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River Cottage Garden (Autumn Winter) (discontinued)

£39.99

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Inspired by Hugh and the team at River Cottage this is a fab garden to grow if you fancy exploring a few unusual winter veg types, like Pak Choi, Endives and Chicory. It’s a nice, manageable size that will fit into a couple of standard 4x2m raised beds and a few extra pots and containers.

In the words of Hugh himself: “My passionate wish is that everyone should grow a little of their own food. Instant Gardens are the perfect way to get started on a veg patch if you’re new to growing or if, like me, you’ve got a bit behind with the digging and missed the start of the season!”

Space required: This garden requires approximately 10m2 of space.

Delivery: Order now for delivery from September.

Please note: The contents of this garden may vary slightly depending upon availability.

Get your seedlings ready to plant...

When your plants arrive, they will need to be unpacked and watered before they are ready to plant. Follow our three step guide below:


1. Unpack your plants

As soon as possible after your plants arrive, carefully unpack them all. Most plants will be carefully laid in labelled punnets. Some may look a little tired after their journey but this is nothing to worry about.

2. Give them a drink

The roots may be dry, so give them all a good drink of water by standing the plants upright and submerging the roots for a few minutes in a container of clean water. We’d recommend doing this punnet by punnet so that you don’t get the plants muddled up.

3. Pop them back in their punnets

Once the roots are sufficiently moist, stand the plants up in their punnet – it is sensible to keep the labelled sleeve with the punnet so that you can easily identify the seedlings when you are ready to plant them.

At this point you can either plant them if your garden is ready, or if you need to wait a few days you can add a few handfuls of compost to cover the roots in the punnet and keep them on a windowsill or in a greenhouse. More info on that is here.

3 steps to success...

When you’re ready to plant your Rocket Garden there’s a very simple 3 step process to planting them; whether you’re planting in pots, containers, grow bags, raised beds or straight into the ground.


dig a hole

1. Dig a hole

Using a trowel or a dibber (basically a pointed stick) make a hole big enough in the soil to fit the roots of your baby plant and ideally sprinkle in a handful of wormcast fertiliser. This will give your plants a great start in their new home and help to feed them throughout the growing season.

2. Pop the plant in

Carefully place the plant into the hole, making sure it is standing upright.

cover with soil

3. Fill the hole with soil

Cover up the roots of the plant using some of the soil you took out to make the hole, allowing the leaves or green shoots of the plant to remain out in the open. Then firm the soil around the base of the plant with your hands.