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Basil – Greek (Bush) (Organic)£2.00 Add to basket
Basil – Greek (Bush) (Organic)
Fantastic variety of basil with a bushy growth habit and small leaves. Greek basil (or ‘bush basil’) is a great addition to the plot, its bright green foliage makes it as ornamental as it is delicious. It works really well in containers and crops well over a long period. Can be used like other basils, in sauces, salads or as a garnish.
(Approximate seed count – 400)£2.00
Basil – Red (Organic)£2.30 – £3.70 Select options
Basil – Red (Organic)
Beautiful deep red purple foliage with similar taste and properties to common green basil. Red basil has both ornamental and culinary uses. We use it as garnish or to add colour to salads or made into pesto. It will look great in your garden, not to forget the amazing sweet scent of goodness when you walk past.£2.30 – £3.70
Basil – Sweet Genovese (Organic)£1.95 – £3.50 Select options
Basil – Sweet Genovese (Organic)
The classic basil variety, very productive, aromatic and perfect for all culinary uses, especially pesto. With large bright green leaves and a smell to die for this is an essential addition to the veg plot. We think you cannot grow too much basil, we use it in almost every meal throughout the summer months. Genovese makes the most superb pesto, aromatic without being overpowering and giving us a much needed taste of sunshine when stored or frozen and then eaten throughout the winter months.
A robust, trustworthy variety of ‘The King of Herbs’ with the perfect balance of aroma and subtlety. It is an essential companion to tomatoes.
(Approximate seed count – 500)£1.95 – £3.50
Basil – Lemon (Organic)£2.00 Add to basket
Basil – Lemon (Organic)
This unusual basil will enchant you with its wonderful lemony basil fragrance that is caused by a high content of citral and limonene. It has a milder taste than ordinary basil and can be used in cooking or to make a herbal tea. It also goes exceptionally well in sweet dishes adding a citrusy twist.
The plants have small, green leaves with slightly serrated edges. We just love having it growing in our polytunnel or garden and think it’s worth a try if you haven’t already.
(Approximate seed count – 350)£2.00
Basil – Thai (Organic)£2.00 – £3.70 Select options
Basil – Thai (Organic)
Irreplaceable, anise-flavoured variety used in Asian cooking on a compact plant that is equally as ornamental as it is culinary . Striking both in flavour and appearance, Thai basil has a more concentrated, spicy flavour than its more well known cousin with notes of anise and liquorice. It has smaller, narrow, pointed leaves with flowers and stems of a deep purple. It’s perfect for Thai green and red curries and stir fries and is resilient to longer cooking methods.£2.00 – £3.70
Bee Mixture – (Organic)£3.50 Add to basket
Bee Mixture – (Organic)
A colourful mixture of Borage, Buckwheat, Calendula, Crimson Clover, Cornflower, Dill, Coriander and Phacelia.. The bees and other beneficial insects in your garden will love this mixture of flowering plants. The nectar will provide them with sugar they need for energy and the pollen contains protein and oils that bees collect to raise the brood.
We rejoice in this bee mixture particularly as it has a diverse range of flowering plants and makes our vegetable plot look beautiful and filled with colour. The edibles amongst the mix we use to jazz up our summer salads.
(Approximate seed count – 5 grams)£3.50
Celery – Tall Utah (Organic)£1.60 Add to basket
Celery – Tall Utah (Organic)
A classic variety of celery producing thick crunchy stalks . We love the deep green colour of this celery and its super-crunchy string-less stalks. It was first introduced in the USA in 1953 and was the outcome of a breeding program by the Ferry Morse Seed Company in California. It was developed to be resistant to many common diseases of celery, and remains a reliable variety to this day.
(Approximate seed count – 200)£1.60
Celery Leaf – Early Bell (Organic)£2.30 Add to basket
Celery Leaf – Early Bell (Organic)
A ‘cutting’ celery variety of which the leaves are harvested instead of the stalks. Growing cutting celery is a great alternative to stem celery if you just want to add a bit of that delicious celery flavour to your cooking! Cutting celery is more closely related to wild celery, and has a stronger flavour. The leaves can be chopped and added to stocks, soups, and stews. As there is no need to wait for the plant to mature, the leaves can be harvested before traditional celery is ready. The plants are very hardy and will withstand a decent frost. If left in the ground over winter the plants will flower in spring producing many flowers which the bees will love!
(Approximate seed count – 1350)£2.30
Chilli – De Cayenne (Organic)£1.98 Add to basket
Chilli – De Cayenne (Organic)
Absolute classic red hot chilli pepper, ideal for drying and making chilli powder or flakes. Cayenne peppers are one of the best known chillis and rightly so. The abundance of hot, thin long fruits with great flavour and a thin skin make them perfect for making fresh hot sauce, pickling or dried and ground up into your own chilli powder.
The plant itself is super productive, upright growing and reaches about 60cm in height.
SHU of around 30,000 to 50,000 on the Scoville Scale.
(Approximate seed count – 20)£1.98
Chilli – Habanero Magnum (Organic)£1.95 Add to basket
Chilli – Habanero Magnum (Organic)
Bright orange, very hot and fruity, a variety that is productive and does better in cooler climates than most other chillies. Habanero Magnum rates between 200,000 and 325,000 SHU on the Scoville scale and is therefore on the hotter end of the spectrum. A fruity almost floral flavour can be tasted when the initial spice has faded. It is a great ingredient for hot sauces or when powdered. A way of controlling the heat when cooking with it is to make a couple of holes in the chilli and then add it to the sauce (or whatever it is your cooking) as a whole and remove after a certain amount of time determining the degree of fieriness.
(Approximate seed count – 20)£1.95
Chilli – Jalapeno, Early (Organic)£1.98 Add to basket
Chilli – Jalapeno, Early (Organic)
A truly early and abundant hot chilli with good flavour. Plants grow to 60cm high and fruit heavily, with harvesting of typical green Jalapeños beginning in early August, and continuing through into autumn. We thinly slice and preserve ours eating them with Mexican dishes throughout the rest of the year.
Guest description by our friend Dan from Chagfood CSA!
(Approximate seed count – 20)£1.98
Chilli – Lemon Drop (Organic)£2.05 – £4.00 Select options
Chilli – Lemon Drop (Organic)
Crinkly yellow chilli with a hot lemony flavour with a wide range of culinary uses. One of our most popular chilli varieties with a bushy growth habit and lots of fruits ripening from green to yellow.
The variety is also called Aji Limon and originates from Peru where it’s used as a seasoning pepper. Rating 30,000-50,000 SHU (Scoville heat units) it is quite a spicy one ideal for making your own hot chilli sauce with an extra citrusy twist or add it to stir fries, tomato sauces or your scrambled eggs.
To get good germination temperatures of 28° – 30°C are recommended. Germination can be slow and take three weeks or more. As it is thought to be genetically slightly closer to its wild relatives, there is some apparent seed dormancy which can affect germination rates. We have included a higher number of seeds in the packets to ensure you get enough plants.£2.05 – £4.00
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