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  • Winter Squash – Marina di Chioggia

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Decorative and deliciously tasty

    We like this one for a Hallowe’en display with its brilliant knobbly skin! Don’t carve it though as it is a great storer and best eaten in the winter months long after harvesting. The fruits are quite big (around 4-5kg) with vivid orange flesh that roasts well. Cut into chunky wedges and roast with the skin on, then peel when cooked.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Marina di Chioggia (organic*)

    In the kitchen: For a simple and delicious side dish, try baking this winter squash until the flesh is soft. Also brilliant and tasty in soups. Top tip – cut into big chunks and roast – then peel afterwards, it is much easier!

  • Winter Squash – Queensland Blue

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Decorative and deliciously tasty
    This is an Australian variety of squash that produces bluish-green, deep ribbed fruits that taste almost like treacle when roasted. These fruits can grow pretty big, weighing as much as 4.5kg! They store brilliantly, so are great to use over the course of late winter when other crops are scarce. You can expect to get 3 or 4 large squashes from each plant, so enjoy all those yummy stews and soups! Winter squash is very easy to grow from our organic plug plants – there is loads of advice in our comprehensive growing guide that you will receive with your plants.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Queensland Blue (organic*)

    In the kitchen: For a simple and delicious side dish, try baking this winter squash until the flesh is soft. Also brilliant and tasty in soups. Top tip – cut into big chunks and roast – then peel afterwards, it is much easier!

  • Winter Squash – Buttercup

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Decorative and delicious  
    This variety of winter squash has a deliciously dense, firm flesh and a beautifully sweet and nutty flavour with an unusually flat shape. The skin is a green/grey colour and the fruits grow to approximately 1.5kg. It’s very easy to grow winter squash from plug plants – just choose a sunny spot and plant in beds or in a large container. Full growing guide comes with the plug plants.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Buttercup (organic*)

    In the kitchen: This winter squash variety is great for roasting, using in a soup or to make a delicious pie.

  • Winter Squash – Turks Turban

    £5.99
    (3 Plants)

    Decorative and delicious  
    This is an unusual looking squash that looks very attractive in the garden. It is often considered to be a very ornamental fruit. This is a trailing plant, the fruits of which can grow to approximately 2kg.

    Number of plants: 3

    Variety: Turks Turban (organic*)

    In the kitchen: This squash is great for stuffing. You can also try baking it or using it in a tasty soup.

     

  • Winter Squash – Musquee de Provence

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Produces large, pumpkin-like fruits
    These winter squashes can weigh up to 10kg! The skin turns from green to golden as it matures and the flesh is a rich orange colour with an almost nutmeg-like flavour. We love this variety as an alternative to traditional Jack O-Lantern Pumpkins, as it is easy to carve, and the flesh is a little more enjoyable too. Great for pumpkin pies and soups. Growing winter squash from plug plants is easy – just plant in a bed in a sunny site and keep them well watered. You’ll need a bit of space for them to sprawl, or a sturdy trellis for them to climb. Full growing instructions come with the plug plants.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Musquee de Provence (organic*)

    In the kitchen: For a simple and delicious side dish, try baking this winter squash until the flesh is soft. Also brilliant and tasty in soups. Ideal for pumpkin pie.

  • Butternut Squash – Waltham

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Delicious and easy to grow   
    Produces sweet flavoured butternut squash of a light tan-colour, with smooth orange flesh. These fruits are uniformed in shape and can grow up to 20cm long. Stores well after harvesting. A good variety for UK growing. Butternut Squash plug plants make it easy, too – just plant them in a sunny spot and follow the advice in the growing guide that comes with the plants.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Waltham Butternut (organic*)

    In the kitchen: This squash is great for roasting, using in a soup or to make a delicious pie.

  • Purple Sage

    £7.99
    (3 Plants)

    Gorgeous shades of purple and green

    This is such a beautiful variety of sage that looks fab growing in a herb bed or in the borders, providing purple and green foliage all year round. The bees will love the flowers that come out in summer. Great for stuffings, paired with squash, and to flavour nut roasts. Our Purple Sage plug plants are ready to be planted straight away.

    Number of plants: 3

    Variety: Purple (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Sage is traditionally used with pork, cheese and mushroom dishes and will make wonderful stuffings. The flowers are edible too and can be used to dress summer salads.

     

  • Courgette -Tromboncino Albenga

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Gives an exceptionally good crop right through the season
    This is a fantastic climbing squash – You can either eat the fruits like courgettes whilst they are still small – they taste quite similar – or leave them to grow and further ripen before storing them in much the same way as winter squash. When used as a winter squash, they have a milder flavour than butternut. You’ll find you get loads from just one plant! As a climber, you’ll need to have space for it to sprawl along the ground (a dedicated raised bed is perfect) or a sturdy trellis/fence for the plants to climb. Growing from plug plants is easy, just follow the advice in the growing guide.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Tromboncino Albenga (organic*)

    In the kitchen: A wonderfully versatile vegetable, this can be used as a courgette in stir fries, soups, risotto, pasta dishes, etc or wait until it is mature like a winter squash and roast it up for stews and soups.