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Climbing French bean – Blauhilde (Organic)£3.10 Add to basket
Climbing French bean – Blauhilde (Organic)
A stringless, climbing French bean from Germany producing lots of very dark purple pods that turn green when cooked. We like to grow a variety of different colour beans as they are such a versatile crop. Blauhilde can be grown outside or indoors and makes an excellent market garden variety as it’s productive, disease resistant and exquisite in taste.
(Approximate seed count – 80)£3.10
Climbing French bean – Borlotti (Organic)£2.95 – £5.50 Select options
Climbing French bean – Borlotti (Organic)
Produces gorgeous bright pink-dappled pods with beans to be used either fresh or dried. Borlotti is one of the most beautiful climbing French bean varieties available. The pods have a stunning colour with dapples of bright pink and white. The bean itself is creamy white with maroon speckles.
We love them for their excellent taste, colour and versatility. Either eat the young pods raw or cooked, or the beans when matured. Just shell and use like a dry bean.
They are one of the most popular heritage varieties in Italy and our favourite in the Vital Seeds 2019 bean trials.£2.95 – £5.50
Kohlrabi – Purple Delicacy (Organic)£2.20 Add to basket
Kohlrabi – Purple Delicacy (Organic)
A very attractive purple heritage variety, fast growing and well suited to early and late plantings due to its cold hardiness. Delikatess Blue is certainly our shining star for early and late season crops. It grows fast and consistently and is ready to harvest after 8-12 weeks. Although sometimes considered a root vegetable, kohlrabi is actually the swollen stem of the plant. The whole plant can be eaten, the large leaves can be cooked like kale and smaller leaves make a pretty and very tasty addition to salads. The stem can be cooked in various ways, steamed, stir fried, baked etc, but to be honest we think it tastes better raw. Eaten raw it is similar to apple in taste and texture but with a slightly nuttier flavour. This variety is best harvested when tennis ball-sized as it can become woody when left to grow much larger.
(Approximate seed count – 125)£2.20
Tomato – Marmande (Organic)£2.30 – £4.20 Select options
Tomato – Marmande (Organic)
Classic French beefsteak variety with mildly ribbed fruit. Marmande is a fantastic variety producing fruits between 60g and 120g on semi-determinate vines which need support and pinching out. The fruits are very tasty raw or grilled on the barbecue.£2.30 – £4.20
Tomato – Tigerella (Organic)£2.30 – £4.20 Select options
Tomato – Tigerella (Organic)
Old English heirloom variety with eye catching stripes and outstanding flavour. Indeterminate tomato that fruits relatively early and produces lots of tasty medium-sized fruits with red-orange stripes. It is fun to watch the fruits go through their colour changes. A quirky and popular tomato variety guaranteed to impress. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.£2.30 – £4.20
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
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
Beetroot – Bull’s Blood (Organic)£2.38 Add to basket
Beetroot – Bull’s Blood (Organic)
A variety with extremely dark red leaves, usually grown as a salad leaf. The leaves are exceptionally dark red, almost purple colour and very tender and sweet, especially as baby-leaf. They can be cut up to 4-5 times and will grow back.
(Approximate seed count – 200)£2.38
Beetroot – Chioggia (Organic)£2.90 – £4.60 Select options
Beetroot – Chioggia (Organic)
An Italian variety with striking white and red concentric rings throughout its flesh. This unusual cultivar has been around since the early 19th century and originates from the coastal town of Chioggia near Venice in Northern Italy. With its delicate flavour and soft flesh it will make an ideal raw addition in salads or as a decorative side dish. When cooked the rings will fade out a little and become pinkish but the beetroot will keep its sweet and mild delicious taste. Definitely our favourite in terms of looks!£2.90 – £4.60
Beetroot – Cylindra (Organic)£2.30 – £4.40 Select options
Beetroot – Cylindra (Organic)
A distinctive, very attractive variety which forms long, thin cylindrical beets . Deep purple, and typically 20cm tall, and 6cm diameter, but like any beet, can get very large with enough room. They look great in the veg patch, at the market and also on your plate! Very suitable as a main crop and has excellent storage capability.
Guest description by our friend Dan from Chagfood CSA£2.30 – £4.40
Beetroot – Detroit (Organic)£2.10 – £3.80 Select options
Beetroot – Detroit (Organic)
Reliable maincrop beetroot producing large globe-shaped red roots. This is a classic variety, having proved itself since 1892 when it was introduced by the D.M. Ferry Seed Company, in Michigan, USA. It is reliable and high-yielding and remains a favourite with gardeners and growers to this day.
The large, globe-shaped beets have the typical beetroot colour and an excellent flavour making it perfect for baking, sautéing, grating into salads, pickling and anything else that you might want to do with a beetroot. Yes, it will also store well!
(Approximate seed count – 200)£2.10 – £3.80
Borage ***NEW FOR 2022*** (Organic)£1.60 Add to basket
Borage ***NEW FOR 2022*** (Organic)
Adored by bees and humans alike, borage produces an abundance of delicate, edible blue flowers. No nature-friendly garden is complete without this wonderful annual flower. It is a prolific self-seeder so you may only need to sow it once to have it forever.
Try freezing the flowers into ice cubes for jazzing up your summer drinks.
(Approximate seed count – 60)£1.60
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