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  • Cavolo Nero – Nero di Toscano (Black Kale)

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    An easy to grow, decorative and healthy kale plant

    This Italian kale has beautiful dark green leaves and looks really striking in the vegetable patch when it’s fully grown. In fact, many people choose to plant it in borders for exactly that reason. It’s easy to grow (easier than many other brassicas) and will provide you with leaves for several months. The plug plants will arrive with a complete growing guide full of planting advice and tips.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Nero di Toscana (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Add Cavolo Nero kale stews, steam it, fry it up with a little garlic butter.

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    Cherry Tomato – Tiny Tim (bush variety)

    £6.99
    (5 Plug Plants)

    These compact plants produce a good crop of cherry tomatoes
    Tiny Tim tomato plants will grow to approximately 30-45cm and will produce clusters of beautifully flavoured, sweet red salad tomatoes that are 2cm in diameter. This variety is suitable for outdoor growing. Growing tomatoes from plug plants is easy – just follow the instructions in the growing guide that is provided with the plants.

    Number of plants: 5 plug plants

    Variety: Tiny Tim (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Delicious in salads or try them roasted with a drizzle of olive oil.

  • Courgette – Green Bush

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    A high yielding, easy to grow courgette plant
    This is a bush variety of courgette, which means that plants are large, robust and vigorous but stay compact without sprawling. The fruit are uniform and straight, with a rich dark green colouring and a fine flavour that’s delicate and sweet enough to eat raw, straight off the plant. Growing courgettes from plug plants is very easy – plant in full sunshine, in beds or large pots, and be sure to water well. You will receive a complete growing guide with your plug plants.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Green Bush (organic*)

    In the kitchen: A wonderfully versatile vegetable, courgettes can be used in stir-fries, soups, casseroles, salads, pasta dishes, pickled, the list goes on. You can even eat its beautiful flower, try stuffing it with herbs and cheese and frying it briefly.

  • Cucumber – Marketmore

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Easy, delicious and decorative
    Cucumber plants look beautiful when growing and can be grown by even the most inexperienced gardener. This variety produces thick dark green fruits which can reach 20cm in length. They are quite spiny, so you’ll need to peel them before eating. Cucumber plants are easy to grow from plug plants – best planted in a greenhouse, or in a sunny, sheltered spot in your garden. Full growing information is provided with the plants.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Marketmore (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Cucumbers are delicious in salads, a welcome addition to gin and tonic, and lovely with yoghurt and mint. Also great for dipping in hummus and dips.

  • Lettuce – Freckles

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Easy to grow, decorative and delicious
    Freckles is easy to grow from our lovely young plug plants. It is heat tolerant, crisp and bolt resistant. Freckles is unlike any romaine lettuce you will see. It has bright green leaves that look like someone splattered painted burgundy spots all over them! A lovely variety. Growing lettuces from plug plants is easy – you can grow them in pots or beds – just follow the instructions in the growing guide that you will receive with your plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Freckles (organic*)

    In the kitchen: The best salads often have lettuce as their base to give you background flavours and plenty of crunch. The next time you make a Caesar salad use Freckles and create your own work of art.

  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli – Early

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Easy to grow, beautiful colour and fantastic flavour

    An extremely healthy and tasty vegetable that is so much more flavoursome when harvested and eaten fresh from your own garden. This variety is great to plant in spring/summer for a harvest between February and May, when there’s not much else to harvest! Growing from our plug plants is very easy – just pop them in your veg plot when your plants arrive and keep them well watered – a complete growing guide is provided with every plant delivery.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plant

    Variety: Early (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Packed full of flavour when lightly steamed, stir-fried or boiled in just a few minutes so that the florets become tender. Drizzle with melted butter and lemon juice to make a delicious side dish.

  • Rainbow Chard – Bright Lights

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Colourful, nutrient-rich and delicious

    Rainbow chard will bring a pleasing punch of colour to your veg patch during the colder months. It is a flavoursome and nutrient-rich plant that will produce leaves throughout the seasons. Simply cut off the bigger, outer leaves at the base and more will keep growing. It is easy to grow rainbow chard from plug plants – just plant in raised beds or large containers and follow the growing guide that is provided with the plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Bright Lights (organic*)

    In the kitchen: The leaves are lovely wilted with a bit of garlic butter, and the stalks are great chopped up and thrown into paellas and risottos.

  • Spinach – Perpetual

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A fantastically versatile nutrient-rich plant
    Producing tasty leaves for you throughout the seasons, as perpetual spinach grows you can simply cut the bigger outer leaves off at the base and it’ll keep producing more and more. As long as the slugs and caterpillars don’t get to it, it’ll carry on for ages. Perpetual spinach is very easy to grow from our organic plug plants – suitable for pots and beds, and will grow well in sun or partial shade. Full growing instructions come with the plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Perpetual (organic*)

    In the kitchen: You can either cook the spinach leaves making a delicious addition to a wide range of dishes, use the baby leaves in salads or add to smoothies or juice.

  • Sweetcorn – Sweet Nugget

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Produces lovely golden cobs with a super sweet flavour
    Sweetcorn is easy to grow but be sure to plant them in blocks rather than rows. This sweetcorn variety produces cobs approx. 20cm in length, and looks lovely when it’s growing in the veg patch. Growing sweetcorn from plug plants is very easy – just pop them in your veg plot when your plants arrive and keep them well watered. See our growing guides for more details.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Sweet Nugget (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Best eaten fresh from the garden with butter and black pepper. Alternatively, try bbq-ing them with chilli and garlic butter.

  • Tomato – Gardeners Delight

    £6.99
    (5 Plug Plants)

    If you only grow one variety of tomato then Gardener’s Delight should be the one.

    An easy to grow, large cherry tomato. The fruits are small but the taste is sweet and amazing. Growing your own tomatoes is very easy from plug plants. They are best grown in a greenhouse or polytunnel, but you can plant them in a sunny, sheltered spot from late May once the weather is warmer. Full growing guide comes with the plug plants to make growing your tomatoes easy, even if you are completely new to growing your own vegetables!

    Number of plants: 5 plug plants

    Variety: Gardener’s Delight (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Chop up and throw in a handful of fresh basil leaves, a drizzle of olive oil and in an instant, you’ll have a delicious summer salad. These are delicious eaten raw, roasted or cooked in Mediterranean dishes.

  • Wild Rocket

    Wild Rocket

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Easy to grow, full of flavour and plentiful

    This is one of our favourite vegetable plants to grow. Keep it well watered, and plant it in a slightly shady spot. The taste is phenomenal compared to shop bought rocket and it just keeps cropping for months. Cut the outer leaves off as they reach the desired size. Simple. Growing wild rocket from our plug plants is easy – just follow the instructions in the growing guide that is provided with your plants when they arrive.

    Number of plants: 10 organic plug plants

    Variety: Wild Rocket (organic*)

    In the kitchen: With its peppery flavoured leaves it is delicious used in salads. Sprinkle over pizzas and pasta dishes too for a little kick.

  • Beetroot – Chioggia

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Stripy Beetroots!
    This traditional Italian beetroot has beautiful, decorative white rings when sliced. It looks amazing sliced finely and added to salads. Definitely worth growing! Our beetroot plug plants make it very easy to grow your own beetroot, whether you are growing in pots or beds. The plants arrive with a complete growing guide, and are delivered in plastic-free packaging.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Chioggia Italian (organic*)

    In the kitchen: This variety of beetroot is great for slicing into salads so that you can see the beautiful stripes.

  • Beetroot – Detroit

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A classic variety that is easy to grow
    This is a super tasty, popular variety of beetroot that produces smooth skinned, dark red, medium to large beetroots to harvest. Perfect for growing in beds or containers, beetroot is incredibly easy to grow, especially using our organic plug plants. You’ll receive a complete growing guide with your plug plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Detroit (organic*)

    In the kitchen: This variety of beetroot is great for roasting or you can pick them a little earlier as baby beets and use the leaves in stir-fries or salads.

  • Cauliflower – All Year Round

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A popular cauliflower that can be planted in spring, summer or autumn!

    This variety is a very popular all season cauliflower which can be set closer together than others to produce tasty small heads and is easier to grow than most other varieties. Firm the plants in well when you plant the plugs, as this will help them to form a firm cauliflower head. You’ll receive a complete growing guide with the plants, so follow the advice in that for best results with growing cauliflower.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: All Year Round (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Perfect for roasting, steaming, making soup and for a lovely warming cauliflower cheese!

  • Dwarf French Green Bean – Tendergreen

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    French beans for small plots
    You’ll be surprised by how many beans one small plant can give you! These dwarf bean plants produce plenty of green beans over several weeks. They are ideal for growing in pots and containers, or plant in one or two rows in raised beds. Your plug plants will come with a complete growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Tendergreen (*organic)

    In the kitchen: Steam lightly, or blanche. Toss with olive oil, garlic and chopped parsley once cooked for a very simple but tasty side dish.

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    Giant Winter Leeks

    £6.99
    (20 Plug Plants)

    The gardener’s choice of leek
    Giant Winter is an excellent late variety producing thick leeks that will hold well in the ground for a long time and are winter hardy. You will find more than one leek growing in most of your plug plants, so you will get plenty of leeks to harvest! You can either tease them apart to plant each leek separately, or plant together without separating. There is plenty of growing advice in the growing guide that arrives with the plug plants.

    Number of plants: 20 plug plants (although you are likely to receive two or three seedlings in each plug)

    Variety: Giant Winter (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Leeks are delicious in soups, stews and pies. You can steam, fry or boil. Finely chopping leeks brings out their flavour and texture.

  • Lettuce – Little Gem

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A crunchy, compact lettuce that takes up little space
    Producing small plants, this lettuce forms a small, tight heart – it is quick growing and will do well planted in between rows of other veggies as it doesn’t need much space. Harvest the entire lettuce once the head reaches full size, approx 12-15cm tall. The plug plants arrive in plastic-free packaging together with a complete growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Little Gem (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Wonderfully versatile with so much to offer, this lettuce is deliciously in salads, or braised/sautéed. Try braising it with peas and mint!

  • Lettuce – Lollo Biondi

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Tender cut and come again lettuce leaves
    One of the prettiest lime-green varieties of multi leaf lettuces. It is the shiny-green sister of Lollo Rosso. This variety has extremely frizzy, crinkled and compact leaves. Growing lettuces from plug plants is incredibly easy – just plant up in beds or pots and keep them well watered and protected from slugs. Complete growing guide comes with the plants which are delivered in plastic-free packaging.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Lollo Biondi (organic*)

    In the kitchen: The best salads have lettuce as their base to give you background flavours and plenty of crunch.

  • Lettuce – Lollo Rossa

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    This wonderful looking lettuce is a must in any kitchen garden
    Lollo Rossa lettuce forms tight frilly maroon heads. You can wait and harvest the whole plant, or pick a few leaves here and there as needed. It is very easy to grow lettuces from plug plants – just pop them in the ground, or in pots or a window box, and keep them well watered. A full growing guide is provided with the plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Lollo Rossa (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Use this lettuce to bulk up salads and add a splash of colour.

  • Runner Bean – Enorma

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Just keep picking those beans!
    Runner Beans look so attractive climbing up their wigwams with their bright red flowers. Enorma is a quick growing variety that will produce a heavy crop of long runner beans for you to pick on many a summer’s evening. You can grow in large pots or in beds. Growing beans from plug plants is very easy – the plants come with a comprehensive growing guide to help you if you are new to growing your own vegetables.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Enorma (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Runner beans are delicious steamed until just tender – add a knob of butter and some freshly chopped herbs too.

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    Winter Squash – Uchiki Kuri

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Very early to ripen – great for UK growing! 
    A lovely looking winter squash, each plant forms three to five small pumpkin-like fruits averaging 1.5kg. The fruits are an intense orange/red colour with golden flesh and have a sweet nutty flavour. We really love this variety – it is very pretty, and a popular one amongst foodies and chefs. It ripens early making it a safe bet if you’re planting late, or if autumn comes sooner in your neck of the woods. Winter Squash is easy to grow using plug plants and full growing guide is provided with the plants.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Uchiki Kuri (organic*)

    In the kitchen: For a simple and delicious side dish, try roasting this squash with garlic cloves and seasoning. Also brilliant and tasty in soups.

  • Bee & Butterfly Wildflower Plugs (Small)

    £19.99
    (50 Plug Plants)

    Plant a mini wildflower meadow!
    Hugely popular when we introduced them in 2020, our wildflower plug plants are brilliant for attracting bees, butterflies and other pollinators. There are over 100 different varieties, all annuals which will readily self seed, giving you continual colour for months. They are great for planting in a dedicated patch in the garden, or in a pot/planter for a mini-meadow on your patio!

    As pictured, each plug plant will have a cluster of different seedlings emerging, a lucky dip from the list below, and should not be thinned out. This way, you’ll get a fairly natural looking little meadow. For best results, plant the plugs straight into pots, containers or beds quite close together, about 3-4cm apart. We would recommend 50 plugs to a 50cm-100cm wide pot, or 100 per square metre if planting in beds/borders (or for one of our traditional crate planters )

    Number of plugs: 50 plug plants (multiple seedlings per plug)

    Contains a lucky dip seedling mix from over 100 different wildflowers, including:

    Borage
    Clover
    Corn Cockle
    Cornflower
    Daisy – Ox-Eye
    Foxglove – Wild
    Knapweed
    Cranesbill
    Poppy – Common
    Scabious – Field
    Ragged Robin
    Teasel
    Yarrow
    Vetch

  • Broccoli (Calabrese) – Green Sprouting

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A delicious and easy to grow family favourite

    This is a green sprouting variety of broccoli. After you have harvested the main head of broccoli (the ‘leader’), it will start to produce successive spears for you to harvest. You can either harvest them whilst small and tender or wait until they form a larger head. Use netting to keep butterflies (and therefore caterpillars) at bay! Growing from our broccoli plug plants is quick and easy – just plant them in your garden when your plugs arrive and keep them well watered – a complete growing guide comes with every delivery.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Green Sprouting (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Great steamed, roasted with a little oil or stir-fried, it is an extremely versatile kitchen garden staple.

  • Brussels Sprouts – Evesham Special

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Perfect for a festive harvest
    This traditional variety produces large quantities of medium size, solid sprouts which, if planted in early spring, will crop from October to Christmas. If you plant them later in the year, say June or July, you can expect a crop from December through to February. Sprouts are easy to grow, just remember to earth them up a little to keep them stable on windy days. Harvest them individually from the bottom of the stalk upwards, or pull up a whole stalk. Our plug plants make it very easy to get going, and your plants will come with a complete growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Evesham Special (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Roast sprouts with balsamic, finely slice and stir fry, steam and add garlic butter and bacon.