Leaf Beet – Bulls Blood

£4.99

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A cut and come again crop, nutritious, hardy and easy to grow
Bulls blood not only looks amazing when growing with its dark red leaves, but also adds a wonderful sweet flavour to your salads and is very nutritious.

Number of plants: 10

Variety: Bulls Blood (organic*)

Can be grown in: Raised beds or pots – they are pretty easy growing! Find out more about growing these in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Delicious raw in salads adding a wonderful sweet taste or can be steamed, boiled or used in a stir fry. If left to mature you can also enjoy the roots which are tender with a great flavour.

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

They need plenty of sunshine and moisture-retentive soil.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds or pots – they are pretty easy growing!

How far apart?

As a general rule, give them about 15cm space. As always, you should check the instructions on each variety when you receive your baby plants to make sure you give them enough space.

Looking after your plants....

Lettuces and leaves are really very low-maintenance, so you can’t go too wrong.


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Watering them

Water well, particularly during dry spells

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Weeding

Keep the weeds down to give them the best chance

Storage Tips

We really recommend picking what you need, when you need it. But they will keep in the fridge for a coupleof days.

Ways to cook

It’s not all about salads, although freshly cut lettuce from the garden is one of the best things about summer salads! You can try making summer soups with wilted lettuce, pea and mint. And a lot of leaves are great in stir fries.

When we deliver
We usually deliver these plants through into July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.