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  • Courgette – Summer Holiday

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Cute, fun little round courgettes

    A perfectly round courgette with bright yellow, striped skin. They grow well in dry conditions making them an excellent choice for summer planting. Choose a sunny spot secluded from the wind. The courgettes can be harvested at any stage of growing, as baby courgettes or full size – all the advice you need is in the growing guide that comes with the plants.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Summer Holiday (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Baby courgettes are great for BBQs, simply thread onto skewers and grill. For more mature courgettes, try chopping and sauteeing. They are the perfect shape for stuffing.

  • Cucamelon

    £5.99
    (3 Plug Plants)

    Fun, quirky and great in a gin & tonic

    These grape-sized cucumbers have mottled green skin that makes them look like tiny watermelons (hence the name). They are super refreshing and have a slight citrus flavour. They will grow best in the greenhouse but make sure you leave a window or door open for pollinators. Plug plants make them particularly easy to grow – just follow the guide that comes with your plants!

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Cucamelon (organic*)

    In the kitchen: These little beauties are a fun and interesting addition to any salad bowl and great in cocktails too.

  • French Bean – Yard Long

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Super long, snakelike French beans!

    These brilliantly long French Beans are so easy to grow from plug plants, however they will need full sunshine so make sure you position them well, or you could grow them in a polytunnel/greenhouse. They can be grown in large pots or beds and will need a 2m tall wigwam structure or other bean support to climb. Harvest the yard long beans in late summer. Some say that the beans have a slightly aspargus-like flavour, and in other parts of the world they are called Asparagus Beans.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Yard Long (*organic)

    In the kitchen: Can be steamed, blanched, added to stir fries and even braised with garlic.

  • Pea Half Pint – Tom Thumb

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Perfect for pots on your patio 

    Growing your own peas can be one of the most rewarding plants in your garden! They taste SO much better homegrown… frozen peas from the supermarket are no match for these delicious pops of flavour! These dinky plants are ideal for pots. They will produce full sized pea pods, even though the plant is tiny, so they are perfect for a small garden. An excellent addition for summer growing, and they’ll cope well when the weather turns colder in autumn too. They are very easy to grow from plug plants, just follow the advice in the growing guide provided with the plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants (*organic)

    In the kitchen: Shell the peas and either scatter them in a salad or boil for 3 minutes as a tasty vegetable accompaniment

  • Sweet Potato – Vineland Early Orange

    £5.99
    (1 plant)

    Easy to grow from our potted plants

    This tends to be a high yielding variety, and the sweet potatoes look exactly as you’d expect with bright orange flesh and thick red skin. Sweet potatoes will grow best in a greenhouse or polytunnel and will produce many tubers, but if you have a real suntrap of a garden, you could happily plant them outside in well draining soil. For container growing, choose nice deep pots, at least 50cm deep.

    Number of plants: 1 plant – (1 litre biodegradable pot)

    Variety: Vineland Early Orange

    In the kitchen: A great addition to curries and stews. Sweet potato can be roasted to bring out the sweet caramelised flavour or mashed for a delicious alternative to mash potato.

     

  • Baby Aubergine – Ivory (F1)

    £6.99
    (5 Plug Plants)

    Dinky white aubergines for pots & containers
    This mini aubergine variety produces an abundance of delicious baby fruits that are milky white in colour with a glossy outer skin and delicate white flesh. Harvest them when they first fruit, about the size of an egg and you will continue to get a good yield from your plant. This mini variety cope well grown in pots and they will need to be positioned in a sunny spot, preferably in a greenhouse or poly tunnel as they prefer the warmer climate.  You’ll receive a full growing guide with your organic plug plants.

    Number of plants: 5 plug plants

    Variety: F1 Ivory (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Delicious simply roasted with olive oil and salt but work well in a curry too!

  • Carrots – Chantenay Red Cored

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Perfect carrots for roasting
    There’s just something about the shape and colour of Chantenay carrots that makes them so appealing and pleasing to harvest. As the name suggests, these are a lovely deep red-orange in the centre. Growing Chantenay carrots from plug plants is really easy – the plants will arrive in biodegradable pots and you can simply plant them into well dug soil or containers. The are quick croppers – usually harvest within a couple of months. Check out the growing guide for helpful tips.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Chantenay Red Cored (*organic)

    In the kitchen: Perfect for roasting with a glazing of honey, or cut in half lengthways to steam.

  • Kalibos Red (Red Pointed Cabbage)

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A red cabbage that is slow to bolt
    The Kalibos Red Cabbage is a lovely addition to the garden, best known for its distinctive red/purple colour and pointed shape. It has a sweet flavour making it great for shredding and adding to salads and slaws. It tends to be slow to bolt, making it a good choice for summer planting. It is fairly quick growing and should be ready for harvesting in late autumn or early winter.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Kalibos Red (organic*)

    In the kitchen: This variety of cabbage is perfect for shredding into a tasty slaw or can be used in a stir fry or braised in the usual way to accompany winter roasts!

  • Lettuce – Acherito

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A cross between little gem & red romaine

    Producing petite crunchy lettuce with red leaves, these lettuce plants can be grown alongside other vegetables as they are very space efficient. Just pop them in any gaps that have come up in your plot. They are excellent for summer growing as they are fairly resistant to bolting. Best harvested whole when they are mature. The plug plants arrive in plastic-free packaging together with a complete growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Acherito (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Perfect tossed in a variety of salads but can also be braised in butter or oil for a tasty side dish to grilled chicken or fish.

  • Brussels Sprouts – Red Ball

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    An eye catching little sprout with a colourful twist

    This variety of brussels sprout puts a fun twist on the traditional winter vegetable. The red sprouts retain their colour when steamed and taste slightly sweeter than the green variety. They cope well in cold weather and deepen their colour after the first frost appears – they’re best harvested after that but can be harvested anytime from November to January. Best for raised beds/traditional plots, and perfect for planting in summer for Christmas harvests.  The organic plug plants will come with complete growing guide with all the tips you need for getting started.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Red Ball (organic*)

    In the kitchen: These are great steamed or sauteed in butter, for an alternative – peel each layer and create a tasty salad with the leaves.

  • Carrot – Paris Market Round

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    So good for roasting whole!

    Sometimes known as Globe Carrots due to their roundness, this variety is a little different from your standard garden carrot. They are a fantastic addition to the kitchen garden in summer, a good way of plugging gaps where you may have already harvested, and an excellent way of topping up your Vitamin A when you eat them! They will arrive as plug plants ready for you to plant out straight away, can be grown in the ground or in containers and are not particularly fussy about the climate conditions. Check out the growing guide that will arrive with your plants, for helpful tips.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Paris Market Round Carrot (*organic)

    In the kitchen: These carrots can be roasted, boiled, steamed and even grilled – a versatile and delicious little kitchen vegetable. If you’re feeling adventurous why not have a go at pickling them.

  • Carrot – Purple Sun

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Fun purple carrots for summer growing
    It’s so pleasing to pull up a bunch of deep purple carrots from the ground. The flesh is purple too and the colour stays when cooked. This variety is lovely and sweet in flavour, and tends to grow quite long providing the roots are not disturbed. Our plug plants come in biodegradable pots and we would recommend planting them like this to avoid disturbing the roots. Carrots are easy to grow, just follow the growing guide advice when your plug plants arrive.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Purple Sun (*organic)

    In the kitchen: This variety of carrots can be steamed or roasted and are delicious eaten raw in salads or slaws.

  • Kale – Cottagers

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A Brussels sprouts/kale/purple sprouting broccoli cross

    This is a fun new addition to our range of brassicas – it’s a cross between sprouts, kale and purple sprouting broccoli! An attractive plant with a mix of purple and green tones, this will give you a good supply of kale-like leaves throughout the winter and then a secondary supply of outer leaves in early spring as well. It is easy to grow and can be planted in sun or semi shaded areas. For hints and tips our plug plants arrive with a handy growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Cottagers Kale (organic*)

    In the kitchen: The best way to retain the amazing health properties of kale is to steam the leaves. However it can also be sauteed, braised, roasted and stir fried making it an extremely versatile vegetable to use.

  • Mangetout Pea – Shiraz

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    British bred purple mangetout peas
    Add some colour to your veg patch this summer with purple mangetout peas. With its deep purple pods and beautiful two colour flowers, this plant looks as good as it tastes. It produces sweet, crunchy pods perfect for cooking or eating raw. They will need pea sticks or netting to scramble up as they grow. Be sure to water well when the flowers appear to ensure a good healthy crop. Your plug plants will arrive with a helpful growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Shiraz (*organic)

    In the kitchen: This variety of Mangetout can be eaten raw in salads or taste delicious added to your favourite stir fry recipe. The purple colour may fade to green when cooked.

  • Amaranth – Red Army

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Gorgeous reds for your garden

    We’re excited to offer Amaranth Red Army as plug plants this year. You can enjoy the red leaves as micro leaves, cutting them very young to add a splash of colour to salad. Or you can wait a little longer and harvest larger leaves individually, or, and arguably the best option, wait until it reaches full height and produces striking flower spikes for cutting.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Amaranth Red Army (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Great as part of any baby-leaf salad when small however larger leaves can be sauteed or steamed similar to spinach.

  • Cardoon Leaves

    Cardoon – Bianco Avorio

    £5.99
    (5 Plug Plants)

    Cardoon variation of Artichoke
    If you love Globe Artichokes you’ll love these Cardoons. The plants are very similar with large incised leaves that look just like artichoke leaves, the big difference is that you eat the stems not the fruit. Harvest these plants from October – December and blanch 2 weeks before harvest by wrapping stems in cardboard. The Cardoon plants can grow to 5-6ft tall. Make sure you plant in a permanent position at the back of a large border, they will need space and will return year after year.

    Number of plants: 5 plug plants

    Variety: Bianco Avorio (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Cook stems for eating (as opposed to the fruits as you would with Globe Artichokes). Drop Cardoon stalks in boiling water for 7-8 minutes.

  • Orach Scarlet Emperor

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A great spinach alternative 

    Mild in flavour with brilliant purple leaves, orach makes a colourful alternative to spinach and will brighten up any salad bowl. These are fast growing plants that produce two-toned red/purple leaves through summer. The plants can grow tall (up to 2.5m) and are best planted in a bed or border, but will do okay in a large patio container too.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Orach Scarlet Emperor (organic*)

    In the kitchen: A very versatile salad leaf – can be added to quiche, salads, stews, soups and curries. Use as a summer alternative to spinach.

  • Melon – Blenheim Orange

    £5.99
    (3 Plants)

    Traditional melons that are juicy and full of flavour

    This is a lovely old variety of melon that is easy to grow at home, although it will need to be planted in a greenhouse or polytunnel for best results as they need a fairly consistent temperature around 20-25c. It needs quite a bit of space to grow, so if growing in a container make sure it’s a large one. You can let the plants scramble on the ground or provide a trellis or similar for them to climb.

    Number of plants: 3 plug plants

    Variety: Blenheim orange

    In the kitchen: This one is simple – just slice it up and enjoy on a hots summers day. Works beautifully as part of a tropical fruit salad but also goes well with cheese

  • Cape Gooseberry

    £12.99
    (1 Plant)

    A brilliant addition to the greenhouse
    Originally from Peru, the Cape Gooseberry (also known as Physalis) produces bright orange fruits that puts a tropical spin on your traditional gooseberry. These round, cherry-sized fruits grow best in a greenhouse or polytunnel. The plants can reach 1m, and the fruit grows inside a papery husk – harvest them in early autumn when the husks have turned brittle and the fruits are a bright orange.

    Number of plants: 1 potted plant – biodegradable 3l pot

    In the kitchen: These little fruits are delicious eaten straight from the plant (be sure to discard the husk.) They can also be added to salsas, jams cakes and desserts.

     

  • Radish – French Breakfast

    £4.99
    (10 Plants)

    Crunchy long radishes, quite mild in flavour

    This variety produces long, dark pink radishes with a white tip. They typically reach 6cm in length and have a slightly less peppery flavour than your traditional radish but with all the crispy, crunchy texture. Plant them in well drained soil either in sun or partial shade and water regularly. Refer to the growing guide that comes with the guide for tips on planting and maintaining your radish plants.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: French Breakfast (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Perfect for salads but can also be pan roasted for delicious flavour. Don’t forget you can eat the leaves as well – why not be adventurous and try making your own pesto with them.