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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  • A traditional swede/turnip, with purple and white skin growing to a good size. Golden flesh very sweet and tasty, lasting well into spring before going woody, all round ‘excellent’ as described by a supporter. Madeline at Brown Envelope seeds trialled it one winter in conjunction with popular commercial varieties and it came out ‘Best of All’!
    Certified Organic
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    This variety has been maintained by three generations of the Sweeney family from Gortahork village in Donegal, the original seed was brought back from Scotland by Owen Sweeney in 1910 and saved ever since. A distinct landrace, large drumhead winter hardy cabbage with excellent flavour.
    Certified Organic
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    A mix of different varieties of kale, cut and come greens and mustard leaves that can be sown often and used when small for baby leaf tangy salad leaves or thinned out and left to mature for delicious, nutritious winter greens.
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    A European heirloom, productive and disease resistant. Quite tall plants with long branches bearing huge quantities of fruit. The peppers are long and slender starting as dark green they ripen to a brilliant yellow. A medium hot and delicious Chilli pepper. Supporter Nicky says ‘I love them, have bags of them in the freezer as it is so easy to freeze them whole!’ Certified Organic
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    Cultivated since 1900 when you grow this pea you can understand why. Vigorous dwarf plants 1 m high, very high yielding with pods packed with 6 or 7 delicious dark green peas. It also has a good extended picking season. 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 hardy annual, with characteristic pungent leaves used in salads, curries and pickles. This variety was brought to us from the Kenyan seed savers in 2017. Very vigorous and easy to grow. For a constant supply sow direct, little and often from early spring. Coriander has a long history of use. Seeds were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. These days the seeds have been found helpful in lowering blood cholesterol levels. 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
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    Sunflower Mix

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    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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    This variety was grown and saved by John Burke in Co. Cork for 50 years. It has proved to be extremely popular being a most delicious, tender and sweet kale, with lovely bright green leaves that thrive all through the winter well into spring, showing good resistance to black spot. Megan Bromley, school garden coordinator, writes’ ‘Uncle John's has a great flavour and the new growth impressively tender.’
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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
  • Good hardy landrace parsley from an Armenian market place (as the name suggests). Flat-leaved, with great flavour and hardy large clumps. We picked from the outdoor plants all through the winter. Certified Organic
  • A bumper cropper of very large (300-400g) sweet, succulent juicy raspberry coloured fruit. In fact Malinowy means ‘Raspberry’ in Polish where this wonderful tomato hails from. The trusses of this cordon type, were heavily laden early in the season and sweet before ever experiencing much sunshine. The fruit is both perfect for slicing raw with dense flesh and for making the juiciest sauces. Thanks to supporter Liam Gaffney for introducing this one to us. Apparently the seed had been saved for many years by the grandfather of a Polish guy working in Scotland. Certified Organic
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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.
    Certified Organic
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    A long Japanese burpless type, tender and sweet even when large, productive and delicious. Needs to be grown with protection.
    Certified Organic
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    The seed of this variety was donated to us by a Dr. Stewart of Bective, Co. Meath. It produces a much larger seed than ordinary varieties of linseed and is low growing which makes it suitable to grow in more exposed locations. It yields very well. Certified Organic
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    A Romanian heirloom, brought to the USA by an acrobat called Jan Antohi. Upright, compact plants, that produce a good yield of delicious thick walled sweet peppers that ripen to a scarlet red, large and small pointed fruits that ripen through late Summer, into late Autumn. Certified Organic
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    An unusual variety with cherry-type fruit dressed in appealing, earthy brown skins. More than a novelty - the fruits have very good flavour and are semi-sweet and juicy. Indeterminate vines that are sturdy and uniform. Produces over a long season. Certified Organic
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    Mugwort

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    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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    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’
    Certified Organic
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