Contains the following baby plants
Red Russian Kale
Packet of Broad Bean Seed
Just the thing for a smaller, country garden
This is such a good garden to get you started with growing your own over the autumn and winter months. You get a wide selection of really healthy greens, with cabbages and kales as well as some fun Chinese leaves that are just the ticket for stir fries. All the winter favourites are in there too, with spinach, a packet of broad bean seeds (everything else in the garden comes as a baby plant) and spring onions, and you can enjoy some more unusual leaves for winter salads as well.
Area required: approximately 10m²
Can be grown in: 2-3 beds or a smaller area with extra pots/growbags
Delivery info: Once you’ve placed your order you will receive a single delivery containing all your plants between September and mid-late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.
Planting/Growing Advice: These plants can be planted out in September and October in any combination of raised beds, traditional veg patches, pots and planters. You will receive a helpful growing guide with your plants.
When to harvest: Plants will be ready at different stages, but you can expect to have veggies to harvest from mid/late November through to early spring.
Please note that the contents of this garden may vary slightly depending upon the season.
*Transplants suitable for organic growing.
Contains the following baby plants
When your plants arrive, they will need to be unpacked and watered before they are ready to plant. Follow our three step guide below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carefully place the plant into the hole, making sure it is standing upright.
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.
When we deliver
We deliver these veg patches from September until mid/late October, depending upon the season. It is a little tricky for us to give a specific date as we do not use any artificial heat to raise our plants, so we are a little dependant on the weather.
You can order from…
These veg patches are available to be ordered from August through to mid/late October (please note, they will be dispatched in Sept/Oct)
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 a few days before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.