squash 'Butternut'

butternut pumpkin

approx 15 seeds £1.49 Buy
+
-
All seeds delivered for £1

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained but moisture retentive

    A highly popular variety of winter squash grown for its heavy, elongated pear-shaped fruits, each one weighing several pounds when picked. The hefty, vigorous plants scramble over the soil, with each plant producing several honey-coloured fruits per plant. Leave in the sun to ripen before picking and they'll keep for several months. Squash makes an excellent companion plant: grow them under sweetcorn, where its large leaves will suppress weeds and help keep moisture in the soil.

  • Growing Instructions: Sow two seeds to a 10cm pot in late spring in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill. Pot on seedlings as they grow, then harden off carefully and plant out in a sunny, sheltered spot once all threat of frost has passed. Leave 60cm between each plant and protect from slugs.

  • Sow: April-June

  • Harvest: September-October

  • Approximate quantity: 15 seeds.

squash 'Vegetable Spaghetti'

squash

Pumkin-like with flesh that looks like spaghetti

£1.49 Buy

carrot 'Paris Market Baron'

carrot Parmex

A classic round-rooted carrot

£1.99 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

Five a day vegetable seed collection

Five a day vegetable seed collection

5 packets of seeds

£3.22 Buy
 

Buying vegetable plants

If you just want to grow a few vegetables or have suffered losses with early sowings, buying plants is a great way to play catch-up. Buying plants also allows you to grow vegetables if you do not have the facilities to raise them from seed yourself or whe

Read full article

Which plants need cloching?

Frost tender plants can be encouraged to grow far more quickly under cloches and one group of plants, the cucurbits, benefit from the extra warmth overnight. This allows them to photosynthesise for longer and squash, courgette and outdoor cucumber plants

Read full article