Direct Sow In Spring
Cucumber 'Marketmore' OrganicOutdoor, Ridge Cucumber€2.00Marketmore is a fantastic slicing cucumber. Reliable and productive and resistant to the diseases that can blight so many cucumbers. Pick daily for the most sublime cucumber experience and remember with cucumbers the more you take the more they give.
Cumin, Cuminum cyminumJira or Zi yar€1.75
Cuminum Cyminum has a richness of history that gives it a special place in the world of spices. Cumin is globally popular and an essential flavouring in many cuisines. Easy to grow, this versatile spice makes a wonderful addition to any herb garden and does wonders in the kitchen.
Dandelion, Taraxacum officinaleDandelion, Clockflower, Tell-The-Time, Blowball, Puffball, Priests Crown€1.50
Dandelion is reviled by lawn manicurists yet, like Burdock, it is one of the most esteemed herbs in healing, the benefits are endless. The young raw leaves can be used in salads or cooked as a vegetable, the leaves contain more iron than spinach and are a excellent source of vitamins.
Dill 'Bouquet'Dill Weed, Baby Dill, Dill Seed, Dill Fruit€1.75
Dill Bouquet is a popular variety in America. It is an early bloomer that sports large seedheads and dark blue-green foliage. With good flavour it is the best cultivar for seed production. Sweet and aromatic, the flavour is intermediate between anise and caraway.
Dill 'Diana' OrganicDill Seed, Dill Weed€1.75Dill 'Diana' is a very upright and stable selection. Especially robust against bolting, it is very leafy with an attractive dark green colour. The plants have a compact growth habit and are suitable for windowsill or container use. Organic Seed.
Dill 'Tetra'Baby Dill, Dill Seed, Dill Fruit€1.75
Dill Dukat is grown primarily for its abundant foliage, producing much more foliage before forming seed than most varieties. It is one of the best for fresh leaf production. Dill is certainly delectable. If ever the term "best if home-grown" were to apply to an item in the kitchen, dill would be it!
Starting at: €3.95
This fabulous range of Edible Flowers and Herbs give decorative petals and leaves for use as garnishes and flavourings. Some are spicy, and some herbaceous, while others are floral and fragrant, the range is surprising. They will bring a stunning finish to the food and drinks you that you love.
Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum', commonly called Golden Feverfew or Golden Feather, is a clump-forming, dwarf cultivar which typically grows only 20 to 30cm tall and features small daisy-like flowers and chartreuse aromatic foliage. It blooms profusely between July and October.
Whether your interest lies in medicinal herbs or simply its decorative qualities, growing Feverfew can be a welcome addition to any garden or allotment. Feverfew is a good companion plant and a natural insect repellent. Ideal for planting around outdoor seating areas and pathways
Galium odoratum, 'Sweet Woodruff'Formerly known as Asperula odorata
Native to Europe€2.45
An often forgotten herb, Galium odoratum can be a valuable addition to the garden, particularly shaded gardens. Soft green leaves are carried in whorls on stems and when its small white vanilla-scented flowers appear above this lush carpet in May and June, the effect is enchanting.
Good King HenryChenopodium bonus-henricus (An Ancient Crop)
Poor-man's Asparagus, Lincolnshire Spinach.€2.55
Good King Henry has been used as a vegetable for centuries and was once a common sight in every garden. Good King Henry may have lost his court and become something of a rarity today, but this unique herb has much to offer to the home or cottage gardener.
Green Manure 'Alfalfa'Lucerne. Green Manure or Cover Crop
Starting at: €2.10
Proponents of alfalfa describe it as a wonder crop. As a green manure, alfalfa can be grown for a few months or a year. The plants are able to fix large quantities of nitrogen from the air, its long roots break up soil pans, prevent erosion and improve soil and water quality.
Green Manure 'General Mix'Green Manure or Cover Crop
Starting at: €2.10
Green Manure “General Mix” is designed to provide a short term mix for use throughout the year. The plants have nitrogen fixing properties and provide a mix of bulky foliage that add organic matter. improving the texture of the soil and suppressing weeds.
Green Manure 'Rye'Secale cereal (Hungarian Grazing Rye)
Starting at: €2.00
Rye is one of the best green manures for winter use, it is the best cool-season cereal cover for absorbing soil nitrogen and gives good crop cover to help prevent nutrient leaching, it provides exceptional weed suppression. Sow to November.
Green Manure 'Tares & Rye'Vinca sativa (Vetch) & Secale cereal (Hungarian Grazing Rye)
Starting at: €3.05
Tares and Rye are a traditional combination as they work well together. Used particularly in crop rotation prior to planting leafy crops such as brassicas, this two-way mix guarantees biomass, builds soil and leaves readily available nitrogen for hungry crops. Sow in spring or as late as November.
Green Manure 'Tares'Vicia sativa. Vetch. Legume
Starting at: €1.60
As a green manure Tares are an excellent choice for heavy soils, they produce a lot of bulky foliage that suppresses weeds, adds organic matter and improves the texture of the soil. Easy to dig in, this hardy annual can be sown in spring to dig in later in summer or sown in autumn to overwinter.
Green Manure, 'Forage Pea'Pisum sativum
Starting at: €2.35
Forage Pea Green Manure is a fast growing member of the legume family. An excellent nitrogen fixer, it is suitable for most soil types, including heavy soil. Ideal for sowing late in the season; they are excellent for over wintering and can be sown from September to November.
Hyssopus officinalis 'Alba' is a much less well known variety of hyssop. Also known as 'White Hyssop' the plants sport bright white flowers from July to October. Widely used as a 'taste enhancing' herb or wildlife plant, the plants are a dark, vibrant green with a spiky, upright habit and narrow tongue-like leaves which have a peppery scent when stroked.
Hyssop, once recognised as a medicinal herb is enjoying a revival with home gardeners. An aromatic herb similar to rosemary or lavender, it makes an excellent low hedge and more unusual alternative to box. The plants are a dark, vibrant green with a spiky, upright habit and narrow tongue-like leaves. 'Pink' Hyssop sports vibrant, pink flowers.
Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis, Blue HyssopBlue Hyssop
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€1.75
Hyssop is a strong-flavoured aromatic herb which is enjoying a revival with home gardeners. An ideal plant for use in containers or as a low hedge or border within the herb garden. Highly attractive to bees, it makes excellent honey and is a must for any wildflower garden.
Kale 'F1 Oldenbor'Curly Kale, Scotch Kale, Borecole€2.95
Kale 'F1 Oldenbor' is a frost resistant medium-tall variety with beautiful medium-green coloured, finely curled leaves. Disease resistant with uniform plant growth, it is unsurpassed for extra-mild, sweet Kale tang. Ultra-hardy, it is suitable for autumn and winter harvest. 28 days for baby kale; 60 days mature.
Kale 'F1 Redbor', OrganicCurly Kale, Scotch Kale, Borecole€3.85Kale ‘F1 Redbor’ is a red Winterbor variety that produces generous heads of purple deeply-crinkled leaves. A fine plant for the winter veg garden, shrugging off frosts it produces its delicious young leaves right through the coldest months. The statuesque plants look good enough for the ornamental border. Organic Seeds
Kale 'Kapral'Curly Kale, Scotch Kale, Borecole€2.00
The thing I love about kale the most is not its superfood qualities, its lovely bright green leaves or the sweet cabbagey taste. I love kale simply because it is there when I need it. Kale Kapral is a medium early variety. Tremendously hardy, it will defy anything that winter can conjure up.
Kale 'Red Russian'Russian or Siberian Kale, Ragged Jack
Heritage variety (Pre 1885, reintroduced 1977)€1.85
With deeply cut, slate green oak-like leaves ‘Red Russian’ is one of the tenderest and sweetest kales available. Sow under cover in autumn for baby leaves after four to six weeks, or directly outdoors for over-wintering. This hardy crop can provide nutritious leaves even in the depths of winter.