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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.


  • okra

    Clemsons Spineless Okra

    £5.99
    (5 Plants)

    Commonly used in Indian Cuisine
    Producing rich green pods with an angular shape, these plants can reach up to 1.3m in height, so ideally they will need supporting. Often known as ladies finger, okra is common throughout the world and is often used in Indian cuisine. The pods are best used when they are 7-10cm in length otherwise they can become a little tough.

    Number of plants: 5

    Variety: Clemsons Spineless (organic)

    Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. They will need a support to climb.

    In the kitchen: The seeds release a sticky liquid when cooked which can be used to thicken soups and stews. Alternatively, they can be stir-fried, steamed or grilled whilst still whole to serve as a side dish with a lovely subtle flavour.

    Can be delivered from: late April to July.


  • cucamelon

    Cucamelon

    £5.99
    (5 Plants)

    Easy to grow, tasty and unusual little fruits
    This unusual little fruit is a vigorous climber/trailer that is both pest and drought resistant. Forming grape sized cucumbers that taste of watermelon with a tiny tinge of lime, these are easier to grow than regular cucumbers and produce a constant stream of fruits throughout the summer months.

    Number of plants: 5

    Variety: Cucamelon (organic)

    Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. They will need some support as the vines can grow to 1.2-1.5m in height.

    In the kitchen: These taste wonderful in a salad with cherry tomatoes, can be stir-fried, pickled, eaten as a fruit or even popped on a cocktail stick in your martini!

    Can be delivered from: late April to July.


  • petit-posi-flower-sprout

    Petit Posi Flower Sprout

    £4.99
    (10 Plants)

    Attractive and unusual but extremely nutritious
    This attractive vegetable is a cross between a brussels sprout and curly kale resulting in a really nutritious and healthy veg! Forms tasty small green and purple sprouts with curly leaves.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Petit Posi (organic)

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

    In the kitchen: With the smooth taste of a Brussel and nutty undertone of kale they are delicious when steamed, stir-fried or baked with a creamy cheese sauce.

    Can be delivered from: late April to July.


  • Sweetcorn

    Sweet Nugget Sweetcorn

    £4.99
    (10 Plants)

    Produces lovely golden cobs with a super sweet flavour
    Sweetcorn are easy to grow but be sure to plant them in blocks rather than rows. See our growing guides for more details.

    Produces cobs approx. 20cm in length, and makes a striking figure in your veg patch.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Sweet Nugget (organic)

    Can be grown in: Raised beds or veg patches. Sweetcorn are easy to grow but be sure to plant them in blocks rather than rows. See our growing guide below for more details.

    In the kitchen: Best eaten fresh from the garden with butter and black pepper. Alternatively, try bbq-ing them with chilli and garlic butter.

    Can be delivered from: late April to July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-20cm.


  • Minipop Sweetcorn

    Minipop Sweetcorn

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    Easy to grow, crunchy, sweet and full of flavour
    This is a special variety for the production of delicious mini cobs which can be harvested at about 10 cm in length.

    If you are short of space, these plants can be planted much closer together than normal sweetcorn and you do not need to plant in traditional blocks to aid germination.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Minipop (organic)

    Can be grown in: Raised beds, veg patches or borders.

    In the kitchen: Perfect for stir-fries, steaming or to add extra crunch to your salads.

    Can be delivered from: late April to July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-20cm.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Asparagus Pea

    Asparagus Pea

    £4.99
    (10 Plants)

    Easy to grow, decorative and a real foodies delight
    These lovely plants will produce small winged pods and brilliant scarlet flowers. They have a superb flavour, as the name suggests similar to Asparagus. They should be harvested when about 3-4cm long and will crop all summer long if picked regularly.

    Number of plants: 10

    Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. They will need support to climb. Find out more about growing asparagus pea in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: Just top and tail the pods, steam or lightly boil and serve with a knob of butter – delicious!

    Can be delivered from: late April to July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 8-15cm.