Every year we try new stuff.. We browse seed catalogues from across the world and buy the ones we like the sound of. Then we plant them and keep our fingers crossed. Most of the time they germinate (eventually!) and the odd time they don’t. Some germinations take months, others days. That’s the fun of it all!
(Image: Blood Flower)
This is not a complete listing… As the seasons progress we will update it!
For 2015 we are introducing a new range of plants - Cottage garden & Victoriana style. These include wallflowers, lupins, sweet williams, corncockle, sweetpeas, asters and many more..
Cut & Come Again - the favourite
Green Salad Bowl Leaves
Lettuce – Clarion, soft head (butterhead)
Lettuce – Lobjiot, a type of Cos
Lettuce – Lollo Bionda, round heads of tight frilly green leaves
Lettuce Matador – a compact red Lollo Rossa
Oriental Mix – a mix of oriental soft and crisp leaves
Purslane – Summer
Red Salad Bowl Leaves
Rocket – Discovery, a little softer than the wild but a fantastic grower
Rocket – Wild Peppery, just the way we like it!
Tat Soi – Oriental soft leaves
Webbs Wonder – semi hardy crisp head
Winter density – half hardy Little Gem style
Beetroot - Bolivar
Broccoli – Early purple sprouting.
Cabbage - F1 Hispi A great growing early tight head cabbage
Cabbage - Ormskirk A Savoy variety, great for storing
Carrot - Darina, a fat juicy main crop variety, good disease resistance
Cauliflower - All The Year Round As the name suggests plant up to end of May for Autumn harvest
Celery – Tall Utah
Chili – Anaheim, very popular medium heat
Chili – Ancho Poblano – medium fat chillies
Chili – Habanero, hot and smoky
Courgette – Green Bush, use the fruits small or full size, good cropping
Kale – Black Tuscany, direct from Italy
Leek - Tadorna – Fat and dark green leeks, great for our Irish soils
Parsnip – Gurnsey – like Tender & True only better resistance to diseases
Pea - Tommy -main crop
Pea - Twinkle - early variety
Peppers – California wonder, mixed colour standard peppers
Pumpkin – Summer Ball
Runner Bean - Lady Di Long green pods, about 9 – 10 beans per pod
Spinach - Banjo
Sweet Pepper – Marconi Red, long sweet red variety
Tomato – Cossack, excellent medium size tomatoes, great cropping
Tomato – Gardeners Delight, the classic
Tomato – Sun Belle, very similar to Sungold, but with a better flavour in our opinion!