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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.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.


  • 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.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.


  • Cylindra Beetroot

    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.


  • 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.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.


  • 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.

    *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.


  • Hanakan Pak Choi

    Hanakan Pak Choi

    £3.99
    (10 Plants)

    Delicious and versatile
    This is an outstanding Pak Choi, the stems are bright green with a broader base than other varieties. The texture of both leaves and stalks is crisp, and the flavour is somewhere between mild cabbage and spinach.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Hanakan (organic*)

    Can be grown in: Pak Choi prefers to be grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch. Find out more about growing Pak Choi in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: Pak Choi can be grown and used as baby leafs in salads or stir fries. These plants can also be grown on to produce mature pak choi for steaming as a whole plant, which is really yummy.

    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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

    Transplants suitable for organic growing.


  • Clara Aubergine

    Clara Aubergine

    £6.99
    (4 Plants)

    Early maturing, quirky appearance and deliciously tasty
    This early maturing variety of aubergine produces delicious white (almost egg shaped) fruits approximately 15-17cm long. These plants will produce a better crop if grown under protection but can still be successfully grown outside in a warm sunny spot away from cold winds, ideally against a warm, sheltered wall.

    Number of plants: 4

    Variety: Clara (organic*)

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

    In the kitchen: Try cooking these in or over hot charcoal and then drizzle with a meditation inspired drizzle. Yummy! Excellent for use in Asian and Mediterranean inspired cooking.

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

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.