Seeds to sow in August and September

  • Broad Bean Robin Hood Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Robin Hood’ is a green seed variety that produces an abundance of crops with short pods containing up to 6 delectable beans. Compact with a neat growing habit, they are perfect for a spot within your patio containers or on your kitchen windowsill. The delicious beans are great for freezing and will not discolour. This winner of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit will attract vital pollinating insects into your garden, and the bees love them!

    Directly sow your seeds under cloches in February, or without protection from March to April. For earlier crops they can be sown outside from early autumn to late winter.

    Grow in full sun with fertile, with manure and protection from strong winds.

    Plant in double rows 23cm apart and at least 60cm between each row. Sow at a depth of 5cm and distance of 23cm apart within each row and be sure to water sufficiently. Germination will take up to 10 days.

    Height: 35cm

    Spread: 25cm

    Harvest Time: June – August

    £3.99
  • Lettuce Antartica Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Antartica’ is a superb iceberg lettuce. With an extended cropping season that will grow well into the autumn. They have dense hearts that are crisp and crunchy, and a flavour that refreshing in late summer salads. With good resistance to tipburn, boiling and mildew this variety definitely stands in good stead within a salad garden.

    Directly sow your seeds outdoors from March until August with well prepared, fertile and moist soil. Choose a location with full sun or semi shade. Sow thinly at a depth of 1cm in drills of 30cm apart. Be sure to rake you soil to a fine tilth before planting. When large enough to handle, thin out your seedlings to 30cm apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece, as this will prevent any attack from birds or insects. Make regular sowings and you will be able to enjoy your crop continuously.

    Height: 20cm

    Spread: 30cm

    Harvest Time: June – October

    £2.99
  • Lettuce Musson Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Musson’ lettuce is a slower growing Iceberg that has a longer harvesting period which reduces gluts of crops. Producing medium sized hearts with a dense and crunchy texture, the flavour is sweet and has no bitterness. They are high quality with good resistance to green aphids and most strains of downy mildew.

    Sow your seeds from March to July. Directly sow your lettuce outdoors into well prepared, fertile and moist soil with full sun. Sow thinly at a depth of 1cm in drills of 30cm apart in soil that has been raked to a fine tilth. When they are large enough to handle, thin out your seedlings to 30cm apart and cover with protective fleece or netting to prevent birds and insects attacking. Make regular sowing and you will have a continuous supply of lettuce.

    Height: 20cm

    Spread: 30cm

    Harvest Time: June – October

    £2.69
  • Lettuce Tamburo Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Tamburo’ lettuce is the perfect alternative to the popular ‘Little Gem’ variety. They feature darker coloured leaves, and are slightly taller but with the same delectable flavour. A delicious Cos lettuce is resistant to downy mildew and shows a tolerance to tipburn as well.

    When planting, directly sow your seeds outdoors from March to August in well prepared, and fertile soil in full sun or semi shade. Rake your soil to a fine tilth and sow at a depth of 1cm in drills of 30cm apart. Once they are large enough to handle, thin out your seedlings 30cm apart and cover with protective netting or fleece, this will prevent birds and insects attacking your lettuce. Make regular sowings and you will have a continuous supply.

    Height + Spread: 20cm

    Harvest Time: June – October

    £2.69