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Easy to grow, they aren't called gardeners' favourite for no reason. The cherry-sized fruits are perfectly sweet and great in salads, sandwiches and lunch boxes. Suitable for greenhouse or outdoor growing. Sow indoors in a seed tray or pots from Feb - April Plant out in May - June, once danger of frost has passed Harvesting Period: June, July, August, September, October SKU#:AISG00277
This dwarf, compact Broad Bean is absolutely perfect for small gardens and offers bumper crops of 15cm (6in) pods, each packed with 5 deliciously tender beans. Ideal for successional sowings to give continuous picking through the season.
Set this compact, early-flowering pepper on a sunny patio or sundrenched border after the last frost to enjoy an abundance of successional flowers leading to a big crop of creamy-lime coloured fruits, shown off against lush dark foliage.
The thick-fleshed fruits ripen to red and each weigh around 100g on maturity
White flowers followed by long, very juicy flat-podded, stringless beans which hang in clusters. Vigorous plants with good disease resistance, helps to produce big crops before the runner beans are ready.
Mini, sweet yellow, pear shaped cherry tomatoes with up to 80 fruits per truss. Tomato 'Ildi' is a cordon variety that naturally stops growing at 150-180cm (5-6') carrying 3-4 trusses per plant.
Trusses keep well and can be picked, hung in a cool garage, and kept for weeks without the fruit dropping. Perfect for containers or planters in the greenhouse or on the patio, but can also be planted in a sunny spot in the garden.
Heavily savoyed leaves with a superb dark green colour and contrasting ivory stems that make an excellent alternative to spinach. The flavoursome leaves are thick and tender, making an appealing steamed vegetable or a colourful addition to stir fries.
As the name suggests, this monster Swiss Chard grows up 60cm (24") tall, making an impressive display on the vegetable plot, or even in your flower borders!
Fast growing, sweet tasting roots with no bitter aftertaste. Can be eaten raw or cooked, the leaves can also be used as spinach. Excellent source of vitamin C
With up to 7 different coloured stems, these chard seeds promise to grow into decorative and exciting vegetables, it is an ideal subject for the flower border. Enjoy its mild, sweet flavour when young and serve raw in salads or gently stemmed.
A hugely popular variety, Pea 'Oregon Sugar Pod' produces large, fleshy double pods with a deliciously, sweet flavour. Pick them young while they are tender and stringless - perfect for steaming and adding to stir fries. This superb Mangetout produces heavy yields over a long period and shows good resistance to mildew which will certainly extend the picking season. Sow: MArch - April Harvest Jun - Sept
First Early A popular RHS AGM variety for successional sowings throughout spring, and a particular favourite for June sowings. Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder' produces 2 pods per node with each narrow pod containing up to 8 succulent peas. This heavy yielding and reliable first early variety shows resistance to Pea Wilt, and good tolerance to Powdery Mildew. Sow: March - June Harvest June - Spet
As its name suggests, Broad Bean 'Express' is the fastest maturing variety available and an early spring sowing will out yield all others. This winter hardy, RHS AGM variety produces up to 34 tender, tasty pods per plant. Broad Bean 'Express' makes an excellent broad bean for freezing as it doesn't discolour. Sow:Feb - June HArvet: June - Aug
Cordon. Tomato 'Alicante' is a generally superior variety possessing all the things we look for in a tomato, including an RHS AGM! Early in the season it produces heavy crops of medium sized, greenback free fruits with a superb sweet flavour. This productive and reliable tomato is best grown as a cordon either in the greenhouse or outdoors in a sheltered, sunny spot. Sow: Feb - April HArvest: July - Aug
Rounded, bite-sized carrots with a smooth, bright orange skin. Carrot 'Paris Market - Atlas' is early maturing, producing uniform crops of deliciously tender carrots that make a tasty, nutritious addition to lunchboxes. These compact carrots are ideal for growing in containers and windowboxes. The short roots also cope well with clay soils where other carrots struggle. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6"). These seeds are endorsed by the RHS. Sow:Nov - July Harvest: Feb - Oct
Non-bulbing salad onion with long white stalks. Most of the plant can be eaten with little waste.Sowing:
Sow thinly in March - July 1.5cm deep directly into finely-prepared, well-dug, fertile soil which has been watered. Allow 15cm between rows. Early and late showings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. No thinning is required but keep well watered in dry spells. Regular sowings (every three weeks) will ensure a continuous supply through the summer. Harvest May - October
A quick maturing variety, Carrot 'Amsterdam Forcing' is ideal for growing early crops under cloches or cold frames. The high quality, small cylindrical roots can be harvested at finger size for deep orange-red carrots with a sweet flavour and virtually no core. For an ongoing supply, sow these fast growing carrots at 14 day intervals through spring and early summer. Sow: Nov - July Harvest: Feb - Oct
As a proud garden grower, you'll understand the satisfaction that comes from growing something beautiful and healthy from just a single seed. Not to mention, the creative freedom to use grow and create gorgeous tastes and insatiable smells all by yourself. This is a feeling we at Arboretum understand completely. View our range of vegetable seeds to see which would make a great addition to your garden!