Grow your own

No matter what size garden you have there is always the opportunity to grow some form of edible crops. On a patio there are several fruits and vegetables that can be grown in pots or baskets. Even a window box or window sill can provide what’s needed for several herbs. So whether you have a large garden plot or just a window sill give it a go and see what you can grow.

Grow your own.

We have a comprehensive range of vegetable seeds in stock and also from around March sell a wide range of vegetable and salad plants already growing and ready to transplant. These include tomatoes, lettuces, cabbages, carrots, courgettes, marrows, sweet corn, radishes, pak choi, parsnips, peas, beans, spring onions, sprouts and many more.
We have a large range of fruit trees and bushes, apples, pears, peaches and nectarines, plums, figs, raspberries, blueberries, red currants, white currants, black currents, blackberries, grapes and strawberries to name but a few.
From January until around March we have seed potatoes for sale. These can be successfully grown in the garden or allotment but also, if space is an issue, in pots on a patio. There are several varieties of potatoes and they are classified into three main groups, first earlies, second earlies and main crop. This refers to when the potatoes will mature. The chitting of potatoes before planting is advantageous as it increases yield. Chitting is the process of laying out your potatoes in a cool, light (not sunny), frost free position and allowing shoots (about a half to one inch in length) to develop. When it comes to planting them, late march for first earlies, take care not to remove any of these new shoots.

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