aubergine 'Violetta'

egg plant

approx 660 seeds £1.89 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    The classic Italian aubergine, it has long, dark, slightly curved fruits.

  • Growing Instructions:
    Aubergines can be grown outside in the south of England where the temperatures are a little milder - elsewhere in the UK they would need to be grown under glass or polythene.
    Sow indoors - Feb to May and plant out when the first flowers appear
    Sow outside - March to May when the air temperature is above 20°C
    Sow 1cm deep in trays or alternatively two seeds per pot and then select the strongest seedling.
    When plants reach about 20cm in height, pinch out the tips to encourage them to bush out. When flowers have formed mist flowers regularly with water to encourage a good fruit set and feed once a week with a potash-rich tomato feed.

    Harvest: July to October

broccoli 'Purple Sprouting'

broccoli - late purple broccoli

A tough, late variety

£0.99 Buy

artichoke 'Purple Globe'

purple globe artichoke

Deep purple artichokes in summer

£1.99 Buy

broad bean 'Aquadulce Supersimionia'

broad bean

Mid-early shelling bean producing uniform green pods around 30-32cm long.

£1.89 Buy

beetroot 'Chioggia'

beetroot

Early, large round root with alternate white and red stripes on the inside.

£1.89 Buy

Essential Vegetable Collection

vegetable plug plant collection

The perfect all-round pack, which includes all your basic veg.

£49.99 Buy

asparagus 'Pacific Purple'

asparagus Pacific Purple crowns

Unusual purple spears

£2.49 Buy
 

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