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Cabbage 'January King 3'

This is a hardy winter cabbage, not even severe frost seems to bother it. The heads of Cabbage January King are crisp and crunchy with good flavour and the leaf is a conifer-blue colour. Andrew Tokely says: This variety may have been around for a few years but I…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Broccoli 'All Season Collection'

Sprouting broccoli are real value for money for their crop at a time when fresh 'greens' are often in short supply. They have good overwinter tolerance, higher yields and improved spear quality against other varieties on the market. Regular picking will keep new fresh…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Broccoli 'Monclano' F1 Hybrid (Calabrese)

This hardy variety has been selected for top flavour, heavy yields and resistance to clubroot and mildew. It produces tight domed heads on clear smooth stems and will produce plenty of side shoots after the central head is harvested. Sow several times through…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Lettuce 'Winter Gem' (Cos)

A specially bred Little Gem Cos for sowing from September to January and for growing in a unheated greenhouse or in a cold frame for overwinter production (not suitable for growing outdoors). Lettuce Winter Gem has delicious small, crunchy, sweet hearts equal in taste…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Vegetable Seed Collection

Harvest the most delicious fresh vegetables from your very own garden. This fantastic value collection of seeds chosen for their full flavour, strong yields and excellent disease and pest resistance includes the following delicious varieties. A. Runner Bean …  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Annual

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Flower & Vegetable 2016 Collection

The Flower & Vegetable of the Year Collection contains (1 packet each of Cosmos 'Xanthos' and Tomato Mountain Magic). Cosmos 'Xanthos' - Unique soft-yellow blooms are produced in profusion on compact dwarf plants, bringing real impact to patio containers, beds…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Kale 'Cavolo Palmizio Senza Testa' - Vita Sementi® Italian Seeds

Increasingly popular, Cavolo Palmizio Senza Testa can be used as a 'baby salad leafto add colour, texture and taste to mixed salads. The mature plant of Kale Cavolo Palmizio Senza Testa can also be used as a winter hardy vegetable when fresh produce is in…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Annual

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Broccoli 'Early Purple Sprouting' (Purple Sprouting)

An extremely useful and easy to grow hardy winter vegetable, Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli provides lots of tasty purple heads (which turn green when cooked) during late winter/early Spring  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Kale 'Midnight Sun'

In recent years, kale has become a staple ingredient of any healthy diet. Now, you can grow your very own superfood crop in any cottage or kitchen garden. All Kale 'Midnight Sun' needs is some space in a sunny vegetable bed. Given this, the hardy annual…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Beds

  • Longevity: Annual

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Kale 'Reflex' F1 Hybrid

Curly Kale! Recent breeding has given Kale Reflex more intensely curled, succulent and nutritious, dark leaves which stand well without yellowing and can be picked for much of the year from successional sowings. Kale Reflex is fully winter hardy. Seeds are in the…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Annual

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Onion 'Ailsa Craig' (Giant/Show Vegetable)

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, Onion Ailsa Craig is also one of the best varieties for general cultivation producing large onions with an…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Kale 'Nero di Toscana'

The fully grown plants of Kale Nero di Toscana have attractive dark green, deeply savoyed, strap-like leaves with traditional winter hardiness, making this a useful winter to spring vegetable at a time when fresh garden produce is scarce. Kale Nero di…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Annual

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Leek 'Musselburgh'

Leek Musselburgh is a very hardy and exceptionally fine strain of this popular mid season variety  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Leek 'Bleu de Solaise' - Heritage

Reliable winter variety with short, heavy stems. Extremely winter hardy for Christmas to April harvest. The blue leaves may tinge purple during extremely cold weather. Distinctive blue-ish leaves make it an attractive dot plant in the flower borders  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Kale 'Emerald Ice'

If your vegetable beds tend to look slightly bare over the winter months, consider planting Kale 'Emerald Ice'. Kale is an extremely popular hardy annual, the ruffled leaves and crisp leaf stalks of which will grow in sunny kitchen gardens from October to…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Beds

  • Longevity: Annual

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Leek 'Neptune'

Pure white thick stems, autumn and winter.  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Green Manure 'Phacelia'

A valuable, quick growing, hardy annual green manure particularly good in dry soils, but suitable for all soil types. Can be used as a summer/autumn manure, or overwinter from a September sowing for spring digging in. The attractive foliage quickly smothers weeds…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broccoli 'Burbank' F1 Hybrid (White Sprouting)

The first British-bred F1 hybrid white sprouting broccoli. Strong, vigorous plants produce a high yield of large, creamy-white spears over several weeks from February. Tasty, versatile and nutritious at a time when fresh vegetables can be in short supply in the…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Leek 'Mussleburgh' (Start-A-Garden™ Range)

A tried and tested old favourite with superb garden performance and long, thick, quality stems. Impressive winter hardiness, providing bumper crops of tasty stems.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Leek 'Porbella'

An outstanding garden leek variety for harvesting between October and February. Leek Porbella produced sturdy plants with pure white, thick stems and dark green leaves show good rust resistance and have excellent winter hardiness  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Squash 'Custard White'

Harvest from golf ball to full size.  More Info

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  • Longevity: Annual

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Swiss Chard 'Five Colour Silverbeet' - Heritage

A rainbow mix of vibrant stem and leaf colours maintained as an Australian heirloom. An excellent value crop as the juicy, mild flavoured broad stems (chards), and the leaves (as spinach) can be eaten. Both are best steamed, but as baby leaves the stems and leaves can…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Salsify (Sandwich Island)

(Sandwich Island). Delicious, delicate flavour likened to Oysters or Asparagus. Salsify is a good source of Vitamin C and potassium  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Biennial

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Swede 'Magres'

Excellent coloured and shaped, purple topped roots with fine grained, good flavoured, yellow flesh, free from bitterness. Swede Magres is an excellent culinary swede, fully winter hardy, with mildew resistant foliage  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Leek 'Autumn Giant 2 - Porvite'

An excellent Leek giving mid green, erect foliage, and heavy, uniform stems. Leek Autumn Giant 2 Porvite also features resistance to bulbiness and bolting, as well as high rust tolerance. Seeds in the RHS Vegetable Collection, this leek also has good standing…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Leek 'Blauwgroene Winter - Bandit'

An outstanding cultivar for harvesting from winter through to spring. The dark leaves of Leek 'Blauwgroene Winter - Banditcontrast beautifully with delicious, thick, pure white stems. This variety has excellent garden performance and winter hardiness, showing…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Leek 'Autumn Giant 2 - Argenta'

Peforms outstandingly whether sown early or late and does well over a long season. Leek Autumn Giant 2 Argenta matures in October, yet stands ready for harvest right through to May, giving high quality, thick, long and very heavy stems, of excellent mild flavour and…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Leek 'Oarsman' F1 Hybrid

A superb garden variety. Leek Oarsman has good early vigour, bulking up quickly, with dark, erect foliage and uniform pure white, long stems with no sign of bulbing. Midseason maturity with very good rust and bolting tolerance, keeping in good condition over a long…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Salsify 'Scorzobianca' - Vita Sementi® Italian Seeds

Often called the 'vegetable oysterbecause of its flavour. Salsify Scorzobianca produces slender, parsnip-like roots, white skinned and fleshed. Ideal for lifting in the autumn for storing, or can be left in the ground and lifted as required. In the spring the…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Biennial

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Squash 'Golden Hubbard' - Heritage

Hubbard squash have excellent, fine-grained, thick golden yellow flesh with a sweet flavour to match. The rather warted skin is a rich orange. Fruit weight average 35-4kg (7-8 lb). Very long storage over winter in a cool place indoors at 10C (50F).  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Squash 'Patty Pans Scallop Mixed' (Summer)

(Bushy) The vigorous plants of Squash Patty Pans Scallop Mixed produce a colourful mix of tasty 'Patty Panscalloped fruits. Harvest throughout the season at various sizes from 'baby squashfor eating raw to its mature size of 15-20cm (6-8in) across.  More Info

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  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Swiss Chard 'Bright Yellow'

The beautiful, broad golden stalks of Swiss Chard Bright Yellow are a striking and colourful addition to the vegetable garden and the flower border or containers. The sweet stalks can be steamed as a vegetable or, when young, eaten raw in salads. Swiss…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Pak Choi 'Green' F1 Hybrid

Pak Choi Green F1 produces vibrant apple green stems. Ready to harvest in 30 days from sowing as 'baby leafor 45-70 days as semi-mature to full size heads. Earlier and later sowings of Pak Choi Green F1 for 'baby leafcan be made under cloches or fleece  More Info

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  • Longevity: Annual

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Green Manure

An easy way to add nutrients and bulky, organic matter (humus) to your soil, helping to maintain or improve fertility and soil structure. Sow it through the summer on any vacant patch of ground or in autumn to overwinter and dig in the following spring. Mixture contains…  More Info

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  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Annual

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Green Manure 'Grazing Rye'

An excellent nitrogen lifter. Produces an extensive root system and plenty of leaf growth to suppress weeds and improve soil structure. Continues to grow during cold weather. Ideal for overwintering to dig in during spring.  More Info

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  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Green
  • Longevity: Annual

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Green Manure 'Crimson Clover'

types. Can be used as a summer/autumn manure, or overwinter from a  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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