When to sow: April – June
Spacing: 25 x 45cm
Swede tips: For an early crop direct sow in April, main crops should be sown in May to June. Sow in drills 45cm apart 1cm deep; thin to appropriate spacing after few weeks. Swedes are fast-growing, with low nutrient requirements.
Salad rocket (Organic)£1.80 – £3.50 Choose pack size
Salad rocket (Organic)
Salad leaf with a peppery fresh taste, most commonly used raw but can be cooked, too. The nutritious dark green serrated leaves add their fine spice to salads, pasta, pizza, pesto, other sauces or as garnish. Salad rocket is native to the Mediterranean and has a long history of popularity. It is quick to crop and easy to grow and definitely one of our favourite salad leaves.
(Approximate seed count – 900)£1.80 – £3.50
Corn Salad / Lamb’s Lettuce – (Organic)£1.90 – £3.20 Choose pack size
Corn Salad / Lamb’s Lettuce – (Organic)
An invaluable hardy winter salad for growing outdoors and under cover with a superb nutty flavour. Corn salad or lamb’s lettuce is a small annual plant that forms rosettes of dark green leaves which have a gentle nutty flavour, soft texture, and are extremely popular as salad greens. It provides a valuable source of fresh greens during the autumn and winter months as it is suitable for growing outdoors with little protection or under cover in the cold.
We are amazed by this plant’s hardiness and really enjoy growing it! Ronja grew up eating ‘Feldsalat’ (German for corn salad) almost every day during the winter months and wouldn’t want to live without it.£1.90 – £3.20
Spinach – Giant winter (Organic)£2.30 – £3.50 Choose pack size
Spinach – Giant winter (Organic)
A winter variety with large, savoyed, pointy leaves especially selected for winter hardiness. This productive spinach is particularly recommended for autumn and winter cultivation. The dark green characteristically pointy leaves are very aromatic and perfect eaten raw in salads, or delicious cooked.
(Approximate seed count – 500)£2.30 – £3.50
Claytonia ‘Winter Purslane’ – (Organic)£1.85 Add to basket
Claytonia ‘Winter Purslane’ – (Organic)
A must-have excellent winter leaf of mild flavour and incredibly succulent, soft and juicy texture.. Winter purslane, also known as miners lettuce or claytonia, has heart-shaped elegant looking leaves which are small, abundant and make a great cut-and-come-again salad green. You will get a productive harvest all winter and early spring and if left to self seed, it will just keep coming back year after year.
It is one of those greens that come up in just the right moment when we’re most in need of something fresh and it self-manages very well which is why we like it too.
(Approximate seed count – 850)£1.85