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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.
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
An excellent 'maincrop' snap pea producing high yields of sweet tasting stringless, fleshy pods produced in pairs. Shows resistance to powdery milldew and Fusarium.
'Chantenay Red Cored 2' is a popular maincrop variety with broad wedge-shaped roots. High yielding with crunchy flesh and a small core, it can be harvested from a small size and will store well. Prefers light, stone free soil not recently manured.
A new maincrop variety producing very high yields with smooth skins. Very good tolerance to canker & cavity spot. Grown for its sweetness, they are wonderful roasted, fried, boiled or mashed. Parsnips are easy to grow and stand in the ground over the winter and freezes well.
A vigorous, heavy cropper of long, smooth and slender beans which remain stringless even when quite mature. Exceptional heat tolerance and a good exhibition variety. 45 Runner Bean Seeds per packet.
Spinach is highly nutritious, full of iron and vitamins. Delicious when lightly steamed and becoming ever more popular used as a 'cut and come again' baby salad leaf for mixed salads.
Resistant to downy mildew races 1-10, slow to bolt. Fast growing, for baby leaf or mature plants.
A breeding breakthough in 'baby corn' has produced this superb white variety, being much earlier to crop with the most tender and delicious 'baby corns'. Sweetcorn Snobaby is tasty in oriental cooking, casseroles, stir fries, salads or a steamed vegetable.
The vigorous, strong plants produce numerous mini, bitter-free cues. An 'all female' variety best grown in a greenhouse or tunnel.
Female Indoor Types - 'All female' F1 hybrids give the surest results, producing almost all female flowers virtually eliminating the need to remove male flowers (male flowers are generally only produced when plants become stressed).
Intensely bright, yellow-skinned, very straight fruits produced on compact, yet vigorous plants. Has the added bonus of tolerance to powdery mildew and is very high yielding.
Courgettes are hugely versatile and easy to grow. They need regular watering and picking for good crops. Some courgettes can be grown successfully in pots on the patio.
Try growing your own monster pumpkins Pumpkin 'Dill's Atlantic Giant' holds the Canadian and American records for size, with fruits weighing in at over 800 kg (1763lb). This spectacular variety will certainly impress the neighbours, but be sure to allow plenty of space for its long trailing stems. Even if you don't break any records, the large fruits will stand well for a long period making them perfect for carving with the kids.
Salad Leaves Lettuce Crunchy Blend Sku: AIT00348 From regular summer sowings, this quick growing blend will produce delicious crops of nutritious salad leaves in less than 30 days. Lettuce Leaves 'Crunchy Blend' is ideal for growing in containers close to the kitchen door, but can also be grown under cover for a tasty winter crop. Make regular sowings for a constant supply throughout the season. This attractive mix contains a blend of Lettuce 'Red Cos', Lettuce 'Green Cos', Lettuce 'Catalogna' and Endive 'Romanesco'. Perfect for adding taste and texture to your salads, garnishes and sandwiches. Height and spread: 15cm (6"). Direct sow lettuce seeds outdoors in spring and summer into well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. Autumn sowings should be grown under cloches or in a cold greenhouse for overwintering. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in drills 30cm (12") apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 30cm (12") apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Make regular sowings for a constant supply.
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.
Companion planting: Try growing swede with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.
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.
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!