Early Spring Veg

These veg need to be planted before spring is fully underway, some as early as February. See product details for planting information.

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  • Garlic Bulb ‘Picardy Wight’

    £3.99
    2 bulbs

    A quick and easy way to grow garlic

    A kitchen must-have, garlic is simple to grow. Plant in a sunny spot and you’ll harvest plenty of fat, juicy garlic bulbs in July and August. Adapted to cooler and wetter conditions, this variety grows well in the UK. It stores well too.

    Number of cloves: Approx 15 cloves per bulb

    Can be grown in: Beds or pots

    In the kitchen: The possibilities are endless!

    Can be delivered from: Mid January/Feb

    Harvest: July/August.

  • Onion Set ‘Sturon Globe’

    £2.99
    Pack of 50 (approx)

    A quick and easy way to grow onions

    Growing onions from sets is easy and requires minimal aftercare once planted. This is a classic looking, white semi-globe onion that produces heavy bulbs in August/September which will store well.

    Number of sets per pack: Approx 50

    Can be grown in: Beds or pots

    In the kitchen: The possibilities are endless!

    Can be delivered from: Mid January/Feb

    Harvest: August/September.

  • Red Duke of York (Heritage/First Early Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    A great all rounder
    This heritage variety dates back to 1942. It produces red thick skinned tubers with soft fluffy yellow flesh of wonderful strong flavour.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Red Duke of York (organic)

    Can be grown in: Potatoes need a bit of depth. You can grow them straight in the ground in a raised bed, or in a deep planter. Find out more about growing potatoes in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: Great all-rounder, these can be roasted, mashed, baked or used for making chips.

    Can be delivered from:  Mid January – Feb

  • Setanta (Organic/Maincrop Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    A fantastic potato to grow!
    Setanta is a new Irish variety of potato with the ever-popular Rooster as one of its parent lines, which has been acclaimed for its high resistance to blight. Yields are large with beautiful oval red skinned tubers with a creamy yellow flesh.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Setanta (organic)

    Can be grown in: Potatoes need a bit of depth. You can grow them straight in the ground in a raised bed, or in a deep planter. Find out more about growing potatoes in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: It is excellent for roasting, baking and chipping owing to its high dry matter.

    Can be delivered from: Mid January – Feb

  • Shallot Set ‘Golden Gourmet’

    £3.99
    Pack of 20 (approx)

    A quick and easy way to grow shallots

    This is a very high yielding shallot producing a petite golden brown skinned bulb in September and October which will store well throughout the winter.

    Number of sets per pack: Approx 20

    Can be grown in: Beds or pots

    In the kitchen: The possibilities are endless!

    Can be delivered from: Mid January/Feb

    Harvest: September

  • Pink Fir Apple (Heritage 1850’s/Maincrop Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    These tubers are long, narrow and famously knobbly.
    This interesting shaped potato was originally imported into Britain over 160 years ago! It was kept solely by enthusiasts for decades because of its exceptional flavour.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Pink Fir Apple

    Can be grown in: Potatoes need a bit of depth. You can grow them straight in the ground in a raised bed, or in a deep planter. Find out more about growing potatoes in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: These are best boiled and used in salads.

    Can be delivered from:  Mid January – Feb

     

  • Arran Victory (Organic Heritage/Maincrop Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    This potato is worth the wait
    Arran Victory was first grown in 1918 and requires a longer time to produce than more modern varieties. You are rewarded though with beautiful blue, almost purple potatoes. It’s one of only two blue varieties still available for general growing and is still regarded in Scotland as the late season premium potato.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Arran Victory (organic)

    Can be grown in: Potatoes need a bit of depth. You can grow them straight in the ground in a raised bed, or in a deep planter. Find out more about growing potatoes in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: It has excellent flavour and is perfect for producing supreme mash or roast potatoes.

    Can be delivered from:Mid January – Feb

     

  • Bambino (Organic Salad Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    Produces high yields of baby potatoes

    Delicious boiled and in salads. Small, smooth oval tubers with cream flesh with good flavour and smooth waxy texture. Good resistance to eelworm, scab and blight. These are a great choice for the home veg gardener.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Bambino (organic)

    Can be grown in: Potatoes need a bit of depth. You can grow them straight in the ground in a raised bed, or in a deep planter. Find out more about growing potatoes in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: Great for salads

    Can be delivered from:Mid January – Feb

     

  • Maris Bard (Organic 1st Early)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    A Rocket Gardens Favourite

    Maris Bard seed potatoes are one of the best varieties that we grow here at Rocket Gardens. Maris Bard produces high yielding crops of a good even size and, for many years, was the leading first early for maturing the fastest.

    These seed potatoes are oval shaped with white skins, shallow tuber eyes and white flesh. Maris Bard are best suited to boiling and early salad use in the kitchen – simply dig, wash, boil and serve. First earlies  are typically ready for harvesting around 13-16 weeks from planting.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Maris Bard (organic)

    Can be grown in: Potatoes need a bit of depth. You can grow them straight in the ground in a raised bed, or in a deep planter. Find out more about growing potatoes in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: Great for salads

    Can be delivered from: Mid January – Feb

     

  • Nicola (Organic Salad Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    Nicola is a dream potato for the amateur gardener.

    Excellent steamed/boiled and served hot or cold in salads. Bred in the early 1970s Nicola is a relatively new salad type – perfect for eating with the skins on. Beautiful thin smooth skin they have too, very clean looking spud.

    Nicola is a second early salad potato with well-shaped oval potatoes. The skin is thin and very light brown with cream coloured flesh. It’s one of the best tasting new potatoes and is superb hot or cold. Keeps well in the ground for a month or so longer.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Nicola (organic)

    Can be grown in: Potatoes need a bit of depth. You can grow them straight in the ground in a raised bed, or in a deep planter. Find out more about growing potatoes in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: Great for salads

    Can be delivered from: Mid January – Feb

     

  • Ambo (Organic/Second Early Variety)

    £4.99
    10 tubers

    Unusual and tasty

    Ambo is a mainly white skinned variety with a large splash of red covering the skin. It produces oval shaped potatoes and will grow in many different conditions. Grow under horticulture fleece for an earlier crop.

    Variety: Ambo – 2nd early variety

    No of tubers: 10 tubers (seed potatoes)

    In the kitchen: It’s well suited for boiling, baking and roasting.

    Delivery: Mid January – Feb

  • Orla (Organic/First Early Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    Well suited to organic growing
    This variety is well suited to organic growing due to its blight and disease resistance. This yellow skinned beauty has supreme flavour and texture.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Orla (organic)

    Can be grown in: Potatoes need a bit of depth. You can grow them straight in the ground in a raised bed, or in a deep planter. Find out more about growing potatoes in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: Good for boiling and roasting.

    Can be delivered from: Mid January – Feb