Vegetable Seeds

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Heritage Seed Collection - Spinach Bloomsdale

Heritage Collection Spinach Bloomsdale stands well without bolting during hot weather if kept well watered. Successional spring and summer sowings give a longer cropping period.

Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh or lightly steamed. Ideal for freezing.

Type: Vegetable
Cropping: 40 days

Sowing:
Sow March to July outdoors. Can be sown under cloches or frames in September. Sow seed thinly, 1cm deep in broad drills, 30cm apart.

Growing: Thin seedlings to 5cm apart when large enough to handle, thinnings will be suitable for use in salads.

Aftercare:
Harvest leaves as required, picking only a few from each plant. Keep plants well watered during hot, dry weather.

Quantity: 700 seeds

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RHS Childrens Seeds - Radish French Breakfast

The Radish French Breakfast seed is quick-growing, producing radishes with bright red skin, a white tip and crisp flesh with a delicious mild taste. This seed pack comes with instructions.

Quantity 1000 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Cucumber Bella

This all female greenhouse variety of Cucumber Bella produces good yields of long, 35cm fruits with a superb cucumber flavour and no bitter aftertaste. With a vigorous habit and good tolerance to powdery mildew, Cucumber Bella makes a reliable variety when grown in an unheated greenhouse against supports. Savour the taste of summer with your own home grown cucumbers. Cucumbers are an essential ingredient for adding to sandwiches, delicious salads, and those long, cool summer drinks on the patio.

  • Greenhouse female variety

    Flowering Period: May-Aug
    Sowing months: Mar-May
    Position: Full sun
    Height: 3m
    Spread: 45cm

    Greenhouse cucumber plants produce long, smooth fruits similar to those that you find in the supermarkets. Greenhouse varieties don’t need pollinating - in fact, you should remove any male flowers to prevent pollination happening as this produces fruits with a bitter flavour but Cucumber Bella is an all female which only produces female flowers, so you won’t need to worry about male flowers at all! Plant in a warm, humid greenhouse that is kept at a temperature of at least 15C and at a spacing of 2 plants per grow bag or 45cm apart.

    Keep the greenhouse warm and humid by regularly spraying or damping down of pathways. You will probably need to apply some greenhouse shading to protect the plants from scorching. Trailing types will produce higher yields if made to climb. Train the main shoots onto 1.8m canes or strings until they reach the top of their support and then pinch out the growing point at the top of the plant. Once the fruit begins to develop, pinch out the end of each side shoot, leaving two leaves after each fruit. This helps to encourage more sideshoots which will produce bigger crops of cucumbers.

    You can normally begin to harvest cucumbers around 12 weeks from sowing. Harvesting cucumbers is best done early in the morning when temperatures remain cool. Cut the fruits from the plant using secateurs or a sharp knife. It is best to harvest cucumbers while they are young and tender, before they show signs of producing seeds, as older fruits can become bitter. Regular harvesting will encourage long continuous production - greenhouse types can fruit into October if temperatures are warm enough.

    Quantity: 1 packet of 4 seeds

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    Vegetable Seeds - Detroit 2 Crimson Globe Beetroot

    This improved strain is a quality variety with rich maroon colouring and excellent flavour, the beets are also extremely uniform and of good size. Sow from spring to early summer very thinly in drills 3cm deep in rows 30cm apart.

    When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin them out gradually to 10cm apart. The later thinnings will be large enough to use in a salad. Pull the beetroot when the roots are roughly a couple of centimetres in diameter or larger.

    In mid autumn lift the remaining roots, twist off the tops and use or store.

    Quantity: 300 seeds

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    Heritage Seed Collection - Lettuce Crisp Mint

    Heritage Collection Lettuce Crisp Mint is a lovely Romaine-type lettuce that forms upright rosettes of crispy leaves. Nice and crunchy in salads and sandwiches.

    Use as a sugar cos when young, or as a fully hearted mature lettuce. If you are sowing for quick greens, don't bother to thin - just use your scissors to clip what you need for dinner as it will continue to grow.

    Type: Vegetable
    Cropping: 75 days

    Sowing:
    Ideal for spring and summer sowings. Sow seed thinly at regular intervals 1cm deep, in drills 30-38cm apart.

    Growing:
    Thin seedlings to 3cm apart for a full-hearted lettuce, or to 15cm for baby leaf or cut and come again salading.

    Aftercare:
    Water well during dry periods

    Quantity: 500 seeds

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    Heritage Seed Collection - Swiss Chard Five Colour Silverbeet

    Heritage Collection Swiss Chard Five Colour Silverbeet produces a rainbow mix of vibrant stem and leaf colours. This decorative vegetable is perfect for borders and containers.

    Swiss Chard is high in vitamins A, K and C as well as being rich in minerals, dietary fibre and protein. It is best steamed but the young and tender baby leaves and stems can be added to salads.

    Type: Vegetable
    Cropping: 60 days

    Sowing:
    Sow seed thinly, 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart.

    Growing:
    Thin seedlings to 23cm apart when large enough to handle, thinnings are suitable for using in salads.

    Aftercare:
    Harvest stems as required, picking only a few from each plant. Stands well in condition without bolting.

    Quantity: 200 seeds

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    Salad Leaves - Oriental Mixed

    This innovative blend will add oriental flavours, colours and textures to your salads. Featuring Pak choi gree, Cn mizuna, Mibuna, Mustard pizzo, Mustard red lion, Salad rocket serrata and Tatsoi, this mix ideal for sowing in succession, to pick leaves as you need them.

    This mix can also be grown under glass during the winter months to provide a complete season of harvesting, and also ideal for containers on the patio.

    Sow March to September outdoors or October to February under glass or in coldframes. Sow thinly 13mm deep in drills 23cm apart. Thin seedlings if necessary, when large enough to handle, to 10cm apart.

    Keep ground weed free and water well during dry periods. Harvest a few leaves from each plant.

    Quantity: 500 seeds

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    Urban Seed Collection - Spinach Picasso

    Urban Collection - Spinach Picasso F1 Hybrid (Spinacia oleracea) is vigorous and slow to bolt (run to seed) and produces very tasty, textured leaves on upright plants. Perfect in containers. Can be grown all year indoors for baby leaves.

    Type: Vegetable

    Cropping:
    May to October

    Sowing:
    Sow seeds from March to August.
    Sow seeds thinly direct outside or in containers, 13mm deep. Prolong the cropping season by sowing thinly in containers or window boxes at regular intervals.

    Growing:,br> Thin as necessary to 25-50mm apart.

    Aftercare:
    Keep well watered during dry weather.

    Quantity: 300 seeds

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    Urban Seed Collection - Spring Onion Pompeii Seeds

    Spring Onion Pompeii is a quick growing, small round and succulent silver skinned cocktail or pickling onion. Ideal for sowing in containers or window boxes, Onion Pompeii is fantastic in salads, stir-fries or for pickling.

    Plant Type: Salad Vegetable
    Cropping: June to October
    Ideal for: Windowboxes, Containers

    Sow: Sow seeds thinly direct outside or in containers, 13mm deep.

    Growing: No thinning should be necessary.

    Aftercare: Keep well watered during dry weather.

    Quantity: 300 seeds

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    Vegetable Seeds - Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli

    An extremely useful and easy to grow hardy winter vegetable, providing lots of tasty purple heads during late winter/early Spring.

    Sow in a well prepared seed bed in mid to late spring in drills 1cm deep spaced 30cm apart. When the seedlings have four or five leaves transplant to their final quarters 75 x 75cm apart. They will grow in most soils but must be planted firmly.

    Water well until they become established and harvest in late winter/early spring by snapping off the flowering shoots before the flowers open. Don't remove the large leaves as these will protect the next batch of shoots.

    Quantity: 100 seeds

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    Vegetable Seeds - Leek Autumn Giant 2-Porvite

    This variety has a good standing ability in the garden, with resistance to bulbiness and bolting, along with a high rust tolerance.

    These top quality leeks are perfect for the kitchen or show bench, growing on any ordinary soil in full sun, or part shade.

    Sow mid January to February under glass for transplanting.
    Alternatively, sow March to April outdoors.
    Harvest August to February.

    Sowing instructions:
    For earliest crops, sow 1cm deep in pots or modules of good seed compost at 15C under glass or in a propagator (a unit idea for seed growth consisting of a box with a heating cable or pad in the base and a thermostat to maintain consistent temperature).
    For main crops, sow thinly in a prepared seedbed outdoors or under glass.

    Growing instructions:
    Harden off early sowings for a few days in April prior to ‘dibbing’ (making holes in the ground with a pointed, hand operated tool, so seeds or bulbs can be planted) in 20cm deep.
    Put one plant in each hole and water in to settle the soil around the roots.
    Allow 23cm between plants, allowing 30cm between rows.
    Water until well established. Earth up as necessary for longest blanch and lift roots as and when required.

    Quantity: 200 seeds

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    Vegetable Seeds - Leek Nipper

    Leek Nipper is a fast growing British bred variety which is ideal for harvesting as ‘baby leeks’ just 10 weeks after sowing. For a delicious ‘out of season’ crop of baby leeks, sow them thickly and lift the leeks as they reach spring onion size; alternatively, leave until fully grown for larger sized leeks. With a milder flavour than spring onions, Leek ‘Nipper’ makes a fabulous addition to stir fries and salads.

    Sowing months: Mar-Jul
    Position: Sun or semi-shade
    Height: 35cm
    Spread: 20cm

    Direct sow outdoors at a depth of 1cm from late March to April into a well prepared seedbed, for transplanting to their final positions later on. Alternatively sow leek seed indoors from January to February at a depth of 1cm, in modules using free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 10-15C until after germination which usually takes 14 -21 days. Once germinated, grow leek plants on in cool conditions until all risk of frost has passed.

    When leeks are at least 20cm tall, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before transplanting them into the well prepared, rich fertile, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Plant leeks at a distance of 23cm between plants and 30cm between rows. Alternatively grow leeks in patio bags of good quality compost. Using a large, thick dibber, create each planting hole to a depth of 15cm and lower the leeks into the holes ensuring that they reach the bottom. Fill each hole with water, washing sufficient soil around the plants to ensure that they can establish. This planting method will produce leeks with well blanched stems. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.

    Leeks should be watered regularly until fully established. Once established, they will only require watering during very dry periods. Hoe between rows of leeks to destroy weeds and bring insect larvae to the surface. Leeks can be harvested from autumn onwards; however they stand well in the ground and can be lifted when required throughout the winter and spring. Lift leeks by levering them out of the ground with a spade or fork.

    Quantity: 1 packet of 250 seeds

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    Vegetable Seeds - Lettuce Salad Bowl

    All-American Gold Medal winner. Large, medium-green, slow bolting, non-heading and decidedly tender. Don't pull the whole plants - be selective - go down the row choosing only the largest, tenderest leaves. This way Salad Bowl will continue to replace itself the whole season.

    Sow thinly from spring to mid summer 6mm (¼in) deep in drills 23cm (9in) apart. A moist well drained fertile soil which has had plenty of compost dug in the previous autumn is best. In very hot weather it is best to water the soil before sowing and sow during the early afternoon.

    Thin out gradually to 23cm (9in) apart.

    Quantity 1250 seeds

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    Vegetable Seeds - Lettuce Salad Leaves Mixed

    A separately packaged collection to provide different types, colours and textures and a longer harvest from one sowing. Ideal for small gardens, providing a great selection in a small space.

    Sow thinly from spring to mid summer 6mm deep in drills 38cm apart. A moist, well drained soil which has had plenty of compost during the previous autumn is best.

    In very hot weather it is best to water the soil before sowing, and to make sowings during the early afternoon. Thin out gradually to 30cm apart and harvest when the head feels firm when gently pressed.

    Quantity: 500 seeds

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    Vegetable Seeds - Salad Leaves Speedy Mix

    Salad Leaves Speedy Mix Seeds is a very quick growing mix for those gardeners who just can’t wait!
    Containing Salad Rocket Victoria, Greek Cress, Mizuna, Mustard Green and Red Frills and Pak Choi Canton White, Speedy Mixed is a tasty blend of different textures, colours and leaf shapes. Great for sandwiches, salads and garnishes, this is quickest during the summer months when salad leaves will be produced in about 25 days, but can also be sown all year indoors.

    Plant Type: Salad Vegetable
    Sow: Sow seeds thinly, 12mm deep in drills 23cm (9”) apart.

    Growing: Thin seedlings if necessary, when they are large enough to handle, to 10cm (4”) apart.

    Aftercare: Keep ground weed free and water well during dry periods. Harvest a few leaves from each plant.

    Quantity: 1000 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Mustard

    A delicious salad and sandwich ingredient which takes up little space and a very small amount of time to grow. Children find it fascinating to watch it grow as in only a few days it produces healthy and nutritious food.

    You can grow Mustard and Cress by sowing this packet and a packet of Thompson & Morgan's Cress (available to purchase separately on LS3169D) in the same or separate containers. Sow the cress 3 days before the mustard so they will be ready at the same time. Mustard can be grown in trays of compost or on the surface of pads of cotton wool or flannel.

    Place the growing medium in a small container or saucer and moisten well, then spread the seed thickly over the surface. Place in a polythene bag and leave in a warm place. Keep the seeds dark until after germination and then move to a warm well lit spot ensuring that the medium stays moist. They are ready to cut in about 8-11 days after sowing.

    Quantity: 1200 seeds

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    Heritage Seed Collection - Beet Egyptian Flat Rooted Kahira

    Heritage Collection Beet Egyption Kahira is a flat-rooted beet with smooth skin and deep red, tender and flavoursome flesh. Egyptian Flat has a very sweet flavour; it’s as delicious to eat, as it is to look at with its striking colour.

    Roots grow mainly above the surface of the soil in a well-drained and sunny position. Once harvested, they will store well for use through the winter months.

    Beet can be stored by lifting the roots from later sowings, twist off the tops and store in boxes of slightly damp sand in frost-free conditions.

    Type: Vegetable
    Cropping: 78 days
    Ideal for: Children

    Sowing:
    Sow March in frames, April-July outdoors. Sow seed thinly, 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart.

    Growing:
    Thin seedlings to 3–5cm (1–2” apart when large enough to handle.

    Aftercare:
    Harvest when roots reach about 4cm in diameter or more when they are delicious raw.

    Quantity: 300 seeds

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    Heritage Seed Collection - Cabbage Wheelers Imperial

    Heritage Collection Cabbage Wheelers Imperial is compact in habit, producing firm, well-flavoured, pointed, tender hearts. Wheelers Imperial is not only tasty, but an excellent source of vitamin C and B too, with the darkest leaves containing most nutrients.

    Use also for spring greens when sown or planted more closely. This cabbage is suitable also for spring sowing for summer and autumn cutting.

    Type: Vegetable
    Cropping: February as greens or April-May as hearted cabbage

    Sowing:
    Sow July to August for overwintering. Sow seed thinly, 1cm deep in drills 23cm (9”) part in soil raked to a fine tilth and which contains plenty of sowing mix or manure. It may also be beneficial to rake in 100sq m of a balanced fertiliser. These can also be sown during spring for summer harvesting.

    Growing:
    Transplant when seedlings are large enough to handle, spacing by 3-38cm (12-15”) each way or at 1cm (4”) apart for spring greens.

    Aftercare:
    Water regularly, especially in dry periods. Hoe between plants as required.

    Quantity: 450 seeds

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    Heritage Seed Collection - Leek Bleu Solaise

    Heritage Collection Leek Bleu De Solaise is a leek widely praised for its culinary qualities, tasty either on its own or in stews or casseroles.
    The green leafy tops of leek are excellent for flavouring soups and stews. They are also very nutritious and very rich in vitamin A.

    It is extremely winter hardy from Christmas to April harvest. The blue leaves may tinge purple during extremely cold weather.

    Type: Vegetable
    Cropping: December to April

    Sowing:
    Sow March to April.
    Sow seed thinly, 1cm deep in drills 23cm apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth.

    Growing:
    When large enough to handle transplant into final positions, 23cm apart.

    Aftercare:
    Water ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Earth up the soil around the stems as they develop.

    Quantity: 300 seeds

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    Heritage Seed Collection - Pea Alderman

    Heritage Collection Pea Alderman is a well known and reliable, heavy cropping heirloom. Pods may contain up to 11 succulent, superb flavoured peas.

    Tall growing, so supporting the plants is essential. Maincrop maturity. Height 150-180cm. These are recommended for deep freezing and exhibition.

    Type: Vegetable
    Cropping: 80 days

    Sowing:
    Sow March to June every 10 days for succession. Sow seed 5cm deep in flat-bottomed drills spacing the seeds about 2.5-5cm apart, and in rows 150cm apart.

    Growing:
    When plants are 1cm tall, erect strong supports at each end of the row and attach pea netting or chicken wire.

    Aftercare:
    The pods will be ready to harvest about 12-13 weeks from sowing. Pick regularly for higher yields and to extend the picking season.

    Quantity: 250 seeds

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