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    • French Climbing Bean – Cosse Violette

      £6.99
      (10 Plug Plants)

      Easy to grow purple beans
      Producing lovely pink/purple flowers followed by small green pods that turn purple as they grow, this French climbing bean will crop over many weeks during the summer. The plug plants are very easy to grow and come with a complete growing guide.

      Number of plants: 10 plug plants

      Variety: Cosse Violette

      In the kitchen: Top and tail, place in boiling water or steam and cook until tender. The beautiful deep purple french beans will turn a deep green on cooking.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting Advice: Plant plugs in full sunshine and keep well watered. Harvesting: You can expect to harvest beans from mid to late summer. If you want to dry and store the beans, allow them to reach maturity on the plants before harvesting in early autumn - dry out thoroughly before storing in airtight jars.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Golden Beetroot – Boldor

      £4.99
      (10 Plug Plants)

      Incredible golden fleshed beetroots to grow
      This variety produces such a wonderful colour of beetroot – it is really striking, and we’d highly recommend growing golden beetroot alongside purple beetroot so that you can mix the two colours in your cooking – they look brilliant together. The flavour is very similar, so if you love beetroot, give this variety a go! Our organic plug plants come in plastic-free packaging and arrive with a complete growing guide.

      Number of plants: 10 plug plants

      Variety: Boldor (organic*)

      In the kitchen: Great for roasting, pickling or try making a golden beetroot soup. Alternatively, you can pick them a little earlier as baby beets and use the leaves in stir-fries or salads.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting advice: You may find multiple seedlings per plug - you can thin these out by pinching off excess seedlings. Plant 10cm apart in a sunny spot. Harvesting: Harvest once you can see the crown of the beetroot has reached golf ball size or bigger.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Mangetout Peas – Carouby de Mausanne

      £6.99
      (10 Plug Plants)

      Pretty plants that look like sweet peas!
      This old French variety of mangetout produces large flat pods. You can expect to pick your own mangetout peas for several weeks once they start cropping. We particularly love growing them for their sweet pea-like flowers – they look great climbing a wigwam. Perfect for pots and beds, and very easy to grow from our plug plants. You’ll receive a full growing guide with your plant delivery.

      Number of plants: 10 plug plants

      Variety: Carouby de Mausanne

      In the kitchen: Mangetout are delicious eaten raw in salads, or add them to a stir-fry. Try steaming with french beans and drizzling with olive oil and freshly chopped herbs for a warm salad.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting Advice: Plant plugs relatively closely together and provide supports for the peas to climb - chicken wire propped up between two bamboo stakes or twiggy pea sticks Harvesting: Pods will start to form soon after the plant begins flowering. You can expect them to crop for several weeks between June/July and September, depending on when you plant them.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Pumpkin – Hundredweight

      £5.99
      (3 Plug Plants)

      Can you grow a record breaker?!    
      This variety of pumpkin can produce beautiful round deep orange fruits of up to 25kg! To grow these enormous fun fruits, you will need to allow approx. 2m between plants and thin out other fruits as they form. This will allow your larger fruit to obtain all the nutrients and water it needs to grow to this super-size. Growing pumpkins from plug plants is easy – a full growing guide will be provided with your plant delivery.

      Number of plants: 3 plug plants

      Variety: Hundredweight (organic*)

      In the kitchen: This pumpkin is great for roasting, using in a soup or to make a delicious pumpkin pie.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Pumpkin – Jack O’Lantern

      £5.99
      (3 Plug Plants)

      Grow your own pumpkins for Halloween     
      Producing pumpkins weighing up to 10kg and bright orange in colour, this variety is ideal for your menacing masterpieces at Halloween. Pumpkins are easy to grow, but you will need some space for them to sprawl out, or a sturdy trellis/fence for them to climb. You will receive a complete growing guide with your plants. You can expect to harvest the pumpkins in mid/late October.

      Number of plants: 3 plug plants

      Variety: Jack O’Lantern (organic*)

      In the kitchen: This pumpkin is great for roasting, using in a soup or to make a delicious pumpkin pie. But of course, you may prefer just to carve it!

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Winter Squash – Cornells Bush Delicata

      £5.99
      (3 Plug Plants)

      A fun alternative to butternut squash
      Produces narrow squash with cream/yellow coloured skin and dark green stripes. It looks great in the vegetable garden! We like it as the flavour is not dissimilar to butternut squash – sweet and nutty – but it is a little quicker to mature and ripen. If you’ve struggled to get butternut to ripen, then give this a go instead. Winter squash are easy to grow – they like lots of compost and plenty of water, sunshine and warmth. This is a compact variety, suitable for beds or large pots, and it doesn’t need space to climb/sprawl. You’ll receive a growing guide with your plug plants.

      Number of plants: 3 plug plants

      Variety: Cornells Bush Delicata (organic*)

      In the kitchen: For a simple and delicious side dish, try roasting this winter squash with a drizzle of olive oil and season well.  Also brilliant and tasty in soups and risotto.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Winter Squash – Little Gem

      £5.99
      (3 Plug Plants)

      Perfect size for 1-2 people

      This trailing winter squash produces mini, acorn-shaped fruits measuring approximately 10cm. It is a good choice for smaller plots if you want a squash that will easily climb a trellis. They tend to be easy to peel, and they are the perfect size to stuff and roast whole. Great if you’re cooking for yourself or just one other.

      Number of plants: 3 plug plants

      Variety: Little Gem (organic*)

      In the kitchen: This winter squash can be deseeded and stuffed before baking whole. Otherwise, you can chop into chunks and roast.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Winter Squash – Musquee de Provence

      £5.99
      (3 Plug Plants)

      Produces large, pumpkin-like fruits
      These winter squashes can weigh up to 10kg! The skin turns from green to golden as it matures and the flesh is a rich orange colour with an almost nutmeg-like flavour. We love this variety as an alternative to traditional Jack O-Lantern Pumpkins, as it is easy to carve, and the flesh is a little more enjoyable too. Great for pumpkin pies and soups. Growing winter squash from plug plants is easy – just plant in a bed in a sunny site and keep them well watered. You’ll need a bit of space for them to sprawl, or a sturdy trellis for them to climb. Full growing instructions come with the plug plants.

      Number of plants: 3 plug plants

      Variety: Musquee de Provence (organic*)

      In the kitchen: For a simple and delicious side dish, try baking this winter squash until the flesh is soft. Also brilliant and tasty in soups. Ideal for pumpkin pie.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting: Plant plugs 80-100cm apart. Keep well watered, they are thirsty plants! When to harvest: Harvest pumpkins and squash in Late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Yellow Courgette – Atena Polka

      £5.99
      (3 Plug Plants)

      A golden skinned courgette
      These plants will produce beautifully colourful courgettes to brighten up your vegetable garden. Atena Polka is a bush variety of courgette, so can be grown well in raised beds or in large pots. You should get a great crop from it, just follow the advice in our growing guide to get your plug plants off to a good start.

      Number of plants: 3 plug plants

      Variety: Atena Polka (organic*)

      In the kitchen: Such a 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. Delicious!

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting Advice: These plugs will need to be planted at least 60cm apart. They need a lot of sunshine and water. Harvesting: Harvest as soon as the fruits are the right size. They should start to produce fruits 2-3 weeks after the first flowers form in early summer, as long as it is warm enough and pollination is good.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Borlotti Bean – Barlotta Lingua di Fuoco

      £6.99
      (10 Plug Plants)

      Grow borlotti beans to store for stews
      These beans add a splash of fun and colour into your garden. This variety of borlotti beans is perfectly suited to our cooler climate. The canes will climb to about 2 metres, so plant at the base of a wigwam or bamboo support. You can harvest young while the pods are green to use as runner beans, or wait until the end of the season when they’ve turned purple if you’d like to pod the beans to store for stews and casseroles. You’ll find plenty of advice in the growing guide that comes with the plug plants.

      Number of plants: 10 plug plants

      Variety: Barlotta Lingua di Fuoco (organic)

      In the kitchen: You can eat these vibrant pods when small and tender (and mostly green) or allow them to reach full size and store the beans inside once the pods have dried and turned a deep purple. With a sweetish flavour and smooth creamy texture, these beans work well in a salad or in a hearty soup or casserole.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting Advice: Plant plugs in full sunshine and keep well watered. Harvesting: You can expect to harvest beans from mid to late summer. If you want to dry and store the beans, allow them to reach maturity on the plants before harvesting in early autumn - dry out thoroughly before storing in airtight jars.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Celeriac – Giant Prague

      £5.99
      (10 Plug Plants)

      Celeriac plug plants make it easy to grow
      If you love celeriac, then you have to try growing it! Suitable for raised beds and traditional plots – dig in plenty of compost when planting. The key to growing celeriac is to keep the plants well watered throughout the growing season, as this will help the root to swell so that you have a decent size celeriac to pull up over the winter months. Our organic plug plants arrive in plastic-free packaging and come with a complete growing guide to help you get the most from your vegetable plants.

      Number of plants: 10 plug plants

      Variety: Giant Prague (organic*)

      In the kitchen: With its celery-like flavour with nutty overtones, celeriac is great mashed, boiled or roasted. Use it in slow cooked dishes or make a deliciously hearty soup.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting advice: Plant plugs 30-40cm apart. Keep celeriac well watered. Harvesting: Harvest celeriac roots in autumn once they reach full size.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Summer Squash – Custard White

      £5.99
      (3 Plug Plants)

      A Patty-Pan Variety of Summer Squash
      This interesting and very attractive patty pan bush type variety of summer squash produces creamy white flat fruits with scalloped edge and a very fine flavour. They have a delicate white skin (which is tender like a courgette rather than tough like winter squash).  The plants are fairly compact so a good option for growing in large pots or beds alike. Your plug plants will come with a complete growing guide.

      Number of plants: 3 plug plants

      Variety: Custard White (organic*)

      In the kitchen: Roast these squashes whole or grill slices on the bbq, or lightly fry. Chilli, lime and garlic work really well with it.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting Advice: These plugs will need to be planted at least 60cm apart. They need a lot of sunshine and water. Harvesting: Harvest as soon as the fruits are the right size. They should start to produce fruits 2-3 weeks after the first flowers form in early summer, as long as it is warm enough and pollination is good.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Turnip – Sweetbell

      £5.99
      (10 Plug Plants)

      Easy to grow and deliciously tasty
      These turnip plants grow very quickly, and in just a few weeks you’ll have some lovely, golf-ball sized turnips to harvest! They are a salad type, perfect for grating or slicing finely to add some crunch to summer salads, or throw them into a casserole. Suitable for all UK plots, whether you’re growing in beds or pots, these plug plants make it very easy to grow your own turnips and you will receive a complete growing guide with your delivery.

      Number of plants: 10 plug plants

      Variety: Sweetbell (organic*)

      In the kitchen: Try grating raw turnip into salads, or add to casseroles, stir-fries or roast them up with some olive oil and sea salt.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting advice: Plant plugs 30-40cm apart. Protect from slugs, butterflies and pigeons. Harvesting: You should be able to see the root forming in late summer/autumn. Harvest when it reaches the right size.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

    • Baby Sweetcorn – Minipop

      £5.99
      (10 Plants)

      Easy to grow, crunchy, sweet and full of flavour
      This is a special variety for the production of delicious mini cobs which can be harvested at about 10 cm in length.

      If you are short of space, these plants can be planted much closer together than normal sweetcorn and you do not need to plant in traditional blocks to aid germination.

      Number of plants: 10

      Variety: Minipop (organic*)

      In the kitchen: Perfect for stir-fries, steaming or to add extra crunch to your salads.

      THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

      Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      When to Harvest: Plant plugs 30cm apart (20cm for baby sweetcorn). You can expect to harvest sweetcorn in late August/September.

      *Transplants suitable for organic growing.