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Gourmet Brassica Collection

£14.99

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A lovely collection of brassicas to harvest throughout the seasons
This collection contains a selection of cauliflower, cabbages and kales that are packed full of nutrients and are considered some of the best superfoods around.

Number of plants: 28

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. Find out more about growing brassicas in our growing guide below.

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

Can be delivered from: late April to July.

These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15cm.

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.