What to plant now?
It’s never to late to plant a vegetable garden. As we move through the seasons the ground warms up and there are so many varieties of vegetables you can still plant in May, June, July and August. If you have a polytunnel you easily grow over wintering crops that will keep producing into the spring.
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  • Woad

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    Woad has been used for centuries to obtain a blue dye, it is said a hundred weight of leaves yields 10 lbs of dye and is quite an elaborate process to extract. However, it is easy to grow this ancient plant and, as Richard Mabey describes in one of his books, ‘worth having in the garden’. An attractive plant with 1m high stems, long succulent leaves which shine like stained glass, with inner blue; foamy clusters and brilliant-yellow flowers. Pendant fiddle shaped seeds which may also turn blue/purple in wet weather. Certified Organic
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    Love in a Mist

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    Dates to English gardens since 1570. An easy to grow border flower with lovely, wispy, feathery foliage and attractive flowers in mauve/blue/white shades. Interesting seed heads that can be dried and the plentiful seeds can be used as a spice, sometimes as a replacement for black cumin. Self-seeds easily. Certified Organic
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    Hopi Red Dye Amaranthus

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    This one came from the Hopi people of Arizona and New Mexico, so called because they used the stems to make a food colouring for their bread ‘Piki’. The leaves can be used like a spinach, and are an excellent source of many vitamins, proteins and trace elements. The plants can grow up to 1.4 m, the flowers a vibrant, rich deep red make a stunning display, hanging in cascades 30-60cm long.  Needs some staking. Certified Organic
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    A unique variety with fine, feathery foliage giving all the distinctive taste and aroma of coriander with an extra sweetness and fragrance. Certified Organic
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    A cordon tomato bearing lovely yellow fruits of varying sizes some up to beefsteak-size.  They ripen to a deep glowing orange with a pleasant flavour, great for making sauces as well as sliced fresh. Certified Organic
  • A cordon-variety that gives masses of trusses of rosy pink/purple cherry tomatoes with a smoky blush. A superb flavour with a lovely balance of sweetness and tanginess. It won the RHS award in 2017 as a ‘high yielding nice-sized cherry tomato with good taste’.
  • An Italian heirloom with red plum shaped medium size fruit with thin skin. Good 'meaty' flesh with a rich classic tomato flavour ideal for salads but especially loved for drying as this variety retains both flavour and colour when dried. Fast growing plant with weighty clusters of tomatoes. Certified Organic
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    This is a productive and reliable cordon variety with heavy trusses of medium cherry fruit with a very mild and pleasant flavour, continuing to produce well into late autumn. Certified Organic
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    A Russian heirloom. This bush tomato is incredibly bountiful, giving large amounts of sweet medium sized tomatoes from each plant. Certified Organic
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    Beautiful, big, blocky, deep red fruit define this Spanish variety of pepper. They have very thick, aromatic, sweet flesh with four distinct lobes that gives the name meaning ‘four hills’ or ‘four noses. The plants are large and may need some staking, but very productive grown under cover. Ideal peppers for stuffing and roasting. So sweet! Delicious raw also and very high in Vitamin C. Certified Organic
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    These seeds came originally from Hopi Elders, the history of this corn goes back to the Anasazi people some 500 years ago. The seed corn was found in clay pots, hence the name. It grows very tall in the tunnel and gives large cobs of varying stunning colours from violet and black to shades of red, yellow, gold and cream truly as beautiful as jewels. This corn is a maize type, more for grinding into flour than eating as a sweet ‘corn on the cob’.
  • Named after the famous pea breeder, going back to the 1800’s. Quite an early maturing variety with a long harvest season. Particularly suitable to a maritime climate such as ours. 7-9 peas per pod, delicious tasting. Certified Organic
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    Stenu Pea

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    This is a tall pea, up to 2m so needs good support, the word ‘Stenu’ itself means wall or rock in several Eastern European languages - something to grow on perhaps! Gorgeous pink-purple flowers produce pods of up to 8 peas. Lovely eaten young and raw and they sweeten up even more when cooked. Certified Organic
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    This pea came from Patrick Carruthers in Co. Down and has been grown and saved there for 25 years. Grows up to 1.6m, lovely magnenta-purple flowers which produce the colourful purple pods. The peas are lovely to eat fresh when young but are also great to allow to mature and dry for a winter storage pea. Certified Organic
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    This gracious lady was catalogued in the R.H.S. dictionary of plants as far back as 1633. Incredible bi-coloured blossoms of scarlet-orange and creamy white, continuing for most of the season. They develop into long fine flavoured green beans. May also be used dried. Certified Organic
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    A landrace from Guatemala. These are mixed beans with three distinct coloured beans…white/cream, speckled brown, or speckled black and pink. The flowers also have beautiful different colours; red, white and peach. Strong, healthy plants produce enormous numbers of very sweet and tender runner beans, both long and short, which are delicious if left to ripen and then shelled. They also grow well outdoors and have been one of our most consistently popular crops. Certified Organic
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    This is a selection from ‘Scarlet’ runner, so the plants have the same attributes. However, this variety produces beautiful dark lustrous beans which can be dried and used in soups and stews. Occasionally a plant may revert back to its origin giving you the more common mauve/black beans! Certified Organic
  • This bush bean came from one the European seed shares and is a traditional variety for 'drying beans' the plants are healthy and uniform. Leave pods on the vine for as long as possible until they have dried to a parchment. The lovely amber-brown beans inside will need further drying indoors to store for winter to use in soup, stew, casseroles, risotto, etc. Once dried they will need soaking for a few hours before cooking. Certified Organic
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    This is a rare old landrace variety. It was maintained by a family in the mountains of the Swabinalb Region in Germany. This swede is a lovely uniform, very sweet medium-sized root with great flavour. It has good resistance to boron deficiency. Certified Organic
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    First listed in a catalogue in 1885, this winter storage radish is still going strong. The long, cylindrical roots have the most beautiful purple skin and mild sweet white flesh. Certified Organic
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    The original seed came from the Arche Noah – the Austrian Seed Savers Organisation. This is a round yellow radish and has a delicious sweet flavour. Favoured by Deirdre, one of our gardeners, due to its medium heat and sweetness. Certified Organic
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    The seed for this cabbage came from a project in the 1980's, collecting 'on-farm saved’ seed crop varieties. This particular 'common’ or large headed Dutch-type came from farms in Knocknakillew, near Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. Sown late-spring it produces mighty heads, light green in colour. Over-wintered well and in fact some heads were still compact and harvestable well into the following season, even as we were harvesting seed from neighbouring plants. Very useful genetic diversity! Certified Organic
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    Beautiful medium-sized solid heads of red cabbage with mild flavour and intense colour. Stands well over winter with little loss to frost. Certified Organic
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    A salad green cultivated since Roman times also known as ‘Italian Rocket’. The nutty spicy leaves give interesting flavour to milder salad leaves. Best grown in cool conditions. The flowers are also incredibly beautiful, delicate creamy stars with purple veins. Certified Organic
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    “Probably the most refined of the Oriental Mustard leaves” says Joy Larkcom in her great book ‘The Organic Salad Garden’. It adds piquancy and colour to salads and stir-fries. Shredding the leaves moderates the fiery zing. Grown outdoors, Osaka has incredibly deep purple leaves with lime green veins, a stunning addition to the garden (the effect is lessened slightly in warmer indoor cultivations). Certified Organic
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    This veritable aged lettuce was described in ‘The Gardener’ magazine in 1867, “ought to be in every garden”. Large green crisp juicy leaves with a red tinge, form a loose ‘cos -type’ head. It is hardy, so can be grown through autumn and winter from a late summer sowing. Certified Organic
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    This is an old-type white-carrot, once very common on Europe's farms, but now scarce. The roots grow huge and have a much more subtle earthy flavour than orange ones.  White carrots contain an active chemical ingredient that is purported to help in balancing children who have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).
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    This is a variety from Arche Noah, seed savers in Austria with dark red flat-rounded bulbs. Grows well.
  • This onion is from the Wellesbourne Gene Bank, UK. It is most probably quite rare. Lafort is a historic family name from the Guyenne region in South West France, now better known as the Dordogne, so this is possibly where the variety originated. The onions are lovely golden tear-drop shaped globes of good size and flavour. Stores well. Certified Organic
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    As the name implies, a turnip-shaped beetroot. Originally from North America and dating back to 1825. It has dark red, sweet flesh with occasional pink areas.
  • Wildflower Mix

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    A mix of brightly coloured annual and biennial flowers which attract butterflies, bees and other insects. Flowers from April to September. Included in the mix are wild campion, foxgloves, poppies, linseed, bluebell, oxeye daisy, ragged robin, angelica, mullien, sweet cicely woad, , clover and vetch . Always sow in bare cultivated soil with fine tilth to get established.
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    Tagetes Marigold Pinwheel Metamorph

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    These make an absolutely stunning display of dark red,orange and yellow concentric, striped flowers, blooming in vivid profusion from May – October. Tall plants up to 1m high with the pungent smell of the tagetes marigolds that can also help to confuse pests. Given to us by Peace Seeds in Oregon. Certified Organic
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    Sunflower Mix

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    The perfect choice for any sunflower lover, this mix will attract a lovely crowd of pollinators and provide blooms all summer long. Leave seeds to ripen for birds.  
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    Russian Sunflowers

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    They grow up to 1.5m tall, with huge brilliant yellow flower heads and dark centers. Despite the size, they are multi-flowering, so make a good show over a long period. They need some support. The seeds are large, so may provide a good food crop too. Certified Organic
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    Poppy Mix

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    This is a mix of various shades of poppy, pink, magenta, mauve purple and some with frilly petals or double blooms! Easy to grow, direct sow, self seeds easily. Certified Organic
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    Mugwort

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    Once known as ‘the mother of herbs’ with many uses. Being very aromatic it is a good insect repellent, indeed even the name possibly comes from old English meaning ‘Midge plant’. A tall plant with yellow or reddish brown flowers and a silvery fuzz on the leaves, used as a yellow dye, as flavouring in fish and meat dishes or even stuffed in the shoes to ward off travel weariness and fatigue.  
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    Morning Glory

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    Twining climber with heart-shaped lobed bright green leaves. Big funnel shaped flowers of an intense, vibrant purple that keep opening all summer into autumn. Can grow to over 4m high and flowers best with some protection.   Certified Organic
  • French Honeysuckle

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    A hardy perennial, once seen never forgotten! 1m high open bush with silver rimmed leaves and fantastic, fragrant, dense spikes of crimson red flowers, rich in nectar and exotic in appearance. Best grown in a sunny position but likes moist soil and is also nitrogen fixing.   Certified Organic
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    Evening Primrose

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    Easy to grow, tall plant that opens its beautiful yellow phosphorescent flowers in the evening which also gives rise to such names as ‘Evening star’ or ‘Moths Moonflower’. Another common name is ‘Kings cure all’ as this plant has so many medicinal properties. The Oijbwe tribe in America were perhaps the first to realise the medicinal potential, using it as a poultice to heal bruising and skin problems but also to help asthma. All parts of Evening primrose can be eaten, the roots apparently taste like parsnip! Certified Organic
  • Elephant Amaranth

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    This is a plant with character and striking beauty. A Heirloom that went to the USA with German immigrants in 1880, but is in fact an ancient grain of both the far East and the Aztecs. The name Amaranth actually comes from the Greek for ‘everlasting’.It can grow up to 1.5 m tall, thick maroon red flower stalk that looks like an upraised elephant trunk, from whence the name comes. As well as a stunning flower display , the young leaves are edible and late in the season will give a plentiful amount of nutritious high protein seeds. Certified Organic
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    A Dutch heritage variety from the province of Gronigen. It has unusual pure white flowers which smell wonderful. Medium pods packed with beans growing up the whole stem, thus very productive. Good for both autumn and spring sowing. Certified Organic
  • This unusual sweetcorn has been bred by Alan Kapular, a plant breeder of what are called ‘Tomorrows Heirlooms’ in Oregon U.S.A. This variety is an Open Pollinated one actually bred out from a popular hybrid Platinum Sweet Lady. The corn is a pale cream colour with a delicious buttery mild sweet flavour. The seed is almost translucent- so a little different to usual varieties of sweetcorn.
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    If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, these are indeed a beautiful pumpkin that falls into the Turban & Buttercup group of squashes. They are a pumpkin within a pumpkin – one end having a pumpkin of smooth skin bursting out through a lumpy and highly ridged shoulder. The taste is excellent – quite sweet with a nutty, chestnut flavour and firm texture – good for roasting or making pumpkin pie or soup.
    Certified Organic
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    Called also ‘Mexican Banana’ and ‘Plymouth Rock’, this heirloom was introduced in the USA in 1893. The fruits are, well, kind-of banana shaped, cylindrical rather than round, the skin turning pink-orange as they ripen. The skin is quite thin, smooth and velvety which makes them very attractive (and you don’t need to peel for roasting or soup making). Golden orange flesh is thick, firm, sweet and ‘superbly fine tasting’. It actually melts in the mouth. Each plant can produce several large fruits. A good keeper as it stores for up to six months. For Supporter Kim Tyner, it gave a ‘bumper crop outdoors, grown under sweetcorn, tastes super and so easy to cut and cook’
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    This variety you will find often listed as an F1. However, it is quite possibly the same as listed by Vilmorin in 1856 as ‘Verte d’Australie’ Mona one of our seed growers has kept her own seed year on year and it grows reliably the same each time, so almost definitely not an F1. As do all the blue pumpkins, it hails from Australia, the silvery-blue skin contrasts beautifully with its bright orange flesh. The dense flesh deliciously sweet and nutty, second to none. Good for storage.
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    This variety came from a Syrian refugee. The young courgettes are pale green, quite small very delicious and retain good flavour when mature. Supporter Angela Plunkett describes it as ‘A particular favourite, lovely in a salad when young’, echoed by Julia McMaster saying, ‘It is the tastiest courgette ever, I would even nibble them fresh when I the garden working’.
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    Reliable bush type, with an open habit, thus easy to harvest he many shiny dark green slightly marbled fruits over a long season.
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    We had seven seeds in a packet from the German gene bank, dated 1999, the place of origin, Sweden, the description ‘vegetable marrow’. The six that germinated grew amazingly well, quickly covering an entire bed in the tunnel with their small tasty courgette and also good as the more traditional marrow.
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    A French heirloom ‘Full of delicate surprises’. Small, clear pale green fruit with a pleasant fruity flavour. ‘Carpaccio’ is a great way to enjoy this gem, cut the courgette into vertical slices, grill briefly on both sides, then marinate with olive oil, lemon, salt, pepper and fresh coriander.
    Certified Organic
  • Grown for generations in the Channel Islands, an essential ingredient when dried, of a local dish there called the ‘Jersey bean Crock Pot’. The flat bean pods are stripped, very productive and can be eaten either fresh or matured and dried.  Certified Organic
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    A Dutch heirloom with beans up to 16cm long, streaked purple that are delicious both fresh and as podded beans. Certified Organic
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    A reliable old favourite Victorian heirloom variety. Prolific long, round and thick fleshy green pods, tender and tasty. They dry to a type of kidney bean, great for chill con carne. Certified Organic
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    Named from the French town situated in rich, farming country, this yellow pod wax bean yields well in most climes. The beans are uniform in size, slim, stringless, crisp and firm with fine flavour. Certified Organic
  • This climbing, green-podded variety was sourced from the Heritage Seed Library. Vigorous and prolific, the young beans are lovely fresh and also freeze well, retaining their rich sweet flavour. Look closer at the seed eye... each seed is marked with a saint-like figure in monk’s robes. Certified Organic
  • Donated to us by supporter Pam from Wales, who has saved this beautiful bean for 20 years which originally came from China. Pods are striped red and have quite a lot of variation which is lovely to see and taste great. Certified Organic
  • Given to Doris Fortune (hence the name) by the head gardener at Windsor, then to the Heritage Seed Library. This lovely climber has pale blue flowers, smooth green and blue/purple mottled pods that darken as they mature. Stringless pods, a delicious fresh shelling bean or also good dried. Certified Organic
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    A rare variety from Switzerland going back to 1912. This climbing bean produces many quite short, wide, flat pods that can be eaten green. Left to mature, the beautiful two-colour dark red and white beans develop, which are delicious when podded and cooked.
  • A classic variety of French Bean, heavy-yielding with a wide, flattened pod, they are tender and reliable. Produce bright green beans that are almost stringless and can grow to around 25cm long. Delicious flavour, they’re best picked young to enjoy at their most tender. Certified Organic
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    ‘Heavy cropping yellow pencil pod type beans, virtually string-less with excellent flavour’ says supporter Liam Gaffney who sent in seed for us to trial and save. Certified Organic
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    An Italian heirloom bean that grows well here, as Micheal Viney from Mayo says ‘gave an outstanding crop in my tunnel, almost too vigorous’. The plants climb very quickly producing an abundant crop of delicious flat green podded beans late season. They are good for growing outdoors. A supporter in Kerry had great success using them as dry storage beans. Certified Organic
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