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.
An improved 'Duchy' type, Dutchman is ideal for growing in smaller gardens or where space is limited. This variety displays good disease resistance and tolerance to bolting producing tender, pointed heads that are sweet and tasty. Sow March - May. Harvest June - October.
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.
An improved strain of the much loved Cucumber Telegraph. This variety produces large crops of long, smooth skinned cucumbers with wonderful, mild flavour and few seeds. Ideal for growing in an unheated greenhouse or in a sunny, sheltered spot in the garden. Smooth Skinned Variety. Improved variety. Sow:Feb-Jun. Blooms: Jun-Oct
Flat, stringless pods from plants which do best in a warm spot sheltered from winds. The flowers set readily to give a heavy crop of delicious pods easy for slicing. Sow: April to June. Harvest: August to September
Just the job for improving the structure and fertility of your soil, this fast growing mustard can be dug-in three to eight weeks after sowing. An easy alternative to farmyard manure or compost, and sound gardening practice. Sowing Time: Mar-Sep. Harvest From: May-Nov
Garden mint is easy to grow under almost any conditions and enjoys a shady aspect, so it is an ideal herb to grow in a north facing garden wall. Mint is best planted in a pot. The whole pot can be planted in the garden if required.
Packed full of vitamins A and C this tasty winter green is not only delicious but good for you too! Delicious steamed and served with a knob of butter and freshly ground pepper. Sowing Time: Apr-Jun. Harvest From: Oct-Feb.
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