Vegetable Seeds

A great range of seasonal vegetable seeds, all available for quick UK mainland delivery

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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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Urban Seed Collection - Carrot Nandor

Carrot Nandor F1 Hybrid (Daucus carota) is a fine quality Nantes-type carrot that is quick to mature, and gives excellent yields of sweet tasty roots which are delicious cooked or used in salads. It is also ideal for patio containers.

Type: Vegetable

Cropping:
June to October

Sowing:
Sow seed March to July thinly direct outside or in containers, 13mm deep.

Growing:
Thin as necessary to 13-25mm apart.

Aftercare:
Keep well watered during dry weather.

Quantity: 350 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 - Beetroot Boltardy

This variety produces globular roots with deep red, sweet flesh.The best choice for early spring sowings, as the roots are extremely resistant to bolting.

Sow from March to July very thinly in drills 3cm deep in rows 30cm part. 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 2cm in diameter or larger. In mid autumn lift the remaining roots twist off the tops and use or store.

Quantity: 400 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 - 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 - 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 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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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 - 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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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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Taste of Italy Seeds - Chilli Pepper Peperone Fuego F1

Chilli Pepper Peperone Fuego is a hot Cayenne pepper which produces tapering, 15cm long fruits that turn from green to fiery red as they ripen. With a compact, upright habit and short internodes, Chilli Pepper Peperone Fuego is ideal for growing in growbags or containers on the patio. This particular variety produces abundant crops if picked regularly throughout the summer.

Flowering period: Jun-Sep
Sowing months: Jan-Apr
Position: Full sun
Height: 50cm
Spread: 40cm

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. Chilli 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: 50 seeds

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Taste of Italy Seeds - Courgette Nano Verde di Milano

This classic Italian courgette, also known as summer squash or zucchini, is indispensable for a host of dishes. Courgette Nano Verde di Milano crops early and heavily throughout the summer if the fruits are picked regularly. Culinary note: Courgette flowers are edible and can be eaten cooked or added raw to salads. Early morning picked flowers can be battered and fried or added to ‘frittata’, for an Italian style omelette. In Mexico the flower is preferred over the fruit and is often cooked in soups or used as a filling for quesadillas whilst in France the fruit is a key ingredient in ratatouille.

Flowering period: Jun-Aug
Sowing months: Apr-Jun
Position: Full sun
Height: 45cm
Spread: 90cm

Sow courgette seed indoors from April to May for transplanting later on, or direct sow outdoors from late May to June. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to improve its structure and fertility. Indoors, sow seed at a depth of 2cm in 7.5cm pots of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20-25C until germination which takes 5-7 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Alternatively direct sow courgettes outdoors at a depth of 2cm and a distance of 90cm apart. Sow 2 seeds per hole and thin out the weakest seedling per station after germination.

Once germinated, grow courgettes on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and courgette plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting courgettes outdoors in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun at a distance of 90cm apart. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. When growing courgettes, a thick mulch of organic matter spread around the plants will help to conserve moisture at the roots.

Water courgettes regularly and do not allow the soil to dry out as this will impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Courgettes appreciate an application of a high potash fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season. Hand pollinating courgettes is not usually required when they are grown outdoors. However, for indoor cultivation the female flowers can be fertilised by pressing a male flower against them. Begin harvesting courgettes from midsummer onwards when they are 10cm long. Regular harvesting will encourage more courgettes to be produced.

Quantity: 54 seeds

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Taste of Italy Seeds - Spinach Spinacio Viridis

Spinach Spinacio Viridis produces a dark green rosette of blistered large leaves produced in abundance and slow to bolt (run to seed) if kept moist. It is a really nutritious vegetable that is usually cooked but can be eaten raw as 'baby leaf'.

Sowing months: Mar-Sep
Position: Sun, semi-shade or dappled shade

Rich, fertile, moisture retentive soil with plenty of well-rotted manure or compost incorporated is important to produce an abundance of tasty leaves and to prevent bolting (running to seed). For summer crops, a position shaded from the sun for at least part of the day is preferred. Avoid sowing during the hottest month of July. For outdoor sowings, sow from March to June, earlier sowings under glass or cloches, and mid August and September. Sowings in pots on the windowsill can be done throughout the year. Sow seeds thinly, 13mm deep, in broad drills and in succession to allow for continuous cropping and suppression of weeds. This crop is ideal for intercropping between long standing crops.

During warm dry spells watering may be necessary twice a day, morning and evening. Harvest when leaves are still lush and tender, best done in the early morning when still cool.

Quantity: 1200 seeds

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Urban Seed Collection - Bean Dwarf Amethyst

Dwarf French Bean Amethyst (Phaseolus vulgaris) are popular among home gardeners as they are easy to grow and harvest.

They are ideal for growing in pots, window boxes, patio containers or in the flower border.
A decorative ornamental edible, this is also high in vitamins A, K and fibre.

Type: Vegetable

Cropping:
June to October

Sowing:
Sow seed March to June thinly direct outside, 3cm deep in rows 45cm apart and 20cm between plants. Alternatively space sow seeds in a bucket sized container to create an attractive and productive crop.

Growing:
As this variety is dwarf it requires no staking, making it easier to grow in large containers on a sunny patio.

Aftercare:
Keep well watered during dry weather.

Quantity: 70 seeds

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Urban Seed Collection - Dwarf Bean Bellini

Dwarf Bean Bellini has mid-green, round, slender and stringless pods that are excellent in green salads or as a side dish. Selected for their uniqueness and suitability for container growing and for small gardens, Bellini has sturdy, upright plants of compact habit producing beans high on the plant for easy picking. They are also good quality pods as they do not touch the soil surface.

Plant Type: Vegetable
Cropping: June to October
Height: 60cm (24”)
Ideal for: Windowboxes, Containers

Sow: April to July.
Sow seeds thinly directly outside or in containers, 3cm (1”) deep in rows 45cm (18”) apart and 20cm (8”) between plants. Alternatively sow seeds in a bucket-sized container or window box, creating an attractive and productive crop.

Aftercare: Keep well watered during dry weather.

Quantity: 12 seeds

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Urban Seed Collection - Kale Starbor

Kale Starbor can be grown all the year round as a baby leaf indoors on the windowsill, and is delicious used raw in salads or as a steamed vegetable. Outdoors if given wider spacing, Starbor will produce an abundance of densely curled leaves over a very long period. It’s also winter hardy as a full sized plant.

Plant Type: Vegetable
Cropping: June to New Year

Sow: March to May outside, or sow and eat all year round as a babyleaf indoors.
Sow seeds thinly direct outside or in containers, 13mm deep.

Growing: Thin as necessary or transplant to 20cm (8”) apart for mid-sized leaves, or to 37cm (14”) for larger plants.

Aftercare: Keep well watered during dry weather. These can also be sown regularly in pots of seed sowing mix on the windowsill for a continuous supply of 'baby leaves'. If a few plants are missed and not picked as salad leaves, these can be planted into large containers and left to mature as large kale plants for winter use.

Quantity: 25 seeds

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Urban Seed Collection - Leek Lancelot

Leek Lancelot is a fantastic alternative as a milder flavoured spring onion when sown thickly, and can also grow as a full sized leek for autumn and winter harvesting. Ideal for growing in containers and tasty when used in salads, stir-fries or as a steamed vegetable, Lancelot makes a wonderful addition to your garden.

Plant Type: Vegetable
Cropping: June to October

Sow: March to May
Sow seeds quite thickly direct outside or in containers, 13mm deep; sow seed in succession for a continuous supply of baby leeks.

Growing: No thinning necessary. If required for full blanched leeks in autumn / winter then sow thinly and transplant, allowing 25cm (10”) between plants.

Aftercare: Earth up around stems as they develop. Keep well watered during dry weather.

Quantity: 75 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 - Runner Bean Dwarf Pickwick Seeds

Dwarf Bean Bellini is a bushy, dwarf plant that produces masses of red flowers, which look stunning in a container, or direct outside, followed by short succulent beans. For a long season of harvest, makes sure you pick them regularly.

Plant Type: Vegetable
Cropping: June to October

Height: 60cm (24”)
Ideal for: Containers

Sow: April to July
Sow seeds thinly direct outside or in containers, 3cm (1”) deep in rows 45cm (18”) apart and 20cm (8”) between plants. Ideal for sowing seeds in a bucket-sized container.

Growing: As this variety is dwarf it requires no staking, making it easier to grow in large containers on a sunny patio.

Aftercare: Keep well watered during dry weather; pick regularly for a long season of harvest.

Quantity: 12 beans

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