Vegetable 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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Urban Seed Collection - Parsnip Arrow

Parsnip Arrow has slender, bayonet shaped roots, virtually coreless, tender and deliciously sweet. Tasty, sweet and juicy when harvested as baby roots, Arrow is ideal in deeper containers with a minimum depth of 37cm (14.5”), or outside in the garden.
A good source of energy boosting carbohydrates, parsnip is also high in Vitamin C and potassium.

Plant Type: Vegetable
Cropping: June to October

Sow: March to May
Sow seeds thinly direct outside or in containers, 13mm deep. Sow regularly for fresh roots throughout the summer and autumn.

Growing: Thin as necessary to 25mm (1”) apart.

Aftercare: Keep well watered during dry weather.

Quantity: 100 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 - 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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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 - 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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RHS Childrens Seeds - Runner Bean Scarlet Emperor

The Runner Bean Scarlet Emperor seed from the Royal Horticultural Society Children’s Seed Collection will help with your 5 a day! The Runner Bean Scarlet Emperor is an essential, green vegetable. The foliage is attractive and the red flowers make this a beautiful climbing garden plant. The seed pack comes with instructions.
Height 2m (6ft)
Approximately 20 seeds per packet
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Vegetable Seeds - Chilli Padron - The Tapas Pepper

Chili Seeds Padron, also known as the tapas pepper, lets you enjoy this Spanish eating experience from your own garden, and is excellent when added to stir-fries. Alternatively, shallow fry in oil or slice in half, stuff with cheese and bake in the oven – tasty! Heavy crops of fruits are produced which are about 5cm (2”) long and the fruits are ideal picked when small and green for low levels of heat, as the heat increases as the fruits get larger and continue to mature to red.

Sow: March to April
Harvest: July to October
Flavour Guide: Mild when small and green, hotter as the fruits ripen.
Sowing Instructions: Place the seeds on the surface of a free draining compost and cover with a fine sprinkling if compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at 18-21C (65-70F) until germination, which usually takes 7-14 days. Make sure you do not exclude light, as this helps germination.
Growing Instructions: Transplant the seedlings when they are large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3”) pots. Plant them in their final position when they are 10cm (4”) high, 45cm (18”) apart. For indoor crops, plant into growbags or pots. For outdoor crops, acclimatise the plants to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting in sunny, fertile, moist, well-drained soil after all risk of frost has passed.
Instructions included
Approximately 10 seeds per packet

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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 - Runner Bean Red Rum

A very early cropper producing lots of pods and very little foliage, resulting in a tremendous crop of succulent 20cm pods. This variety is Halo Blight tolerant, which means it will keep on cropping whilst other varieties are going down with this disease.(Please Note: Seed saved from this hybrid will not come true.)

Prefers to be grown in fertile, moist yet well drained soil which has had plenty of well rotted compost dug into it the previous autumn. To ensure pods mature in cool weather in mid-summer to mature in fall, sow directly into the garden when there is no risk of frost 5cm deep, 2 seeds every 30cm in rows 38cm apart.

Remove weaker seedlings after germination. Make sure your soil is warm and avoid it becoming baked hard. Provide poles, trellis or mesh for them to climb.

Water regularly and liquid feed every 14 days as the beans form. A thick mulch will help conserve moisture. Pick the beans regularly a little on the young side to ensure top quality and prolonged cropping. (60 days to harvest).

Quantity: 40 seeds

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Vegetable Seeds - Runner Bean White Lady

A premier variety in every way. The pure white flowers are less prone to being picked by birds, so the resulting crop is much greater. The long, mid green pods with white seeds hang in numerous clusters, and are both smooth and stringless

Prefers to be grown in fertile, moist yet well drained soil which has had plenty of well rotted compost dug into it the previous autumn. For an early start sow from mid spring in artificial heat (propagator, greenhouse, warm room) in peat pots and plant out after last expected frost. Outdoors do not sow until at least 10 days after last frost, 5cm deep. Sow 2 seeds every 30cm in rows 38cm apart.

Remove weaker seedlings after germination. Make sure your soil is warm and avoid it becoming baked hard. Water regularly and liquid feed every 14 days during mid summer. A thick mulch will help conserve moisture. Pick the beans regularly a little on the young side to ensure top quality and prolonged cropping.

Quantity: 40 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 - Onion Red Baron F1 Hybrid

A mid to late maturing variety with flattish-round bulbs of a beautiful dark red colour. An excellent cropper producing attractive, firm well flavoured bulbs which keep well and are perfect for salads and roasting.

Sow from March to April in a firm, well drained soil in full sun. Sow thinly when the soil surface is dry and workable, 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart after raking to a fine tilth.

When large enough to handle thin to 5cm and then 10cm apart. As the leaves start to yellow, bend over the tops, leave for 14 days or so then lift and store when thoroughly ripened.

Quantity: 75 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 - 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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Taste of Italy Seeds - Aubergine Melanzana Prosperosa

Aubergine Melanza Prosperosa brings a taste of Italy direct to your home. It produces spherical, ribbed, pale purple fruits with firm and flavoursome flesh. This Sicilian heritage variety has a mild flavour and no bitter after taste. Ideal for growing in the greenhouse or in a sunny spot outdoors.

Flowering period: July, August
Sowing months: Jan-Mar
Position: Full sun

Sow aubergine seeds from February to May for indoor cultivation or March to April for growing outdoors. Soaking them in warm water for 24 hours before sowing will assist germination.

Sow seeds on the surface of a free draining, moist seed compost and cover with 6mm layer of vermiculite or compost. Place in a propagator or seal the container inside a polythene bag at constant temperature of 18-21C until after germination which takes 10-14 days. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, carefully transplant them into 7.5cm pots and grow on at a slightly reduced temperature.

When all risk of frost is passed and the soil is warm, harden off and plant aubergines in their final positions. For indoor cultivation, pot on into larger containers or plant 2 aubergines per growbag. Outdoors, plant aubergines in rich fertile soil at a distance of 90cm apart, in rows spaced 90-120cm apart. Grow aubergines in a sheltered position in full sun. Planting through black plastic mulch will help to warm the soil, control weeds and save moisture.

Quantity: 1 packet of 400 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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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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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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Fruit Seeds - Rhubarb

Excellent for tarts, pies and jam, Rhubarb Glaskins Perpetual has large, juicy, bright red sticks. This is very easy to grow and great for that any odd corner of your garden. Expect some variation in the seedlings.

Sowing: Sow the seeds in early Spring individually 1.6mm deep in 7.5cm (3”) pots of a good free draining seed compost. Keep the compost moist but not over wet until germination, which takes 21-40 days at 20-25C (70-75F). Once the seedlings have emerged, lower the temperature and later move to a cold frame before planting out in late Spring.

Growing: Plant carefully, so not to disturb the roots, 1m (3’) apart in a good, fertile garden soil to which plenty of compost has been added.

Aftercare: Once planted do not move them again. Water in dry weather, and top dress around the crowns with a well rotted compost in early Summer and repeat each year. In the second year a light picking can be made and in subsequent years, they can be picked until mid Summer. Always leave at least 4 leaves per plant.

Quantity: 60 seeds

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