brussels sprout 'Maximus' F1

brussels sprout

approx 75 seeds £2.69 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil:rich, firm soil with added lime if necessary

    One of the most reliable and easy to grow of all the sprout varieties, producing big, handsome, sturdy plants which shrug off disease and winter weather to produce a heavy crop every time. The medium-sized, smooth buttons have an excellent flavour and are quick to develop, giving you an early harvest from September until Christmas. Sowing early, mid-season and late-season sprout varieties to give you a continuous harvest from autumn until spring.

  • Growing Instructions:Sow seeds sparingly under cover into pots or seed trays of well-drained seed compost in spring. Pot on seedlings individually as they grow and gradually accustom to cooler temperatures before planting outside in May, spacing plants 60cm apart and firming in well. Keep well-watered, protect from slugs and net against pigeons.

  • Sow: April-May

  • Harvest: September-November

  • Approximate quantity: 75 seeds.

Kailaan

Chinese broccoli ( Kai Ian)

Tasty in stir-fries

£1.99 Buy

broccoli 'Purple Sprouting'

broccoli - late purple broccoli

A tough, late variety

£0.99 Buy

cabbage 'Hispi' F1

cabbage

Sweet-tasting, crunchy leaves in summer

£2.49 Buy

cauliflower 'Romanesco'

cauliflower

Like a mix between a broccoli and a cauliflower

£1.69 Buy

Raised bed

Raised bed

Made of recycled plastic these beds are perfect for raising a wide range of veg

£24.99 Buy

Kitchen garden cloche

Kitchen garden cloche

A sturdy, high quality, long lasting and stylish growing cover.

£29.99 Buy

Savoy cabbage 'Invernale Mantovano'

cabbage - savoy

Classic savoy - late variety, resistant to low temperatures.

£1.89 Buy

Large polytunnel cloche

Large polytunnel cloche

Giant Poly Tunnels are ideal for winter and early spring vegetables

£19.99 Buy
 

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  • Q:

    What veg can I grow with my runner beans?

    Dad has grown runner beans on the same patch for years. Is it ok to grow leeks, kohlrabi, carrots and sprouts on this patch or even courgettes? I am trying to get a crop rotation underway but there is limited space.
    Asked on 3/22/2005 by Jan Hamilton-Taylor

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    • A:

      The purpose of crop rotation is to reduce build-up of soil borne pests and diseases, and continuous cropping of the same vegetable can lead to an inbalance of soil nutrients. The plants you mention should be fine to grow in the same spot as the beans this year, but you will need to add plenty of organic matter to the area before planting and I wouldn't recommend growing the carrots or sprouts in the same spot next year. Even if the area is small, it really will help if you can try and work out a crop rotation to avoid problems in the future.

      Answered on 3/23/2005 by Crocus
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