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. Delivered between late August and mid/late October.

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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*)

    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.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between late August and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 30-40cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or large planters/pots. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost/snow hardy so can be grown outside quite happily. Protect from pigeons and slugs.

    When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 15-20cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant when harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months, right through to spring.

    *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 late winter and early spring, possibly as early as February if mild.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Purple Sprouting (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.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between late August and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 40cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months, picking up again as the weather warms up in spring. They are frost/snow hardy and can be grown outside quite happily. Protect from pigeons and slugs. As they get taller, earth them up or stake them so that they don’t get knocked over in strong winds.

    When to harvest: Wait until the plant starts sprouting in spring, then harvest individual spears as they appear. You should enjoy several week of cropping time.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • 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. If you are short on space, this can be grown in pots.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Green Curled Dwarf (organic*)

    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.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between late August and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 30-40cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or large planters/pots. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost/snow hardy so can be grown outside quite happily. Protect from pigeons and slugs.

    When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 15-20cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant when harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months, right through to spring.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.