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Climbing French bean – Blauhilde (Organic)£3.10 Out of Stock
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
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
Broad bean – Ratio (Organic)£2.90 Add to basket
Broad bean – Ratio (Organic)
Ratio’ is a fantastic spring sown broad bean with very attractive, well-filled pods. Sow outdoors from March to mid April. Early, productive broad bean with an excellent pod shape, good pod set and a delicious flavour. Thanks to its branching habit, the crop stays short and is at less risk of lodging. Very flavoursome and suitable for freezing.
(Approximate seed count – 40)£2.90
Broad bean – Super Aquadulce (Organic)£2.59 Add to basket
Broad bean – Super Aquadulce (Organic)
A Spanish heritage variety for autumn sowings that produces an abundance of light-green pods early in the season. According to food historian Willam Woys Weaver this variety can be traced back to Vilmorin’s selection of a Spanish broad bean called ‘haba de Sevilla’ in 1885. Super Aquadulce is extra hardy and can withstand cold temperatures. It will produce massive amounts of delicious uniform green pods with large beans. Although especially suited for Autumn sowing, Aquadulce can be sown in early spring for a summer/autumn crop too.
The pods can be eaten as a whole when harvested young and the beans shelled and dried when they’re a bit older. The tops will make an excellent addition to salads or as greens, tasting a bit like a bean and a bit like spinach. Harvesting the tops also takes the energy out of the growing tip and encourages the beans to ripen.
(Approximate seed count – 35)£2.59
Broccoli – Early purple (Organic)£2.09 – £4.00 Select options
Broccoli – Early purple (Organic)
A very popular and traditional variety of sprouting broccoli, producing an abundance of tasty spears from late March . We love Early Purple broccoli, it comes at a time of year when we are in serious need of some green vegetables that are not kale, chard or leeks! We can quite happily eat it with every meal during its harvest window. It is very versatile, being great seamed, stir fried, roasted, added to soups and stews, put in omelettes… the list goes on.
It is slow growing and takes around one year from sowing to harvest but it is well worth the wait with each plant producing a lot of food. Plants can grow up to 1m in height.
(Approximate seed count – 250)£2.09 – £4.00
Carrot – Autumn king (Organic)£1.60 – £4.00 Select options
Carrot – Autumn king (Organic)
An RHS award-winning maincrop variety ideal for storage over the winter months. How could we not include Autumn King in our catalogue?! This is one of our favourite varieties, and certainly lives up to its name. It is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner and is a firm favourite amongst both home and market gardeners.
It produces conical roots up to 30cm long and with a deep organgey-red colour. It is sweet-tasting and delicious both raw and cooked.
Autumn King is a great carrot for storage over the winter. To store the roots place them in containers in single layers in moist (but not wet) sand making sure they do not touch each other. Keep them in a cool but frost free and dark place and check the roots periodically for mould or rotting.
(Approximate seed count – 400)£1.60 – £4.00
Carrot – Nantes (Organic)£1.60 – £3.80 Select options
Carrot – Nantes (Organic)
Fast maturing carrot perfect for early sowings. Originally from France but grown in this country for decades as a kitchen garden favourite, this is a classic carrot variety of the half-long type. Reaching up to 17cm in length and 3-4 cm in diameter, it is a sweet, bright orange, blunt, cylindrical root, round at the top and bottom. It has fine texture and delicate flavour with almost no core. It is ideal for early sowings but can delight you with a tasty crop throughout the year as well.
The perfect all-rounder, that does well as bunching carrot, juiced, sautéd, frozen, grated into a salad or just straight from the ground which is when we think they taste the best.
(Approximate seed count – 400)£1.60 – £3.80
Chives – Common Chives (Organic)£2.30 – £4.50 Select options
Chives – Common Chives (Organic)
Delicious and easy to grow, compact plants producing an abundance of edible stems and flowers. Without a doubt one the most versatile herbs! Chives are so easy to grow and can be added to just about any dish. We put them in soups, salads, omelettes, stir fries, etc. The flowers are also delicious and make a very attractive addition to summer salads, with their mild onion flavour.
Chives are perennial which means once you have them established you’ll never need to sow them again. They can be propagated equally easily by division or from seed.£2.30 – £4.50
Climbing French bean – Golden Gate (Organic)£3.00 Add to basket
Climbing French bean – Golden Gate (Organic)
A vigorous climbing French bean producing bright golden yellow pods and dark green foliage. A heavy-cropping pole bean variety that we really enjoy for the buttery, smooth textured beans that will stay tender and stringless even as they get larger. A great addition to your other green and purple beans.
(Approximate seed count – 75)£3.00
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