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  • 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.


  • 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.