Direct Sow In Autumn
Alisanders, Black Lovage
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.10
Alexanders are an ancient food source, cultivated for many centuries. This biennial wild flower, with dark green, shiny leaves and umbels of yellow-green flowers can be grown as an ornamental or can be put to use as a culinary herb or spice, the flavour is said to be similar to myrrh.
Baby leaf vegetables€1.14
The Frilly Leaf Salad Mix is a new blend that contains an attractive blend of salads with frilled or indented leaves, an explosion of tastes and colour that is perfect for micro leaf or baby leaf production. Juicy, crisp and fast-maturing, they can be grown all year round.
Baby vegetable, Pak Choi€1.14
The Pak Choi Colour Crunch Mix is a new blend that contains a colourful array of pak choi varieties, an explosion of tastes and colour. Juicy, crisp and fast-maturing, they can can be eaten in salad or cooked in stir-fry dishes and can be grown all year round for a continuous supply of tasty baby leaves.
The Baby Leaf Salad Mix Collection contains eight packets of seeds. They can be grown all year round, for a continuous supply of tasty and nutritious baby leaves. They can be grown in the home, on windowsills or raised in pots in glasshouses or polytunnels in cooler areas for winter early spring crops.
Broad Beans, Fava beans or Horse Beans.
Heritage (Pre 1913)€1.62
Out of stockAquadulce is highly prolific and easy to grow, and remains one of the most delicious in terms of flavour and texture. It can be sown anytime from autumn until spring and is universally recognised as being best hardy broad bean for an autumn sowing. RHS AGM
Broad Beans, Fava beans or Horse Beans
Heritage (English, pre 1835)€1.62
“Bunyards Exhibition” broad beans are a favorite of Chefs worldwide and the most popular old variety with home gardeners because of their beautiful colour and unique flavour. This reliable early English white longpod can be sown in autumn in mild areas and successionally sown throughout the spring.
Aka 'Extra precoce a Grano Violetto'
Heritage (Italian)€2.10Grano Violetto is a unique and colourful early maturing broad bean. This hardy variety is suitable for sowing from October. The plants grow to 90cm tall and are highly productive even at the lower parts of the plant. Harvested while still green, the purple coloration appears once the beans are dried.
Broad Beans, Fava or Horse Beans.€1.86
Broad Bean 'Monica' is probably the quickest maturing spring sown bean currently available. This vigorous, high yielding variety is ideal for early, mid and late sowings and can be sown as late as May. The plants produce a heavy yield with 5 to 6 very large, succulent white beans in hang down pods.
Broad Beans, Fava beans or Horse Beans.
Heritage (Pre 1913)€2.34
Out of stock'Super Aquadulce' is highly prolific and easy to grow, and one of the most delicious in terms of flavour and texture. It can be sown anytime from autumn until spring and is universally recognised as being best hardy broad bean for an autumn sowing. 90 days.
Dwarf variety. Broad Beans, Fava beans.
Heritage (English)€1.62Growing to only 40cm tall, The Sutton produces a huge amount of tasty beans for such small plants, it is ideal for small gardens and with beautiful white flowers they would not look out of place if you grew them amongst flowers in a border. RHS AGM
Broad Beans, Fava or Horse Beans.€1.86Broad Bean 'Witkiem' is the most versatile of vegetables and, as Hannibal Lector says it also goes perfectly with a glass of Chianti. Early to mature, it produces a good crop of plump, well filled pods with big tasty beans. Ready to harvest from June into September.
Broad Beans, Fava or Horse Beans.€2.34Broad Bean 'Witkiem' shows excellent tolerance to cold weather and is perfect for early sowings. Early to mature, it is also suited to standard and late sowings and can be sown as late as May. It produces top quality white beans with around five per pod.
Green Sprouting Broccoli
This lovely, old fashioned Broccoli variety is a very disease resistant, very hardy and very prolific producer of large dark green heads. Italian Green Sprouting Broccoli is very easy to grow and will produce a number of good-size side shoots once the initial head is harvested.
Chinese Broccoli, Hon Tsai Tai€1.80
Kailan is a fantastic vegetable chimera - the florets of broccoli, the stems of asparagus, and leaves like tender collard greens. 'Kichi' is a uniform variety with large blue green waxy leaves and excellent stem and bud eating quality. It has a mild flavour and, best of all can be harvested in only eight weeks.
Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli di Rape, Rappi, Friariell
Heritage (Italian 1930's)
Flourishing famously in Mediterranean and Chinese cultures, elsewhere Raab is still a bit of a curiosity. Easy and fast growing, it can be useful as it comes ready when ordinary broccoli isn't available, but this isn't just a replacement for broccoli, it is a great vegetable in its own right.
Herb of Joy, Gourmet's Parsley.€2.10
Out of stockTake a walk on the mild side with delicate, subtle, elegant Chervil. 'Fijne Krul', or 'Fine Curled' Chervil has been cultivated in France for centuries, known as Cerfeuil it is swirled, whisked and folded into classic French dishes, but it's much too good to leave to the other side of the Channel. Organic Seed.
Herb of Joy, Gourmet's Parsley.€1.50
Out of stock
Chervil is an herb for the connoisseur of fine flavours and fragrances, and as you might expect from its refined appearance, chervil tastes mild and subtle, a little like parsley, but with a sophisticated yet gentle, aniseedy warmth. It is one of the French fab four of flavour in a fines herbes.
Chervil 'Massa' has a sophisticated yet gentle, aniseedy warmth. It is a dark green selection with smooth leaves and good plant vigour, it has better cold tolerance than standard Chervil and is used for autumn sowings, it also bolts much later.
Perle du Nord.
Heritage (Belgium 18th C.)
Famous for the forced, blanched heads or ‘chichons’ that are loved by gourmets Chicory 'Brussels Witloof' is the traditional finely-textured variety used for forcing. With a delicious, tangy, unique flavour, it is very easy to grow and produces one of the finest tasting winter vegetables.
Chicory / Radicchio€1.26 As low as: €1.01Italian Chicory, or Radicchio 'Palla Rosso' from Chioggia in Italy is a reliable radicchio that forms a gorgeous, firm, round, dark-red and white head which appears like a jewel when you pull aside the tattered clump of outside green leaves.
Chicory / Radicchio€1.74'Palla Rossa 3' from Chioggia in Italy, is known for its compactness, size and flavour. A very reliable radicchio, it is fairly easy to grow in that it consistently forms nice heads, yet can also be forced. It has probably the greatest colour contrast of the red radicchios.
Chicory / Radicchio, Early variety.
Heritage (Italian 18th C.)
The classic tall Italian radicchio. Upright with red and white striped leaves with large pure white stems. Highly prized, this flavoursome early variety is grown in the Treviso area in winter and is eaten, root and all, simply pan fried or grilled. It has high resistance to cold.
Chicory / Radicchio, Late variety.
Heritage (Italian 18th C.)€1.50
‘Variegata di Castelfranco’ has a beautiful form with wavy leaves that are flecked with purple. It is one of the hardiest and easiest to grow at any time in the year. Traditionally sown in mid to late summer, the harvest begins in December and lasts well into winter.
Heritage (China 14th C.)€1.14 As low as: €0.91
'Michihili' is a softer, loose leaf form of Chinese Cabbage. It has dense, narrow leaves with a deeper green outer colour with lighter green interior leaves with wide, flat white ribs. It produces a cylindrical, leafy head of 40cm long, a little more akin to a large romaine lettuce than to our familiar cabbages.