Turnips are often underrated, but not by gardeners who appreciate their delicate, fine flavour. Purple Top Milan is especially flavoursome. Pick when no more than 5cm (2in) across for the best flavour. Turnips do best in well-dug soils which have not been recently manured. Best results are achieved from plants which are grown with plenty of moisture and harvested while young. Sowing Outdoors: March - July. Harvest May - September.
This is a versatile variety, ideal for leaf or hearts. Winter Special is a winter hardy type which is slower to form hearts than other varieties, giving it a longer cropping period for tender greens perfect for repeat harvest. Plants can be left to form hearts and treated as Sweetheart Cabbage. Spring greens are packed full of iron and vitamins - a real 'super-food'. Sow June to August. Harvest September to Feb.
Living up to its name, Sweet Million produces masses of small, round, richly coloured fruits whether in a greenhouse or grown outdoors. Expect up to 50 delicious cherry tomatoes per truss. Perfect for containers. Heavy cropping. Sow Date: Jan-May.
Land cress is the next best thing to watercress, but does not need running water to produce a delicious crop. It is best in a shady spot, so is good for inter-cropping with taller vegetables. It thrives with plenty of moisture in the soil and the leaves can be picked all year round to add a ‘zing’ to salads. High yielding. Yellow fruit. Sow Date: Mar-Sep. Harvest: All Year Round
Blended Red and Green Salad Bowl, Lollos Rossa and Biondi, and the curiously named Black Seeded Simpson lettuces to give you a plentiful supply of attractive and delicious leaves for summer salads. Tasty summer salads. Cut & come again.
This calabrese produces a nicely domed head and once cut the plant will carry on and grow a good crop of side shoots. Very tasty steamed or boiled. Sowing & Growing. Sowing Time: Feb-Apr & Sep-Oct. Harvest From: Jun-Sep.
This carrot is an F1 variety meaning it has excellent disease resistance and also as the name suggests resists again carrot root fly. Expect the crops to be large, smooth and cylindrical with excellent flavour.
A very hardy longpod variety which grows nicely in warm soil, and is tough enough to over-winter. It yields well and produces tender white beans of good quality. Freeze any surplus for future use. Do not sow later than mid January.