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  • Winter Squash – Little Gem

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Perfect size for 1-2 people

    This trailing winter squash produces mini, acorn-shaped fruits measuring approximately 10cm. It is a good choice for smaller plots if you want a squash that will easily climb a trellis. They tend to be easy to peel, and they are the perfect size to stuff and roast whole. Great if you’re cooking for yourself or just one other.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Little Gem (organic*)

    In the kitchen: This winter squash can be deseeded and stuffed before baking whole. Otherwise, you can chop into chunks and roast.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • 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!

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

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    Winter Squash – Uchiki Kuri

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Very early to ripen – great for UK growing! 
    A lovely looking winter squash, each plant forms three to five small pumpkin-like fruits averaging 1.5kg. The fruits are an intense orange/red colour with golden flesh and have a sweet nutty flavour. We really love this variety – it is very pretty, and a popular one amongst foodies and chefs. It ripens early making it a safe bet if you’re planting late, or if autumn comes sooner in your neck of the woods. Winter Squash is easy to grow using plug plants and full growing guide is provided with the plants.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Uchiki Kuri (organic*)

    In the kitchen: For a simple and delicious side dish, try roasting this squash with garlic cloves and seasoning. Also brilliant and tasty in soups.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Winter Squash – Cornells Bush Delicata

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    A fun alternative to butternut squash
    Produces narrow squash with cream/yellow coloured skin and dark green stripes. It looks great in the vegetable garden! We like it as the flavour is not dissimilar to butternut squash – sweet and nutty – but it is a little quicker to mature and ripen. If you’ve struggled to get butternut to ripen, then give this a go instead. Winter squash are easy to grow – they like lots of compost and plenty of water, sunshine and warmth. This is a compact variety, suitable for beds or large pots, and it doesn’t need space to climb/sprawl. You’ll receive a growing guide with your plug plants.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Cornells Bush Delicata (organic*)

    In the kitchen: For a simple and delicious side dish, try roasting this winter squash with a drizzle of olive oil and season well.  Also brilliant and tasty in soups and risotto.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • 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!

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Pumpkin & Squash Patch – Plug Plant Collection

    £19.99
    (15 Plug Plants)

    Colourful, decorative, fun and ever so tasty     
    This is a lovely collection of pumpkins, winter and summer squashes that will provide you with colourful and tasty vegetables throughout the summer and autumn months. Growing pumpkins and squash from our plug plants is very easy – just plant them in a sunny part of the garden, and refer to your growing guide (provided with every plant delivery) for growing advice.

    Number of plants: 15 plug plants

    Space required: If growing on the ground, allow approx 15 metres growing space. If growing vertically, against a trellis or fence, you could pack the plants in a little closer, allowing 10 metres space, or grow them in big containers (15 containers, 1 plant per pot)

    In the kitchen: This collection of pumpkins and winter squash are all delicious and are great for stuffing, roasting, using in soups or to make delicious pies.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2024 until July 2024. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Please see our growing guides for each individual advice for each plant type and for spacing between plug plants.

    When to harvest: Please see our growing guides for each individual advice.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • 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.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • 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.

     

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Winter Squash – Sweet Dumpling

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    A striking addition to your squash patch 
    Sweet Dumpling is a very versatile squash as it is perfect for cooking whole, or stuffing and roasting to use as an individual portion. It has a beautifully sweet flavour. With its unusual skin colouring of light and dark green stripes and its creamy orange flesh, this squash makes a striking addition to your squash patch. It is incredibly easy to grow squash from plug plants – this variety will grow well in large containers or in beds – it just needs a little space to sprawl out or a trellis to climb.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Sweet Dumpling (organic*)

    In the kitchen: For a simple and delicious side dish, try baking this sweet winter squash until the flesh is soft. Perfect for making pumpkin pie and muffins!

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Summer Squash – Custard White

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    A Patty-Pan Variety of Summer Squash
    This interesting and very attractive patty pan bush type variety of summer squash produces creamy white flat fruits with scalloped edge and a very fine flavour. They have a delicate white skin (which is tender like a courgette rather than tough like winter squash).  The plants are fairly compact so a good option for growing in large pots or beds alike. Your plug plants will come with a complete growing guide.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Custard White (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Roast these squashes whole or grill slices on the bbq, or lightly fry. Chilli, lime and garlic work really well with it.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting Advice: These plugs will need to be planted at least 60cm apart. They need a lot of sunshine and water. Harvesting: Harvest as soon as the fruits are the right size. They should start to produce fruits 2-3 weeks after the first flowers form in early summer, as long as it is warm enough and pollination is good.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • 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.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • 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.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • 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.

     

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • 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.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

    Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting Advice: These plugs will need to be planted at least 60cm apart. They need a lot of sunshine and water. Harvesting: Harvest as soon as the fruits are the right size. They should start to produce fruits 2-3 weeks after the first flowers form in early summer, as long as it is warm enough and pollination is good.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

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    Chilli Pepper -Scotch Bonnet Red

    £5.99
    (3 Plants)

    These little guys may be small but they will have you breathing fire!
    Producing small (4-5cm) but very hot fiery peppers these are not for the faint hearted. They have a squashed bell shaped fruit and are full of flavour and intense heat. Ripe scotch bonnets change from green to orange to red.

    Number of plants: 3

    Variety: Scotch Bonnet Red (organic*)

    How Hot? Very Hot!

    In the kitchen: If you’re brave this chilli will pack a punch in any chilli or curry. It’s also delicious pickled or used in a chilli jam. It can be eaten raw or cooked.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024 Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info. Growing/Planting Advice: Best planted in a greenhouse or polytunnel. Keep well watered. Plant plugs approx 30cm apart. When to harvest: You can expect chillies and peppers to start forming in July if planted early, they should keep cropping through to late Autumn if grown in a greenhouse. *Transplants suitable for organic growing.
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    Chilli Pepper – Scotch Bonnet Yellow

    £5.99
    (3 Plants)

    Full of flavour and intense heat and they belong to the same species as the Habanero.

    Produces small but very hot peppers that are not for the faint hearted. They mature from a light green colour to a beautifully bright yellow.

    They have a squashed bell shaped fruit and are full of flavour and intense heat and they belong to the same species as the Habanero.

    Variety: Scotch Bonnet Yellow (organic*)

    Number of plants: 3

    How Hot? With a Scoville heat unit rating of 100,000–350,000, these peppers are used to flavour many different dishes and cuisines worldwide.

    THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024 Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info. Growing/Planting Advice: Best planted in a greenhouse or polytunnel. Keep well watered. Plant plugs approx 30cm apart. When to harvest: You can expect chillies and peppers to start forming in July if planted early, they should keep cropping through to late Autumn if grown in a greenhouse. *Transplants suitable for organic growing.