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ARTICHOKE, GREEN GLOBE. Go to Top of Page

Standard green headed variety with its distinctive thistle-like foliage. A perennial vegetable - the large edible flower heads can be harvested during the second year from planting.

Soil & Site: Well-drained soil is essential with compost or manure added. Spacing: Plant 1 metre/yard apart and, if growing in rows, allow 1 metre/yard between them.
Special tip: Liquid feed every 14 days in growing season to ensure strong growth.

ARTICHOKE, GREEN GLOBE
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AUBERGINE

Soil & Site: Outdoors - well-drained fertile soil essential. Pot culture: multi-purpose compost in a 9 ins (23cm) pot, or establish two plants to a cropping bag. A sunny, sheltered spot is best.
Spacing: Allow 24 ins (60cm) between plants.
Special tips: Remove growing tip once plant reaches 12 ins (30cm) high to induce bushiness and more crop. Keep plants moist but not sodden. Liquid feed (a tomato feed will be fine) as soon as the first fruit is formed on the plant.

AUBERGINE, BLACK BEAUTY. Go to Top of Page

Popular and reliable variety producing large, glossy purplish-black, good flavoured aubergines, 5-6 inches (12-15cm) long. Early maturing. Suitable for greenhouses or warm sunny patios.

AUBERGINE, BLACK BEAUTY
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AUBERGINE, MONEYMAKER F1 HYBRID. Go to Top of Page

Early, reliable, high yielding, tasty, long, slender, purple oval fruits. Suitable for greenhouse and a warm, sunny patio.

AUBERGINE, MONEYMAKER F1 HYBRID
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BEAN, KIDNEY BEAN ALGARVE. Go to Top of Page

A French Climbing Bean producing early crops of long, stringless green pods of good flavour. Excellent disease resistance and produces very good yields.
Soil and Site. Ideally plant in well prepared fertile soil in a sunny position, but climbing French Beans will crop will even in poor conditions where runner beans do not thrive. Pick crops when young for the most delicious and tender beans, and to encourage continued cropping.

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BEAN, RUNNER

Soil & Site: Beans do best in well-prepared, rich soil which is free-draining, but nearly every soil will produce a good crop.
Spacing: 9 ins (23cm) between plants and 18 ins (45cm) apart in rows, preferably set against a support structure of bean sticks or netting.
Special tip: Watch out for slugs early on and hoe regularly to keep weeds down. Mulch around your plants to maintain a good moisture balance and mist spray flowers to help them set properly, especially in really hot weather.
BEAN, RUNNER RED RUM. Go to Top of Page

Very early heavy crops of very succulent good flavoured beans, straight and 6 - 8 inches (15 - 20cm) long. Always sets well, even in poor summers. Resistant to Halo blight.

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BEAN, RUNNER STREAMLINE. Go to Top of Page

A popular variety which produces heavy crops of smooth, delicious beans up to 12 to 15 inches (30 to 45cm) long. Vigorous plants, reliable with early crops but with a long productive period. The pods remain in good condition on the plants, longer than many other varieties.

BEAN, RUNNER STREAMLINE
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BEAN, RUNNER WHITE EMERGO. Go to Top of Page

A popular variety which produces heavy crops of smooth, delicious beans up to 12 to 15 inches (30 to 45cm) long. Vigorous plants, reliable with early crops but with a long productive period. The pods remain in good condition on the plants, longer than many other varieties.

BEAN, RUNNER WHITE EMERGO
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BROAD BEAN, DREADNOUGHT. Go to Top of Page

Fast growing old variety producing good size pods of excellent flavoured white beans. A reliable, popular maincrop variety with pods containing 6 to 8 beans. Good for freezing.
Soil and Site. Beans do best in well-prepared, rich soil which is free draining but even in less favourable soils they will produce a worthwhile crop. Plant in a sunny position and when the first beans start to form pinch out the leading shoots to discourage black fly.

BROAD BEAN, DREADNOUGHT
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BRUSSEL SPROUT

Soil & Site: A well-improved and fertile yet firm soil is essential for firm 'button' sprouts. A sunny site sheltered from high winds is the ideal.
Spacing: Allow 2.5ft (75cm) between plants and the rows.
Special tips: Protect young plants from birds as they are susceptible to damage. Earth up stems in the autumn to help stabilise the plants and stake tall varieties as necessary.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH ,WALTHAM WONDER. Go to Top of Page

This winter squash is prolific, easy to grow with a sweet nutty taste, similar to a sweet potato. The skin is yellow and the flesh when ripe is deep orange. Squashes are a good source of fibre, vitamins A and C, manganese, magnesium and potassium.
Site and Soil. Plant out in a sunny position when all danger of frost is past, preferably on a mound of fertile soil. In Spring if there is danger of the temperature dropping below 40 degrees F (5 degrees C) cover the plants with fleece for protection. Water well and feed regularly. When ripe cut the squashes retaining about 1-2 inches (2.5-5cm) of the stem and store in a dry frost free place until needed.

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CABBAGES

Soil & Site: Well compacted soil is essential for cabbage - avoid working in too much organic matter prior to planting otherwise the crop becomes too leafy and heartless. Aim to grow your crop in a sunny, yet sheltered spot.
Spacing: Allow 12 ins (30cm) space all ways around compact varieties and 18 ins (45cm) for standard varieties.
Special tips: Plant seedlings firmly and always water in thoroughly. A week prior to planting sprinkle Growmore fertiliser over the area the cabbage are going to be planted, apart from spring cabbage as these must be grown much more slowly in a sheltered position.
CABBAGE, COLESLAW WHITE. Go to Top of Page

Easy to grow cabbage which produces very solid medium size round heads with crisp, crunchy, beautiful white hearts. These are excellent for shredding for coleslaw, or they can be harvested and cooked as a normal cabbage. Matures late summer and into autumn.

CABBAGE, COLESLAW WHITE
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CABBAGE, HISPI. Go to Top of Page

A fine pointed Greyhound cabbage, one of the best early summer hearted cabbage with excellent flavour.

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CABBAGE, RED. Go to Top of Page

Large tightly packed hearts, crisp ruby-red leaves. Can be used for pickling.

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CABBAGE, SAVOY. Go to Top of Page

Light green foliage, considered the best savoy of all.

CABBAGE, SAVOY
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CABBAGE, SPRING. Go to Top of Page

A semi-hearted cabbage with good bolt resistance.

CABBAGE, SPRING
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CABBAGE, SPRING DURHAM EARLY. Go to Top of Page

One of the most well-known and reliable spring cabbages available today, producing firm, pointed, well flavoured hearts on compact plants.

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CABBAGE, SUMMER ROUND STONEHEAD. Go to Top of Page

This variety produces a tightly packed well flavoured round head with an average weight of 4 to 6 lbs (2 to 3 kgs). Although so tightly packed they do not have a tendency to burst. Creamy white interior. Early to mature - planted in May they will mature in September.
Site and Soil - as other cabbages.

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CALABRESE, MARATHON F1 HYBRID. Go to Top of Page

Produces reliable small evenly sized buds with good colour. Marathon has good disease and cold resistance.

Soil & Site: Soil prepared well and rich in organic matter and firm suits this brassica best. Lime, if necessary, in winter prior to planting. An open, sunny position is ideal.
Spacing: Allow 18 ins (45cm) between plants and rows.
Special tips: Watch out for caterpillar and spray against them. Likewise, protect against bird attack on young plants. A light feed of Growmore to encourage the crop is useful as the plants run into crop.

CALABRESE, MARATHON F1 HYBRID
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CAULIFLOWER

Soil & Site: Well-consolidated soil is essential for cauliflower - avoid working in too much organic matter prior to planting otherwise the crop becomes a sea of tiny 'button' heads. Aim to grow your crop in a sunny, yet sheltered spot.
Spacing: Allow 2ft (60cm) between plants and rows.
Special tip: Good soil preparation is the key to a successful crop and keep the water flowing in dry spells so the plants do not receive a check to growth. An occasional liquid feeding (Phostrogen or Miracle-Gro) mid-term as the crop develops will help the 'flower' development.

CAULIFLOWER, ROMANESCO MINARET. Go to Top of Page

This cauliflower produces a beautiful swirled head which is delicious, firm and a fantastic colour. Harvest 12 to 14 weeks after planting.

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CELERIAC, BRILLIANT. Go to Top of Page

Produces smooth roots, known as bulbs, with good white flesh which does not discolour. It has a wonderful 'nutty' celery like flavour. It can be grated and used in autumn salads, or is delicious roasted plain or with a dusting of paprika or curry powder to give an extra 'bite'. Plant in May to harvest in September to October, or the bulbs can be left in the ground longer but there is a danger that slugs will find them delicious.
Soil and Site. Plant in rich, fertile, moisture-retentive soil, so is ideal in a damper area of the garden. Plant crowns firmly at ground level, then water well throughout the growing period. In midsummer remove outer leaves, and any side shoots if they appear. This will encourage the bulbs to develop.

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CELERY

Soil & Site: Work the soil the best you can adding compost and manure to help moisture retention. A few days before planting, work in some Growmore fertiliser into the surface of the bed or trench. The trench should contain well-rotted manure, compost and a layer of soil to allow the plant to develop correctly.
Spacing: The prepared trench should be 15 ins (41cm) wide and space the plants 9 ins (23cm) apart.
Special tip: You'll find this crop is both thirsty and hungry so add liquid soluble fertiliser, such as Phostrogen to the watering can regularly to help the crop along. It is essential that you lift your self-blanching celery before the main frosts arrive.

CELERY, TANGO F1. Go to Top of Page

An excellent self-blanching variety, with crunchy, stringless, apple-green stems of good flavour. Easy to clean as stalks are smooth with only a slight ridge. Early, heavy yielding variety, which must be kept well watered, or be grown in soil that is constantly moist. Good resistance to bolting.

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CHILLI PEPPER

Soil & Site: Outdoors - well-drained fertile soil essential. Pot culture: multi-purpose compost in 9in (23cm) pot, or two plants to a cropping bag. A sunny, sheltered spot is best.
Spacing: In borders, allow 18in (45cm) between plants.
Special tips: Keep plants moist but not sodden. Liquid feed (a tomato feed will be fine) as soon as the first fruit is formed on the plant. A mature green pepper will turn red in approx three weeks under glass. Warning: after handling chilli seed or plants always wash hands thoroughly.

CHILLI PEPPER, APACHE F1 HYBRID. Go to Top of Page

Dwarf, neat compact chilli type pepper producing good yields of medium hot green (turning to red) chillies on compact plants. Ideal for windowsill or patio.

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CHILLI PEPPER, CHEYENNE F1 HYBRID. Go to Top of Page

A compact, bushy, early ripening variety grows to a height of 45cm (18in) - perfect for cropping bags and containers. The medium sized orange fruits are best described as 'hot'!

CHILLI PEPPER, CHEYENNE F1 HYBRID
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CHILLI PEPPER, SCOTCH BONNET. Go to Top of Page

An easily grown variety which produces one of the hottest red peppers with a rating of 150,000 to 325,000 Scoville Units - fantastic for those who like their chillies hot! They are ideal for salsas and sauces and other culinary uses.

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CHILLI PEPPER, SUPER FRESNO. Go to Top of Page

This variety produces a prolific crop of hot conical shaped peppers which ripen from green to red. The Skin is smooth and thick, therefore resisting cracking, and is a good flavour.

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COURGETTE

Soil & Site: The soil must be well drained, rich in compost and/or well-rotted manure. A sunny, warm spot is essential - must be away from cold winds.
Spacing: Allow 24 ins (60cm) between bush varieties and 48 ins (1.2m) between trailing varieties.
Special tips: Water copiously around the plant, not over them. As soon as the fruits start to swell commence high potassium feeding every 14 days to encourage the fruits to swell.

COURGETTE, AMBASSADOR F1 HYBRID. Go to Top of Page

Quick maturing cylindrical dark green quality fruits are produced in high yields on compact bushy plants.

COURGETTE, AMBASSADOR F1 HYBRID
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COURGETTE, GOLD RUSH F1 HYBRID. Go to Top of Page

Golden-yellow fruits, with creamy-white well-flavoured flesh. This courgette is a prolific cropper yet compact in habit. Can be either cooked or used raw in summer salads.

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CUCUMBER - INDOOR

Soil & Site: Grow in pots (one per pot) using loam-based John Innes No.3 in a 9in (23cm) pot, or plant two plants to a cropping bag.
Special tips: Warmth is essential for Femspot and Mini Petita. Aim for a temperature of 60F/16C. Water little and often - never allow the compost to become sodden. Train plant stems vertically using canes or wires, removing the main tip once it reaches the roof of the greenhouse. Feed developing fruits every 10-14 days with a high potash fertiliser. Don't allow fruits to grow too large, regular cutting of smaller fruits will encourage further fruit to develop.

CUCUMBER, FEMSPOT F1 HYBRID. Go to Top of Page

All-female flowered, quick, strong grower, bitter free, long fruited variety. For indoor cultivation.

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CUCUMBER, MINI F1 HYBRID. Go to Top of Page

Superior all-female flowering variety producing large numbers of mini dark green, slightly ribbed fruit throughout the summer and autumn. For indoor cultivation.

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CUCUMBER - OUTDOOR

Soil & Site: A well-drained soil with plenty of garden compost is essential for this crop. Create planting 'pockets' with good compost - much easier than improving the whole planting area for this crop. Location wise, a sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
Spacing: Allow 18 ins (45cm) between plants.
Special tips: Pinch growing point out at 6-7 leaves to encourage side-shoots to carry more fruit. Water around rather than on the plant to avoid scorching of foliage and fungal disease. As soon as the first fruits have started to grow, commence high potassium feeding every 10-14 days. Don't allow fruits to grow too large, regular cutting of smaller fruits will encourage further fruit to develop.

CUCUMBER, RIDGE - BURPLESS TASTY GREEN F1 HYBRID. Go to Top of Page

Favourite variety for outdoor production, dark green medium to long fruits - up to 30cm (12 ins) with tender skin and excellent flavour.

CUCUMBER, RIDGE - BURPLESS TASTY GREEN F1 HYBRID
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