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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. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15 cm.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Edible Flower Pack

    £12.99
    (28 Plants)

    Beautiful flowers to decorate salads and cakes
    This collection of edible flower seedlings will provide an abundance of pretty blooms to adorn anything you are cooking, from salads to cupcakes!  With 28 plants in total, this pack contains the following plants:

    Borage x 3
    Lovely little blue flowers that will look super on cakes and desserts. They have a cucumber-like flavour – they’re a great addition to a gin & tonic!!

    Violas x 15
    These pretty flowers are so sweet and really decorative.

    Calendula x 10
    Use the striking, orange petals to add a splash of colour to risottos and paella. They have a mild saffron like flavour.

    Can be delivered from: Late April to July

    Please note that contents may vary slightly depending upon the season

  • Beetroot – Cylindra

    £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*)

    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. Available to pre-order now.  These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 3-12cm.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn – Sweet Nugget

    £5.99
    (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. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-25cm.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Minipop Sweetcorn

    Baby Sweetcorn – Minipop

    £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. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-25cm.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Delicacy Purple Kohl Rabi

    Kohl Rabi – Delicacy Purple

    £5.99
    (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. Available to pre-order now.  These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15cm.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.