Brassicas

The brassica family has a whole host of nutritious veg in it, from kales, cabbages and broccoli to turnips. They are easy to grow in the autumn and winter and great for using in stews, soups and roasts.

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  • red russian kale

    Kale – Red Russian (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    This is one of our favourites for the winter!

    You get really lovely tones of colour on this plant as it grows, making it a very attractive addition to your veg patch, and of course it’s uber healthy too and easy to grow. It is a great grower for autumn/winter, and will provide you with lots of lovely leaves right through to spring. It will tolerate frosts and even snow, although its growth will slow down in such cold temperatures. On milder autumn and winter days it’ll keep on growing!

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Red Russian (organic*)

    Can be grown in: Kale is best grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch. Find out more about growing kale in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: Red Russian Kale is the sweetest of the kale types. An incredibly nutritious vegetable, it can be enjoyed steamed, baked in a gratin or used in stir-fries, stews or even smoothies.

    Can be delivered from: late August to Mid October.

    Ready to harvest: November onwards (depending on the soil temperature!)

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • purple sprouting broccoli

    Purple Sprouting Broccoli (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    Easy to grow, beautiful colour and fantastic flavour
    An extremely healthy and tasty vegetable that tends to be expensive when bought in the shops and also is so much more flavoursome when harvested and eaten fresh. This delicious variety of purple sprouting broccoli will produce fantastic coloured broccoli spears during the winter months, possibly as early as November if mild.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Purple Sprouting (organic*)

    Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. Find out more about growing purple sprouting broccoli in our growing guide below.

    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.

    Can be delivered from: late August to mid October

    Harvest: November onwards (depending on weather!)

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing

  • Spring Green Cabbage

    Spring Green Cabbage (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 plants)

    Great addition to your veg patch…

    This is a dwarf variety that can be planted quite close together (25-30cm). When planted in autumn you can expect to harvest it in early spring the following year. You can harvest them as delicious, small, tender cabbages or a little later on once the heads have matured.

    Variety: Spring Green

    Number of plants: 10 (organic*)

    Can be grown in: Raised beds or pots. Find out more about growing cabbages in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: Enjoy it in stir-fries, steam it, boil it and all sorts. We rather like it cooked up in tasty bubble & squeak. With a poached egg on top. Mmm.

    Can be delivered from: late August to Mid October. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15cm.

    Ready to harvest: March-April (depending on weather!)

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Cavolo Nero

    Cavolo Nero Black Kale – Nero di Toscano (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    Easy to grow, decorative and wonderfully good for you and your family

    This Italian kale has beautiful dark green leaves and looks really striking in the vegetable patch when its 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. Find out more about growing kale in our growing guide below.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Nero di Toscana (organic*)

    Can be grown in: Kale is best grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch.

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

    Can be delivered from: late August to Mid October.

    Ready to harvest: November through to spring

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

     

  • Broccoli (Calabrese) – Green Sprouting (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    A delicious and easy to grow family favourite

    This is a green sprouting variety that will produce successive spears for you to harvest. You can either harvest them whilst small and tender, or wait until they form a larger head. Planted in autumn you may get the first few spears before Christmas if it is mild enough, otherwise, it’ll be a spring crop.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Green Sprouting (organic*)

    Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. Find out more about growing calabrese/broccoli in our growing guide below.

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

    Can be delivered from: late August to mid October.

    Ready to harvest: Nov/Dec or Mar-May

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • borecole

    Curly Kale – Green Curled Dwarf (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    Easy to grow, hardy and wonderfully nutritious 
    This is a very popular, compact curly kale that is an extremely nutritious leafy veg that looks great and requires little attention to produce a good crop. It is exceptionally hardy and grows really well through autumn and winter giving you a nice, constant supply of healthy greens from your garden.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Green Curled Dwarf (organic*)

    Can be grown in: Kale is best grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch. Find out more about growing kale in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: This is an incredibly nutritious vegetable. It can be steamed, baked or fried with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of seasoning to make delicious kale crisps or used in smoothies.

    Can be delivered from: late August to mid October

    Ready to harvest: Usually from November onwards

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.