Summer Veg Plants

Our Summer Veg Plug Plants can be planted out until early/mid August. Some, like salads and leaves, will grow very quickly for an almost immediate harvest, others like carrots and beetroot will be ready for an early autumn harvest whilst others will keep going until late autumn and even Christmas…

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  • Beetroot – Cylindra (Autumn)

    £4.99
    (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*)

    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.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in September and October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in September and October approx 10cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. Choose a sheltered, warm location, or grow in a greenhouse. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn.

    When to harvest: Harvest before the first frosts if growing outside. If growing in a greenhouse, they should be ok in the ground until you want to use them.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.