used to garnish salads or desserts.

    Nasturtiums x 10
    Nasturtiums secrete a mustard oil that insects love, plant them as a sacrificial crop close to brassicas to deter caterpillars. A wonderful pretty companion plant with edible leaves and petals which have a distinctive peppery taste.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in September and October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in September and October in amongst your veg patch. They should flower until the first frosts.

  • frills mustard

    Frills Mustard (Autumn)

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Punchy mustard leaves for winter growing!

    These leaves have a fab flavour, giving a mustardy punch to salads and other dishes. You can start harvesting as soon as the leaves reach 5-10cm (probably in November) and if you keep picking off the leaves it will keep producing more for you to enjoy right through the colder months. It will produce small yellow flowers in spring, at which point it is best to pull the plants up so that you can plant some summer vegetables in their place. You will receive a complete growing guide with your plug plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Frills (organic*)

    In the kitchen: The texture is crunchy yet tender with a robust mustard flavour and mild sweet and spicy peppery finish. The young leaves are mild and best used raw in a salad, but more mature leaves stand up well to a light sauté or braise.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost tolerant and can be grown outside, but will grow faster in a greenhouse/polytunnel or under horticultural fleece/cloche.

    When to harvest: You can start picking the outer leaves a month or so after planting. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant when harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Wild Rocket

    Wild Rocket (Autumn)

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Wild Rocket is perfect for autumn growing

    This is one of our favourite vegetable plants to grow over autumn and winter. The taste is phenomenal compared to shop bought rocket and it just keeps cropping for months, right through to the following spring. Cut the outer leaves off as they reach the desired size, usually from November onwards. Be sure to plant it in a spot that gets plenty of winter sun – or a greenhouse would be even better. In very cold weather it will not grow much, but will burst back into action when it warms up. You’ll receive a growing guide with the plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Wild Rocket (organic*)

    In the kitchen: With its peppery flavoured leaves, wild rocket is delicious used in salads. Sprinkle over pizzas and pasta dishes too for a little kick.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost tolerant and can be grown outside, but will grow faster in a greenhouse/polytunnel or under horticultural fleece/cloche.

    When to harvest: You can start picking the outer leaves a month or so after planting. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant when harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Land Cress (Autumn)

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    If you love water cress, then this is one for you!
    As the name suggests, the key difference is that land cress is grown on the land, not the water but the taste is very similar. If you grow it under cover (a cloche or fleece) or in a milder region you should be able to harvest it throughout winter. Pick the leaves throughout the season until the plant starts to flower in early spring. You will receive a full growing guide with the plug plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    In the kitchen: Land cress is perfect with a steak and fries, or pop into your salads for a peppery kick or add a handful to pasta dishes.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost tolerant and can be grown outside, but will grow faster in a greenhouse/polytunnel or under horticultural fleece/cloche.

    When to harvest: You can start picking the outer leaves a month or so after planting. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant when harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.