Spinach & Chard

Such easy to grow veg, these will keep you going for a long time as long as you pick the outer leaves off regularly to allow for new growth. Delivered from Sept to Mid/Late Oct.

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  • Rainbow Chard – Bright Lights (Autumn)

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Colourful chard leaves for winter growing

    Rainbow chard will bring a pleasing punch of colour to your veg patch during the colder months. It is a flavoursome and nutrient-rich vegetable that will produce leaves throughout the seasons. A good vegetable plant to try growing if you like spinach. Simply cut off the bigger, outer leaves at the base and more will keep growing from the centre. It will tolerate light frosts. You will receive a growing guide with the plug plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Bright Lights (organic*)

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

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and Mid/Late October.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in early autumn approx 30cm 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. They are frost tolerant. They will grow even faster if grown under cover in a greenhouse/polytunnel or under horticultural fleece/cloche.

    When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 20-25cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant hen harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months.

  • Leaf Beet – Bulls Blood (Autumn)

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A cut and come again crop, beet leaves are nutritious, hardy and easy to grow
    This variety of leaf beet not only looks amazing when growing with its dark red leaves, but also adds a wonderful sweet flavour to autumn and winter salads and is very nutritious. If you like spinach and chard, this will be a great addition to your vegetable garden. It’s great to grow over the colder months, providing you with leaves throughout, even when it gets frosty. Once the plant matures, you may find its root has turned into a sizeable beetroot that you can cook with as well. Your plug plants will come with a complete growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Bulls Blood (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Leaf beet can be used raw in salads adding a wonderful sweet taste or can be steamed, boiled or used in a stir fry. If left to mature you can also enjoy the root which is, as the name suggests, a beetroot.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and Mid/Late October.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in early autumn approx 30cm 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. They are frost tolerant. They will grow even faster if grown under cover in a greenhouse/polytunnel or under horticultural fleece/cloche.

    When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 20-25cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant hen harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months.

  • Rhubarb Chard (Autumn)

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Love chard? Try this brilliant vegetable plant

    This is a leaf beet chard that will add a nice splash of colour to the garden over winter. It’s a nice one to grow in borders and pots as well. Treat it as spinach or pick the leaves while they are young for salads. It will do particularly well grown under cover during the autumn/winter months if you can plant it in a greenhouse. You will receive a growing guide with the plug plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Rhubarb Red (organic*)

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

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and Mid/Late October.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in early autumn approx 30cm 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. They are frost tolerant. They will grow even faster if grown under cover in a greenhouse/polytunnel or under horticultural fleece/cloche.

    When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 20-25cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant hen harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months.

  • Spinach – Perpetual (Autumn)

    £4.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A brilliant autumn grower
    Producing tasty spinach leaves for you throughout the seasons, as it grows 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. Planted in autumn, you can hope for a harvest from late November onwards depending on the weather. The plug plants come with a full growing guide.

    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.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and Mid/Late October.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in early autumn approx 30cm 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. They are frost tolerant. They will grow even faster if grown under cover in a greenhouse/polytunnel or under horticultural fleece/cloche.

    When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 20-25cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant hen harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months.