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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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Vegetable Seeds - Chilli Pepper Cayennetta

Chilli Pepper Cayenetta produces prolific crops of bayonet-shaped cayenne peppers with a mildly spicy flavour. British bred for a neat compact habit, this well branched, upright variety is ideal for growing in baskets or containers and makes an eye-catching ornamental edible. This superb variety shows excellent tolerance to cold or hot weather, while the dense foliage protects the crop from sun scorch.

Flowering period: Jun-Sep
Sowing months: Mar-Apr
Position: Full sun
Height: 60cm
Spread: 50cm

Sow Chilli Pepper seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C until after germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual 7.5cm pots of compost and grow on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, transplant them into grow bags and containers, or plant them in well prepared beds of fertile, moist, well drained soil. Chili peppers may be grown undercover in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun. When growing chilli peppers outdoors, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to transplanting them. Space pepper plants at a distance of 50cm apart.

Water chilli pepper plants regularly throughout the growing season and feed weekly with a high potash tomato fertiliser once the first fruits have set. Taller varieties of chilli peppers may require staking. Provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. In greenhouses, maintain high humidity by damping down paths daily. Harvest chillies singly by cutting them from the plant with secateurs or pull the entire plant when full of red peppers, and hang upside down in the kitchen for use all year round. Chilli peppers grown outdoors must be harvested before the first frosts.

Quantity: 1 packet of 8 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Courgette Defender

A very heavy and early yielder of solid mid-green courgettes. The early yield is almost twice that of some other varieties and it just keeps producing firm, remarkably heavy fruit right through the season. It has an open habit which lets you see and pick them easily.

Sow in spring 1cm (½in) deep in a good seed compost. Germination usually takes 6-10 days at 24C (75F). Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm (3in) pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days

Quantity: 12 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Sweetcorn Early Xtra Sweet F1 Hybrid

At harvest time it is twice as sweet as other varieties. Instead of the sweetness and flavour deteriorating as in other sweet normal varieties, it has a rich sugary flavour and is easy to grow. To ensure maximum sweetness do not grow near ordinary varieties.

Sow mid spring. Requires a fertile soil in a sunny position. Germinate at 20-30C on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost in 7.5cm pots. Apply a layer of compost or vermiculite, 1cm deep.

Plant height: 1.3-1.6m

Quantity: 30 seeds

SERVING SUGGESTION: Delicious when served with melted butter and a sprinkling of chopped herbs.

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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 - Brussels Sprout Bright F1

This 2-in-1, Brussels Sprout Bright is an autumn-maturing variety that produces a well spaced crop of sprouts with the added bonus of the sweet, cabbage-like top which can be eaten as delicious fresh ‘greens’. The tasty round buttons are of uniform size with a realy good flavour and are suitable for freezing. Brussels Sprout Bright also shows good resistance to stem mildew, leaf spot and alternaria.

Sowing months: Mar-Apr
Position: Full sun
Height: 75cm
Spread: 50cm

Sow Brussels Sprout seed indoors from February. Alternatively direct sow outdoors from March into a well prepared seedbed, for transplanting to their final positions later on. Sow at a depth of 13mm and distance of 30cm between rows. Indoors, sow seed in 7.5cm pots or trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost and cover with a 6mm layer of vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 15C until germination which takes around 7 days. Once germinated, grow Brussels Sprouts on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and plants are large enough to be transplanted.

Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting Brussels Sprout plants outdoors in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the soil in advance in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Plant brassicas at a distance of 60cm apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.

Water Brussels sprouts regularly and do not allow them to dry out as this may impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing and bring insect larvae to the surface. Remove any yellowed or diseased leaves as they occur. Brussels Sprouts can be harvested from October to December but their flavour will be improved if they are left exposed to the first frosts.

Quantity: 1 packet of 30 seeds

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RHS Childrens Seeds - Carrot Paris Market

RHS Children Seeds Carrot Paris Market grow deliciously tender, bite-sized, round carrots, with a very smooth skin and a great sweet taste. Perfect seeds for your budding gardener to grow, these carrots are early maturing, producing uniform crops of deliciously tender carrots that make a tasty, nutritious addition to lunchboxes.

These compact carrots are ideal for growing in containers or window boxes. The short roots also cope well with clay soils where other carrots struggle. A fabulous juicy carrot full of vitamins and antioxidants, this seed pack comes with instructions.

For multiple harvests throughout the growing season, sow seeds every couple of weeks until midsummer.

Sowing months: Apr-Jun in sunny position
Height: 30cm
Spread: 15cm

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Vegetable Seeds - Cauliflower All The Year Round

This variety of seed will produce very white, dwarf cauliflowers with large, tight heads. Useful for frame culture and successional sowings year after year.

Quantity: 325 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Carrot Autumn King Improved

An excellent maincrop variety with long, large, high quality conical roots with a fine, even internal colour. Highly recommended for eating fresh or for winter storage.

These carrots prefer a deep rich, well drained soil which does not contain fresh manure or compost. Sow from spring to mid summer in drills 1cm deep, spaced 30cm apart.

As soon as the seedlings are large enough to handle, start thinning them out so that they are finally 10cm apart. The last thinnings will provide tender roots just large enough to be used. Harvest autumn and winter. Approximate root length 30cm.

2000 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Lettuce All Year Round

This is a good variety for sowing at any time. It is slow to run to seed and will continuously provide you with compact, crisp, well-flavoured lettuces.

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.

Thin out gradually to 30cm apart. Harvest when the head feels firm when gently pressed. Sow seeds in early autumn for overwintering.

Quantity: 2000 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Spring Onion White Lisbon

The white Lisbon is traditionally the most popular Spring Onion for successional sowings and features long, white stems and bright green tops.

Delicious when young and takes on a more pungent flavour as the bulbs swell. Easy to grow, these seeds should be sown from March to August, successionally every 3 weeks.

Sow thinly in either narrow or broad drills, 12mm deep, allowing 23cm between drills. Sow regularly throughout the season from late winter, at 3 week intervals for best results.

These seeds prefer rich, moist, fertile soil in a sunny, open situation. Keep well watered during spells of dry weather. Fruits can be stored for up to 6 months.

Quantity 650 seeds

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Urban Seed Collection - Radish Amethyst

Radish Amethyst has shiny, purple-skinned round roots with crisp white flesh. The roots of Amethyst are slow to go pithy and have strong tops for easier pulling. Ideal for containers, sow regularly for continuous succulent roots throughout the summer. Radish Amethyst certainly makes a colourful, and tasty addition to your salads.

Plant Type: Vegetable
Cropping: May to October
Height: 30-35cm (12-14”)

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

Growing: Thin as necessary to form plump, succulent roots.

Aftercare: Keep well watered during dry weather.

Quantity: 300 seeds

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Urban Seed Collection - Courgette Firenze

Courgette Firenze produces high yields of small, slender courgettes throughout summer if picked regularly. Selected for their uniqueness and suitability, Firenze is perfect for smaller gardens, growing happily in a bucket-sized container on a sunny patio. This courgette is easy to grow and very prolific, it’s also cost effective for the space each plant takes up.

Plant Type: Vegetable
Cropping: July to October
Ideal for: Containers

Sow: April to June indoors, May to June outside once all risk of frost has passed.
For indoor sowing, sow seeds individually in small pots of seed sowing mix, 20mm deep and place pots in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and place at 21-25C (70-77F) until after germination.

Growing: Transplant the seedlings into larger pots when they large enough to handle and finally plant outdoors when frost risk has passed, 60-75cm (24-30”) per plant each way.

Aftercare: Water and liquid feed during dry weather.

Quantity: 6 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Cucumber Cucino F1 Hybrid

These little cucino cucumbers can be eaten straight from the plant without any peeling. Crisp and flavoursome, the fruit is produced prolifically throughout the season indoors or in a sheltered position outdoors.

These prefer a moist and well-draining soil and grow exceptionally well in grow bags. Sow from February to May and harvest from June to October.

4 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Leek Musselburgh Improved

A very hardy and exceptionally fine strain of this popular mid season variety.
Leeks prefer ordinary well drained soil in sun or semi-shade and can follow early peas or potatoes. Sow in early spring outdoors in a well prepared seed bed. Sow thinly 1cm deep in drills 23cm apart.

Quantity: 350 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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Vegetable Seeds - Onion (Show) Ailsa Craig

A splendid exhibition variety of golden merit producing large globe shaped onions with a rich, golden straw coloured skin.

As well as being a super show variety, it is also one of the best varieties for general cultivation producing large onions with an excellent mild flavour. Sow during mid-late winter in a good seed compost, just covering the seed with compost.

Germination takes 14-21 days at 19-21C. Transplant seedlings when 36mm high into 9cm pots, making sure the tiny bulb is not covered. When well rooted move to a cold frame and plant out in early spring at 38cm apart in a sunny spot in a rich fertile soil.

As the leaves start to yellow bend over the tops, leave 14 days then lift and store when thoroughly ripened.

Quantity 350 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Broad Bean Express

This is the fastest maturing variety of any broad bean and an early spring sowing will outyield all others. Up to 34 good pods per plant! It is a good bean for freezing as it does not discolour.

Sow the seed any time from late winter to early summer, 5cm deep and 23cm apart in double rows 23cm apart with approx. 60cm between each pair of rows. Plant height: 90cm

As the plants grow, support with stout canes and string as necessary. Pinch out tips of the plants when in full flower to help the pods swell and to help reduce infestation of blackfly. Pick frequently whilst young and tender.

Quantity: 50 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Carrot Purple Haze F1 Hybrid

Purple carrots are not new... in fact it is the orange carrot that is the new-comer! About 300 years ago, it was the Dutch who first selected and planted the carrot in patriotic orange, the Dutch national colour - so the orange carrots are seventeenth century 'designer' carrots! Before that carrots were purple, red, white, green yellow or black.

This variety has spectacular, long, tapering, smooth skinned roots of intense purple skin colour, contrasting with the orange centres. Just wash and slice for salads and snacking; best eaten raw as very rich in antioxidants or steamed to retain the colour.

Sow April to July, at 4 week interval. This plant prefers well-drained, moist, rich, cool conditions, harvest July to November, later sowings can be lifted and stored.

Sow thinly, 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart. Thin seedlings to 5cm apart when large enough to handle, to reduce risk of carrot root flay attack. Keep well watered for best quality roots.

Chunks of the sweet flesh are delicious in salads or used as dippers with cream cheese.

Quantity: 300 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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