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  • Melon

    Blenheim Orange Melon

    £5.99
    (5 Plants)

    Lovely and juicy, perfect for summer fruit salads
    Blenheim Orange is an old and tried variety with a wonderful flavour and deliciously sweet fragrance. It has a slightly netted skin and scarlet flesh with a sweet flavour. Produces large fruits.

    Best grown in a greenhouse or under cover.

    Number of plants: 5

    Variety: Blenheim Orange (organic)

    Can be grown in: Best grown in a greenhouse or under cover. If you are growing them upwards, they will need net hammocks to support the weight of the fruit. Alternatively, you can grow them at ground level, but you will need to place the fruit on a wooden board or similar to stop the fruit from rotting.

    In the kitchen: Lovely and juicy when ripe. Can be eaten on its own or makes a tasty addition to a fruit salad

    Can be delivered from: late April to July.


  • celtuce

    Celtuce

    £4.99
    (10 Plants)

    Very unusual plant that can be used in two different ways
    Celtuce is a stem-lettuce with a Chinese origin. It’s an unusual plant that can be used in 2 ways:

    The leaves can be picked whilst young and used like a cut and come again lettuce. As the stem elongates, the rosette formation changes to a small tuft of leaves on the top.

    The second use is for the stem which has a mild celery-like flavour. Peel off the outer layer and slice thinly. This tastes amazing in salads or can be lightly steamed.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Celtuce (organic*)

    Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds.

    In the kitchen: The leaves can be picked either whilst young or when they have formed a rosette and used in lovely summer salads. The stem can be sliced and either lightly steamed, or added raw to your salads for an amazing flavour and texture.

    Can be delivered from: late April to July.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.


  • edible-flower-planter

    Edible Flower Pack

    £12.99
    (28 Plants)

    Beautiful flowers to decorate salads and cakes
    This collection of edible flower seedlings will provide an abundance of pretty blooms to adorn anything you are cooking, from salads to cupcakes!  With 28 plants in total, this pack contains the following plants:

    Borage x 3
    Lovely little blue flowers that will look super on cakes and desserts. They have a cucumber-like flavour – they’re a great addition to a gin & tonic!!

    Violas x 15
    These pretty flowers are so sweet and really decorative.

    Calendula x 10
    Use the striking, orange petals to add a splash of colour to risottos and paella. They have a mild saffron like flavour.

    Can be delivered from: Late April to July

    Please note that contents may vary slightly depending upon the season


  • cylindra-beet

    Cylindra Beetroot

    £3.99
    (10 Plants)

    Unusual, easy to grow and deliciously tasty
    This cylindrical beetroot has a smooth skin and dark purple-red flesh. This unique variety has a very fine, smooth texture with little fibre. The root maintains its sweetness and tenderness over a long growing season and does not get woody. The roots stand proud above the soil, but can be earthed up and will remain in good condition for a long period.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Cylindra (organic*)

    Can be grown in: Large containers or raised beds. Find out more about growing beetroot in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: The roots of this beetroot are sweet with an earthy-caramel taste, especially lovely when roasted. Or you could try boiling the beetroot or sliced up and in salads.

    Can be delivered from: late April to July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 3-12cm.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.


  • Cape Gooseberry

    Cape Gooseberry

    £7.99
    (5 Plants)

    Beautiful fruits with a gorgeously sweet flavour
    As the Latin name Physalis peruviana suggests, this plant originates from Peru but has become commonly known as the Cape Gooseberry due to its growing popularity in South Africa since the 1800’s.

    This plant will grow tall and in July/August produces pretty yellow flowers followed by bright orange fruits that form within a delicate papery pod.

    Number of plants: 5

    Variety: Cape Gooseberry (organic*)

    Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds.

    In the kitchen: With a gorgeously sweet flavour these are perfect for eating raw and are great in fruit salads, fruit pies or use to create delicious jam.

    Can be delivered from: late April to July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-25cm.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.


  • Delicacy Purple Kohl Rabi

    Delicacy Purple Kohl Rabi

    £4.99
    (10 Plants)

    An unusual, but striking and tasty addition to your veg patch
    Although popular in Europe, Kohl Rabi is not that common a vegetable in the UK. It tastes somewhere between a cabbage and turnip. Kohl Rabi ‘Delicacy Purple’ is an early maturing purple variety with round shaped stems and good quality, delicate flesh. It is resistant to and bolting and stem splitting. Kohl Rabi is a fairly quick crop to grow and you can start picking from when the bulb is larger than 5cm in size.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Delicacy Purple (organic*)

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

    In the kitchen: A super tasty addition when grated into coleslaw or salads. Also yummy when roasted, steamed or stir-fried.

    Can be delivered from: late April to July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15cm.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.