Super-Healthy-Brassica-Collection

Healthy Greens Collection

£14.99

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A fantastic selection of greens to harvest throughout the cooler months
A lovely little collection of nutritious veg plants that will be ready to harvest at different times throughout the autumn and winter. Great for healthy stir fries or throwing into warm lentil-based salads and dals.

Number of plants: 45 (organic*)

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds.

In the kitchen: Packed full of flavour and nutrients, these veggies are delicious when lightly steamed, roasted or stir-fried until tender. A little melted butter makes them taste all the more luxurious

Ready to harvest: Some plants will be harvested before Christmas, others will be ready in the new year and early Spring.

Delivery: These plants can be delivered from late August until mid/late October.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Brassicas prefer a sunny site with deep, firm, moisture retentive soil.

Can be grown in....

Brassicas are best grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch.

How far apart?

About 30cm apart is a good general rule for growing brassicas. Broccoli can get surprisingly big, so it’s worth giving them a little extra space, 50cm will do the trick.

Looking after your plants....

Brassicas are fairly hassle free. Follow these tips and you’ll do just fine.


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Give them a collar

When you plant your brassicas, it’s a good idea to put a 10cm diameter covering around the base. Some old carpet or a bit of cardboard. This is known as a brassica collar and keeps your veg protected from cabbage root fly.

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Feed them

Make sure plants don’t dry out – regular watering is important during dry spells. Use a liquid feed once they’ve started to grow a little, as they need a little extra nitrogen.

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Protect them

Keep weeds down and cover with a mesh netting to keep butterflies (Cabbage Whites love brassicas) and birds away (pigeons are the worst culprit).

Storage Tips

Harvest them as you want to eat them – they will mostly store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.

Ways to cook

Brassicas are good simply steamed and served with a little butter or olive oil. They are also great for stir frying with a pinch of freshly chopped chilli and ginger. Cauliflower works well in curries too.