Zinnia Bright Spark Mix Seeds Suttons
Bright double flowers of good size. Sun-loving plants, free-flowering, long-lasting, and gaily coloured. HHA – Half hardy annual. Height 38cm (15).
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Celery Loretta Seeds Suttons
A first rate, vigorous, upright-growing, self-blanching celery, producing deliciously flavoured, smooth, succulent, mouth-watering white sticks! RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.
Turnip Golden Ball Seeds Suttons
Dwarf, compact plants producing round roots with tender yellow flesh. Very hardy with outstanding keeping qualities. Excellent for storage and exhibition. Recommended by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.
Herb Seed Thyme Orange Scented Suttons
Orange Scented Thyme is a low-growing and wiry-stemmed perennial. The grey-green leaves are intoxicatingly fragrant with a scrumptious scent of oranges. Native to Southern Europe this wonderful herb is now grown across the UK for its versatility. The attractive foliage and long-lasting flowers are really lovely. It is drought tolerant and generally easy to care for- it is also very useful in the kitchen!
Growing to a height of up to 30cm the sweet soft pink flowers will be highly attractive to pollinating insect and bees.
Preferring well-drained light soil, that is not too rich in nutrients, and a location with full sun, they make a suitable addition to a rock garden, herb garden or at the front of a border. They are also renowned for being brilliant container and pot plants- perfect for a kitchen window sill or within a basket.
The taste of this thyme blends perfectly in stuffings and stews and will give a citrusy lift to any pie or chutney.
Onion Globo Seeds Suttons
A very large onion which is ideal for exhibition or the kitchen! The oval-shaped, straw-coloured roots are tasty in salads or cooked, with an average weight of 250-300g (up to 1kg when grown for exhibition).
Runner Bean Polestar Thompson & Morgan
A British bred, gardeners’ favourite for high yields and reliability. Runner Bean Polestar is early to flower, the vigorous plants produce clusters of 25cm (10in) stringless fleshy pods of good flavour throughout the season. Polestar prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil. RHS AGM winner. Good source of Vitamin C, folate and iron and high in fibre.
Pea Oasis Thompson & Morgan
The British bred Pea ‘Oasis’ is a wonderful maincrop variety that produces very heavy yields of wonderful quality. They grow to a height of up to 70cm and spread 25cm, the plants bear two blunt ended pods per node, each averaging 8 to 9 succulent deep green peas per pod.
They have a good resistance to pea wilt downy mildew, and are one of the highest yielding varieties available, demonstrating consistent qualities year after year. ‘Oasis’ is reliable and produces heavy crops with a deliciously sweet flavour.
An RHS Award of Garden Merit holder ‘Oasis’ is a normal leafed maincrop that can be sown in succession from March to June. Usually ready 12 to 14 weeks after sowing in normal circumstances it will crop in mid June onwards. The best thing to do is sow the seeds outside in early to mid March, then sow again in late April to early May. The second sowing will extend the cropping season and produce peas every three months.
Position in a sunny location with well drained and rich soil.
Pea Kelvedon Wonder Thompson & Morgan
Extremely popular and reliable variety for successional sowings throughout spring, and a particular favourite for June sowings, Pea Kelvedon Wonder produces huge crops of narrow pointed pods in pairs, averaging 7 or 8 succulent peas per pod. RHS AGM winner. Pea Kelvedon Wonder is resistant to Pea Wilt, tolerant to Downy Mildew.
Mangetout Golden Sweet Thompson & Morgan
A tall growing variety with red leaf nodes and lovely mauve flowers followed by deliciously sweet pale golden-yellow, crisp pods. Best picked regularly before the peas swell in the pods, ideal steamed whole or added to stir fries. Mangetout Golden Sweet grows to 210cm (7ft) so needs support.
Broad Bean The Sutton Thompson & Morgan
An excellent dwarf variety only 30cm (12in) high that produces lots of 13-15cm (5-6in) pods each bearing five small, but deliciously tender beans. Broad Bean The Sutton is very suitable for successional sowings commencing late autumn (under cloches) or late winter/early summer in the open. Ideal for the small garden.
Suitable For Freezing
Pea Twinkle Thompson & Morgan
The ‘Twinkle’ Pea is a delicious variety, especially when picked fresh. The British bred variety is trouble free, producing impressive crops with Fusarium Wilt resistance and Downy Mildew tolerance. They are a compact first early variety that is self supporting when grown in blocks, perfect for successional sowing for a longer cropping period.
Directly sow your seeds outdoors from March to June once the soil has warmed and there is no more risk of frost. Choose a weed free position in moist, fertile and well drained soil in full sun. Sow your seeds in flat bottomed drills at a distance of 5cm. For crops in succession, sow seed every 10 days.