Vegetable Seeds


(Brassica oleracea)
Summer Broccoli
Italian sprouting Broccoli. Quick growing compared to Broccoli, and sown to harvest late summer to autumn. Sow seeds spring to early summer 1cm deep, and transplant to rows 50cm apart, allowing 30cm between the plants.


Calabrese Kabuki seed


Calabrese Kabuki seeds       Baby Veg
A very early hybrid Calabrese maturing 65-70 days after planting. Plant produces domed tight heads and grows to half the size of other calabrese making ideal for smaller gardens or growing under fleece. Open habit reduces the risk of botrytis and mildew, can be planted out at closer spacing for baby veg.

1.35 Av 40 seeds



Calabrese Sticcoli


Calabrese Sticcoli
Calabrese Sticcoli a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese kale. Produces green broccoli spears on edible stems which are similar in taste to asparagus.  High in vitamins and minerals.  It is essential during growing stage that the first head is pinched out to encourage the side shoots to develop.  Plant out March/June  harvest June/October. Use in stir fry, steam or lightly boil.

2.25 Av 50 seeds



Calabrese Miranda
Calabrese Miranda a tall plant producing large violet heads on a central stalk  best sown June onwards matures after 95-105 days, space plant 30 x 30cm apart.

0.79 Av 50 seeds



Calabrese Green Sprouting
Large heads of tasty summer broccoli, sow April for harvesting early August.

1.25 Av 500 seeds




Calabrese Kuba
 Second early, main season variety. Can be grown over a long season, produces solid dense domes with nice small beads, harvest June to December, heads weigh up to 600-700 grams. Once main heads are harvested small side shoots form which are ideal for florets. 100 to 110 days to maturity.

1.45 Av 50 seeds




Chinese Cabbage




Chinese Cabbage Wa Wa Sai
Baby veg F1 Chinese cabbage Wa Wa Sai, very tender with a lovely sweet flavour, ideal for soups, stir fries and salads. Head weight from spring or autumn sowing 300-500g, matures in 60 days from transplanting. space 20x30cm.  Grow at close spacing for baby leaf. treated seed for improved seedling growth.

1.85 Av 100 seeds




 Chinese Cabbage F1 Questar

Chinese Cabbage Questar
A F1 Chinese cabbage with a medium-large frame and dark green outer leaves, firm well wrapped heads are elongated and weigh up to 1.5kg. Chinese cabbage Questar is a variety that is slow to bolt and can be harvested in approx 65 days after sowing.

1.45 Av 100 seeds



Chinese Cabbage Yukina Savoy

Chinese Cabbage Yukina Savoy
In appearance a savoy leaved Tatsoi. Dark green thick glossy leaves excellent for baby leaf and mature plants. Young baby leaves are excellent for salad leaf mixtures and stir fry. Can be cropped most of the year.

0.99 Av  250 seeds






Chinese Cabbage
Wong Bok Cabbage (Mandarin)

Brassica pekinensis - pai-tsai, wong bok, won bok, nappa
Large oval heads, excellent quality, very tender, productive Mandarin heirloom. Excellent in stir fries and braised dishes.

0.89 Av 200 seeds




Cape Gooseberry


Physalis Cape Gooseberry - Golden Berry



Physalis Cape Gooseberry - Golden Berry   180cm
Physalis peruviana
Ground Cherry, Golden Berry, Cape Gooseberry or Poha   Half Hardy Annual
The plant produces papery husks containing small sweet round golden fruit, which is quite a delicacy.

pkt  Av  100 seeds



Physalis Dwarf Cape Gooseberry


Physalis Dwarf Cape Gooseberry - Ground Cherry   90cm
Physalis pruinosa
Ground Berry Half Hardy Annual
A more compact version of the Cape Gooseberry growing up to 90cm. Produces tasty small round berries, yellow orange in colour ideal for patio containers, pots and under glass.

pkt  Av  100 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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