kale 'Nero di Toscana'

kale

approx 150 seeds £1.29 Buy
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  • Position: full sun or light dappled shade
  • Soil: well-drained and rich.

    Large, stately plant with striking deeply-wrinkled, near-black leaves so handsome and architectural they can be used in the flower borders. Kale is one of the easiest brassicas to grow and will stand well into winter. Pick the leaves as young as possible for a tender, richly-flavoured addition to winter cooking.

  • Growing Instructions:Sow direct into drills in a well-prepared seed bed in spring and thin seedlings to 5cm apart as they grow. When they reach about 15cm tall, transplant to their final growing site leaving about 45cm between plants. Keep well-watered and protect from pigeons until established: Tuscan kale can be picked from early autumn onwards. Grow under mesh or fleece in early summer to protect from caterpillars.

  • Sow: April-July

  • Harvest: September-January

  • Approximate quantity: 150 seeds

cauliflower 'Igloo'

cauliflower

Trouble-free and very productive

£1.29 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

Large polytunnel cloche

Large polytunnel cloche

Giant Poly Tunnels are ideal for winter and early spring vegetables

£24.99 Buy

Ventilated kitchen garden cloche

Ventilated kitchen garden cloche

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

£34.99 Buy

Timber grow bed

Timber grow bed

Grow your own fresh vegetables.

£39.99 Buy
 

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  • Q:

    When do I plant potatoes and other veg?

    When is the best time to plants potatoes? Also can you advise me what veg I could grow now until March with poly tunnels?
    Asked on 10/4/2006 by Bets Ingram

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    • A:

      You can start chitting your early and maincrop seed potatoes in February, but the best time to plant is in early to mid spring. As for growing vegetables in your polytunnels, you have lots of options. Spinach, kale, and some varieties of lettuce will live through the winter in a polytunnel. Certain kinds of onion work well from an autumn sowing, and you'll get a much earlier crop than if you'd waited until spring. Other possibilities are cabbage, Pak Choy, Chinese cabbage, and most root crops. Leeks, beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips and radishes, can be sown for winter harvest

      Answered on 10/5/2006 by Crocus
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