lettuce 'Winter Density'

lettuce (semi-cos)

approx 1400 seeds £1.49 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile and moisture retentive

    The very best variety for growing during the coldest months of the year, as it's extremely hardy and resilient. It's a semi-cos type, with the solid, dark green hearts held lower to the ground than most cos types but well wrapped in outer leaves for protection. The flavour is sweet and fresh – a real winter treat.

  • Growing Instructions:Earlier sowings can be made direct where they are to grow, in shallow drills: thin seedlings to 20cm apart and protect with a cloche once colder conditions start. Later sowings from autumn onwards do best in a coldframe or in the greenhouse borders: thin to 20cm apart once established. Protect from slugs. When thinning lettuce seedlings, lift the larger thinnings carefully and replant in a new row at their final spacings to double your crop.

  • Sow: August-October

  • Harvest: March-May

  • Approximate quantity: 1400 seeds.

mustard 'Red Giant'

mustard

Peppery and packed with flavour

£1.29 Buy

mixed oriental leaves

mixed oriental spicy leaves

A tangy blend of pak choi, mizuna and perilla

£1.49 Buy

mizuna

mizuna

Delicious in salads or stir-fries

£1.79 Buy

namenia

namenia

Pick the young crunchy leaves for salads

£1.79 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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