Vegetables Artichoke and Asparagus

Av 100 seeds   Key  AV = Average quantity of seeds in packet, click link to add to basket.

Medicago sativa
Very nutritious and rich in vitamins, use sprouted in salads, for micro greens, sandwiches, casseroles and stir fries all year round. Ready in 4-6 days when 1-4cm long and green leaves appear.
40g pkt     Av 23,000 seeds

2.15 Av 40 gram pkt

9.95 Av 500 gram pkt

16.95 Av 1kg pkt

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Artichoke & Cardoon
         (Cynara scoymus)     (Cynara cardunculus)



Artichoke Green Globe seeds


Artichoke Green Globe
The standard green headed variety up to 170cm in height it produce large quality heads. If allowed to flower it will produce attractive large thistle-like blue flowers. 2 gram approx 50-55 seeds

1.25 Av 2 gram pkt  


Artichoke Tavor
A thorn less, improved re-selection of green globe variety. Uniform round shaped artichokes with 8-10 secondary buds that have a sweet flavour and tender texture. Grow in the borders itcan be left to flower for a great display and attractor to wildlife. Harvest Tavor when 12cm in diameter.

2.35 Av 15 seeds




Artichoke Violet de Provence seeds

Artichoke Violet de Provence
A purple globe Artichoke, similar to Green Globe in habit, but with a finer flavour, and attractive large purple thistle-like flower heads.

1.45 Av 35 seeds




Cardoon Gobbo di Nizzia

Cardoon Gobbo di Nizzia
Heirloom. A rare cardoon from Italy, it has broad white stalks that are eaten fried, sauteed, pickled and in soups. Italians also eat it raw dipped in olive oil. The root is also edible, tasty, and can be used like parsnips. Ornamental plant.

1.80 Av 20 seeds




(Asparagus officinalis)
Sow January inside March outside 15-30C Indoor plant 2.5cm deep, Outdoor 3-5cm deep in situ in spring. Thin out to 7cm apart. Cut back in autumn to 2.5cm above ground level. Lift crowns in April and transplant 10cm deep into a trench in final position, the roots being deeper at 20cm the shape of the trench being convex (the centre mounded up to take the crown) with the crown sitting on top. 38cm between rows. Harvest small crop in the second year after planting.


Asparagus Gijnlim

Asparagus Gijnlim
A newly introduced Early hybrid variety.
A very early variety giving a good yield of top quality medium thickness spears. Can be grown outdoors or under glass, for white and green spear production. Harvest from March to mid June.

3.65 Av 10 seeds




Asparagus Connover's Colossal
Early maturing variety with thick large leaves and pointed bud tips. An excellent standard variety and a heavy cropper. Recommended variety by River Cottage Handbook Veg Patch. RHS Award of Garden Merit.

1.20 Av 70 seeds




Asparagus Backlim F1 seeds

Asparagus Backlim
A newly introduced hybrid variety developed especially for the production of green spears, can also be used for white spears. With excellent vigour this variety produces a high yield of straight spears with tight heads. Good flavour. A late cropping variety allowing harvesting into July.

3.65 Av 10 seeds






Asparagus Gijnlim

Asparagus Gijnlim
A newly introduced F1 variety.
A very early variety giving a good yield of top quality medium thickness spears. Can be grown outdoors or under glass, for white and green spear production. Harvest from March to mid June.

3.65 Av 10 seeds




Asparagus Pea
(Tetragonobulus purpureus)

Direct sow from May onwards early spring indoors in pots and plant out after last frosts.
Space plants 15-30cm apart in garden soil keep moist.

Asparagus Pea

Asparagus Pea
Asian beans, an unusual attractive pea like vegetable plant with red flowers, followed by winged pods that are picked while young. The pods are steamed whole, served with a knob of butter and are quite a delicacy having a unique flavour between an asparagus and pea. An ornamental vegetable that is equally at home in the flower garden for groundcover. 

1.25 Av 50 seeds




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The cultural information should be used as a guide only, I have found a number of different sowing techniques for the same seed from different sources there does not seem to be a standard. With this in mind you should use this website as a guide only, you probably already have a tried and tested way of sowing different seeds. As a rule of thumb the larger the seed size the more cover it requires, and fine seed like Lobelia Begonia etc requires no cover.

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